Wow what a fantastic Seminar once again!  The 2017 Arena Seminar was yet another astounding success.

Special thanks go to our hugely talented speakers that presented to us over the weekend;  Ben Hall, Alixandra Fazzina, Adrian Dennis, Stuart Franklin, Alan Hayward and Vanda Ralevska, who were an inspiration to us all.

Here are a few images from this years seminar (click to open)

Also, many thanks to Paul Foley for arranging the speakers and all the people who attended, and for the great feedback we have received from delegates, some of which we have copied below:

“Just want to express my thanks to Arena for an incredible seminar.”

“How on earth you manage to put together such a program of speakers is beyond me. What a weekend, one to remember and thank you. Hope to see you next year.”

“Thank you very much for a simply amazing weekend and I was really sorry to leave early. In so many ways the photographs I saw, the people I met, the presentations I listened to and the socialising that I was able to be part of made those few days just unbeatable. I have such a long way to go to even approach the artistry and expertise of Arena.”

“I just wanted to send a big thank you to you and all those who made the weekend such a great event. I loved every minute and am very much looking forward to next 17 & 18 March …. Best wishes to all”

“Just to say thank you very much for arranging such an inspiring set of talks at Arena this year. It was a great weekend. You have the satisfaction of knowing you arranged a very exciting and stimulating and varied set of speakers who gave us all food for thought. Fantastic and thank you again.”

“Simply a great big thank you for all you have done to make this year’s seminar such an exciting and inspirational event. In my view this last weekend has been one of the very best and will indeed be a hard act to follow. Great speakers, excellent company, a good hotel and faultless organisation. Having seen the photography that was shown this last weekend, one begins to wonder whether taking up stamp collecting, knitting or golf might be a better idea!”

“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for organising such a brilliant seminar over the weekend. The speakers were so inspiring and the organisation as always flawless.”

“An enormous thank you to all Arena members who, for me, gave us in my book one of, if not the best seminars we have ever staged. Amazing ! The speakers were excellent, but our own speakers, Alan and Vanda were absolutely brilliant and I became as emotional as I have been for a very long time. Thank you so much.”

“Thoroughly enjoyed my first Arena ……. great presentations and great organisation.”

“A truly splendid weekend of photography; quite how you will follow that I am not sure.”

“Thank you and all the Arena members for presenting such an enjoyable and instructive weekend yet again. I always learn so much. It’s great to get away and spend time with like minded friends, without having day to day distractions. Hopefully I’ll be able to return next year.”

Arena Seminar 2018 Dates:

The 2018 Arena Seminar will take place on the 16th to 18th March 2018 at the Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, BH14 8JF.