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30th anniversary ILMC sells out

In an early birthday present for the galaxy's leading live music conference, the last ticket has been sold for the 30th ILMC ahead of blast-off on 6 March

By IQ on 15 Feb 2018

The Agency Business panel, ILMC 29 30

A packed room for the Agency Business panel at ILMC 29

With just under three weeks to go, the 30th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) has sold out, organisers have announced.

All tickets for the ‘Close Encounters of the 30th Kind’-themed anniversary conference, which kicks off with Tuesday 6 March’s 30th Birthday Blast-Off, have now been snapped up, as well as for the Gala-ctic Dinner & Arthur Awards on Thursday 8 March. A limited number of passes remain for the 11th ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) and the tenth Green Events & Innovations (GEI) conference, which both take place on 6 March.

“We’re thrilled that so many of the great and good of the global live music business will be joining us to celebrate ILMC’s 30th birthday,” says ILMC MD Greg Parmley. “Demand for places at ILMC is at a record level this year, and with over 1,100 delegates now confirmed, we’re set for one of our best editions yet in just two weeks’ time.”

Highlights of the agenda this year include legendary artist manager Peter Mensch in conversation with Ed Bicknell during the Breakfast Meeting session on Friday 9 March; and Security: Rock and a hard place, which asks what’s next for a business still reeling from multiple serious incidents over the last two years.

“We’re thrilled that so many of the great and good of the global live music business will be joining us to celebrate ILMC’s 30th birthday”

Gender: Calm down, what’s the fuss? questions whether the live industry has a problem with gender and equality, while Business Ethics: Why do we alien-ate each other? lifts the lid on murky business practices. This year’s Think Tank session invites industry notables Barry Dickins, Pino Sagliocco and Jackie Lombard to discuss their routes to the top of the business in an intimate format.

Also returning are the popular Festival Summit and Venue Summit strands with a day of discussion dedicated to both sectors, while workshops for 2018 include Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, deciphering these disruptive new technologies, and the Riders Booking Workshop questions whether they’re worth the paper they’re written on.

In addition to GEI and IPM, there are still a limited number of passes for the opening party, as well as Friday’s closing dinner.

ILMC 30 takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London from 6 to 9 March. A full conference programme, including the agendas for IPM 11 and GEI 10, is available from 30.ilmc.com.


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