Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip, AEG Europe COO John Langford and Live Nation Entertainment head of sustainability UK&I Victoria Chapman are among the speakers at the Access All Areas Conference & Awards.

Taking place on 12 January at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) in London, the combined awards and conference event will kickstart 2023 by providing a forum for the industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead, while also recognising the 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 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

Barrett said, “At the start of what promises to be another remarkable year for the live events industry, the AAA Conference and Awards provides an excellent opportunity for events professionals to exchange knowledge and ideas about how best to tackle the major industry-wide issues.

“It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the incredible dexterity, determination and professionalism of individuals and companies who staged remarkable events and projects in 2022.”

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