After a successful debut in 2019, Futures Forum returns – welcoming live music’s brightest young stars to share their 2020 vision for the future of the industry.
Created and shaped by young professionals, Futures Forum is a one-day discussion and networking event for the next generation of live music industry leaders. It takes place as part of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in London, bringing together the people that currently define the business with the emerging execs who are driving its evolution.
Futures Forum experiments with non-traditional conference formats, mixing connected discussions with immersive workshops, TED-style ‘Soapbox’ presentations by thought leaders, peer-to-peer networking and career-boosting mentoring – providing a rare opportunity for delegates to meet face to face with some of the most successful figures in live music.
If you’re a working professional looking to build connections, expand your knowledge or contribute to the future of the business, Futures Forum is the most important event on your calendar.
To attend Futures Forum you need to be either:
1. A young professional working in the live music industry – suggested age 30 or under
2. A registered ILMC delegate (ILMC delegates do NOT need to purchase a separate ticket to attend)
3. A member of one of the following associations:
Futures Forum updates
With just a few weeks to go before the inaugural edition of Futures Forum, we’re hugely excited to announce that our first-ever keynote interview will feature the double Grammy-winning superstar Dua Lipa. The Futures Forum Keynote: Dugi & Dua Lipa will see Dua and her rock star father, Dukagjin Lipa, interviewed by IQ editor Gordon
The first conference sessions for Futures Forum are now live. Futures Forum begins at 10am with Meet the New Bosses: Class of 2019, as UTA’s Oliver Ward chairs a panel of rising industry stars who will discuss their vision for the business. The morning also features the first round of 15-minute Soapbox Sessions, including How
Futures Forum takes place across multiple rooms in the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. The day features a mixture of progressive panel discussions, quickfire presentations of new ideas and initiatives, and game-changing technology; workshops on a range of industry topics; and dedicated mentoring sessions with industry leaders. The provisional schedule can be viewed here and
Some of the industry’s most exciting executives are steering Futures Forum. Aino-Maria Paasivirta Promoter, Fullsteam Agency Aino-Maria Paasivirta, 26, is a promoter at Fullsteam Agency, Finland. Paasivirta started working at Fullsteam as assistant to founder Rauha Kyyrö, working with acts such as Big Boi, Jośe González, Franz Ferdinand, Wiz Khalifa, Jack White, Volbeat and
Futures Forum will feature a mixture of hosted discussions, quickfire presentations of new ideas and initiatives, and game-changing technology; workshops on a range of industry topics; and dedicated mentoring sessions with industry leaders. The day’s schedule is currently being built, and sessions will be announced as they are confirmed. In the same way that ILMC
To attend Futures Forum you need to: 1. Be a young professional (suggested aged 30 or under), or a registered ILMC delegate (ILMC delegates do NOT need to purchase a ticket to attend this event). 2. Either work for a known company in the live music business, or be nominated to attend by an existing
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