With just three weeks to go until ILMC 34’s exciting in-person expedition final sets off, a raft of industry heads are confirmed for some of the many sessions taking place during the conference.
When it began in 1989, the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) was the first-ever dedicated gathering of leading figures involved in the world’s concert industry, many of whom had only ever spoken on the phone. It swiftly grew to become the most respected meeting place for live music professionals in the world.
Delegates attend for many reasons, both professional and social. For instance, ILMC is the only place you’ll find top industry professionals crooning into a microphone at the Delegates’ Jam, or losing their shirts at our poker tournament. Meanwhile, conference sessions are well planned and topical and follow an open forum format alongside workshops, soapbox sessions and quickfire presentations – while chairmen and panellists are present, all delegates are encouraged to get involved.
A discussion forum that has led to tangible change
Whilst the ILMC adapts and changes in response to innovations and events affecting the industry, two major factors have always remained constant: firstly, the ILMC is designed, organised and supported by active members of the concert industry not an outside organisation; and secondly, attendance is by invitation only. Only acknowledged professionals may attend and as a result, the conference always sells out in advance. The 1,200 delegates who attend annually hail from over 60 different countries, and include professionals involved in 35 different occupations.