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Futures Forum returns!

After a successful debut in 2019, Futures Forum will return on Friday 6 March 2020 – welcoming live music’s brightest young executives 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 stars who are driving its evolution.

Futures Forum 2020 will continue to experiment with non-traditional conference formats, mixing connected discussions with immersive workshops, peer-to-peer networking and TED-style ‘Soapbox’ presentations by thought leaders.

Also returning are the career-boosting mentoring sessions that proved a highlight of Futures Forum 2019. These one-on-one meetings provide a rare opportunity for Futures delegates to meet face to face with some of the most successful figures in live music.

Registration for Futures 2020 will open soon, with the first sessions set to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, click here to find out how you can get involved with Futures Forum.

Introducing the Futures Council 2020

To ensure topics and content at Futures Forum are as relevant as possible, the agenda is once again being steered by our Futures Council – made up of some of the most exciting young executives in the industry – alongside affiliated associations, the ILMC agenda team and the IQ editorial team.

For 2020 the Council has grown to 16 members, representing a wider spread of ages, backgrounds, specialisations and industry sectors – imbuing Futures Forum with an even broader wealth of expertise and experience ahead of its second edition.

Get involved in Futures Forum

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. Where ILMC has driven conversation in live music for the past 30+ years, Futures Forum has fast become an incubator for the best new talent in the business.

In 2020, the agenda is once again being steered by our Futures Council, alongside affiliated associations, the ILMC agenda team and the IQ editorial team. But we also want to hear from you – the influencers, innovators and future bosses helping to drive the concert business forward.

If you can add to the conversation – if you have something to say or present, or an idea for a speaker, or simply a request for something you’d like to see discussed at Futures Forum – we’d love to hear from you. Email jon@iq-mag.net.

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