With more space for meetings and catch ups than ever before and a sold-out crowd of 1,350 in attendance, the mood throughout the Royal Lancaster Hotel for ILMC 35 was superb.

This year’s event saw members travel to London from 61 international markets, as well as 500 professionals from across the UK business.

Keynotes took place with legendary artist manager Doc McGhee, renowned booking agent Marty Diamond, and futurologist Gerd Leonhard, while 150 speakers populated discussions on topics ranging from venues, marketing, and booking agencies, to geopolitics, sustainability, and ticketing.

But as ever, it was the activity outside of the main conference schedule that defined the edition, and with the new London Calling showcase event, The Arthurs, various tournaments, competitions, and happy hours, it was a social affair and one of our best editions yet.

I must say a huge thank you to all our sponsors for their generous support and to the chair people and speakers who donated their time and expertise to the various panels.

The following pages feature reviews of the panels, feedback from delegates, a chance to find out who went home with a coveted Arthur Award, a gallery of photos, and more.

If you were there, a massive thank you for making the effort. And if you missed it, we’ll be launching the 2024 this autumn. We hope to see you then!


Greg Parmley