Green Events and Innovations Day Firms Up

The Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEIC) has announced several additions to its agenda schedule. The UK’s leading conference on sustainability at events, which takes place Thursday 6 March, has a focus this year on audience behaviour and the psychology and sociology of collective action.
 
Guest speakers include Chris Johnson (Shambala Festival), Clive Phillips (Greenbox Events), Carlijn Lindemulder (ID&T), Christof Huber (Yourope), Ben Challis (Glastonbury / AGF) and Teresa Moore(Bucks New University) alongside a keynote from Alan Watson Featherstone (Trees for Life). Meanwhile, merchandise will be under the microscope, as Mart Drake-Knight (Rapanui Clothing) dissects the supply chain.
 
Tickets for the one-day event, which includes lunch, panels and workshops, are £80 or £50 for ILMC delegates. Click here for more details.

IPM Sells Out

The ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) is now officially sold out, with all 175 spaces now filled. The Thursday 6 March event is set to welcome production professionals from as far afield as Argentina, Australia, Egypt, Hong Kong and South Korea for a day of networking and focused industry discussion. IPM also includes complimentary coffee and tea, a buffet lunch and closing drinks party.
 
A standby waiting list is operating for anyone interested in attending. Please email [email protected] for inclusion on the list.

Dragon's Den Sessions Revealed

Far from the hustle and bustle of the main conference, the Dragon’s Den mentoring sessions offer those who wouldn't normally get the chance to chat with some of the legendary characters of the business, the opportunity to do just that. 

Sharing tips, giving advice and with each having their own hour-long slot, we’re thrilled to announce that Marcel Avram (European Concert Agency), Rob Hallett (AEG Live) and Neil Warnock (The Agency Group) have all kindly agreed to participate this year. All three need no introduction, but if you need a refresher, you'll find more information here.
 
Please note that after tremendous demand last year, to attend any of these sessions, you will need to sign-up in advance at the Help Desk in the lobby of the hotel. 

Call for New Tech

Do you have a gadget or gizmo; a recent invention or ground-breaking piece of kit or software that you’d like to share with the live music world? Then you need one of ILMC’s most popular Saturday meetings!
 
The New Technology panel is currently finalising its line-up of presentations and our host-with-the-most is asking for any last-minute contenders. If it won’t burn the hotel down or remove his eyebrows and if you can talk about it in 5 minutes or less, please contact Steve Machin (+1 310 961 4555) to be considered.

Dinner Sponsors Announced

With less than one month to go until ILMC begins, we’re happier than a clown in a custard factory to announce a raft of new sponsors. In fact, a record number of six companies have come forward to sponsor our two main dinners…

First up, it’s a German triple-header as Shamma Concerts,Ticketmaster GmbH and Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektionthrow their combined talents into the ring to support The Big Top Gala Dinner and Arthur Awards. This five-star, circus-fuelled evening of champagne, fine dining and general mayhem takes place on Saturday 8 March at The Savoy Hotel and is truly, not to be missed.

The day afterwards, it’s the turn of South Africa to step-up as ESP AfrikaHilltop Live Promotions and Gearhouse In2Structures sponsor The Wild South African Safari Sunday Dinner where cocktails, sumptuous food, often bizarre games, and entertainment courtesy of the London African Gospel Choir see out the weekend at host restaurant BBar.

If you don’t already have a ticket, sign-up online when you register for the conference, or email [email protected].