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Facebook adds 'Buy Tickets' button

Facebook is helping event organisers to sell tickets to their events by adding a new Tickets link option to their event creation window. This allows you to add a direct link to the event, displayed on the event page, timeline posts and personal event agendas , showing where customers can purchase tickets.
The “Buy tickets” option is being introduced as a new feature for all Facebook Event Page owners who want to stimulate ticket purchases.

Green Events & Innovations Agenda Confirmed

The Agenda for the Green Events & Innovations Conference on March 7th has been confirmed. AFO members can get discounted tickets for the conference, taking place at the ILMC at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.
Sessions will include:

Reducing food waste    -   Jacqui Reeves & Rebecca Sarll (Fareshare South West)

Reducing camp site waste:  Rick Story (Eco-action Partnership) and Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Europe)

Government cut red tape for community ents cut back red tape for community entertainment

Village halls, schools, community centres and pubs among those due to benefit under new rules.
Rule changes announced today (7th Jan 2013) will mean that community venues – including community centres, schools, village halls and hospitals – will be exempt from licensing restrictions on a range of entertainment and cultural events.

Festival Industry Jobs Jan 2013

A round up of the industry jobs with January deadlines, including tenders for festival production in Cambridgeshire, marketing, and programming roles:

Role: Marketing and Sales Manager, Mayfest
Deadline: Closes Thursday 10 January 2013
Description:  MAYK is looking for an experienced freelance marketeer to lead on the marketing campaign for Mayfest 2013.  You will have significant experience of running marketing campaigns for festivals and or theatre programmes and will be a confident and imaginative marketer.

Purple Guide Updates

This is a brief note to update everyone on the development of the new Purple Guide.

Following some delays over the summer due to the Olympics and Jubilee, work is now well under way to produce the Guide. The Events Industry Forum (EIF)

The Power Behind Festivals

After 18 months of exploration into the world of temporary power, the Green Festival Alliance (GFA) has created The Power Behind Festivals; a guide to sustainable power at outdoor events. Power lies at the heart of festivals. It also has significant implications for the economic and environmental success of any event. With rising fuel costs and an increasing awareness of sustainability, the industry is asking for more knowledge, understanding, and expertise on sustainable power at festivals.

We know that: