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Representatives from AEG Europe, ASM Global, NAA, EAA, GOT Event and Wizard Promotions shared their expertise in the ‘Venue’s Venue: Building Back’ panel

This IQ Focus virtual panel turned the attention to venues, discussing how the world’s many shuttered music venues can weather the Covid-19 storm, and emerge from life under lockdown.

Chaired by John Langford (AEG Europe), The Venue’s Venue: Building Back, featured speakers Lucy Noble (Royal Albert Hall/NAA), Olivier Toth (Rockhal/EAA), Oliver Hoppe (Wizard Promotions), Tom Lynch (ASM Global) and Lotta Nibell (GOT Event).

The touring world has changed dramatically since venue professionals came together for the Venue Summit at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in March, as doors have been shuttered, countless concerts cancelled and many venues repurposed to help in the fight against the disease.

Panellists shared their strategies on getting through the current crisis, as well as discussing the main lessons they have learned so far

Panellists shared their strategies on getting through the current crisis, as well as discussing the main lessons they have learned so far.

Looking to the future, the venue experts also reflected on what the recovery process may look like and what will need to be done to keeps fans, staff and artists safe and get business back up and running in the crucial months ahead.



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The Recovery Sessions is a series of conversations – free to subscribers – on the latest developments around the COVID-19 pandemic & the roadmap to reopening