First 2024 Speakers Announced

The first batch of speakers and moderators for Futures Forum 2024 have been revealed.


Say hello to the first raft of speakers and moderators for Futures Forum 2024, set for Friday 1 March 2024 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London…

🎶 Agents vs Bookers
Wasserman Music’s dynamic duo Alex Hardee and Holly Rowland are the first pair confirmed for Agents vs Bookers, a brand new panel that promises to be insightful and silly in equal measures. Moderator Marc Saunders (The O2) will lift the lid on the inner workings of two agent-booker teams via in-depth discussions and quickfire question rounds. Stay tuned for the second agent-booker set.

👔 New Bosses: Meet the Class of 2024
Elsewhere, former New Boss Connie Shao (AEG Presents) graduates to moderator for the latest instalment of Meet The New Bosses. She’ll question a quartet of executives from the class of 2024 on their breakthrough moments, career highlights, and invaluable mentors.

🍃 A Greener Future: The Case Studies
No prizes for guessing who’s chairing A Greener Future: The Case Studies; it’s none other than Claire O’Neill (A Greener Future). She’ll welcome a panel of sustainability pioneers from festivals, venues and tours, who will share their tried-and-tested practices and innovative solutions. This session should leave the next generation of execs feeling well-equipped to tackle the industry’s greatest challenge.


🎧 Now That’s What I Call 2024
And finally, Gurj Summan (Live Nation, Festival Republic) will be revealing the acts he’s got his money on during Now That’s What I Call 2024. Him and his fellow panelists will swap tracks, tips and tales of the artists that are dominating their playlists.

Stay tuned for weekly announcements about Futures Forum 2024, including details on speakers and moderators, the Meet Your Mentor scheme, Soapbox Sessions, networking opportunities and the hotly anticipated Futures Forum 2024 Keynote!

Passes for the 1 March 2024 event are available for just £125+VAT, which includes all of the above, a five-star lunch, refreshments, drinks, and endless opportunities to connect.

Discounted group packages are also available if you’d like to bring multiple team members. Get in touch for information on these.