The Australian Festival Industry Conference (AFIC) has been postponed until next year due to the ongoing national COVID-19 crisis.
“It is with great sadness that we announce our decision to postpone the conference yet again,” AFIC founder and event director Carlina Ericson said in a statement.
“With the situation worsening in NSW, [Victoria] and [the] ACT, it makes it impossible for us to deliver the event as originally planned in November 2021.
“Over the last few months, we’ve continued to witness further event postponements and cancellations. I am conscious that everyone is going through an incredibly difficult time, and I still want to ensure that we can eventually meet face-to-face to discuss how we move forward as an industry.
“I want to give a BIG shout out to all of our current speakers, partners and suppliers who have stuck by us throughout this process and continue to support the event – you’re all making this possible!”
Taking place from Tuesday 30 August to Thursday 1 September 2022, the conference program will remain the same, featuring keynote presentations, panel discussions, evening networking events, workshops, a trade show and a Gold Coast famil tour of local event venues.
“Already we have delegates registered to attend from Queensland, New South Wales, [the] ACT, Victoria and South Australia, which is excellent to see, and I look forward to welcoming everyone to AFIC in 2022.” Ericson said.
Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on Wednesday 24 August 2022 (AEST).