ILMC Expands For 2024 Edition

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Last year’s Open Forum (from left): Obi Asika (UTA), Herman Schueremans (Rock Werchter/Live Nation), Maria May (CAA), Tara Richardson (Q prime), and John Meglen (Concerts West/AEG Presents). (Picture courtesy ILMC)

When ILMC returns to London, Feb. 27-March 1, 2024, it will come with a new satellite event dubbed Touring Entertainment LIVE, dedicated to the global business of big brand live entertainment, exhibitions, and touring family shows.

Touring Entertainment LIVE will take place on the Friday, March 1, the same day as Futures Forum, the one-day event for young live music professionals. 30 young professionals will also have the opportunity to win an ILMC pass and mentoring opportunities trough the Alia Dann Swift Bursary Scheme, which returns this year and is supported by ASM Global.

The remainder of the three-day conference will be filled with the usual mix of debates, workshops, keynotes, and events.

ILMC’s showcase event, London Calling, takes place in Central London for its sophomore edition, Wednesday, Feb. 28, expanding to six Soho venues, which will be within walking distance.

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Queralt Lahoz from Spain performing at last year’s London Calling premiere during ILMC. (Picture courtesy ILMC)

The Tuesday, Feb. 27, is traditionally reserved for the Green Events & Innovations Conference, which takes place for the 16th time next year. It is organized by ILMC in partnership with A Greener Future.

On Thursday, Feb. 29, the Arthur Awards will be presented in front of 450 guests during a ceremony hosted by CAA’s London co-head Emma Banks.

Speakers, artists to perform at London Calling, as well as the program for the new satellite event Touring Entertainment LIVE have yet to be announced.

The 36th edition of ILMC takes place inside its new home, the Royal Lancaster Hotel London, where it moved last year.

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“Over 2,000 professionals now attend an ILMC event during the conference week,” commented ILMC head Greg Parmley, “And with more meeting space that ever, an expanded schedule of events, and such fantastic support from our stellar industry partners, ILMC 2024 looks like it will be truly out of this world!”

The partners he mentioned include Co-op Live, scheduled to open in April 2024 in Manchester, Live Nation, and Ticketmaster (platinum), ASM Global, CTS Eventim (gold), as well as AXS, DEAG and Showsec (silver).

Gary Roden, executive director and general manager, Co-op Live, commented, “We’re over the moon to be supporting this year’s ILMC. We are putting the finishing touches on Co-op Live as we speak, locking in a series of incredible shows including multi-night and exclusives, and invite you to join us for lift off in a few weeks’ time.”

John Reid, president EMEA at Live Nation, said, “Live Nation and Ticketmaster are delighted to once again sponsor ILMC where in-depth discussions and the evening socials bring us all together. We are proud to continue to promote the industry and it is always an important opportunity early in the year for the business. We look forward to seeing everyone.”

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