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Chris Bray, EVP Europe at ASM Global, and ILMC head Greg Parmley.
ASM Global and the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) today announced a new partnership designed to expand the UK conference’s Alia Dann Swift Bursary Scheme, which promotes and encourages the next generation of young executive talent.
According to the announcement, the partnership is supported by ASM Global’s corporate social responsibility platform, ASM Global Acts, “which launched in October 2021 to protect the environment, invest in people and strengthen communities around the globe.”
The bursary scheme will see 30 young executives given a place at this year’s ILMC, which is scheduled to take place in London, April 26-29, and is usually an invitation-only event welcoming some 2,000 top professionals to London, England, each year.
– Alia Dann Swift (1960 – 2017)
The long-time ILMC producer the conference’s bursary scheme is named after.
Through the bursary scheme, the selected young executives will also have a dedicated industry mentor and additional networking opportunities taking place at ILMC, via the ASM Global family; “a chance to share knowledge, ideas, and to build new contacts within the industry,” the announcement continues.
Founded in 2018, the bursary scheme is named after the late Alia Dann Swift, ILMC’s longstanding producer, who was instrumental in both bringing talent into the industry and supporting and encouraging new ILMC members.
Applicants for the scheme should already be working in the live music business and not have previously attended ILMC. The closing date for applications is April 1. The scheme is open to applicants internationally. The application form can be accessed here
Chris Bray, EVP Europe at ASM Global, said, “After a difficult two years for live events, it’s exciting to be looking to the future and supporting young executives as the industry recovers from the pandemic. At ASM Global we are committed to investing in people and strengthening communities all over the world.
“Through the company’s ASM Global Acts platform, we’re able to take action and create real opportunity for the next generation of industry leaders, so we are delighted to be partnering with ILMC on the Alia Dann Swift Bursary Scheme and look forward to meeting with the chosen delegates at this year’s event.”
ILMC head Greg Parmley said, “ASM’s shared passion for supporting and developing the next generation of business leaders allows us to supercharge the bursary scheme this year. At a crucial time for the global live music industry, developing a new and diverse range of executive talent is a vital step in both its recovery and future success.”