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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.

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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.

Joining ILMC’s big opening session, The Open Forum, on Wednesday, 27 April, will be Alex Hill, president & CEO of AEG Europe, and Obi Asika, co-head of United Talent Agency’s UK office. And on Thursday, 28 April, joining Paradigm’s Tom Schroeder for The Agency Business 2022, will be Lucy Dickins, co-head of WME’s music division; Jon Ollier, head of One Fiinix Live; and Sally Dunstone, agent at Primary Talent International/ICM Partners.

Thursday at ILMC also sees Emma Banks, agent and co-head of CAA’s London office; Metropolis Music’s Alexandra Ampofo; and Ann Jackson, chief people and culture officer at Oak View Group, sit down in Diversity: The annual health check. And OVG International co-president Jessica Koravos, Artist Group International’s Jarred Arfa, and musician and TVG Hospitality head Ben Lovett join Industry Investment: Field notes.

Find out more about the event at their website and register here.