The 32nd outing of the top international live music business conference returns with an additional site, and the return of youth-focused Futures Forum
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The 32nd International Live Music Conference features the biggest and most diverse agenda in ILMC history, as well as the return of Futures Forum on 6 March
By IQ on 28 Jan 2020
Following last week’s preview of the first sessions, organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) today revealed the 2020 conference programme.
Stretching across the global touring and festival businesses, topics on the ILMC agenda range from the agency, ticketing and festival sectors to greener touring, mental health, the Insta-generation and life after your star act.
“Building the ILMC agenda this year has been the most difficult in our history,” says conference head Greg Parmley. “As the contemporary live music business gets broader and touches more fans and sectors than ever, reflecting that growth in just three days at ILMC gets harder.
“We owe a huge debt of thanks to the 150 professionals around the world who’ve contributed to the planning this year as part of our agenda committee.”
Further sessions and details of all guest speakers will be announced in the coming weeks
With over 100 speakers and 40 sessions lining up, organisers expect over 1,200 delegates to attend the invitation-only conference from 3 to 6 March, with a total of 2,000 professionals at ILMC events across the week. This year also sees the return of Futures Forum on Friday 6 March, the one-day discussion and networking event created by young professionals for the next generation of live music industry leaders.
Highlights of the 2020 agenda include:
“Building the ILMC agenda this year has been the most difficult in our history”
Session chairs and workshop hosts include Alex Bruford and Stacey Pragnell (ATC Live), Sophi Lobl (C3 Presents), Paul Latham (consultant), Jackie Wilgar (Live Nation), Ruaha Kyyro (Fullsteam), Raye Cosbert (Metropolis), Jo Young (Ticketmaster), Karma Bertelsen and Lucy Levitt (Kilimanjaro Live), Kelly Bennaton (DHP), Prince Laryea (Shift Coaching), Lou Champion, Steve Machin (FanDragon), Chris Carey (TicketSwap), Michael Hosking (Midas Promotions), Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival) and IQ’s Gordon Masson and Jon Chapple (pictured).
Further sessions and details of all guest speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
ILMC takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London from 3 to 6 March. Companies supporting this year’s conference include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Eventim, WME, Universe, Livestyled, Tysers, Joy Station, Mojo Rental and Showsec.
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