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Who's coming to ILMC 2020?

With all early-bird tickets held at 2019's rates, passes are flying out of ILMC HQ at record speed this year.  ILMC always sells out in advance - and the last edition saw all passes snapped up faster than ever - so if you want to strike it lucky and secure a place at the conference, it's advisable not to wait too long...

ILMC has always been an invitation-only event for the top players and masterminds in the global business, and if you're receiving this email, it means you're already on the list... so just click here to sign up.

We'll publish the first delegate list in January, but in the meantime, here's a small selection of companies looking to deal or no deal in March... abc Production, Aiken Promotions, All Things Live, Asgard Promotions, Barracuda Music, Beggars Group, Charmenko, D. Live, Di & Gi, Down the Drain Group, Emporium Presents, eps, Eventim, Feld Entertainment, FKP Scorpio, Flash Entertainment, Friendly Fire, Friends & Partners, GIANTS Stadium, Good News, Gracia Live, Greenhouse Talent, K2 Agency, Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion, Live Nation, Montreux Jazz, Roskilde, Solo Music Agency, TAKK, Ticketmaster, Waterland Private Equity, WME, Yas Bay Arena & Yes Music.

WME's Happy Hour at ILMC

It's WME's... When planning your schedule for this year’s ILMC, one must-attend event, and one of the most popular of the entire ILMC schedule (even more popular than the karaoke) is The WME Happy Hour. 

Kicking off Wednesday night at ILMC, and a moment to wind down after the day’s discussions, the WME Happy Hour is 60 minutes of complimentary booze and snacks.

All delegates are welcome to attend, but be warned… early arrival is recommended to avoid the scrabble.

18:00 - 19:00 | Wednesday 4 March 2020 | Royal Garden Hotel

GEI - Making events more sustainable

With Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg managing to grab a few headlines over the last year (in the rare moments of news coverage that weren't dedicated to the 'B' word), and the recent news that Coldplay will not tour again until their concerts are "actively beneficial," it's clear that climate change is a very real topic that needs to be addressed.

So if you have an event or venue and/or want to do your bit, there's no better time to attend the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) - the leading event for sustainability at live events in the UK.

The event takes place the day before ILMC in the Royal Garden Hotel with a special discounted rate for ILMC delegates.

Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival (AGF) in partnership with ILMC. It welcomes over 200 industry leaders, professionals and visionaries working to bring environmental and social sustainability to live events.

Click here for more event info.

10:00 - 18:00 | Tuesday 3 March 2020 | Royal Garden Hotel

IPM 2020 Launches

As we all know, behind every great quiz show or gig, there’s a great production team, solving more conundrums in a day than a contestant on Countdown.

This year’s ILMC Production Meeting (which all ILMC members are welcome to sign-up to) will see the gladiators of the production community descend on the Royal Garden Hotel, for more sessions than ever.

The aim of IPM is to bring the production community closer to the general ILMC membership, while encouraging communication and the exchange of knowledge and opinion. Mixing main room discussions with quick presentations of new ideas and innovations, this year will once again see a raft of breakout sessions, held in collaboration with the Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI). 

IPM13 will take place on Tuesday 3 March (the day before ILMC starts) and includes a five-star buffet lunch, refreshment breaks, and a ‘host’ of networking opportunities, along with a closing party featuring the greatest enticement known to production kind… free booze.

To find out more about the event click here.

Bursary Scheme 2020

Each year, ILMC allows a small number of young professionals and start-up companies to participate at the conference as part of the Alia Dann Swift Bursary Scheme. The scheme is intended to provide a route into ILMC for the first time for those who would otherwise not be able to attend.


The scheme is named in memory of Alia Dann Swift, ILMC’s long-standing producer who passed away in 2017 after a short illness. Alia was instrumental in both bringing talent into the industry, and supporting and encouraging new ILMC members.


Applicants should apply by 24 January 2020, with successful entries being notified in the first week of February. A bursary scheme place is a full ILMC delegate pass. Details of all successful applicants will remain strictly confidential.


To apply for a place on the scheme, click here.

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