In this edition of our eNews, we bring you an update on the many speakers who will bring their expertise to the Wednesday line-up at ILMC 33, which, if you’ve somehow managed to miss the memo, will kick off with a virtual KABOOM! in just one week’s time (click here to register if it’s somehow slipped your mind)…

The Talent Pipeline: Bringing new artists online features musician Ben Lovett from Communion Music; David Mogendorff from TikTok; YouTube’s Nur OzdamarNastassja Roberts from Dreamhaus; and WME’s David Levy. The panel will discuss the ever evolving world of A&R, under the watchful eye of X-ray Touring’s Beckie Sugden.

Grassroots Venues: Route to recovery will see Music Venue Trust’s Beverley Whitrick and Mark Davyd chair a discussion around the challenges small venues are facing, with postgraduate Leo FeijoAudrey Fix Schaefer from I.M.P./National Independent Venue Association; John Wardle from the National Live Music Office in Australia; Anya Della Croce from PETZI; and Area4Labs’ Ian Condry.

Elsewhere, Oak View Group’s Brian Kabatznik joins a panel to discuss future-proofing venues in The Venue’s Venue: Rooms to manoeuvre.

Additions to PULSE@ILMC – a new series of sessions dedicated to the tech and innovations that are changing the business – include Stacie Miles from Bravado, who joins The Business of Live Tech panel. Sweet Streams: Best in Class adds Lars-Oliver Vogt, Live Nation GSA; James Sutcliffe from LIVENow Global; Kiswe’s Mike SchabelFabrice Sergent, Bandsintown; and Tim Westergren from Sessions.

The New Fan Experience sees Live Nation’s Sarah Slater sign-up; and additions to The Live-streamers Guide to Live Music panel are Yvan Boudillet, TheLynk; Danny Lee, Asian Agent; Facebook’s Julie BogaertGary Marella from Mono Music; and Wiktoria Wójcik from inSTREAMLY.’s Manfred Tari chairs Collaboration: The multiplayer experience, with Olivier Darbois from Prodiss; Kati Kuusisto from Event Industries Finland; ILMC regular Lucy Noble from the National Arenas Association and the Royal Albert Hall; Julio Martí, Asociación de Promotores Musicales (Spanish promoters association); and Niklas Nienaß from Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. Together they will consider whether the international live music industry needs a unified representative body.

In The Arena Resilience Alliance: The story so far, chair John Langford from AEG Europe will take a look at the initiative created by members of the European Arenas Association to lobby and raise awareness. John will be joined by Olivier Toth, from Rockhal, Luxembourg; Lotta Nibell, Got Event AB; and Fabien Miclet, consultant, European Strategies.

Click here to see all participating speakers.