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A raft of the industry's leading companies, including LN, Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim and DEAG, have pledged their support for the 30th International Live Music Conference
By IQ on 06 Nov 2017
The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) – described by partners as “the leading conference for live entertainment” – has announced the first round of supporters for its 30th anniversary event in March 2018.
Live Nation reprises its role as platinum sponsor, with Ticketmaster returning as gold sponsor and CTS Eventim one again stepping up as silver sponsor. Associate sponsors are German live entertainment giant DEAG – which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year – leading security expert Showsec, air charter specialist AirX and Malaysian tourism initiative Malaysia Major Events.
“Our partnership with ILMC is hugely important to us,” says John Reid, president of concerts at Live Nation Europe. “The conference acts as an annual meeting point for the whole Live Nation family along with our key partners and clients.”
Mark Yovich, president of Ticketmaster International, adds: “ILMC’s support of the leaders and decision-makers within the world of live entertainment is vital to ensuring continued success for the industry as a whole. Ticketmaster is looking forward to our continued partnership with the leading conference for live entertainment.”
Registration for ILMC opens next week, when the conference theme will be revealed, alongside plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The 2017 edition of the conference included a keynote interview with former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, new Venue Summit and Festival Summit conference strands, workshop sessions from Snapchat and YouTube, and topics stretching the breadth of the contemporary touring and festival businesses.
“It’s great to have a conference that’s as inspiring and forward thinking as the live entertainment industry as a whole”
“It’s great to have a conference that’s as inspiring and forward thinking as the live entertainment industry as a whole,” says CTS Eventim chairman and CEO Klaus-Peter Schulenberg. “CTS Eventim is happy to be part of ILMC 30.”
DEAG CEO Peter Schwenkow, whose company turns 40 in 2018, comments: “ILMC is the most important meeting point for the live entertainment industry, and DEAG is proud to be a partner in the year of DEAG’s 40th anniversary.”
ILMC 30 takes place from 6–9 March 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. The event includes the annual Gala Dinner & Arthur Awards (the industry’s Oscar-equivalents), the ILMC Production Meeting and Green Events & Innovations Conference – which both take place on Tuesday 6 March – as well as various annual general meetings of key industry associations.
ILMC is an invitation-only event which typically sells out in advance. The conference is attended by over 1,000 delegates from around 60 countries.
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