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The Recovery Sessions is a new monthly series of conversations – free to subscribers – on the latest developments around the COVID-19 pandemic & the roadmap to reopening
The second series of Recovery Sessions – which debuted on IQ on Thursday 17 June – are now ready to watch back on demand for subscribers.
The sessions tackled the need-to-know issues around insurance, lobbying and Covid-19 mitigation. You can view them all below.
The next Recovery Sessions will take place on Thursday 8 July from 14:00 BST / 15:00 CET.
Full details of the previous sessions on 17 June are below:
Thursday 17 June, 14:00 BST
The Private Sector: Finding a voice
Chair: Greg Parmley, ILMC/LIVE (UK)
Evelyn Richardson, Live Performance Australia (AU)
Alex Schulz, Reeperbahn Festival (DE)
Jonathan Lomax, The Blakeney Group (UK)
Erin Benjamin, Canadian Live Music Association (CA)
If the last 16 months have brought one positive thing, it’s the commercial live music business becoming more organised in speaking to governments and authorities. Prior to the pandemic, the independent and commercially successful live sector was a relative unknown in the halls of power. Now, with grants and support schemes in place, stronger relationships have been forged. So, when it comes to lobbying and campaigning, what can less engaged markets learn from their neighbours? And how important will relationships with politicians be in a post-Covid world?
Thursday 17 June, 15:00 BST
The Mitigations Session
Chair: Jessica Koravos, The Really Useful Group/Oak View Group (UK)
Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance (US)
Julian Bentley, J-EMSS Limited (UK)
Lisa Ryan, EFM Global Logistics (UK)
Stephanie Bax, CAA ICON (UK)
With many live markets on the verge of reopening, the precautions put in place will vary enormously. From voluntary-risk-assessed mitigations to those required by guidance, what are the latest measures that will restart live music? Our invited line-up of production specialists and industry pros presents a rundown of the top mitigation measures, the latest in testing and certification, and draws from up-to-the-minute guidance from multiple international markets.
Thursday 17 June, 16:00 BST
Insurance: The missing piece
Chair: Anna Wade, Boomtown Festival (UK)
Tim Thornhill, Tysers Insurance Brokers (UK)
James Davies, EC3 Insurance (UK)
Kim Bloem, Mojo Concerts (NL)
Matthias Grischke, Geschaftsfuhrer bie Novitas special risk (DE)
While compensation schemes in many European markets have helped build confidence, the absence of commercial cancellation insurance for Covid-19 remains a major barrier to live music’s return. How long will this market failure endure? And when policies do return, what are the likely rates and terms that companies can expect? With an update on availability and progress across Europe and other international markets, this vital Recovery Session will provide a current snapshot.