The ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) is the foremost platform for international production professionals to meet, network and share good practice.

The 14th edition of the IPM will take place in a virtual format on Tuesday 2 March 2021, the day before ILMC kicks off. The world’s leading production managers; health, safety and security specialists; crewing companies; production suppliers; transport and travel firms; new technology suppliers; venue and promoters’ reps will convene online to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the live events production industry.

As usual, the IPM schedule will combine four main panel topics with several Production Note sessions in which new ideas and innovations are presented, along with various opportunities to network; and will once again run alongside the Green Events & Innovations Conference, allowing IPM delegates to access a number of GEI breakout sessions, and network with GEI delegates.

IPM 14’s sponsors are epsMegaforceAccess All Areas & IQ Magazine.

The Schedule At a Glance

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Words
09:05 – 10:05 Panel: Trucking hell! Is it really that bad?
10:00 – 10:45 Post-panel Discussion Lounge: Trucking
10:10 – 10:25 Production Note: New challenges, new tools: SafeSet
10:10 – 10:30 BreakOut: Cleaning Costs Included?
10:30 – 11:30 Panel: Let’s get on with it: Part II
11:30 – 12:15 Post-panel Discussion Lounge: Lets get on with it & SafeSet
11:30 – 11:55 BreakOut: Quick Fire Innovation Round – A Fresh Start
11:40 – 11:55 Production Note: Ready, steady, go! Crew-training solutions
12:00 – 13:00 Panel:We don’t need no education… Erm… Yes, you do!
13:00 – 13:45 Post-panel Discussion Lounge: Re-Education & OnSinch
13:05 – 13:50 Gaffers Q&A: Chris Marsh
14:00 – 15:00 Panel: Health & mental health: Of sound body & mind
14:00 – 17:00 Gaffers Lounge
15:00 – 15:45 Post-panel Discussion Lounge: Health & mental health
15:00 – 15:40 Gaffers Q&A: Jake Berry
15:05 – 15:20 Production Note: Seoul Music: Touring with K-pop
15:20 – 15:40 Presentation Major Tom
15:20 – 16:00 Post-panel Discussion Lounge: K-pop
15:45 – 16:45 Panel: It’s not easy being green
16:45 – 17:00 Breakout: There Is more to this than hot air
17:00 – 18:15 Round Table – The Gaffers
18:15 – 18:30 Closing words
18:15 – 20:30 After-show Lounge

What to expect

IPM 14 will retain much of the usual schedule and ambience, with the usual array of current topics, panelists and networking opportunities.

Delegates will be able to watch panels and Production Notes as usual, and interact and get involved in discussions. Outside of panels, delegates can network, meet up online and schedule chats.


An IPM pass includes access to all conference sessions and networking areas. All content will be available on demand until 18:00hrs GMT on Monday 5 April, allowing delegates to rewatch or catch up on sessions they missed on the day.

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All rates shown include VAT but exclude a 2% ticketing service fee.

Autumn Rate
(before 18:00 GMT 18 Dec)
IPM only £35
ILMC upgrade* £25
Winter Rate
(before 18:00 GMT 19 Feb)
IPM only £50
ILMC upgrade* £25
Spring Rate
(before 18:00 GMT 26 Feb)
IPM only £65
ILMC upgrade* £25
Walk-up Rate
(before 18:00 GMT 2 March)
IPM only £65
ILMC upgrade* £30

*To be eligible for the discounted rate, you must have already registered for ILMC.


Wob Roberts
The Invisible Solution Ltd (UK)
Ric Lipson
Chris Kansy
Gaffer (UK)
Tony Gittins
Gaffer (UK)
Bill Leabody
Gaffer (UK)
Carol Scott
Vatiswa Gilivane
VatiCan Group (Pty) Ltd (ZA)


If you want to see who you’ll be rubbing virtual shoulders with at IPM 14, then click below to see a list of the people who have registered so far.

IPM Delegate List

The IPM Day Host

Or hosts on this occasion. Each edition of IPM is hosted by a renowned figure from the production world. Previous hosts have included Meagan Walker, Rachel Haughey, Dan Craig, Lee Charteris, Bryan Grant, Keith Wood, John Probyn and Carl AH Martin.

This year will once again see our very own Carl A H Martin ( and Liz Fadden from the NoNonsense Group preside.

Supporting IPM

If you are interested in marketing your company, service or product to more than 200 production professionals during IPM, please contact Chris to discuss sponsorship opportunities.


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