Central and Eastern European Production Sector to Meet

EPFE Host, Carl AH MArtin

Festival Organisers, Music Promoters, Venues and Suppliers will gather in Budapest’s SportArena for the 8th edition of The Event Production Forum East.

EPFE 23 will bring together music industry professionals from all levels and aspects of the sector, to focus on the challenges being faced across Central and Eastern Europe and the surrounding regions.

Delegates will enjoy a day of networking, centred around four panels, presented in association with EPS, global leader for temporary event flooring and crowd control solutions, Visual Europe Group, the largest event tech suppliersin the CEE and Continest, the most innovative foldable container technology. All three major sponsors are returning from last year, extending their support for international collaboration in the music industry.

  1. It is really So Difficult? Chaired by Sanjin Corovic, discussing education and training within the live events.
  2. Do you Remember When We Didn’t have all this S**t? Chaired by Nika Brunet Milunovic, discussing the evolution of technology and working practices over the past three decades.
  3. The Real Legacy of Covid 19? Carl AH Martin asks whether post-pandemic fatigue has created a less caring/responsible industry.
  4. The Dinosaur Panel Mick Worwood and Paul Pike bring uncensored tales from yesteryear that will combine educational insights with hilarious anecdotes.

The (International) Production Meeting of the Year is based in Budapest, but has always attracted delegates from as far afield as Spain, Germany, the UK and Middle East to share knowledge and learn from each other.

EPFE 23 will see regular host Carl AH Martin steering conversations, he says:

“This year has been really hard work throughout the event industry, in the CEE and beyond. We will be discussing, in detail, what is going on and what is going to be happening in the future, plus what we can do to help.

“I love bringing together some of the industries most experienced operators with the young stars of the future, with input from the floor encouraged. We’ll keep delegates refreshed and fed through the day and will finish the day with the traditional free evening dinner and drinks in a downtown venue, followed by continuation of the revelry for those who are up for it.

“We look forward to seeing our regulars and welcoming new faces to EPFE23, where you can talk, be listened to, learn from others and enjoy life.”

Empathetic to the economic challenges individuals and companies are facing, ticket prices have been frozen the same as last year. (Despite the inflation rate in Hungary being 20%).

Venue: Gold Room at Budapest SportArena.

10th Nov 2023, Doors open at 9am for registration, first session 10am.

Tickets are 30,000huf, available from https://tixa.hu/epfe2023