CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Lori Ajax

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation

BIO
In February 2016, Governor Brown appointed Chief Ajax as the first Chief of the newly formed Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Prior to her appointment, Chief Ajax served as Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control where she spent 22 years working her way up the ranks, starting at the investigator trainee level. Ajax spent ten years in private industry prior to her state government career. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.
Andrew Blank

C3 Presents

BIO
Andrew Blank is the Casinos Division Director and Promoter at C3 Presents. He has been with C3 for the last 14 years and currently leads a team of Casinos buyers and marketers booking 32+ venues in North America. In 2017, Andrew won Casino Buyer of the Year at the IEBA and G2E conferences.

C3’s Casino Division programs approximately 1,500+ events for casino clients annually, ranging from concerts and production shows to lifestyle events and celebrity appearances. C3 is the exclusive talent buyer for 22 Caesars Entertainment properties outside of Vegas and is also the exclusive buyer for the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Live! Casino & Hotel Baltimore, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, and others.

Andrew Blank graduated with a bachelor’s degree The University of Texas at Austin. When he’s not booking shows, he’s planning his next trip to see Phish.

Billy Brill

Billy Alan Productions

BIO
Billy’s passion is working with Native American tribes and their casinos to book a wide variety of entertainment. Fortuitously, Billy’s longtime friend from high school, Alan S. Kornstein, was wrapping up a highly successful career in finance and accounting and was interested in a new experience. Thus, Billy Alan Productions was born, and it books booking entertainment for Casinos up and down the West Coast.

Whether designed to appeal to the “big players”, or booking and promoting to a target market that views seeing shows as a large part of the Casino experience, they fill a niche that has a significant effect on casino revenue. Billy’s experience and talent with booking, creating marketing strategies, media buying, and branding has created a successful model. Billy Alan Productions bookings have a wide range, including The Beach Boys, Jay Leno, Jo Koy, Theresa Caputo, Gabriel Iglesias, Sammy Hagar, Pitbull and Ringo.

Billy holds a BFA, Communications Arts from the New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury. He serves on the advisory board of Native American Casino magazine.

Billy Conn

Live Nation

BIO
Billy Conn currently serves as a Talent Buyer for the Live Nation Office in Las Vegas. In his current role. Conn books such venues as The Pearl at the Palms, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel. The Venetian Theater at the Venetian Hotel, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, and The Smith Performing Arts Center. Billy is also responsible for many of the major residencies in the city, including Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, and Styx, ZZ Top, Chicago, Foreigner and Steely Dan at The Venetian Theater.

Prior to joining Live Nation Las Vegas, Conn has worked in Las Vegas for over 20+ years in many other positions with in the industry, to include the Vice President of Entertainment at Palms Casino Resort, where he led talent buying, promotions and general management for three venues at the Las Vegas resort. Conn also previously served as Executive Director of Special Events and Nightlife for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Carrie Davis

Live Nation

BIO
Carrie Davis is the Chief Communications Officer of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), the largest live entertainment company in the world. Carrie assumed her current role in 2015, and she leads all internal and external communications globally. As CCO, she advises the C-suite on all corporate communications topics, including financial, M&A, legal, investor, governmental affairs and crisis communications. She also provides strategic leadership to all divisions of the company: Ticketmaster, Sponsorship, Artist Nation, Concerts and Touring, Live Nation Productions and House of Blues. The publicity portfolio that she oversees reaches 85 million fans per year, and it includes 35,000 live events and 100 music festivals, more than 500 artists under management and 550 million tickets sold via Ticketmaster.

Previously, she served as Vice President of Communications for Disney Interactive, the digital entertainment division of the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). She reported to the President of the division and to Disney’s Chief Communications Officer, and she managed a team of 20 public relations and events staffers. She led communications for Disney Interactive in all major functions: corporate, crisis, product, technology, B2B, executive, internal, events and social media. This included leading communications through Disney Interactive’s turnaround and first year of profitability, managing the response to legal issues, including criminal investigations and developing a strategy around workforce reductions and executive departures.

