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AAA SHOWS

Delegates have special access to shows happening around town. To go to any of the below, please enquire at the registration desk. Shows include: HENGE @ VILLAGE UNDERGROUND Presented by Rockfeedback SANS SOUCIS @ ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH Presented by Rockfeedback LANY @ EVENTIM APOLLO Presented by Live Nation GERRY CINNAMON @ ALEXANDRA PALACE Presented

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Festival Insurance in a Post-Pandemic World

This session will explore the world of insurance for festivals, promoters and the supply chain. The focus will be on cancellation insurance, but there will also be questions around Liability, Tour Operators Liability and Travel Insurance. There will be a discussion around government indemnity schemes in the UK, Europe and across the globe and how

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Counting The Cost Of Brexit

Navigating the post-Brexit rules for moving people and equipment into and out of Europe is complicated. Touring musicians and crews face barriers and additional costs that restrict their ability to work for UK artistes performing in Europe, and Europeans groups heading for the UK. What is really going on? This panel will cut through the

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Presentation: Festival Playground – The Future of Music Festivals

Initiated by Höme – Für Festivals, 37,000 fans from over 800 different festivals shared their thoughts on the future of festivals during in the largest European festival survey to date. The answers served as the basis for the Festival Playground in June. More than 80 German festivals locked themselves in for a weekend on a

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Your Next Headliner: Climate action

We’re not kidding. There is no getting around this emerging act today – and most certainly not in the future. A return to business as usual in the touring and festival industry is a dead-end and unimaginative aspiration. We’re now in the time of radical cooperation and creativity, stepping up and into our power and

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The Agency Business 2021

One of the most profound effects of Covid has been seen in the booking agency world; restructures and reshuffles have seen a slew of new independents launch, with many other agents swapping homes. So as the industry bounces back, what does the landscape for this vital sector look like, and how differently might agencies be

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The Roaring 20s?

Covid has altered consumers’ expectations and attitudes, so how do artists, agencies and the festival sector keep pace? There looks to be strong demand for 2022 and beyond, but there may also be bloodshed on the road ahead. From ticket sales and longstanding calendar entries to new players and casualties, what do the next three

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The Therapy Session

Okay, let’s get it all out. It’s been a rough ride, so what have we learnt, what should we have learnt, and how have we survived to this point? From rescheduling multiple times to last-minute cancellations, team changes, furlough and more… The Therapy Session kicks off IFF’s conference programme, with all in the room encouraged

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The IFF Keynote: Melvin Benn & Folkert Koopmans

As the international festival market looks ahead to 2022, who better to shine a light on the path ahead than Europe’s two most successful festival promoters? For a truly unique keynote this year, we welcome two festival titans to the IFF stage: managing director of Festival Republic, Melvin Benn, and managing director of FKP Scorpio

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