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Nancy Skipper named European Arenas Association GM

Skipper has worked for Harvey Goldsmith and as an independent artist liaison and tour manager

By IQ on 08 Feb 2016

Nancy Skipper, European Arenas Association

Nancy Skipper has joined the European Arenas Association (EAA) as general manager.

Skipper (pictured) comes to the EAA with significant industry experience, including working for Harvey Goldsmith on projects including David Gilmour, Jools Holland, Live 8, Bruce Springsteen, Cirque du Soleil and The Who and freelance on  the Concert for Diana, Teenage Cancer Trust concerts and Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday.

She is also a founding partner in live events company Ginger Owl Productions, which has worked as artist liaison at several large festivals, including Download, Wireless and Hard Rock Calling,

Skipper is a founding partner in Ginger Owl Productions, which has worked as artist liaison at Download, Wireless and Hard Rock Calling

“On behalf of the EAA board and its 34 arenas across Europe, we are very pleased to welcome Nancy as the general manager,” says Brian Kabatznick, the association’s president. “The EAA has many strategic initiatives planned for 2016, including hosting an arena security symposium to be held during the spring meeting in Birmingham; introducing new content initiatives for our venues; and implementing a special summer meeting to visit the three major arenas in the New York area.

“Nancy’s expertise will add great value to our members and objectives.”

Nancy Skipper adds: “The European Arenas Association represents 34 venues in 21 different European countries, and I am delighted to be working with the association and looking forward to the challenges of working with such a diverse group.”

The results of a research project on 2015 attendance statistics for EAA arenas will be published at the 28th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) next month.