Before joining Disney, from 2010 to 2011, she held the role of Vice President of Communications at IAC-owned (Nasdaq: IAC) Match.com, the largest dating site in the world. In addition to her responsibility for communications and media relations for Match and its subsidiaries, she developed national campaigns to shift the perception of online dating as a whole and highlight Match.com’s specific brand differentiators.

From 2006 to 2010, she was the Director of Communications for Yahoo (NYSE: YHOO), leading communications for the company’s media group and overseeing public relations for its 15-property communications division. She led the division’s communications for functions such as M&A and quarterly earnings, and she managed PR efforts for media services launches and content/advertising partnerships. In 2005 she was named Account Supervisor for Marketing Communications and Corporate at Hill+Knowlton, where she was responsible for strategic planning and management of day-to-day activities for clients like Ford’s (NYSE: F) Race for the Cure, Sony Pictures (NYSE: SNE) and Adidas (ETR: ADS). She previously served as a Senior Account Executive at GolinHarris, where she developed full-service public relations programs for clients including Nintendo of America (TYO: 7974) and Nestle (VTX: NESN), from 2004 to 2005.

Carrie serves on the Boards of USC Annenberg School of Communications’ Center for PR and the Saban Community Clinic.

She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Eshak

Mick Management

BIO
Jonathan Eshak is a co-owner and partner at Mick Management. Based in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville, Mick is a boutique management firm currently representing more than twenty acts including the likes of Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, Ray LaMontagne and Carly Rae Jepsen. In his capacity as a partner, he oversees the entire roster at the company as well as strategic initiatives to most effectively navigate a rapidly changing music industry. Before joining Mick in 2004, Jonathan held positions in A&R at both ATO Records and Universal Music Publishing. Additionally, he is a partner in Big Deal Music, an independent music publishing company.
Harlan Frey

Atlantic Records

BIO
Harlan Frey is Senior Vice President of Touring and Artist Development for Atlantic Records, and is widely regarded as one of the most impactful label execs in the touring space. He oversees all tour related activities within the label group spanning more than 200 artists, including: Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Portugal.The Man, and many more. Up until the 2012, Harlan spent thirteen years at the helm of the Roadrunner Records’ Artist Development department where he was instrumental in cultivating the careers of Nickelback, Slipknot, Young The Giant and various others. Harlan got his start with the Agency Group in ‘95 where he signed emo breakout band Jimmy Eat World. He’s been honored by his peers with 6 different nominations and a win for ‘Artist Development Executive of the Year’ in Pollstar voting. Harlan’s grass-roots out-of-the-box approach to artist development has impacted so many of the artists he’s worked with. Look for Harlan to continue to find new innovative ways to give Atlantic Records a leg up on the rest.
John Giddings

Solo Promotions and Agency

BIO
Responsible for tours by the Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Genesis, David Bowie, The Police, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion and Phil Collins, amongst others. John also promotes the Isle of Wight Festival.

He graduated from Exeter University in the early 70s, and was turned down by every record company for a job; so reluctantly he became an agent at M.A.M. Luckily it was the year of punk so new bands had hit singles quickly and he signed the Adverts and X Ray Spex, graduating onto The Boomtown Rats, Ramones, and Iggy Pop, who is still a client.

John formed TBA International with Ian Wright in the early 80s and worked with Paul Young, Alison Moyet, Big Country, Howard Jones, Tears For Fears and Duran Duran.

Giddings went solo in 1987, venturing into Stadium Touring and eventually was offered the opportunity to re-create the now very successful Isle of Wight Festival of the late 60s; which has seen the likes of The Rolling Stones, Muse, Tom petty Snow Patrol, Bruce springsteen, Kasabian, Queen and Amy Winehouse grace the stage. Last year’s festival included headliners Depeche Mode and The Killers.

Ethiopia Habtemariam

Motown Records

Michelle Jubelirer

Capitol Music Group

BIO
Michelle Jubelirer has been serving as Chief Operating Officer of Capitol Music Group since May of 2015, having joined the company as Executive Vice President in 2013. Her numerous responsibilities include overseeing the company’s business strategy and development and acting as a senior liaison to CMG’s parent company, Universal Music Group (UMG). She works closely with Steve Barnett, CMG’s Chairman and CEO, and other members of his executive team to set the creative direction of CMG and to support department heads with the day-to-day operations of the company and its portfolio of labels: Capitol, Virgin, Motown, Blue Note, Harvest, Astralwerks, Capitol Christian, and independent distribution company Caroline.

