Eavis to speak at Business Fair


Cornwall Business Fair has announced Michael Eavis, the founder of Glastonbury Festival, as a keynote speaker for this year’s event.

Michael Eavis

The Somerset-based dairy farmer, who started the world famous music festival over 40 years ago, will be attending the business event on Wednesday May 15 to host a unique seminar.

Eavis will make a special appearance, courtesy of event sponsor Outset Cornwall, to speak to attendees about the history of the Glastonbury Festival and how it has grown since its launch back in 1970. The seminar will have a special emphasis on the festival’s evolution in line with current economic trends and the charitable campaigns it champions every year.

Eavis joins the already confirmed Green and Black’s co-founder Jo Fairley as a keynote speaker for the event, which will take place at The Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre, Truro.

Chief Executive Kim Conchie of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce said: “The sheer magnetism of the Cornish business community has drawn these inspirational speakers, both national and international, to this year’s event.

“We are delighted that Michael has agreed to take time from his busy schedule to share his experiences with attendees. The day is perfectly placed to celebrate and showcase commerce here in Cornwall as well as the Cornwall Chamber’s 25th anniversary.”

The Cornwall Business Fair forms part of the Cornwall Business Week celebrations, with Cornwall Business Awards taking place on Thursday May 16, rounding off the week’s festivities.