Association of British Orchestras

Specialist Managers Meetings

Our 2022 Spring meeting series have now concluded. Meeting reports from are available in our Events Archive, via the Members Area. Details for our Autumn series will be available shortly.

Specialist Managers Meetings are one of the ABO's key services that are most valued by members. Each group of managers meets up to twice a year to discuss topical issues and hear from relevant speakers. The ABO acts as the facilitator and relies on each group to set their own agenda. Members' staff are allocated to the relevant group's mailing list and receive information about forthcoming meetings and issues relevant to their group. Current specialist groups include Archivists, Chairs & Trustees, Chamber Orchestras, Communications, Concert & Orchestra, Digital, Education, Finance, Fundraising and Marketing. If you have any ideas or contributions for future meetings or if you are not on the mailing list for a Specialist Managers group and would like to be, please email