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Schedule

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.

If you can add to the conversation – if you have something to say, present, or request – we would like to hear from you. Email jon@iq-mag.net.

THE FUTURES FORUM 2020 SCHEDULE

09:00
Lower Ground Floor Lobby

Arrival & Networking

The Networking Lounge features complimentary tea and coffee to kick off Futures Forum 2020.

10:00
Room 1

MEET THE NEW BOSSES: CLASS OF 2020

IQ’s New Bosses discuss their career paths to date and the skills needed to succeed in the modern live industry.

Charly Beedell-Tuck

Solo Agency

Jo Young

Ticketmaster UK

Karolina Hansen

DTD Concerts

Marc Saunders

The O2

Matt Pickering-Copley

Primary Talent

10:00
Room 4

WORKSHOP: THE TICKET OF THE FUTURE

From tout-busting mobile tickets to emerging technologies in touring and festival ticketing, what’s the next evolution of the ticket?

Bonita McKinney

Ticketmaster UK

10:00
Room 3

Mentor Sessions

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, including major players from the agency, touring, venue and ticketing worlds.

11:00
Room 2

Coffee & Tea Break

Delegates can retire to the Networking Lounge for a short break before the next slate of programming begins.

11:30
Room 4

WORKSHOP: GETTING SMART ABOUT DIGITAL MARKETING

How two of the UK’s leading independent promoters maximise exposure of their events online.

Karma Bertelsen

Kilimanjaro Live

Kelly Bennaton

DHP Family

11:30
Room 1

Soapbox Sessions I

Four 15-minute, TED-style talks by thought leaders provide practical inspiration for busy professionals.

11:30
Room 3

Mentor Sessions

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, including major players from the agency, touring, venue and ticketing worlds.

12:00
Room 4

WORKSHOP: ASSERTIVENESS & EFFECTIVENESS AT WORK

A short workshop on standing up for your idea, your act and even yourself.

12:30

Networking Lunch & Hosted Meetings

TicketSwap host this opportunity to catch up with friends, old and new, over a complimentary buffet lunch courtesy of the Royal Garden Hotel’s five-star chefs.

12:40
Room 3

Mentor Sessions

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, including major players from the agency, touring, venue and ticketing worlds.

14:00
Room 1

MENTAL HEALTH: NEXT STEPS FOR LIVE

Considering the safety nets, services and spaces for those in need, and how the industry can still do better.

Adam Ficek

Music & Mind

Aino-Maria Paasivirta

Fullsteam Agency

Joe Hastings

Help Musicians UK

Stacey Pragnell

ATC Live

14:00
Room 3

GLOBAL TOURING: STEPPING UP INTERNATIONALLY

How to gauge when your fans are ready, your band are ready, and then to route, price and maximise the impact of a global tour.

14:00
Room 4

WORKSHOP: LIFE AFTER YOUR STAR ACT

Leading execs will reflect on their own early career setbacks and discuss how they moved on to bigger-and-better things.

15:00
Room 2

Coffee & Tea Break

Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, and a chance to relax and recharge before the conference sessions that follow.

15:15
Room 1

OK, BOOMER: CLOSING THE GENERATION GAP

Senior execs from leading concert businesses are paired with their more junior counterparts to compare experiences and ways of working.

Anna-Sophie Mertens

Live Nation UK

Jon Chapple

IQ Magazine

Kevin Jergenson

ICM Partners

Maria May

CAA

Phil Bowdery

Live Nation

15:15
Room 3

Soapbox Sessions II

Four 15-minute, TED-style talks by thought leaders provide practical inspiration for busy professionals.

16:15
Room 2

Networking Break

Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, and a chance to relax and recharge before the conference sessions that follow.

16:45
Room 1

THE FUTURES FORUM KEYNOTE: TEAM MUMFORD & SONS

From humble beginnings as teenagers honing their craft on the UK’s grassroots venues circuit, London-born Mumford & Sons have, over the past 13 years, risen to become one of the world’s most in-demand live acts...

Adam Tudhope

Everybody's

Ben Lovett

Mumford & Sons

17:45
Bar, Mezzanine

Futures Forum & ILMC Closing Drinks

All delegates are invited to the Royal Garden Hotel’s well-stocked bar for two-and-a-half hours of merriment and conversation. It’s a springboard to Friday night in London and the grand finale of the ILMC week.

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