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SUMMIT SHAPES UP

The Summit, the UK’s live music conference, has asked A Greener Festival to put together a green panel looking at new innovations, environmental campaigns and exciting new developments. Confirmed panellists include AGF’s own Ben Challis along with Love Your Tent co-ordinator Rick Storey, Ali Owen Thomas from Firefly Solar on power solutions and an update on the Zero Waste Events initiative, inspired by London 2012, from board member Mark Linehan.

Other panels at the Summit (8th and 9th October 2012 at the Raddison Blu Portman Hotel, London W1) include Maximum Exposure which will look at the coverage of live music in the media, and especially on television; The Music Chamber which will feature politicians across the table from live music business leaders to discuss issues facing the industry: Computer Says Yes  where pioneers of online and new tech solutions for marketing and managing live will explain how their services and products work; Meet The Agents, an open forum with both international operators and emerging star agents, discussing how an act gets started, the process of growth from clubs through festivals to arenas, how to break globally and how to make it last; Fields Of Gold which will look at the economic pressures on festivals as well as isues of inclement weather and the recent stage collapse tragedies; The Dynamic Ticket where panellists will explore new developments in the ticketing market; and Masters Of The Universe where some the country’s top agents and international promoters explain how they help to open new markets, develop acts’ careers internationally and maintain sustainability within the live sector. They also tend to share a tale or two! Confirmed speakers and guests include John Giddings (Isle of Wight / Solo), John Probyn (Live Nation), Steve Strange (X-Ray), Geoff Meall (The Agency), Claire O’Neill (Association of Independent Festivas and AGF), Rob Challice (Coda) and Emma Hogan (ITB).

The Summit also hosts the 2012 UK’s Live Music Business Awards on the evening of the 9th October.

More at http://www.liveuksummit.com/index.php

WE HAVE BEEN OFFERED A SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNT ON THE COST OF REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS AND EVENTS WE WORK WITH – PLEASE SEE http://www.liveuksummit.com/agf.php

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