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The Open Forum: The big round up

The Open Forum: The big round up

Room 1 | 11:15 – 12:45 | Wednesday

Chair: Phil Bowdery, Live Nation (UK)

ILMC's big opening session sets the tone for the rest of the conference. With an all-star line-up stretching across the live music universe, the session reviews the last 12 months in the business, while also looking ahead at the coming year.

Topics tabled for discussion this year include the ongoing threat from terrorism; gender and inclusivity in the wake of the #MeToo campaign; continued consolidation of the agency and promoter businesses; BREXIT; and everyone's favourite, secondary ticketing, plus one or two surprises. Chair Phil Bowdery considers the most pressing topics in the business during 90 minutes of insight, analysis and debate. 

Guest speakers include:
Ruth Barlow, Beggars Group (UK)
Ian McAndrew, Wildlife Entertainment (UK)
John Meglen, AEG Presents Concerts West (US)
Steve Strange, X-ray Touring (UK)
Neil Warnock, United Talent Agency (UK)