Music Tourist founder Olaf Furniss is behind the award-winning Wide Days conference and showcase event, which won the Best Networking Event 2014 at the Yearly Music Convention Awards. He has extensive experience working for some of Europe’s largest music industry events, as well as reporting on many other for trade publications including Billboard, Music Week and I-Q.

In addition to his work in music, Olaf has been a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association since 1995 and as a journalist has reported from a range of exotic locations and events for the BBC, The Guardian, The Scotsman and the Press & Journal.

Music tourism was the theme for his Masters and he has hosted several seminars on the subject.