Mash Media, the parent company of Access All Areas and the Event Production Show, has extended the submission deadline for the Access All Areas Conference & Awards to 1 December.

The event which takes place at London’s EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) on 12 January, will kickstart 2023 by providing a forum for the industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead, while also recognising key industry success stories of 2022.

The morning conference will focus on three key topics; sustainability, working through the cost of living crisis, and how to redress the impact of the pandemic on recruitment. All sessions will be chaired by Access All Areas editor Christopher Barrett.

The afternoon awards ceremony will recognise the work of promoters, production companies, venue operators and freelancers across the industry. There will be a focus on recognising newcomers and excellence across key areas such as social impact, sustainability and diversity. Entries will be judged by a diverse and inclusive panel, with full and clear details provided as to how all decisions were made.

Tickets for the Access All Areas conference and Awards are on sale now here.

The full line up of conference speakers has been confirmed:


Live Nation Entertainment head of sustainability UK&I – Victoria Chapman

A Greener Festival co-founder – Claire O’Neill

The Bulb founder – Selina Donald

AEG Europe COO – John Langford

Making the event industry a more attractive career choice

Notting Hill Carnival executive director – Matthew Phillip

AEG Europe executive vice president People & Culture –  Kirstie Loveridge

Birmingham Ceremonies/GBA executive producer ­– Zoe Snow

We Are The Fair CEO – Nick Morgan

FRUKT head of live – Fran Martin

Tackling supply chain and cost challenges 

We Organise Chaos director – Claire Goodchild

We Are The Fair director – Yasmin Galletti

ZENfest co-founder – Stefan Poelman

Method Events director ­– Will Holdoway