ENERGISED BY the move to a new venue – London’s Hard Rock Hotel and its Cumberland Place conference facilities at Marble Arch – the annual LIVE UK Summit has announced its full conference programme.
Under the banner New Venue, New Date, New Focus, the event is set to take place on Wednesday 30 October.
Conference sessions range from Everyday People, covering diversity and gender balance issues, Down To Earth (sustainability) and Guardians of the Galaxy (international booking agents) to the Managing Talent-sponsored Maximising Returns (tour revenue) and The World Is Enough (taking artistes overseas), and Taking Care of Business (concert promoting).
The highpoint of the event will be The Live Interview, which features the world’s top female international agent Emma Banks of CAA, whose roster includes Katy Perry, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers Arcade Fire and Florence + The Machine.
More than 300 delegates are expected to attend from across the industry – including grassroots to national event promoters, festival organisers, operators of venues from clubs to stadiums, artiste managers, booking agents, service providers, industry organisations and politicians.
Early-bird registration costs £115 + VAT until 4 October, after which full rate is £140 + VAT. For more information, www.liveuksummit.com. If you are a member of an industry organisation, check whether it has negotiated a discount registration rate.
The event is followed in the evening at the same venue by the Live Music Business Awards. For more information, see www.livemusicawards.co.uk.