Live Events Summit

Thursday 1 February
Time: 10:30-14:30
Location: CC5.2

New Solutions to New Challenges

At the 2024 Live Events Summit, TPi Magazine once again hosted a selection of panel discussions that shared an insight into the live entertainment industry, speaking to specialists who are at the forefront of this industry and shaping the live events of tomorrow.

The Summit looked at one of the busiest summer festival seasons to date and how numerous A-listers are setting out on ground-breaking, and ambitious stadium tours and how the touring industry is dealing with the challenges of global issues such as increased freight and transport costs and reduced numbers of local crew in territories around the world.  

The good news was that this is an industry that is built on the mantra of ‘the show must go on’ and the Summit shared how some of these challenges have been overcome in spectacular fashion and with some truly stunning tours making their way around the world in the past 12 months. From Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour to Taylor Swift’s record-breaking The Eras Tour and not forgetting Harry Styles’ Love On Tour, it’s certainly been a great year for stadium-level pop. 2023 has also seen the opening of the Sphere in Las Vegas, with U2’s phenomenal residency taking the ‘live’ experience to a whole new level.  

Technology has been a key driver behind these incredible productions, and the Summit heard from the manufacturers of some of these technologies and how they were used in projects and tours across 2023 and what is new and coming up for 2024 and beyond. 

Additionally, there was a special focus on drone technology and its applications in major large-scale events, drawing inspiration from the Eurovision Song Contest and The Secret Garden Party. And alongside these panel discussions, the Summit welcomed several notable production and lighting designers, who shared their insights on the future of show design and shed light on the changes and emerging trends within the market. 

Stew Hume

Conference Technology Partners



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Summit Programme

  1. CC5.2
    Featuring interviews with the industry’s most respected crew members and in-depth discussions with R&D departments creating the technology that powers events, the Live Events Summit pulls back the curtain on those responsible for creating awe-inspiring spectacles for some of live music’s biggest stars.
  2. CC5.2

    Presented by Stufish Entertainment Architects. STUFISH is a team of entertainment architects creating ambitious and pioneering work, exploring new ways to inspire audiences and visitors, from musical experiences to theatrical shows, exhibitions, and buildings. From the world of live touring, STUFISH has worked with the likes of Beyoncé and U2 as well as recently providing it’s services for Adele’s latest Las Vegas Residency.

  3. CC5.2
    A deep dive into how drones have become another option for event organisers for live events
  4. CC5.2
  5. CC5.2

    A focus into some of the latest developments from the world of pro audio to learn about how new technology innovations are shaping to workflows and practices of those that spend time behind the faders.  

  6. CC5.2
    How video solutions are becoming more available to a greater range of creatives and show designers
  7. CC5.2
    Join us as we dive into how the concept of tracking will give your show the freedom to move outside of its creative potential.
  8. CC5.2
    A round table with notable lighting designers from the live touring industry discuss some of the latest trends they have noticed in the past two years and predict what we might see from production in the future
  9. CC5.2
    A summary of the day with key takeaways.

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