Jubelirer began her career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at New York’s Simpson, Thatcher, & Bartlett in 1999 before joining Sony Music in 2003. Two years later, she moved to Los Angeles to join King, Holmes, Paterno and Berliner, one of the entertainment industry’s most highly regarded law firms, where she quickly made partner. During her time there, she represented a diverse roster of clients including Frank Ocean, Pharrell, M.I.A., Odd Future, Ke$ha, Swedish House Mafia, Marilyn Manson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Damian Marley, Slipknot, The Neighbourhood, Tommy Lee, Grimes, Tori Amos and Buckcherry, along with many other musicians, fashion designers, and visual artists.

Jubelirer is well-versed in entertainment law, including recording agreements, publishing agreements, and television and movie contracts, and since joining CMG in January 2013, she has been an integral part of some of the company’s highest profile and most competitive signings, including Beck, Niall Horan, Maggie Rogers, Migos, Hey Violet, and Paul McCartney.

Jubelirer is on the National Board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and is the mother of one son.

Laurie Kirby, Esq.

FestForums

BIO
Laurie B. Kirby, Esq. co-produces and co-owns FestForums NYC, San Francisco and Santa Barbara and Best of the Fests, a b2b conference and awards event for music, film, food and wine festival organizers. The conference addresses how to improve the fan/attendee/talent experience

Laurie is a frequent speaker, interviewer and moderator at dozens of festivals and corporate conferences, including SXSW, Maui and San Francisco Music Tech, ESP-London, Sponsor Secrets, Pollstar, TourLink, IFEA, BizBash, Canadian Music Week, IEG, Event Expo, The Mill Valley Film Festival, The Catalina Island Film Festival, Film Festival Flix, The Napa Valley Film Festival and The Lady’s Filmmaker Festival on all aspects of the industry. Additionally, she is often quoted as an industry thought leader in publications such as Forbes, All-Axxess Magazine, Variety, Indiewire, Music Festival Business and various media outlets. She has also been a contributor to Indiewire, Eventbrite & Sonic Bids.

Laurie has also produced, managed and done consulting for nearly a dozen film festivals as well as consulted on or produced several documentary films, including a music doc made by Tedeschi Trucks about the Mad Dogs Tour.

Laurie was an attorney for over twenty years and established and served as General Counsel of The Legends Tour, the senior division of the LPGA. She also served as General Counsel of the Audubon Society of RI. She was the first female prosecutor in her former hometown of Middletown, Rhode Island.

Laurie was the former President and Chief Creative Officer of the IFFS (International Film Festival Summit) and the IMFCON (International Music Festival Conference) & Lineup Magazine.

She has served on, and presided over, many non-profit boards throughout her career and currently is an advisor to FestivalPass, based in NY.

She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California and has three grown children (and 1 grandchild) who continue to make light of her golf swing, snowboarding technique, surfing style and penchant for bling. However, her rescue Italian Greyhound does appreciate her dog walking skills. She also holds the distinction of being the first girl to wear pants to school in 4th grade for which she was sent home.

Jim Lewi

Red Light Ventures/Starr Hill Presents

BIO
Jim Lewi leads cannabis initiatives for Coran Capshaw’s Red Light Ventures/Starr Hill Presents, which includes the world-famous Emerald Cup.

Prior to Red Light, Jim served as the President of LiveWorks Events and worked at CAA, overseeing live events. His past clients include: The HORDE Festival, Family Values, Metallica Summer Sanitarium, Grateful Dead Productions, Linkin Park Projekt Revolution, Woodstock and more. Jim has also founded three business conferences – Aspen Live Conference (music and live entertainment), Music Media Summit (partnered with the Lefsetz Letter’s Bob Lefsetz) and the Aspen High Summit (cannabis meets entertainment).

