Festivals & Events at Edinburgh Napier University

USEC2017: Parallel Session speaker: Sharon Canavar – Chief Executive of Harrogate International Festivals

Sharon Canavar is Chief Executive of the Harrogate International Festivals. Prior to her appointment she held the position of Operations Director. With a background in music and special interest travel trade she worked for the country’s most successful specialist tour operator; Kuoni Travel Ltd and a privately owned start up JAC Travel Ltd. Since joining the Harrogate International Festivals she has expanded and diversified the organisation which now encompasses a year-round programme of activity attracting over 90,000 people to its portfolio of activities, most notably developing the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival now established as the world’s largest crime fiction festival.

She sits as a Non-Exec Director on Visit Harrogate the DMO for Harrogate & District and a Trustee of NYMAZ, a music development charity championing the power of music for young people.

Sharon will be one of our speakers in the parallel session this year. You’re welcome to join us to share and exchange your knowlegde and opinions on contemporary issues in the festival and event industries! Register now on Eventbrite (for free).

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