The Australian Festival Industry Conference (AFIC) has postponed its 2021 conference to November 10-12.
To be held at Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast, AFIC was originally scheduled to take place on September 1-3.
“Our country is unfortunately experiencing a number of significant covid-19 outbreaks and it’s a major blow to our industry at a time when business confidence was just beginning to return to normal,” said AFIC founder and event director Carlina Ericson.
“In the last few weeks we’ve seen a number of postponements, such as Vivid Sydney and Mundi Mundi Bash, and further event cancellations such as the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Byron Writers Festival.
“With the vaccine rollout expected to kick into overdrive in the coming months, I hope that by November everyone will be feeling much more confident about their own events occurring in the near future as well as being comfortable with travelling for business.”
H2 Insurance Solutions have come on board as AFIC’s strategic partner, with their managing director, Jason Holmes, joining the existing line-up of speakers to talk on the hot topic of event insurance.