THE FIRST panellists have been announced for the 12TH annual LIVE UK Summit, to be held on Thursday 11 October in London’s West End.
Focussing on the venues sector, the Supply & Demand panel will feature NEC Group MD of Arenas Phil Mead and VMS Live founder Steve Forster, while Fields of Change include the Association of Independent Festivals’ Membership & Project’s Coordinator Phoebe Rodwell.
Speakers on The Big Ticket will include Ticketmaster vice-president (VP) of music & festivals Sarah Slater, Eventim UK chairman Nick Blackburn and Dice head of music Jason Edwards.
Other sessions at the event include The Discovery Panel – finding and developing new talent, and Masters of the Universe, featuring the stories of major international players.
The event, to be held at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel on Thursday 11 October, attracts more than 300 live music industry professionals and speakers from a broad spectrum of sectors, ranging from venue operators and festival organisers to artiste managers, tech companies and service suppliers.
Early-bird registration for the Summit costs £115 + VAT and is available, along with more information, at www.liveuksummit.com.
The conference is followed in the evening by the Live Music Business Awards www.livemusicwards.co.uk, with honours presented across 24 categories, including Best Venue Teamwork, Greatest Brand Impact, Indie Promoter of the Year, Best Festival and Breakthrough Artiste.