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International Festival Forum 2017 sells out

As organisers prepare to welcome delegates to the third IFF, the festival conference has again sold out on 7 September

By IQ on 07 Sep 2017

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Isaac Holman of Slaves at UTA's IFF 2016 showcase

image © Martin Hughes/M3Hcreative

The 2017 edition of International Festival Forum (IFF) has sold out, organisers announced today – the second year running the leading festival conference sold its last ticket on 7 September.

IFF, ILMC’s invitation-only event for festivals and bookers, returns for its third outing this September. Agency partners for IFF 2017 – most of which will showcase a selection of their best future festival headliners – include CAA, Coda, WME Entertainment, Primary Talent, X-ray Touring, United Talent Agency, ITB, ATC Live, OTM Touring, DMF and Pitch & Smith, while festival associations lending their support include Yourope, De Concert! and the International Jazz Festivals Organisation (IJFO).

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), meanwhile, is supporting a new programme of speed meetings, with participants so far including CAA, Coda, WME, DMF, ATC Live, Mad Cool, Modernsky, Oya, Bluesfest and Blow Up Live.

More than 600 delegates are confirmed for IFF 2017, which once again offers up a packed schedule of showcases, conference sessions, networking events and meetings. Highlights include a Michael Eavis keynote interview with CAA’s Emma Banks, panels on festival tech, the gender gap and taking a stand against extremism and the return of the ever-popular Agent & Festival Roulette with IQ’s own Gordon Masson.

As in previous years, IFF 2017 takes place across two London venue – Proud Camden and next door’s Dingwalls – from 26 to 28 September. A full agenda is available on the IFF website.

For any festivals that still wish to attend, IFF is operating a reserve list for last-minute cancellation or returns. To add your name to the list, please email info@iff.rocks.


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