MI PR Global confirms date for FunFest 2016

Published on: 4th December 2015

Following the success of the first FunFest blogger summit back in September, MI PR Global has confirmed the event will return for a second year.

funfest480The event will return on Saturday 17th September 2016.

FunFest was the first blogger event of its kind which welcomed all members of the family, especially children. The 2015 event, held at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire, combined a conference for both wannabe and pro-bloggers with key speakers. It also incorporated an all-day Exhibitor Expo featuring blue-chip brands, enabling bloggers to speak directly with some of the best names in the toy, games and entertainment industries.

Feedback from the bloggers who attended in 2015 was positive with over 40% saying they would attend next year. One blogger said: “It was very enjoyable, great for a very first event for the kids and nice to meet other bloggers face to face.”

The morning conference will again feature four key note speakers with a focus on the future of digital and a variety of brand case studies, whilst children are entertained and catered for in a dedicated children’s zone run by professional child minders. All afternoon bloggers will have the opportunity to network and meet the exhibitors in an informal and friendly expo environment. Next year’s event will end with a tea and drinks reception for delegates and exhibitors.

Kirsty Barr, director of MI PR Global, said of next year’s event: “We are looking to build on the success of FunFest’s first year, bringing in more outdoor brands, products for teenagers, tech toys and also broadening the number of nursery and pre-school brands at a new venue which will be announced in January.”

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