UK Live Summit Presenter Preview

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Leading international agents and promoters John Giddings of Solo/Isle of Wight Festival, Stuart Galbraith of Kilimanjaro Live and Rob Hallett of AEG Live will be among the speakers at the LIVE UK Summit, set for 5-6 October in London.

Other presenters at this year's UK Live Summit include Free Trade Agency boss Paul Boswell, HMV/MAMA Group’s Daryl Robinson and Academy Music Group’s Carl Bathgate.

Topics up for discussion this year include the ticketing session, Selling The Show, which may prove to be lively following StubHub's annoucement that they are launching in the UK and the surprise takeover of See Tickets by French media conglomerate Vivendi.

Sharon Hodgson MP, who is campaigning with industry figures such as Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood for a legal cap on the amount a reseller can charge above face value, will be among the speakers during the discussion

"StubHub’s arrival will significantly increase activity in the resale sector, especially in the battle for hearts and minds, and general endorsement of the concept," says Summit producer and Audience managing editor Steve Parker. "And that will definitely upset a lot of people."

Other sessions on the schedule for this year include Maximum Exposure (the media and live music), Masters of the Universe (how UK agents still dominate the world) and Who Dares Wins, covering the role of artiste managers.

"While the big issues are important to business leaders, we are also devoting several afternoon sessions to the unsigned and emerging artiste sector, under the banner of LIVE UK’s NXT section," says Parker.

The LIVE UK Summit will take place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London’s West End on 5-6 October, with registration available at £315 + VAT. More information is available at liveuksummit.com. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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