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.