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 will be published here in February 2016.
For the second year, ILMC's Bursary Scheme is available for a small number of young professionals and start-up companies. The scheme is intended to provide a route for those who would otherwise not be able to attend, to participate in ILMC for the first time. Patrons of the scheme are Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach.
The closing date to apply is 29 January 2016, with successful applicants being notified in the first week of February. A Bursary Scheme place is a full ILMC delegate pass. Details of all successful applicants will remain strictly confidential.
To apply for a bursary place, you must:
1. Be employed by, or own, a company that has not previously been represented at ILMC.
2. Have not previously attended an ILMC yourself.
3. Have gone through the ILMC nomination process (more details on this here).
ILMC is implementing a staged three-year plan to become more environmentally aware, and introducing several new initiatives this year as a result. These include:
· Voluntary carbon offset for all delegate travel
· Reviewing all print and manufacturing around the event
· Recycling bins placed throughout the hotel
· Paper waste reduction
· Suppliers issued with our environmental policy and asked to consider their own
· Working closely with the Royal Garden Hotel to reduce all waste
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The fabulous award-winning event security specialists - Showsec International - will take their traditional place as guardians of the Royal Garden Hotel throughout ILMC 28, offering consummate protection to those delegates who find themselves being hotly pursued by pixelated monsters and digital villains (discounting the ones found in AEG's Barcade at 4am) and maintaining the exclusivity of the Royal Garden Hotel.
To read more about Showsec International's excellent reputation for crowd management, click here.
In response to requests for more private meeting space around the conference, this year ILMC has secured its very own pub! On the Thursday and Friday of ILMC, delegates will have exclusive use of the Goat Tavern, which is immediately across the road from the Royal Garden Hotel.
A wonderfully traditional British boozer, The Goat serves a great selection of teas, coffees, beers and wines, as well as offering a full menu all day should you wish to combine a meeting with a quick bite to eat.
The Goat is open exclusively for ILMC delegates from 11am until 6pm on both Thursday 3 March, and Friday 4 March. Outside of these times, the pub is open to all, including delegates.Goat Tavern, 3A Kensington High St, London W8
11:00 -18:00 Thursday 3 & Friday 4 March (ILMC only)
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The delegates' leaflet table provides a cost-effective way to market your company to other delegates. Situated in a prime location, their placement makes sure you catch the passing crowd both coming and going, with all proceeds going to The Nikos Fund.
Tick the Leaflet Table box on the online Registration Form or contact email@example.com.
Places on the Leaflet Table must be pre-booked no later than 6PM GMT on Friday 26 February 2016. No materials will be accepted unless a place has been pre-booked and paid for, and you must be responsible for collecting all unused literature.
Friday from 11:00 - Monday early AM
Park Terrace Restaurant
Friday 06:00-23:00. Dinner reservations taken after 18:30.
11:00 -18:00 Thursday 3 & Friday 4 March (ILMC only)
Additionally, there is a wealth of cafes, juice bars and pubs within a 60-second walk from the hotel, perfect for meeting away from the main bustle of the conference.
The mezzanine level of the hotel is the central hub for delegates throughout the conference weekend and offers an exclusive area dedicated to networking, entertaining, business, play and an endless array of impromptu activities. The bars and cafés on this level offer delegates an exclusive centre for both business and pleasure.
Once again ILMC will have a mobile app that allows delegates to plan their schedule, get conference updates and network, all via their smartphones. ILMC’s Official Mobile Partner is developer Airbeem.
The ILMC Networking Scheme allows delegates to communicate with each other and plan meetings in advance of the conference. Members of the scheme are issued a password to access a protected section of this website, where they can find each other's contact details. To take part, please tick the relevant box when registering or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic details about every registered delegate will be automatically listed (unless you opt out when you register for the conference) elsewhere on this site and in the Globetrotters Guide (which you will receive upon your arrival at ILMC) but the networking scheme is the only way for delegates to access each others' contact details in advance.
The adult-in-charge of the Networking Scheme is Tom Hopewell (email@example.com), who will be able to advise you on getting the most out of your weekend, and will be on hand to make the odd introduction, if necessary.
Each year, The Nikos Fund raises money for a chosen registered charity to commemorate the life and contribution to the ILMC of one of our founding members, the late Nikos Sachpasidis.
Every delegate automatically makes a donation to The Nikos Fund just by registering for the conference but there will be additional opportunities to further swell the coffers by giving generously via the Nikos Fund collection tins, strategically placed around the Royal Garden Hotel and occasionally shaken loudly in your face during the conference.
ILMC 28 will be raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) - the world's leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation.
MSF provides emergency assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. They work in over 60 countries and go to places where others cannot and choose not to go.
The Tech Laboratory will be open and online almost 24-hours a day throughout the ILMC weekend, and will host some of the most innovative tech companies in the industry who’ll be showcasing their wares to delegates.
The room also contains computers on which delegates can check their emails, update their Facebook statuses, as well as charge their overworked and underpaid laptops, iPads, smartphones, Commadore 64s and Etchasketches.
With hot tea and coffee on tap, and cakes and snacks also available, it's one of the best areas for private meetings during ILMC.
The York Suite is definitely somewhere to be at the ILMC, as it features those essentials of the live industry - music, food and booze.
As well as being the place where many meetings and additional events take place, it is available for private meetings when not being used for an event.
In the York Suite you can partake of extra life-giving hot breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, a complimentary snack lunch on Friday and hot buffet on Saturday lunchtime.