Submissions are now closed


The inaugural Access All Areas Conference & Awards is an event born out of the necessity to raise key issues and standards within the live events landscape.

Split between educational sessions delivered by industry leaders, and an immersive awards ceremony, the 1-day event aims to provide event owners, promoters, and production agents with the tools to grow their respective ventures through incisive content and the platform to shout about their achievement amidst our ever-growing community.


Submissions are now closed



Whether you are representing a live event promoter, production agent or supplier, we at Access All Areas have tailored our awards to provide ample opportunity for all industry stakeholders to showcase their innovations and achievements with the wider community.

Submitting your company, yourself or a colleague for this year’s Access All Areas Conference and Awards is completely free and you’re allowed to enter as many times as you’d desire, so long as you meet the submission criteria. Finalists will be announced online and if successful, you’ll be contacted by the Access All Areas team to congratulate and invite you to the awards ceremony on the 12 January 2023 where the winners will be announced.

We all know here how busy our community is following such a quiet period, so we’ve made it really easy this year to submit an entry. Feel free to choose any of the below 3 formats to make your submission!


Entrants can represent themselves through a written citation of up to 500 words.


Entrants can submit a short video explaining why they should be up for an award.


Alternatively, Entrants can request to be interviewed by a member of the Access team on why they are a suitable candidate.

Get your ticket here!



The Access All Areas Conference will consist of three thought provoking seminars delivered by industry leaders:

“Sustainability in Events & the immediate changes we can make”

Sustainability has risen to the top of many event organisers’ agendas. LIVE Green’s 14 industry association members have committed to reaching Net Zero emissions by 2030, arenas are striving for A Greener Arena certification, while organisations including Vision: 2025 and Julie’s Bicycle have developed a range of tools to help event professionals record, measure and understand the impacts of their venue, office, tour, production, event or festival. We explore how all event professionals can take immediate steps to minimise their carbon footprint, while taking into account rising costs.


“How the cost of living is affecting events from the supply chain to the visitors. How can we help?”

After the immense challenges of the pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis has hit the live events industry hard by shaking consumer confidence, and impacting ticket sales, at a time when organisers are already having to cope with soaring production costs. After two years of living like hermits during the pandemic, consumers have shown a strong appetite for live events but how can organisers balance the rising supply chain costs and high artist fees with the need to ensure ticket and concession prices remain appealing to the public?


“Has the pandemic affected our desirability as a career choice?”

The events industry had been making significant strides for several years to attract new talent, but the impact of the pandemic shutdown led many highly talented professionals and part time workers to seek employment in other sectors. This panel explores whether enough is being done to attract newcomers to the live events industry, increase staff welfare, and make sure we retain the talented staff that we already have by making the industry more attractive and viable in the long-term.


The Access All Areas Conference will take place at EARTH Dalston on January 12. Below is the order of the day;

Guest Arrive and welcome from Access All Areas editor Chris Barrett

10:00 -10:40 – Session 1
“Sustainability in Events & the immediate changes we can make”

10:45 -11:30 – Session 2

“How the cost of living is affecting events from the supply chain to the visitors. How can we help?”

11:30 – 12:00
Networking Break

12:00 -12:40 – Session 3
“Has the pandemic affected our desirability as a career choice?”

12:40pm – 13:30pm
Drinks Reception and Awards Guests Arrive

If you want the full agenda and more information on attending, please email one of the team at, and we’ll send you our delegate information pack.




If you would like to put yourself or a
colleague forward for any
of these awards, download our free submissions guide or
submit your entry here


Thank you to our many event partners and sponsors for supporting the event!

EARTH Dalston


Sponsoring the Access All Areas Awards & Conference is the perfect opportunity to establish your brand as an active supporter for the live events community. Like any of our events, sponsorship campaigns have been tailor-made and divided into three key stages of marketing activity – all carried out to form strong and long-lasting bonds with the decision-makers. If you’re interested in sponsoring, download our sponsorship brochure here, or feel free to contact the Access team if you have any queries regarding sponsorship on 020 8481 1122.