ABO Annual Conference

The ABO's primary event each year is its annual conference, the major gathering of the classical music industry in the UK, with over 350 delegates drawn from orchestras both from within the UK and abroad, plus funding agencies, venues, agents, publishers and suppliers. Our Principal Media Partner is Classic FM and Classical Music Magazine is our print media partner.

The 2020 Conference will be held at Hallé St Peters from 29-31 January 2020, hosted by The Hallé.

Our theme is '2020 Vision', and we want to look ten years ahead to what the orchestra and the classical music industry will look like in 2030.

We are as ever keen to be sent proposals for conference sessions and speakers, and have this year created a form for you to submit your ideas which you can download below.

If you wish to view or download programmes or delegate lists from previous conferences, please follow the links to the right to the conference archive. There are copies of conference programmes dating back to 2002 and the last eight years of delegate lists.


ABO Conference 2020