Australian Festival Industry Conference adds to speaker line-up

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Sydney Showground's Shannon Green is among the speakers at the Australian Festival Industry Conference.

Seven more speakers have been added to the Australian Festival Industry Conference (AFIC) line-up for its third annual event at Sydney’s Luna Park.

Joining the bill are Shannon Green (Sydney Showground); Liz Martin (Accessible Arts NSW); Ashleigh O’Gara (Ability Fest / Untitled Group); Jake Challenor (Sound Story); Andrew Macarthur (Clean Vibes & City Return and Earn); Jessica Wundke (Green Industries SA); and Lisa Dowsett (Northern Beaches Council).

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Lisa Dowsett, from the Northern Beaches Council.

Key focus areas for the conference this year include sustainability and accessibility, however, the conference will present a variety of new topics and discussions that haven’t been touched on before.

AFIC event director Carlina Ericson said the speaker line-up covers event producers, industry representation bodies, venues, councils and consultancies.

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Ashleigh O’Gara, from Ability Fest.

“They will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the discussion, drawing on their experience from working with some of the Australia’s biggest festivals, such as Australian Fashion Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Lost Paradise, Ability Fest, The Sun Herald City2Surf Sydney, GABS Craft Beer and Cider Festival Brisbane, Sydney Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Ultra Music Festival Melbourne, VIVID Sydney, plus many more across the country,” said Ericson.

Australian Festival Industry Conference will be held on August 30–31 at Luna Park Sydney.