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Thursday 5 March sees a day-long strand of sessions, the ILMC Venue Summit, which will mostly take place at The Baglioni, ILMC’s new second site. The summit kicks off at 10:00 at the Royal Garden Hotel with:
Venue’s Venue: New builds, new brands.
With a slew of new buildings announced, and the corporate landscape continuing to change, the venue market is evolving faster than ever. With the merger of AEG and SMG, and ongoing international expansion plans by US-based venue chains, what’s the impact on the rest of the live music business? Will artists be restricted by turf wars and multinational allegiances, or will the touring map continue to grow for the benefit of all? AEG Facilities’ John Langford chairs this popular session.
Ticketing: The price is right
Later that day (14:00 – 15:15), ILMC’s James Drury leads this year’s ticketing session. The shift to mobile ticketing has brought a seismic shift in what a ticket is and what it can do. As the ticket evolves from being purely a token for entry into a method of communication around a mobile device, what does this mean for ticket companies, technology suppliers, promoters, and ultimately – the fans? Impacting social and digital marketing, apps, location-based services, and, of course, the tenacious spectre of resale, the impact is considerable. So just how is ticketing set to change over the next five years, and how can promoters, agents, venues and ticketers stay ahead of the curve?