Since it began, the ILMC Production Meeting has become one of the foremost platforms for international production professionals to meet, network and discuss the most pressing issues affecting the industry.
In 2017, 200 of the world's most renowned production managers; health, safety & security specialists; crewing companies; sound and lighting companies; venue personnel; staging & infrastructure companies; transport & travel specialists; new technology suppliers, and promoters' representatives made their way to London for this one-day event, which runs the day before ILMC kicks off.
IPM 11 will take place on Tuesday 6 March 2018, again hosted in the larger surroundings of the Royal Garden Hotel’s main conference rooms, providing ample space for the day’s programme.
Communal networking areas are shared with delegates of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) that takes place simultaneously.
The programme of IPM is a mixture of panel topics and Production Notes sessions, which showcase new ideas and innovations in short-format presentations. A delegate pass to IPM includes a five-star buffet lunch, access to all conference sessions, tea & coffee breaks, an IPM conference guide with full delegate information, and entry to the IPM Closing Drinks party.
IPM 11's Day Host
Each edition of IPM is hosted by a renowned figure from the production world, a role which changes annually. Previous hosts have included Lee Charteris, Bryan Grant, Keith Wood, John Probyn and Carl AH Martin.
This year, we are thrilled to announce that overseeing the day’s proceedings will be LoudSound’s head of operations, Dan Craig. Dan is part of the senior management team at LoudSound, delivering some of the UK's largest and most prestigious festival events including British Summer Time Hyde Park and Field Day.
|09:00 - 10:00||Coffee & Tea Break|
|10:00 - 11:15||Opening Address & Panel 1:
Rules & Regulations: Changes & challenges in worldwide production
|11:15 - 11:45||Coffee & Tea Break|
|11:25 - 11:35||Production Note|
|11:45 - 13:00||Panel 2:
Welfare for Workers: Work in progress
|13:00 - 14:30||Lunch Break|
|13:00 - 13:15||Yoga Session: Welfare for Delegates|
|13:30 - 13:40||Production Note|
|14:00 - 14:10||Production Note|
|14:30 - 15:45||Panel 3|
|15:45 - 16:15||Coffee & Tea Break|
|15:55 - 16:05||Production Note|
|16:15 - 17:45||Panel 4|
|18:00 - 20:00||Closing Drinks Party|
A delegate pass to IPM includes access to all conference sessions, an IPM conference guide with full delegate contact information, complimentary coffee and tea, a five-star buffet lunch, and a two-hour drinks-and-nibbles session in the company of peers and early-bird ILMC and GEI delegates.
Register for IPM 11
Please note that ILMC delegates should not register for IPM using this button. If you are registering for
both ILMC and IPM please register here. Alternatively, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early-bird rates are available until Friday 19 January 2018.
To read our Terms & Conditions, click here.
To mark its 10th anniversary in 2017, IPM introduced a Bursary Scheme for young production professionals. The scheme is intended to provide a route for those who would otherwise not be able to attend, to participate in IPM for the first time.
To apply for the IPM Bursary Scheme, please click here.
The IPM agenda consists of four main panel topics and a series of Production Notes. The finalised IPM 11 agenda, compiled using both feedback from previous IPM delegates, and the IPM Advisory Group (an invited group of figures who kindly give their time to ensure the IPM agenda is as relevant as possible), will be published here shortly. In the meantime, here is a taster of forthcoming sessions:
With the world getting smaller and tours getting longer, international legislation provides a daily challenge. How realistic is the Working Time Directive for the event production industry and how is it being applied, enforced or perhaps avoided in practice? How have events adapted to CDM, and with research having proved the dangers of sleep deprivation, is fatigue being taken seriously now? What are the costs & implications of doubling up on crew and who is the liable party to pay? Last but not least, chair Andy Lenthall (PSA) leads a discussion on the latest updates on visas, work permits, Brexit, sustainability, and other international changes and challenges that will be relevant to the international production industry.
Chair: Andy Lenthall (The Production Services Association, UK)
In last year’s welfare for workers panel, we discussed mental health. This year we get further into onsite and touring health, beginning with food & nutrition. With healthy food more expensive and harder to source on the road, how is the production industry looking after the physical welfare of its teams? Meanwhile, with people sat on flimsy chairs in Portacabins onsite for weeks on end, should massage and physiotherapy be available for crew and artists alike? With water shortages common, who should take priority for a shower, and are accident and injury books being managed properly or is temporary staff keeping quiet to avoid losing work? Mixing practical and realistic suggestions for improvement, the session will consider how much better things could be.
Previous IPM Reports can be found here.
A list of registered IPM 11 delegates will appear here in January 2018 and will be updated on a weekly basis until the conference has taken place.
Click here for a list of delegates that attended IPM 10.