The first speakers and chairs for ILMC 35 are in place, with many more to be announced over the coming weeks. And with previews of much of the conference’s agenda published here, the 2023 edition is shaping up fast.

On Wednesday, 1 March, CAA’s Maria May hosts ILMC’s big opening session, The Open Forum, which reflects on the past 12 months in the business and will be talking supply chain, price hikes, and keeping shows on the road. Whilst Jackie Wilgar, SVP, head of marketing at Live Nation, leads Marketing 3.0: The New Rules Rule and will discuss how promoters cut through the noise and ensure packed venues and fields.

Also on Wednesday, Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud and Live, is the first heavyweight executive lined up for the Latin Live discussion, which forms part of ILMC 2023’s focus on the Latin American market. Whilst Dan Steinberg, co-founder of Emporium Presents, chairs The Agency Business 2023, our annual deep dive into the sector on Thursday, 2 March.

Then on Friday, 3 March, Primary Talent’s Sally Dunstone kicks off Futures Forum at ILMC – the full day of programming for upcoming live music execs – hosting Meet the New Bosses: Class of 2023.

See the full provisional agenda here.