The Venue’s Venue: Spaces for stars
Room 2 | 10:00 – 11:15 | Thursday
Chair: Ģirts Krastiņš, Arena Riga (LV)
The Venue’s Venue kicks off the Venue Summit 2018 with a first look at analysis of 2017 arena data from the EAA, NAA and IQ’s European Arena Yearbook. Beyond the numbers, topics include maintaining standards in the face of falling revenues, and the change in the concertgoer experience from ‘being there’ to ‘being more.’ As consumer expectation rises, and venue operators innovate to keep pace, Ģirts Krastiņš asks how larger venues might support the grassroots breeding grounds that provide a steady flow of future headliners. Finally (following Wednesday afternoon’s workshop), the impending European-wide GDPR legislation is discussed along with the new landscape for digital fan engagement.