ASM Global & ILMC Expand Search For Next-Gen Execs

Chris Bray, EVP Europe at ASM Global, (left) and ILMC head Greg Parmley.

ASM Global and the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) announced that their partnership on the Alia Dann Swift Bursary Scheme, which promotes and encourages the next generation of young executive talent, will continue into 2023.

The bursary scheme was launched in 2018, named after long-time ILMC producer, the late Alia Dann Swift. ASM Global got on board as partner in the beginning of this year. The intention is to “dramatically expand,” the bursary scheme, which will see 30 young executives given a place at next year’s ILMC, which takes place in London, March 1-3, 2023, where they’ll have a chance to meet with and learn from some 2,000 leading professionals across the week.

“Through the bursary scheme, the selected young executives will also have access to invitation-only networking events during ILMC, and a dedicated industry mentor via the ASM Global family; a chance to share knowledge, ideas, and to build new contacts within the industry,” the press release announcing the continued partnership between ASM Global and ILMC reads.

Chris Bray, executive vice president, Europe at ASM Global, said, “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 continue our partnership with ILMC on the Alia Dann Swift Bursary Scheme and look forward to meeting with the chosen delegates at next year’s event.”

ILMC head Greg Parmley said, “We’re thrilled to welcome ASM back for the second year as supporters of ILMC’s bursary scheme. Just how the business can encourage and foster a new and diverse range of executive talent is a primary focus for all right now, and the scheme is a firm step towards supporting the next generation of business leaders across the live sector.”

Applicants for the bursary scheme should already be working in the live music business and not have previously attended ILMC. The scheme is open to applicants internationally, and the first 10 places on the scheme are now open for application. Further places on the scheme will be released towards the event.
Full details here.