Events

THURSDAY
ILMC Production Meeting
GEI (Green Events & Innovations Conference)
Association Summit
Access All Areas
IPM Closing Drinks
The Space Invaders Opening Party


FRIDAY
The IEG Power-Up Lunch
The United Talent Happy Hour

Dutch Impact Party
The Hi-Score Texas Hold'em Poker Tourney
The Multiplayers Table Football Coupe du Monde
Access All Areas



SATURDAY

The EAA Lunch
Feld's Ice-Cream Reboot
Match of the Year Football
The Mario Bros. Gala Dinner & Arthurio Awards
Access All Areas
Grand Theft Auto-Tune Karaoke

SUNDAY
Complimentary Lunch
The Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw
The Game-Over Dinner

Access All Areas

 




Thursday 3 March 2016


ILMC Production Meeting 

The eighth annual ILMC Production Meeting moves to a new venue this year to accommodate the increasing number of production professionals who descend from all across the globe in order to participate in this event. As well as a full day of panel sessions, discussion and networking, IPM this year will be adding a progamme of short presentations to the schedule, while increasing substantially in size in order to accommodate 250 delegates.      
IPM includes a delicious buffet lunch, and closing drinks party, as well as tea and coffee breaks and ample networking opportunities. Sponsored by eps, EFM and Megaforce, registration is separate to the main conference although ILMC delegates benefit from a discounted rate.

For a full event description and for registration instructions, click here.

Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, London, W8

10:00-18:00

Hosts: eps | Etihad | EFM | Megaforce



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GEI (Green Events & Innovations Conference)

The eighth edition of the UK’s leading conference for sustainability at live events, Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival and Bucks New University in partnership with ILMC. The event welcomes around 150 professionals working or with an interest in environmental initiatives at live events, and draws experts from around the world. 

As the industry’s response to environmental management matures, GEI continues to demonstrate the latest solutions and technologies for practical event management. The conference mixes practical case studies and presentations, alongside networking coffee breaks, a complimentary lunch, and a closing party.

For a full event description and to register, click here.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
10:00 – 18:00
   

 
 

Association Summit

This year ILMC is inviting many key live music associations from around the world to converge in London for a one-off meeting. Many markets throughout the globe are facing similar issues and fighting similar causes, often with varying levels of success. Equally, with tours and festival artists traveling across borders, each market has to deal with common situations and obstacles in hosting them, in addition to specific local conditions. 

The idea of the meeting is to draw together the leading, active live music association from each market, as well as a small number of pan-European sector associations, to meet, network and present best-case ideas and initiatives. The summit is a closed meeting, with one representative from each association invited.

For further information or to represent your association at the meeting, please email greg@ilmc.com.

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Access All Areas

The Access All Areas programme gives delegates a chance to catch some of London’s hottest shows using just their ILMC pass. With the whole of London on our doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to get stuck into and enjoy…  

Line-up details can be found in the conference guide that delegates will receive when they check-in at the Royal Garden Hotel and here.

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out. 

Various times and locations. 

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IPM Closing Drinks

After an industrious day of production-related panels and presentations, IPM delegates will have the opportunity to head to the Royal Garden Hotel (home of the ILMC) to socialise and network further, this time with a drink in their hands.

The York Suite, Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 20:00
Hosts: eps | Etihad | EFM | Megaforce

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The Space Invaders Opening Party

There’s only one place to start invading ILMC's five-star space this year, and that’s at the Space Invaders Opening Party. Taking place early – from 18:00 – 20:00 – to allow delegates ample time for a few game-sharpening drinks before heading out for the evening, this analogue event includes complimentary bubbles, tasty nibbles and great prizes – making it the perfect launch pad for ILMC 28.
 
Hosted by those handsome girls and boys at .Tickets (the new top-level web domain targeted at the ticketing sector), the party reunites ILMC members after 12 months of global missions. And as if all that networking and complimentary booze wasn’t enough reason to form an orderly queue, we’ll also be running arcade game competitions with some juicy prizes up for grabs. Possibly the only way to begin ILMC 28.

AEG's Barcade, mezzanine floor, Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 20:00

Host: .Tickets

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Friday 4 March 2016


The IEG Power-Up Lunch

With the Friday conference programme now packed more tightly than a Tetris block, and proving that there is such a thing as a free one, IEG's Power-Up Lunch offers delegates a welcome two-hour window in which to load-up on energy pellets and boost their vitality before the afternoon sessions begin.

Hosted once again by our friends at Istanbul Entertainment Group, delegates will be treated to a variety of delicious meze and Turkish delights, located right across the 'meze-nine' floor of the hotel. As the gateway between East and West, what more fitting flavours could there be for our international live music crowd. 

The York Suite and AEG’s Barcade, Royal Garden Hotel
12:30-14:30

Host: Istanbul Entertainment Group

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The United Talent Happy Hour

Before Friday night’s schedule of dinners and events kicks off, the guys and gals at United Talent Agency have stepped up to lay-on their very own Happy Hour. Taking place in the York Suite on the mezzanine level of the hotel, it’s a chance to meet the outfit until recently known as The Agency Group, while enjoying a complimentary beverage or three… A room full of agents and booze…what could possibly go wrong?! 

