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      Fyre Festival’s Andy King to headline The Meetings Show

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      Event planner Andy King (pictured), known for his role in planning the infamous Fyre Festival, has been revealed as the virtual headliner for The Meetings Show.

      King, who helped put together the ill-fated Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, will lead a virtual keynote session on Wednesday 21 October 2020 at the UK’s leading platform for the world’s meetings and events community.

      In his session, part of the platform’s comprehensive live and virtual education programme, King will reveal how his life changed following the airing of the Fyre Festival documentary on Netflix in 2019, give valuable tips on how to turn negatives into positives, offer insight into running sustainable events, and more. Attendees will also have the chance to put their burning questions to King in the interactive session.

      He said: “Part of my piece will be around overcoming failure. My message to event planners is ‘get out there and fail’. You don’t learn until you fail. Get out there and try new things. You learn more from your failures than your successes.”

      Before working with jailed Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland, King spent 30 years building a successful event planning business, with a high-profile portfolio of clients including Disney, Vogue, The Rolling Stones and Beyoncé.

      Known for his ‘above and beyond the job’ attitude, the New Yorker has continued to work in the industry through his company Inward Point, which champions zero waste, sustainable events, while raising money to pay back the out-of-pocket Fyre Festival contractors in the Bahamas.

      King’s session leads a stellar line up of speakers and a dynamic range of session formats being delivered across the three days with topics including effective use of technology, future event design and sustainability.

      Registration is open for the live show at Olympia London on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October and the virtual experience, running October 19-21.

      To register, visit http://www.themeetingsshow.com/register.

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