Kate Lieberman

Live Nation

BIO
Kate Lieberman is the Vice President of Guest Services for Live Nation. With more than 12 years of experience in event and operational management, she is passionate about leading and motivating teams to create innovative and actionable programs aimed at elevating the service experience. As the senior CX professional for Live Nations US Venues division, Kate is at the forefront of executing complex, division-wide service-focused initiatives. Her intention behind it all is to guarantee an exceptional experience to the 11+ million guests who attend an event at any one of the 52+ owned and operated venues nationwide. Kate thrives on leveraging insight to create sustained, practical, best in industry guest experience strategies.
Sophie Lobl

C3 Presents

BIO
Born in London, Sophie Lobl made her way to the United States following her Bachelors at Leeds University. She started her career in entertainment at Radio 1 where she worked as an assistant producer on shows such as Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Mistajam to name a few. She then moved to WME where she worked her way up from reception to work for Russell Warby, Ari Emanuel and finally Marc Geiger. She worked as an assistant to Emmanuel and Geiger, Sophie for Emmanuel during the IMG // WME merger and eventually moved to Los Angeles to work under Geiger in the LA office.

In 2019 after much persuasion to move to Texas, Sophie moved to Austin to work for C3 Presents in the new role of Global Festival Buyer. Lobl works closely with the LN EU team, aggregating artist offers for 197 festivals. So far they have confirmed over 20 bands for worldwide festival such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza Stockholm, and the various International Lollapalooza’s. She also researches and creates extended business endeavors under Charles Attal (Founder of C3)

Sophie is also a talent buyer and the Director of Campground experiences at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival where she curates and manages 12 stages in the campgrounds. She is responsible for the pride parade taking place this year, The Sanctuary of Self Love by Hayley Williams from Paramore and House of Yes at Bonnaroo, to name a few. Sophie was a key part in the creation and curation of Lollapalooza Stockholm and partnering with Live Nation Sweden. She currently books the festival that is taking place this June and has booked headliners Foo Fighters, Lana Del Rey and Travis Scott.

Dustin Moore

Axiom Advisors

BIO
Dustin Moore has been a driving force behind California’s efforts to legalize and regulate cannabis for nearly a decade. In 2011, while with the Speaker of the California Assembly, Dustin advocated for cannabis policy that served as the foundation for the regulatory framework in place today. In 2014, he began working to develop, and ultimately served as Deputy Campaign Manager for, Proposition 64, the successful ballot measure that legalized adult-use cannabis in California.

After Proposition 64 passed in 2016, and having developed such a large body of knowledge about how to effectively regulate the cannabis industry, Dustin began working with local, state, national and international jurisdictions to assist in the implementation of their regulatory and licensing programs, including municipalities throughout California and in Canada, Mexico and throughout Europe. Dustin is regarded as a subject matter expert whose advice and experience is sought by both the private and public sectors nationally and internationally.

He is also a founding partner at Axiom Advisors, the state’s leading strategic consulting firm providing business and compliance services to professional cannabis associations, cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, testing labs and retailers.

As a leading voice on cannabis policy and regulatory navigation, Dustin has advised local governments on the development of thoughtful cannabis events policy. He also serves as Chief Policy Officer for The Emerald Cup, the world’s largest and most respected organic cannabis competition.

Lucy Noble

Royal Albert Hall

BIO
Lucy Noble is the Artistic and Commercial Director of the Royal Albert Hall as well as the Chair of the National Arenas Association, which represents 23 U.K. arenas including London’s O2, Manchester Arena and the SEC in Glasgow.

At the Royal Albert Hall Lucy is responsible for the entire artistic programme which last year saw 401 performances on the main stage as well as 1,100 performances in other spaces around and outside the building. The Hall’s programming is the most diverse of any venue in the world, encompassing many genres from circus and sport, the biggest rock and pop artists through to the world’s most popular classical music festival, the BBC Proms.

As well as the shows, Lucy also oversees the Production & Technical team and the delivery of the events. As part of this she has recently directed the installation of the Hall’s new £2.2 million award-winning sound system. She also looks after the Education & Outreach programme which focuses mainly on music and reaches around 215,000 participants each year and works to enhance music education, music for wellbeing and music for careers. Alongside these core areas she supervises the various sponsorships & partnerships within the building.

