Annual Autumn Conference

Each year the ASAO stages its annual conference, hosted by one of its members.

Delegates come from right across the country to take part in an exciting programme of seminars, panel discussions with keynote speakers, and group sessions focusing on relevant industry issues.

It’s an excellent opportunity for show organisers to share experiences, exchange ideas and tackle ongoing challenges, with a view to keeping Britain’s shows dynamic, but pre-conference leisure activities and a chance to chat to other show practitioners over dinner, make it a wonderful social occasion too!

In 2016, the one-day Devon Shows teamed up to form “Jam on Top” and they hosted the Autumn Conference in Torquay, Devon on 6th – 8th November.

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The ASAO would like as many of its members as possible to benefit from the Autumn Conference, and offers a bursary to help with travel and accommodation costs. Members with a new Secretary or sending delegates for the first time should apply to the ASAO Secretary before 20th September.


Regional Meetings

ASAO members unable to attend the Autumn Conference can attend one-day regional meetings held in Devon &Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Central England, Wessex, the South East, the North West and Yorkshire. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues.


Learning Days

An annual one-day event focusing on subjects such as livestock, marketing and promotion, membership, sponsorship and trade stands.

The 2017 Learning Day is being held on Saturday 25th February, hosted by the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society.  The topic for discussion will be “Education – on Show day and the rest of the year”.