About AFIC

AFIC is the only conference in Australia dedicated exclusively to servicing the thousands of festival industry professionals that produce quality music, arts and culture, food and drink, “intellectual and ideas” and sporting festivals.

Its inaugural event in 2019 was an incredible success and attracted around 100 industry professionals from all across the country! These included private, NFP and public sector festival organisers, industry suppliers, as well as grant and educational providers. You can view all of our media coverage on our website.

A follow up event was originally proposed for September 2020 but is now postponed due to Covid-19. We are currently working on a new date. To be kept informed of key event updates, subscribe here.


AFIC’s Aim & Purpose

AFIC’s aim is to service the thousands of professionals that make up today’s Australian festival landscape, spanning across:

  1. Music festivals
  2. Arts & cultural festivals: including comedy, film, writing, photography, visual art, performing arts, multi-cultural, etc.
  3. Food & drink festivals: including wine, beer, cider, spirits, non-alcoholic, etc
  4. Intellectual & ideas festivals: i.e. TEDex, All About Women, etc. Also includes sustainability festivals.
  5. Sporting festivals

AFIC provides industry professionals with a conference-style platform to:

  1. Discuss and form a “collective voice” key issues facing the industry
  2. Learn about the latest innovative developments and best-practices
  3. Exchange information, ideas and case studies from festivals occurring across Australia
  4. Become empowered to further develop the quality of Australian festivals
  5. Network with fellow industry professionals

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s most experienced and successful professionals on topics such as:

  • Legislative changes
  • Operational developments (i.e. site planning, traffic management)
  • Marketing
  • Technological event management advancements
  • Human resource & volunteer management strategies
  • Destination management strategies
  • And more…

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