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IPM turns 10 with most international edition yet

Brexit, Trump, safety, weather, welfare and Q&As with industry veterans are on the agenda for the 10th ILMC Production Meeting on 7 March

By IQ on 23 Feb 2017

ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) 9 delegates

Delegates at last year's IPM 9

Production professionals from more than 25 countries will descend on London’s Royal Garden Hotel in under two weeks for the tenth ILMC Production Meeting (IPM), making it the most international event so far.

After moving to a separate venue in 2016, IPM will return to its traditional home on 7 March 2017, where its 200 delegates will share a substantially larger networking area with those of the Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI), whose event runs parallel with IPM.

This year’s programme comprises four main panel topics – weather, welfare, suppliers and terror/security, full details of which can be found on the IPM website – along with a series of shorter ‘production notes’. These quick-fire sessions include The Production Office, which will see AEG Live’s Anna Golden and Production Solutions’ Keith Wood host an open Q&A to share their experiences working in the industry; Top Trumps & Brexperts, which covers challenges for touring crews in a post-Brexit/Trump world; and What3Words, in which the company’s CEO, Chris Sheldrick, explains how the system can precisely and simply communicate locations.

A full list of delegates, updated weekly, is also on the IPM site.

“With a great mix of international delegates and panellists from a wide range of specialities, we are confident the panel discussions alone will be something not to miss out on”

IPM’s Carl AH Martin comments: “This is our tenth year of IPM, and it is now a format widely copied throughout the world. Throughout that time we have covered a myriad of subjects, some of which get repeated as solutions to problems improve.

“This year we want to go forward with an IPM-led initiative that would be open to the whole industry, thus helping newcomers and those of us a wee bit more experienced to share knowledge. Initial reaction has been very positive and we look forward to telling you more on the day.”

IPM producer Sytske Kamstra adds: “With a great mix of international delegates and panellists from a wide range of specialities, we are confident the panel discussions alone will be something not to miss out on. On top of that I am very pleased to be bringing the IPM delegates back into the ILMC headquarters in an even larger conference room with additional networking opportunities, including GEI, ILMC and Yourope members.”


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