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Agents, ticketing, venues, mental health: First ILMC 32 panels

The insta-generation and mental wellness are among the new sessions taking centre stage at ILMC in March, with the full programme set to be revealed next week

By IQ on 21 Jan 2020

The ‘Artists: The view from the stage’ session at ILMC 31

The ‘Artists: The view from the stage’ session at ILMC 31

Ahead of the full agenda reveal, discussions centring on mental health and digital’s impact on live – as well as the traditional agency, venue, ticketing and touring entertainment panels – have been announced as the first conference sessions for ILMC 32, which takes place in London on 3–6 March 2020.

ILMC’s earlybird rate ends tomorrow, making 18.00 GMT on Weds 22 Jan your last chance to buy discounted tickets for this year’s event.

Mental Health: Next steps for live, part of Futures Forum on Friday 6 March, sees chair Stacey Pragnell (ATC Live) ask how – with mental wellness now a central topic in the business – the industry can continue to build on that momentum, while The Insta-Generation: Live through a lens (4 March), chaired by Live Nation’s Jackie Wilgar, will discuss the merits and pitfalls of a live landscape increasingly shaped by the ubiquitous presence of mobile phones at events.

Elsewhere, Venue’s Venue: New builds, new brands (5 March) sees European Arena Association chair John Langford (AEG) lead a discussion about the evolution of the venue market, amid a slew of new buildings and changes in the corporate landscape. And later that day, Ticketing: The price is right, chaired by ILMC’s James Drury, examines the impact of the move to 100% digital tickets – and what it means for ticketing companies, technology suppliers, promoters and fans.

Also on Thursday 5 March, The Agency Business 2020 invites a panel of top agents to join IQ’s Gordon Masson and C3’s Sophie Lobl to explore how artist development is keeping pace with an increasingly fragmented music landscape, while Touring Entertainment: Game for a show, with Semmel’s Christoph Scholz and Kilimanjaro’s Lucy Levitt, will explore the key developments and brightest new spectacles across touring exhibitions, pop culture and family shows.

ILMC’s earlybird rate ends at 18.00 GMT on 22 January

The full provisional agenda for ILMC 32 will be revealed next week.

The 32nd edition of the invitation-only ILMC (International Live Music Conference) will see 1,200 delegates attend the main conference, with around 2,000 professionals at ILMC events across the week in total.

Satellite events around the main conference include Futures Forum on Friday 6 March, which invites an additional delegation of 250 young executives to discuss the future of the business; the Arthur Awards, the live industry’s top awards, which take place on Thursday 5 March; and the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) and Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI) on Tuesday 3 March.

Companies supporting ILMC’s 2020 edition include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim, Integro, MOJO Rental, Showsec, Flash Entertainment, Joy Station, WME, eps, Aiken Promotions, LiveStyled, Universe, Feld Entertainment and Buma Cultuur.

The ILMC 32 website, which invites the world’s top industry players to travel to London for three days of ‘The Game of Live’ with the greatest masterminds in the business, is at


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