As part of this remit, her latest work has been building on the venue’s own-produced shows, where the charity risks money, acting as both promoter and producer. Last year the Hall presented more than 80 of its own performances, including shows suitable for touring internationally. 2019 was also the second year that Lucy took on Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall – building on the incredible success of the first time that the festival had been brought in-house in 150 years.

Lucy Agust-Perna

Live Nation

BIO
Lucy leads the strategy and integration of environmental sustainability for Live Nation’s US Owned & Operated amphitheaters. With 14 years of experience in sustainability and 10 years in the music industry, she recognizes the unparalleled opportunity the music industry has to leverage the power of live music for good. Lucy has toured with Dave Matthews Band and U2 as their Tour Greening Manager and recently helped launch Jack and Kim Johnson’s BYOBottle campaign, helping reduce over 350,000 single-use plastic water bottles at Live Nation venues this year. This past May, she helped launch Live Nation’s first global environmental charter, Green Nation, with the ambitious goals to reduce 50% of scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and phase out the sale of single-use plastics at Live Nation venues and events by 2021.
Dan Pferschy

Agua Caliente Casinos

BIO
Dan Pferschy is currently the Entertainment Director for Agua Caliente Casinos located in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, California. For the last 7 years, Dan has been for booking The Show, a 2000 seat venue at the Rancho Mirage property and all entertainment in the Lounges and for Special Events at both casinos. Dan is also responsible for the planning and executing the New Year’s Eve outdoor celebration at the Palm Springs property that includes Entertainment, a 60ft lit Palm Tree with a video wall ring that rises up the tree with the countdown and Fireworks off the casino’s roof at midnight. Dan was awarded the Casino Entertainment “ Entertainment Executive of the Year “ in 2017 at the G2E conference.

Prior to joining Agua Caliente Casino’s, Dan has worked at three other Tribal properties, Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan and the Morongo Casino and Pala Casino in Southern California. Dan has also been with the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada and Harvey’s in Lake Tahoe.

Dan is most proud to have been able to bring” A” list entertainers like Steven Tyler, Duran Duran, Def Leppard, Toby Keith, Jerry Seinfeld, J Balvin, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and Van Morrison to our intimate venue called THE SHOW.

Caroline Phillips

The High Street PR and Events

BIO
Caroline Phillips is a public relations and event strategist specializing in conceptualizing, strategizing and executing a wide range of political campaigns, non-profit initiatives, live events and marketing experiences. In 2014, Caroline founded The High Street LLC, a public relations and event production company with the mission of cultivating projects and ideas that leverage business and advocacy for social good. In 2016, Caroline launched National Cannabis Festival (NCF) in Washington, D.C. and in 2018 she expanded the program to include the National Cannabis Policy Summit (NCPS) and Four20 Month. Going into year 5, NCF is now the largest ticketed cannabis gathering on the east coast and NCPS is the only nationally televised cannabis conference in the United States. Caroline is a native Washingtonian. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, completed post-graduate studies at Howard University and received her Master’s degree from Georgetown University.
Marc Ruxin

Mixhalo

BIO
Marc Ruxin is the CEO of Mixhalo, the real-time audio platform delivering a high-quality, immersive experience for venues and event organizers. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, media executive and serial advisor and investor.

Prior to joining Mixhalo, Marc was the COO/CMO of Rdio (acq. By Pandora), where he oversaw marketing, revenue, and corporate development. He joined Rdio by way of his discovery company, TastemakerX, where he was founder and CEO. Marc was also the chief innovation officer at Universal McCann/McCann Erikson/IPG, where he oversaw $4B in media spend and strategic marketing investment. Before that, he was chief operating officer of The Mill Group, the leader in commercial visual effects, and Beam.tv, the leading advertising digital asset management system.

For 25 years, Marc has been leading media and media technology companies into the digital future as an operator, investor, board member and advisor. Marc is currently an advisor to Pax, Zeguro, LoanSnap, Wish and Lyte, and has been an EIR at Storm Ventures and Obvious Ventures. He has independently advised over 30 technology software and hardware companies that have cumulatively sold for $3B (Blue Kai, Kosmix, Curse, GreyStripe, Meebo, etc.).

