With ILMC 34  the first in-person get-together since March 2020 – due to kick-off in just under eight weeks, we’re excited to announce that the provisional agenda is now live!

There are still some major sessions we’ll be announcing over the coming weeks, but from agency, metaverse & NFTs, diversity, touring, sustainability, and ticketing to a multitude of sessions dedicated to building back the business post-covid, ILMC 34 features an agenda so topic-packed that if you work in the industry you can’t afford to miss it. Read on…

Wednesday 27 April

Day 1 at ILMC will kick off with The Open Forum: A new view in which Phil Bowdery (Live Nation) and Maria May (CAA) explore the most critical topics in the post-pandemic business. The strange world of the metaverse is examined during Workshop: The Metaverse & live music, whilst the first of our back-by-popular-demand Dragons’ Den sessions sees the mighty wits of Alex Hardee (Paradigm) and Solo’s John Giddings get together for what promises to be a hilarious 60 minutes of anecdotes and banter.

In The Music Business: Convergence & new frontiers journalist Mark Sutherland asks what live music will look like post-pandemic; whilst sticking with the Covid aftermath Industry Representation: People power will ponder the industry’s need for a more unified voice, with help from chair Anita Debaere from Pearle.

Mental Health First Aid will see Music Support’s Norman Beecher highlight ways to spot mental health and addiction issues, and the future of livestreaming is put in the dock during Livestreaming: On trial with chair Estelle Wilkinson from Eleven Management.

Wednesday afternoon sessions include Festival Forum: New lands, new adventures, in which ATC Live’s Alice Hogg and a panel of international festival bosses discuss what the next year will really be like as business fires back up. Plus there will be a truly unique keynote, which will be announced shortly…

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Thursday 28 April

Day 2 starts with a look at the challenges of reopening venues and encouraging fans back into them in The Venue’s Venue: Reconnect & reopen, which features chairs Marie Lindqvist, ASM Global and Olivier Toth, Rockhal/EAA; whilst agent James Wright (UTA) chairs Brexit & Beyond: Reshaping European touring and examines cross-European borders one year on from the UK leaving the EU.

Ticketing: All change please! looks at rescheduling and refunding with chair Richard Howle from NEC Group; Roger Wilson from Black Lives in Music takes an annual look at diversity within the industry in Diversity: The annual health check; and Stephanie Bax from CAA Icon examines the ever-expanding touring map in New Builds: The venue boom.

Later that day, Industry Investment: Field notes sees Chris Carey from LIVE take a look at the appetite of investors post-Covid; Stuart Galbraith from Kilimanjaro Live navigates the crippling issues of staffing and resources in The Supply Chain: Restock, repair and recruit; and Paradigm’s Tom Schroeder chairs the annual Agency Business 2022 in which he and a stellar panel of agents examine the state of the agency sector.

Following on, ILMC’s tech guru Steve Machin presents a clutch of innovations impacting the industry in New Technology: Future frontiersSponsorship: Falling through the cracks? chair Jeremy Paterson from If Media Consultancy ponders if the live music industry has lost its allure for investors; and there’s a Live events insurance workshop hosted by Petra Sandrieser from Novitas special risk Versicherungsmakler and Tim Thornhill from Tysers.

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Friday 29 April

ILMC’s final day sees the return of Meet the New Bosses, in which IQ‘s Lisa Henderson discusses the future of the industry with a panel of emerging executives; and there’s a second opportunity to put your questions to a couple of the industry’s leading lights in The Dragons’ Den with Barry Dickins & Leon Ramakers.

Friday also includes three sessions dedicated to The Experience Economy Meeting (TEEM), the world’s only conference dedicated entirely to touring exhibitions and the experience economy, which joins forces with ILMC for the second year.

And of course, Friday also features a whole day of panels, workshops and presentations on the environment. The Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is the leading platform for sustainability at live events, and this year it takes place within ILMC so is free to all delegates. The full programme for GEI will be announced in the coming days, and the day is highly recommended to attend.

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