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The Summit Introduces Live Awards

LONDON (VIP NEWS) — This year’s edition of The Summit, the event organized by live business magazine LIVE UK, takes place on 6-7 October at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London’s West End, and is followed by the inaugural Live Music Business Awards (LMBAs), which will present accolades across 25 categories, ranging from Best Venue Teamwork and Agent of the Year to Unsung Hero and Best Record Company Partner.

HMV’s CEO Simon Fox, who led the take-over of venues and festivals owner MAMA Group earlier this year by the High Street music retailer, will be the principle keynote speaker at LIVE UK The Summit.

Other major speakers at the event will include John Giddings of Solo, agent for artistes such as Madonna, U2 and the Rolling Stones; Neil Warnock, worldwide CEO of The Agency Group; Sonisphere festival co-founder Stuart Galbraith of Kilimanjaro Live; CAA agent Emma Banks, Primary Talent International agent Dave Chumbley and See Group CEO Rob Wilmshurst.