Marc sits on boards of numerous internet and technology startups in Silicon Valley, as well as the BoD of the San Francisco Film Society. He holds a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Columbia Business School, and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.

Seth Shomes

UTA

BIO
Shomes is currently the Head of the Casino Division at United Talent Agency (UTA) where he oversees the music and non-traditional touring rosters within the gaming entertainment sector. He has secured major deals for his personal client roster including Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Staind, Rob Thomas (Benefitting Sidewalk Angels Foundation), Aaron Lewis, Toni Braxton, 98 Degrees, Tyler Henry – The Hollywood Medium, Brian Wilson, Bell Biv DeVoe, Paul Anka, George Benson, The Isley Brothers, War, and The Commodores among others, as well as the agency’s clients including Post Malone, The Jonas Brother, G-Eazy, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Flo Rida, 3 Doors Down, Bush, X Ambassadors, and more. An accomplished leader in the casino entertainment world, Seth Shomes was the first agent to build a platform for non-traditional entertainment programming to thrive in the gaming industry.

In 2015, Shomes joined UTA where he has been instrumental in establishing the agency’s debut Casino Division. Previously, he was with The Agency Group (TAG) where he launched the first dedicated Casino division at any worldwide agency. In 1996, he founded Day After Day Productions, which held an unparalleled footprint in the casino world for nearly two decades before merging with TAG in 2014. Shomes has been awarded the American’ Gaming Association’s prestigious “Casino Agent of the Year” title 4 times (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and was nominated in 2019.

Neil Warnock

UTA

BIO
Warnock is the Global Head of Touring at leading global talent and entertainment company UTA. Based in UTA’s London office, Warnock oversees a robust roster of UK agents and artists, advising on both regional and international touring business strategy.

Warnock is one of the most experienced music agents in the world and a key architect of the modern live music business. He has directly helped to open up new touring markets in areas such as India and China for international artists, and he has been an influential player in expanding the global footprint of the live music business. He currently represents some of the largest worldwide touring acts including Dolly Parton, Deep Purple, and David Gilmour. His extensive and varied career has also seen him work with legendary artists including Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel and Michael Jackson. Among his many unparalleled achievements are Michael Jackson’s tour stop in India, The Rolling Stones’ tours in South East Asia and Europe, and Pink Floyd’s two world tours, numerous events, including having the band play Russia before the Iron Curtain came down and negotiating for them to play on the Grand Canal opposite St Mark’s Square in Venice.

Outside of UTA, Warnock is actively involved with the Nordoff Robbins music charity where he sits on the Board as trustee and is Chairman of Fundraising, as well as the Country Music Association Advisory Group where he is a participating member. During his career, he has received multiple industry awards, recognising his significant contributions to the live music business. In January 2019, Warnock was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours List, for services to Music and Charity.

Jackie Wilgar

Live Nation

BIO
Working with 45+ countries and teams around the world, Wilgar leads the development, integration and growth of marketing & consumer technology in web, mobile, social, CRM and media. Driving a 250% increase in web page views, the development and implementation of mobile app tech used on 85% of Live Nation International Festivals, the integration of single platform for content and an interactive global discovery map of 150+ festivals, have help contribute to on-going, YOY increases in ticket sales and partner revenue across international markets. A Canadian who moved to London in 2013, Jackie joined the Live Nation International team after heading Live Nation, North American Marketing for eight years. During her time in Los Angeles, Wilgar lead the marketing evolution of digital, social, mobile, media, promotion and data based marketing with both Live Nation and Ticketmaster. She is recognised by Billboard Magazine as one of the industry top Digital Power Players 2017, by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative in Business and is a Top Women in Music – Billboard Magazine. A “marketer at heart” Jackie’s started in sport and included years with Coca-Cola and in the Canadian beer industry. Jackie has been part of Live Nation’s role in the evolving music industry for more than 12 years and loves that moment when the house lights go down, the energy builds and the power explodes as fans and artists share live music experiences around the World.