Room Two
17:00 - 18:00

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created a mounting human cost in front of a horrified watching world. With scores of concerts cancelled, behemoths such as Live Nation and OVG severing ties with Putin’s nation, and promoters and agents in Ukraine forced to flee their homes or seek shelter underground, the implications for live music are severe.

As initiatives to help displaced professionals are launched, the impact on business is already felt in neighbouring countries, with concerns that international acts will be unable or unwilling to visit eastern Europe this year. The conversation brings together touring executives from the region – both in-person and remotely – to cut through the misinformation and discuss the likely repercussions for the future of the concert business in Ukraine, Russia and beyond.


Nick Hobbs
Charmenko (TR/CZ/PL/RS/CR)
Semyon Galperin
Tele-Club Group (RU)
Sergii Maletskyi
H2D (UA)
Helen Sildna
Tallinn Music Week (EE)
Codruța Vulcu
ARTmania (RO)
Mikolaj Ziółkowski
Alter Art (PL)