Thursday, February 6, 2020

9:15am-9:45am
Rainmaker: NexGen

Intimate, candid Q&A with visionary executives that could have a profound impact on the live entertainment industry in the next decade.

9:45am-10:30am
This One’s From Our New Album: The Labels’ Role in Contemporary Touring

Moderator:
Kelly Strickland, SVP, US Concerts Tour Marketing, Live Nation

Jonathan Eshak, Mick Management
Harlan Frey, SVP, Touring & Artist Development, Atlantic Records
Ethiopia Habtemariam, President, Motown Records
Michelle Jubelirer, COO, Capitol Music Group
Keith Sarkisian, Agent, WME
Brad Wavra, SVP, Touring, Live Nation

9:45am-10:30am
Cannabis & Your Event

Promoters, Producers, Publishers, Ponderers, and Regulators weigh in on the cultural, legal, artistic and operational prospects of weed at live events.

Moderator: Jim Lewi, Special Projects, Red Light Ventures

Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Cannabis Control
Dustin Moore, Partner, Axiom Advisors
Caroline Phillips, President, The High Street PR & Events

9:45am-10:30am
International Track with Midem: An Update on The Global Venue Landscape

The global venue landscape evolves, adapts and expands every year, from the club to stadium level. Regulations, security and cultural dynamics shift, new venues come on line, existing venues renovate, and new markets emerge with sparkling new venues but untested capabilities. For those in the business of routing tours, keeping abreast of the range and specifics of potential plays is a full time job. A panel of international venue perspectives will weigh in on the state of the global venues industry for 2020.

10:30-11:00am
Rainmaker 4: Next Gen
Intimate, candid Q&A with visionary executives that could have a profound impact on the live entertainment industry in the next decade.

Rainmaker: Sophie Lobl, Global Festival Buyer, C3 Presents

11:15am-12:15pm
Roundtable Sessions

Topic 1: Marketing/Promotion
Topic 2: Safety & Security
Topic 3: Ticket/Secondary
Topic 4: Venues (Arenas/Stadiums)
Topic 5: Venues (Clubs/Theaters)
Topic 6: Sponsorships/Branding
Topic 7: Tech/Digital
Topic 8: Legal/Risk Management
Topic 9: Touring in an Election Year
Topic 10: Merch/Concessions
Topic 11: Fan Engagement Roundtable
     -Kate Lieberman, VP Guest Services, Live Nation
Topic 12: Sustainability Roundtable
     -Lucy August-Perna, Manager, Venue Sustainability, Live Nation

12:15pm-1:30pm
LUNCH

1:30pm-2:15pm
Betting on Live: The Renaissance of Entertainment at Casino Properties

Moderator: Billy Brill, CEO, Billy Alan Productions

Jay Byrd, Music Agent, CAA
Andrew Blank, Casino Division Director & Promoter, C3 Presents
Billy Conn, Talent Buyer, Live Nation Las Vegas
Paul Davis, Vice President of Booking, MGM Resorts International
Dan Pferschy, Director of Entertainment, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
Seth Shomes, Head of Casino Division, Music & Non-Traditional Touring, United Talent Agency

1:30pm-2:15pm
K-Pop + J-Pop: Demystifying a Red Hot Global Phenomenon
1:30pm-2:15pm
Global Sponsorships: What’s Out There for the World
International Track in Association With Midem

2:15pm-2:30pm
Coffee Break

2:30pm-3:15pm
Closing Keynote

3:15pm-5:15pm
Agents Live

8:00pm-10:00pm
31st Annual Pollstar Awards