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Live Events Summit

Live Events Summit

Thursday 2 February
Time: 14:00-18:00
Location: CC5.3

The Story Behind the Scene

Following the success of 2022’s inaugural event, the Live Events Summit returned to ISE to host an afternoon of panels and live discussions focusing on the inner workings of the live events market.

Organised by TPi Magazine and hosted by its Editor, Stew Hume, the Live Events Summit highlighted the state of the industry post-Covid-19 – featuring insights from individuals involved in some of 2022's biggest tours and live shows, as well an in-depth look at some of the latest technological innovations likely to feature on global stages in the coming years. 

This year’s Summit came at a very interesting time for the live events industry. While revenues are robust - Live Nation, for example, made $6.15bn in Q3 across all divisions –  the live events sector is facing a number of issues: first and foremost, staff and supply chain shortages as well as rising transport costs. This is compounded by the hurdles associated with movement of touring staff and individuals between the UK and Europe post-Brexit.

Despite these challenges, there is still a great deal of innovation. The Live Events Summit gathered many of those responsible for some of the world’s greatest productions to date, and manufacturers producing tools for the live events space, to discuss how their solutions will change the face of tours going forward.

The Summit also looked into the ever-developing world of virtual events and how the action of a live concert can be captured for an audience at home. From the incorporation of AR elements into a livestream to greeting virtual worlds in which fans can be transported into an immersive digital world.

Read our interview with Stew Hume

Summit Programme

  1. Famed for the jaw-dropping live shows, metal titan Rammstein were once again out on the road in 2022, a continuation of their Stadium tour campaign of 2019. Once again showcasing massive pyrotechnics, a stunning light show and an imposing stage set, this tour certainly lived up to the band’s reputation. For the Live Events Summit, we welcome a number of people that were involved in the production to learn what went into creating this outstanding show.
  1. Post-pandemic we have seen a number of new music venues pop up over the globe, many of which are offering something new to the events space. In this panel, we speak to one of the individuals behind the UK’s latest live events destination, the Co-op Live. 
  1. In the events world, there is always an element of dealing with client expectations and finding the technology that best fits their needs. In this panel, we speak to a selection of individuals working in the events sector to discuss how they go about tackling a brief from a client and some of the latest technological innovations at their disposal. 
  1. For the last few years, terms such as XR and AR have dominated the conversation in the live events world. In this panel, we speak to a number of experts who are utilising the latest in digital visual technology and creating whole new experiences for audiences around the world.