Production Futures has revealed its ON TOUR event will take place at Production Park, Wakefield on Thursday 28 September 2023.
Featuring international special guest speakers, panel discussions and learning zones, the event will place emphasis on the theme of transferable skills across the production industries. Production Futures’ diversity partners will also play an important role on the day with Black Lives in Music, The Association for Black Event Professionals, Women in Live Music and The Network of Women in Events, all represented. New features for this years event include brand new ‘speed networking’ and ‘recruitment’ areas.
The invitation-only Production Futures Breakthrough Awards 2023 will take place at the conclusion of the event. This year’s expanded format has received an unprecedented amount of entries, signalling how highly it is regarded within the industry.
CEO, Hannah Eakins is looking forward to Production Futures’ biggest and busiest event yet: “As always, we’ll be live streaming on our website from Production Park, enabling those who are unable to attend in person to tune in all day. We’re also very excited to be once again part of Leeds Digital Festival who will play an important part in promoting the event. We’ve already confirmed a number of special guests who will be taking part in panels which include ‘The World of Broadcast’, ‘Global Work Opportunities – The World is Your Oyster’, ‘Life Cycle of an Event’, ‘Freelancers – Ask Me Anything’, and ‘Set Design – Creative Ideas Brought to Life’.”
Eakins added: “It’s also important to note that we have adopted a code of conduct for our events which has been developed by the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM). We’ve had this in place at all our events this year, not only to ensure that ours is a safe and supportive environment for the young people present, but also to give visibility to AFEM’s campaign against sexual harassment and gender discrimination. As an organisation whose purpose is to encourage young people to flourish in the production industries it’s vital that we take this issue seriously.
“With our Breakthrough Awards rightly becoming a real industry-wide focus for the wealth of emerging young talent in the production sector, this year’s renewal is going to the biggest and best yet. We’re grateful to everyone who has sponsored an award and become so closely involved with our mission.” As well as allowing young people and newcomers to attend the event free of charge, Production Futures also makes available a number of group travel bursaries for organisations and educational institutions. ”
For more details about the event and travel bursaries, visit: www.productionfutures.co.uk