New Location For ILMC 34 In London

ILMC 34's theme reads Brave New World.
– ILMC 34’s theme reads Brave New World.
The conference promises “an epic adventure to explore uncharted territory and new frontiers.”

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) will move into a new five-star location when it returns for its 34th edition, March 1-4, 2022: the Royal Lancaster Hotel.

More importantly, ILMC’s 1,200 expected delegates from 40-plus countries will meet in person again. ILMC 34 will celebrate “the entertainment world’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic,” according to a press release.
It marks the first venue change for ILMC in more than 20 years, a move that became inevitable to satisfy increasing demand from live entertainment professionals for extra space – for networking, private meetings and events. The Royal Lancaster, about a 20-minute walk from the old location, the Royal Garden Hotel, promises all of the above. 
While the organizers of ILMC 34 are confident that they’ll be able to host a full-capacity audience in person come March, they will still carry over the online benefits of last year’s virtual lockdown edition, making conference sessions available on demand to delegates for 30 days after the event – a good idea given the ongoing uncertainties concerning international travel.
Next year’s ILMC comes with a few changes: The Green Events & Innovations conference, previously a stand-alone event taking place the day before ILMC, will take place during the main conference itself, on Friday, March 4. “The move reflects an increased focus on sustainability across the live business,” according to the press release.
The Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), which first launched in 2017 and usually takes place as a stand-alone event in October, will be integrated into the ILMC Production Meeting, March 1.
The Arthur Awards and Gala Dinner, hosted by CAA’s Emma Banks, will also return in person to the Grade II listed ballroom of the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, March 4.
ILMC 34, partners, supporters and sponsors include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim, Tysers, ASM Global, DEAG, TADC, Showsec, Semmel Concerts, Oak View Group, Feld Entertainment, Megaforce, The Harlem Globetrotters, eps, and Universe.
Greg Parmley.
– Greg Parmley.
The head of ILMC is pictures, opening the 30th edition in 2018.

ILMC head Greg Parmley commented: “Given that ILMC in 2020 was the last moment that the live music industry came together en masse, it’s hugely exciting to finally be announcing this physical return. With a new venue, more networking and meeting space than ever, and some huge announcements lined up, it’s going to be a stellar edition.

“The industry faces an equal assault of challenges and opportunities currently, and so bringing the international business together in March, to map out the new roads ahead, has never felt so important.”
As usual, ILMC comes with a theme. Next year’s edition runs under the motto Brave New World, promising “an epic adventure to explore uncharted territory and new frontiers.”