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The Dutch Impact Party

Music, drinks, presentations, snacks, competitions...Friday night at ILMC would not be complete without the annual Dutch Impact Party.

As well as showcases from the hottest Dutch talent around, there’s a Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017 registration up for grabs, as well as enough drinks and nibbles to keep the most hardcore player going. And as it all takes place at Bodo’s Schloss, right next door to the Royal Garden Hotel, it’ll take just moments to swing, jump or race over.

Taking to the stage at this year’s highly anticipated event are indie rock trio Bombay, punk four-piece The Deaf, and psychedelic rock outfits: Pauw and DeWolff. These acts have already built solid foundations and are at the forefront of the Dutch music scene. If their growing fan base is anything to go by, these bands have exciting musical careers ahead of them and they are sure to make Friday night an evening to remember.
 
Running order:
 
18:20 - 18:45    Bombay
19:10 - 19:35    Pauw
20:00 - 20:25    The Deaf
20:55 - 21:30    DeWolff
 
This indie rock trio’s incendiary live shows thrust them into the limelight grabbing the attention of audiences worldwide with the release of their debut album ‘Vulture/ Provider’. Bombay’s latest LP ‘Show Your Teeth’ is set to be even bigger than before, bringing post punk and 90’s grunge together with poppy hooks. This Amsterdam-based band's live show will showcase for their experimental, genre-spanning sound. www.bombaybombaybombay.com/
 
Fresh from conquering Eurosonic, Dutch psych rockers PAUW have recently released their debut album ‘Macrocosm Microcosm’ through Caroline International. PAUW meld influences including Earth & Fire, Pink Floyd, Tame Impala and Temples to soporific effect. “Macrocosm Microcosm is an accomplished and ambitious record that works on every level” says Drowned in Sound, joining the likes of MOJO, Clash and Shindig praising their innate songwriting ability on their new album. PAUW are undoubtedly the new psych pop ambassadors to look out for. http://pauwband.com/
 
Hailing from The Hague, South Holland garage punkers The Deaf have played multiple live shows across their home country and further afield, reaffirming their savage reputation. The band’s motto to ‘play it loud, fast & keep going’ invites the audience on their rebellious journey.  With two albums under their belt already, The Deaf have a lot to say and they are adamant that they will be heard. www.thedeaf.nl/

Since inception 8 years ago, psychedelic blues-rock band DeWolff has gained an indisputable reputation and quickly become one of the most popular bands in Holland. With no less than 5 studio albums under their belt and a sixth due for release this year, DeWolff are sure to boast one of the stand-out performances of the night. www.dewolff.nu/
 
 
Spaces are limited so please RSVP here to confirm your place on the guest list.

Bodo’s Schloss, 2A Kensington High Street, London W8
(Next door to the Royal Garden Hotel)
18:00 to 21:30

Hosts: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands | Performing Arts Fund.NL | Buma Cultuur | Eurosonic Noorderslag

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The Hi-Score Texas Hold'em Poker Tourney

It’s fair to say that many of ILMC's delegates are partial to a high score now and again, which is probably why the Poker Tourney is such a popular event. Bluff, bravado, high stakes… it’s a great way to make new friends, lie to their faces and win the shirts off their backs!

Sign-up when you register, or email marketing@ilmc.com for a chance to win one of the bar tab prizes on offer. Alternatively, if you feel like a gamble, swing by on Friday night and enquire about any last-minute places before the event commences.

The tourney costs just £20 to enter and all proceeds go towards the Nikos Fund, which this year is raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.

Host: WWE
Pollstar’s Tech Laboratory, mezzanine level, Royal Garden Hotel
21:00 - 00:00

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The Multiplayers Table Football Coupe du Monde

The best video games work better in multiplayer mode, which is also true of the Table Football Coupe du Monde. A late-night competition of dubious moral and physical calibre, players sign-up in pairs to fight a series of rounds, battling for the smallest World Cup known to mankind... 

Hosted by Wembley Stadium, the fate of the Coupe du Monde is decided on ILMC’s personalised (and competition standard) Bonzini table, which made its debut last year. 

Be in the bar by 22:00 to sign-up with your co-player, then be ready to battle for international glory. IQ’s Terry ‘Supersonic’ McNally referees. 

AEG's Barcade, mezzanine level, Royal Garden Hotel
00:00 - 03:00
Host: Wembley Stadium

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Access All Areas

The Access All Areas programme gives delegates a chance to catch some of London’s hottest shows using just their delegate pass. With the whole of London on ILMC's doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to get stuck into and enjoy…  

Line-up details can be found in the conference guide that delegates will receive when they check-in at the Royal Garden Hotel and here.

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out.


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Saturday 5 March 2016


Lunch with EAA

Those lovely folk at EAA (European Arenas Association) host the second free ILMC lunch, as the Royal Garden Hotel’s consummate chefs showcase their considerable talents and lay on a buffet menu to remember. With everything on offer from sushi to hot delights and more, it’s a truly five-star feast, so make like Pacman and gobble gobble gobble your fill…

Share a glass of wine with the many arena members from around Europe, or be in the running to win some rather special tickets for upcoming shows. Alternatively, with a culinary spread that includes everything from sushi to hot delights, just make like Pacman and gobble it all up.

