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ILMC Set For March 10-12

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 18th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) is scheduled for March 10-12 at London's Royal Garden Hotel and will offer its annual slate of conference sessions tackling industry issues of the day, a trade show, dinners, showcases and the gala dinner and infamous Arthur Awards, among other activities and networking opportunities.

This year's title sponsors include the soon-to-be renamed Clear Channel Entertainment, Deutsche Entertainment AG and Ticketpro. Associate sponsors include Showsec International, Bravado International Group, Millennium Stadium and The Australian Pink Floyd Show. Other companies and venues involved include Nottingham Arena, Wembley Arena, Air Management, Mirage Promotions, Gearhouse, Rock It Cargo, American Talent Agency, Gay & Company, FELD Entertainment Inc., Jacobsen Venue Management, SECC, Aiken Promotions, PRG Europe and Welldone Agency & Promotion, Berryhurst , Britannia Row Productions, Creative Technology, Entec Sound & Light, EST, Inner Sanctum, Michael Simkins Solicitors LLP, Music Bank (Hire), Primary Talent International, PSL, The Safety Officer, The Tour Co and XL Video.

The always entertaining Arthur Awards, which honors industry professionals each year, will be March 11 at The Ballroom, Claridges. Three new awards categories are being introduced: Tomorrow's New Boss, Services Above and Beyond and Least Painful Tour, which will join regular favorites: Promoter's Promoter, Ligger's Favourite Festival, First Venue to Come Into Your Head, Plumber of the Year, Second Least Offensive Agent, and The ILMC Bottle Award for outstanding contributions to live music.

A shortlist of nominations chosen by a randomly selected panel will be made available in early February, with voting continuing up to and including March 3. Registered delegates will receive a voting form; all members will be able to vote online at:

For more information, call 44 (0) 20 7923 5555; fax: 44 (0) 20 7833 5992; e-mail:
— Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner