The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) will debut a midweek format in 2017, offering expanded networking spaces and several additional new elements for its 29th edition.
The conference, which adopts a different theme each year, is inviting delegates to head to London from March 7-10, for a murder mystery-styled event, in which the industry’s biggest topics go under the magnifying glass during four days of intense investigation.
The change of dates comes after a poll of all ILMC members earlier this year showed overwhelming support for moving from a weekend to midweek format. “We’ve used the opportunity to expand the number of panels and workshops we can run, add more events, and revamp the networking areas in the hotel to allow for more private meeting space,” said conference head Greg Parmley.
ILMC hosts more than 1,000 delegates comprised of booking agents, promoters, festival organisers, venue operators and related professionals. Within the schedule, the annual Arthur Awards will be presented during a Gala Dinner at new venue 8Northumberland on Thursday, March 8.
Other events to orbit the main conference include the ILMC Production Meeting and Green Events & Innovations Conference which both take place on Tuesday, March 7.
ILMC takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. Event partners include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim, Amazon Tickets, Universe, Intellitix, Malaysia Major Events, Feld Entertainment, Showsec, .Tickets and Buma Cultuur.