Park Terrace | York Suite, Royal Garden Hotel
12:30 – 14:30
Host: EAA



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Feld's Ice-Cream Reboot

Chasing coins and getting to the next level is always hard work, but Feld Entertainment provides some welcome relief on Saturday afternoon. The Ice-Cream Reboot is the perfect chance to take five during a busy afternoon’s conferencing, while adding to the kids’ collection of bizarre plastic cups at home.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
16:00 – 17:00
Host: Feld Entertainment

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Match of the Year Football

The Match of the Year showdown sees the UK take on the Rest of the World in a match of epic proportions, as the giants of the live industry get together for 90-minutes of analogue gameplay. 

Coaches will transport gameboys (or girls) from the Royal Garden Hotel and back again, so that both hi-scorers and losers can celebrate or console themselves at AEG's Barcade with liquid golden health potions at concessionary prices.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance; contact peter@aikenpromotions.com to get involved.

All Weather Sports Ground, Battersea Park, Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11
19:30-21:30

Host: Aiken Promotions 

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The Mario Bros. Gala Dinner & Super Arthurio Awards 

This is the one night of the year when 350 of the live music industry's’ power players, bosses and princesses come together. ILMC’s Gala Dinner and Arthur Awards once more takes place in the glittering surroundings of London’s most iconic hotel, The Savoy. This year, Mario and Luigi’s long-lost sibling, Arthurio, fronts the most prestigious evening in the live calendar. 

Guests will enjoy a champagne reception upon arrival, followed by a four-course feast with a selection of fine wines and entertainment. After dinner,  the live music industry’s Oscar equivalents - the Arthurio Awards - will be presented.

To see full details of the event including a video of highlights from last year's event, click here.

Tickets for The Mario Bros. Gala Dinner and Super Arthurio Awards are £175 per person. 

In order to remain sympathetic to the surroundings of The Savoy Hotel, the dresscode for this event is smart.

This event has now sold out. If you wish to be included on the waiting list please email registration@ilmc.com.

The Savoy Hotel, The Lancaster Ballroom, River Entrance on Savoy Place, London WC2R
19:30-00:00
Hosts: AEG Ogden | Etihad Stadium | Chugg Entertainment | Ticketmaster

  
 

 

Access All Areas 

The Access All Areas programme gives delegates a chance to catch some of London’s hottest shows using just their delegate passes. With the whole of London on ILMC's doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to get stuck into and enjoy…  

Line-up details can be found in the conference guide that delegates will receive when they check-in at the Royal Garden Hotel and here.

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out.

 

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Grand Theft Auto-Tune Karaoke

A favourite for the wannabe pop stars, the karaoke hardcore, the tambourine shakers or anyone who likes a giggle, the Grand Theft Auto-Tune Karaoke will be the scene of a multitude of crimes, all against music. Largely offensive to anyone sober or with perfect pitch or a hotel room directly above the York Suite, expect outrageous performances and a touch of hilarity from late on Saturday until the early hours of Sunday. 

With themed cocktails, boxes of props and costumes for inspiration, and prizes for the best Super Mario impersonation, this late-night dive is where the majority of the Saturday-night party crowd ends up, and gets completely pixelated.

The York Suite. mezzanine level, Royal Garden Hotel
22:30 - late

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Sunday 6 March 2016



Complimentary Lunch

A final opportunity to savour a delicious complimentary lunch prepared by the Royal Garden Hotel’s consummate chefs who lay on a buffet to remember. With everything on offer from sushi to hot delights and splendid desserts, it’s a truly five-star feast, so make like Pacman for the last time and gobble gobble your fill…

Park Terrace, ground floor, Royal Garden Hotel
13:30 – 15:30

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Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw



The ILMC raises a significant amount of money every year for a charity of its choice in honour of the Nikos Fund.

Hand in your business cards to the ILMC girls and boys with collection tins and turn up for a 14:45 start for the chance to win some colossal prizes as our chosen charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders benefit. But don’t forget - you must be in the room to win.

Park Terrace, Royal Garden Hotel

14:45-15:15

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The Game-Over Dinner

With many ILMCers still around on Sunday night, we’ll be reserving tables for dinner at a location not far from the Royal Garden Hotel. Anyone who’d like to join the ILMC team for this informal supper is welcome. There’s no advance booking, no need to sign-up in advance, just turn up on the night. 

It’s a last supper for all the game players and industry architects who just can't face the journey home yet. And did we mention that ILMC has exclusive use of the Royal Garden Hotel bar afterwards as well…? It’s a final bonus stage before facing the boss on Monday morning...even if you are the boss.

Venue TBC
19:00 - home

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Access All Areas 

The Access All Areas programme gives delegates a chance to catch some of London’s hottest shows using just their delegate passes. With the whole of London on ILMC's doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to get stuck into and enjoy…  

Line-up details can be found in the conference guide that delegates will receive when they check-in at the Royal Garden Hotel and here.

Entry requirements differ, so please check at the Help Desk before heading out.

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