Since it began, the ILMC Production Meeting has become one of the foremost platforms for international production professionals to meet, network and discuss the most pressing issues affecting the industry.
In 2018, 200 or so of the world's most renowned production managers; health, safety & security specialists; crewing companies; sound and lighting companies; venue personnel; staging & infrastructure companies; transport & travel specialists; new technology suppliers, and promoters' representatives made their way to London for this one-day event, which runs the day before ILMC kicks off.
IPM 12 will take place on Tuesday 5 March 2019, again hosted in the larger surroundings of the Royal Garden Hotel’s main conference rooms, providing ample space for the day’s programme.
Communal networking areas are shared with delegates of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) that takes place simultaneously in the Royal Garden Hotel. To maximise the exchange of experience and information IPM & GEI will this year share some of the programming, tying in elements of production and green innovations.
The programme of IPM is a mixture of panel topics and Production Notes sessions, which showcase new ideas and innovations in short-format presentations. A delegate pass to IPM includes a five-star buffet lunch, which this year has been kindly sponsored by our friends at Drone Seeker, access to all conference sessions, tea & coffee breaks, an IPM conference guide with full delegate information, and entry to the IPM Closing Drinks party.
Each edition of IPM is hosted by a renowned figure from the production world. Previous hosts have included Dan Craig, Lee Charteris, Bryan Grant, Keith Wood, John Probyn and Carl AH Martin. Details of IPM 12's day host will be published here soon.
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The IPM agenda consists of four main panel topics and a series of Production Notes. The IPM 12 agenda, compiled using both feedback from previous IPM delegates, and the IPM Advisory Group (an invited group of figures who kindly give their time to ensure the IPM agenda is as relevant as possible), will be published below as and when agenda items are confirmed.
The first confirmed panels are...
In previous years, IPM has identified a range of problems related to the mental and physical wellbeing of individuals working in the international event and music production industry. From the shocking effects that fatigue can have on a person and the risks it poses to both the individual and those around them, to mental health challenges and the lack of welfare provision on festival sites. So in this panel, we will take an in-depth look at how we can better look after ourselves, and also look out for our colleagues and temporary crew. We will take a look at practical and realistic measures that can be applied both on an individual and company-wide basis, in order to protect ourselves and each other.
“What do you expect... this is [insert country name here]!” is a response often heard by an incoming tour crew when confronted by a reality that is somewhat different to the rider.
With new shows and new developments in production versus different markets, and local habits and customs – touring will always be a challenge. Calls for more regulation and standardisation do not always receive the warmest welcomes, nor do they realistically make much of a difference. It is not uncommon for a tour to be sold to a local promoter along with certain expectations. Local production crews are expected to meet the needs of an incoming tour production, but they are not always willing to meet those needs, and are, sometimes, unable to do so. Is a lack of knowledge (and experience) the problem? How can we encourage local teams to get involved?
In this panel, we will discuss the challenges faced by international touring crew. We will look at language barriers, cultural differences, market development, costs, and perhaps the most important requirements of all: experience and common sense. We will examine innovations and solutions related to information sharing; and we’ll be asking: what is the future of the production industry?
Later in the session, we’ll take a look at mega-suppliers, and discuss whether there’s an interest in these all-inclusive services in other markets.
This panel will be chaired by international production manager Martina Pogagic of Show Production Ltd (Croatia).
A delegate pass to IPM includes access to all conference sessions, a conference guide containing all IPM delegates' contact information, complimentary coffee & tea, a five-star buffet lunch, and a closing drinks party in the company of peers, GEI delegates, and early-bird ILMC delegates.
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both ILMC and IPM please register here. Alternatively, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject to availability, The Tour Company can offer IPM delegates assistance in booking first-class accommodation at the Royal Garden Hotel for Monday 4 and/or Tuesday 5 March. Unfortunately, rooms aren't available from Wednesday 6 March onwards when the hotel is exclusively reserved for ILMC delegates.
To mark its 10th anniversary in 2017, IPM introduced a Bursary Scheme for young production professionals. The scheme is intended to provide a route for those who would otherwise not be able to attend, to participate in IPM for the first time.
To apply for the IPM Bursary Scheme, please click here.
IPM is proud to welcome a truly international group of production specialists year after year. A list of registered IPM 12 delegates will be published here in February, and will be updated on a weekly basis until the conference has taken place.
Click here for a list of delegates that attended IPM 11.