IPM Says!: "It ain't all Doom & Gloom!"
The ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) is where the world's production professionals meet to discuss the most pressing issues in the business. These days, there's a lot to talk about.
However, it's not all doom and gloom. So let's get together, virtually, for the first IPM Says! session as we talk to seasoned professionals from around the world, who want to suggest some positive ways forward. With eight invited guests and a session open to input, comments and questions from all watching, it should be a refreshing opportunity. You are all encouraged to get involved.
Carl A H Martin, cahm.uk (UK) (chair)
Since 1984 Carl has been involved in the design, build and active operation of arenas and stadia worldwide, in the UK, Germany, Hungary, France, Italy, Malaysia, Croatia, Denmark, Malta, Kuwait, Qatar, Lithuania and Ireland. He has been continuously involved in live events, festivals, exhibitions and conferences internationally, and has been a driving force of IPM for a decade.
Alberto Artese, Assomusica Associazione (IT)
A production executive with over 25 years of experience in the field, Alberto is currently involved in the Assomusica emergency committee, elaborating guidelines and protocols for the live entertainment industry post Covid-19.
Andy Lenthall, Production Services Association (UK)
Andy Lenthall is the General Manager of the Production Services Association (PSA) as well as a director of Mondiale Publishing’s Technology Division which is responsible for magazines such as Mondo and TPi (which Andy co-founded) as well as the TPi Awards, the UK Festival Awards and Conference, and the European Festival Awards
Chrissy Uerlings, CU Production GmbH (DE)
Chrissy Uerlings is a highly experienced professional, having worked across the business, from artist management, to tour management, agent, promoter and production manager. A highly decorated road warrior, Chrissy was also the initiator of IPM
Máté Horváth, DDW Music (New Beat, EPFE) (HU)
Máté Horváth is a Budapest based promoter also working with 3S Music Management, a Dutch company, and organizer of two events in Hungary – Event Production Forum East (EPFE) and Outbreakers’ Lab (OBL) respectively.
Paul Sergeant OBE, ASM Global (AU)
Arguably one of the most experienced venue managers in the world, Paul has been involved in the delivery of over 5,000 major events. He re-joined the AEG Ogden family (now ASM Global) in March 2019, as Senior Vice President, Operations - Asia. Paul is also a Director of the Asia Pacific Venue Management Association and an instructor at the Venue Management School.
Sarah Hemsley-Cole, SC Productions Ltd (UK)
SC Productions Ltd have been working in live events for the past 25 years, specialising in Site, Production, Event and Artist Liaison Management. Based in Cardiff, SC Productions have delivered a range of events from large scale music concerts to site specific theatre in stadiums, historic venues, green fields, city centres and theatres across the UK and Europe.
Steve Zapp, International Talent Booking (UK)
One of Europe’s most ubiquitous booking agents, Steve Zapp’s first break in the music industry was in 1991 as Reading University’s entertainment manager. He went on to spend the rest of the decade in artist management before joining the 13 Artist agency and then decamping to his current home, ITB. Steve represents acts including Biffy Clyro, Fatherson, Declan Welsh and Editors.
Vatiswa Gilivane, Ticketpro Dome (South Africa)
Vatiswa is a Business Development and Client Relations Professional from South Africa. Over a span of 13 years her career has included hospitality, gaming + entertainment, construction and events. She has a passion for connecting, interacting and working with people – with a special focus on finding solution driven synergies between businesses, brands & consumers.
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