The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) is back for 2019 and has announced its biggest programme yet, with over 1,800 live music professionals set to attend across the week.
Brand new for 2019 is Futures Forum, a new event dedicated to the next generation of industry leaders, which will take place on the final day of ILMC, inviting 300 young professionals to discuss the evolution of the live business.
ILMC head Greg Parmley said: ‘Futures Forum will bring the individuals that currently define the business together with those who will drive its development. It’s an extra day of ILMC, and a chance to embrace new formats, and encourage fresh voices and different thinking.’
Taking place from 5 to 8 March 2019, ILMC is an annual gathering of professionals from the global touring, festival and live entertainment industries.
ILMC highlight, The Gala Dinner & Arthur Awards, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019 and will host over 350 of the industry’s best and brightest at London’s Sheraton Grand Park Lane to mark the occasion.
Elsewhere, the ILMC Production Meeting and Green Events and Innovations Conference will both take place on 5 March.
Companies supporting ILMC’s 2019 edition include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim, DEAG, Showsec, MOJO Rental, WME Entertainment, eps, Commerzbank Arena, Eyellusion, Feld Entertainment and Buma Cultuur.
Parmley said: ‘With over 1,800 live music professionals attending an ILMC event during the week, it’s the focal point for the international business. We can’t wait to start announcing speakers and sessions shortly.’
For more information and to register, visit www.31.ilmc.com.