PF TALKS Schedule

View the current PF TALKS stage schedule for our next event at AO Arena, Manchester.

10:30PF TALKS Stage
Paul Grecian

A Gateway Into The Events & Entertainment Industries

With Paul Grecian, Gallowglass Group
10:45PF TALKS Stage
Sophie Beasor

Maximising Your Career ‘FOR FREE’

Sophie Beasor talks about events, media, online, in person communities and associations leaning heavily on the industry compass.
11:00PF TALKS Stage
Mica Sefia

Black Lives in Music – Empowering Individuals, Driving Change

With Mica Sefia
11:15PF TALKS Stage
Françoise (Franc) Le Moignan

Life As An Audio Engineer On And Off The Road

Françoise (Franc) Le Moignan is a Project Manager for Manchester based Solotech. With over 25 years of experience as a Live Sound Engineer touring worldwide with Artists that include Lily Allen, Hot Chip, The Streets, Dizzee Rascal & more recently James Blake. She has enjoyed working on Festivals including Glastonbury and is accomplished at moving…
11:45PF TALKS Stage
Richard Wear

How To Get Your Dream Job And Keep It!

With recruitment specialist Richard Wear
12:00PF TALKS Stage
Amber Barry

Network Like You Mean It

Discover the benefits of networking and  how to build a network to open doors to new opportunities, foster collaboration, and accelerate career growth.
12:15PF TALKS Stage
Matt Pitman

University Won’t Give You A Passport, Camera And Suitcase …

Matt Pitman shares his fascinating story of life on the road running a business as a Cinematographer, Videographer and Photographer
12:30PF TALKS Stage
Richard Waddington

Apprenticeships : The Road of Opportunities

Are you considering an Apprenticeship in the Live Events Industry? You won’t want to miss this one! With Richard Waddington, Event Apprenticeships
12:45PF TALKS Stage
Sam Nankivell

Entrepreneurship And Becoming An Architect Of Your Own Destiny

Sam shares his fascinating insights into starting and building your own business, whilst being the architect of your own destiny!
13:00PF TALKS Stage
Robyn Templeman
Cat Kevern

10 Steps To Developing A Killer LinkedIn Profile And Standing Out Online

Learn how to leverage LinkedIn to its full potential, whether you are job seeking in production, events, film and TV or any other sector. Cat Kevern and Robyn Templeman from Electric Cat Productions, share all their knowledge and insights on how to make a strong impact and attract the clients or projects of your dreams.…
13:30PF TALKS Stage
Aura Popa

Behind The Screen : Why Choose A Career In Video Technology

Learn about career paths in video technology from industry leaders at ROE Visual, Brompton Technology, and 80six.
14:00PF TALKS Stage
Jen Mitchell
Gemma Vaughan

Running A Live Venue, It takes a Village!

For ASM Global Director of Sales & Marketing Gemma Vaughan and General Manager of AO Arena Jen Mitchell, no day is ever the same. We ask them your questions about their career journeys and how the team run the AO Arena, one of the biggest live music venues in Manchester.
14:30PF TALKS Stage
Felicity Norton
Lucy Harper
Lloyd Samuels

Exploring The Opportunities At The BBC : The Work We Do And The Apprenticeships We Offer

From Sound Operators, Cameras, Lighting to Floor Managers And News Directors – The Possibilities, Pathways and Opportunities. The Media Operations department discuss the work that they do and the apprenticeships that they offer.
14:45PF TALKS Stage
Paul Moore

Opportunities and Training at Factory International

With Paul Moore
15:15PF TALKS Stage
The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham

How The Plan For MBacc Creates Technical Pathways And Careers For The Young People Of Greater Manchester