Events and Specialist Forums

Our meetings are usually planned to be in person events in alternating member cities. Recently however, online meetings have proven to bring added value to our events offer, enabling colleagues usually less able to travel to live events to connect with a large number of peers and to react quickly to pressing issues.


Conferences are opportunities for all members to gather twice a year. The programmes offer constructive insights into topics and developments of current practical interest for a general audience of opera professionals as well as specialist groups, and include spaces to develop contacts for Europe-wide collaborations and innovative production formats.


Specialist forum meetings accommodate the need for confidential peer-to-peer discussions and sharing and developing best practises in the respective fields. There are 15 active forums (see below): Artistic Administration & Producing; Audio-visual & Digital media; Business & Finance; Chorus managers; Costume, Make-up & Wig; Dramaturgy, Education; Fundraising; Sustainability; Human Resources; Independent Producers; Marketing & Communication; Orchestra managers; Technical & Production; and Technical Managers & Set Workshops.


All presentations and documents shared during our meetings are made available in our document centre and each forum has its own mailing list that members can use to share information or request advice.