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Touring Conference & Awards 2017
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
9:00AM-11:00AM
Early Badge Pick-Up: Morning Session

Billboard staff will be set up in the lobby of the Montage for early badge pick-up for those who wish to get their credential prior to the conference.

2:00PM-3:00PM
Early Badge Pick-up: Afternoon Session

Billboard staff will be set up in the lobby of the Montage for last call on early badge pick-up. After this time all credentials can be picked up at the conference.

8:00AM-5:00PM
Registration Open
8:45AM-9:00AM
Welcome Remarks
9:00AM-9:30AM
10 Questions with Chip Conley

NY Times bestselling author and hospitality
entrepreneur, Chip Conley, founded
Joie de Vivre Hospitality at age 26, which became the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. After 24 years as Joie de Vivre’s CEO, he accepted an invitation from Airbnb’s founders to help transform their start-up into the world’s largest hospitality brand. Conley is the founder of Fest300, featuring some of the world’s best festivals.

Panelist:
Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership, AIRBNB

9:30AM-10:15AM
Selling Out the Latin Tour in the Age of Despacito

In the wake of Despacito, the word on everybody’s lips nowadays is “Latin”. How do we capitalize on the movement, the interest, and the touring? This marquee panel of promoters, agents, managers and venue operators will discuss how to capitalize on one of the hottest movement in the country.

Moderator: Leila Cobo, Billboard

Panelists:
Bruno del Granado, CAA
John Pantel, APA
Emily Simonitsch, Live Nation
Marc Solis, State Farm Arena
Michel Vega, Magnus Media

10:15AM-10:45AM
Artist Development: Lil Dicky

Moderator: Dan Berkowitz, CID Presents

Panelists:
Lil Dicky, Rapper
Mike Hertz, Manager

10:45AM-11:15AM
To Be Announced
11:15AM-11:45PM
To Be Announced
11:45AM-1:15PM
Lunch Break
1:15PM-2:30PM
Festivals in Focus

For better or worse, the global explosion of festivals has altered the live-music eco-system. This panel will explore the volatility of the 2017 festival season and examine how event proliferation has affected traditional touring and the long-term health of the music business.

Moderator: Lee Anderson, Paradigm

Panelists:

Corrie Christopher Martin, Paradigm
Josh Moore, Bowery Presents
Nick Farkas, Evenko
Rich Shaefer, LoyalT
Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice

2:30PM-3:15PM
The World According to Diplo

Diplo, one of the world’s most influential DJs, takes us on a journey around the globe to incredible locations from Bangladesh to Cuba to talk staging concerts in some of the world’s most unique locations.

Panelists:

Diplo
Sam Hunt, Paradigm
Brendan Hoffman, TMWRK Management
Andrew McInnes, TMWRK Management

3:15PM-3:45PM
Coffee Break
3:45PM-4:30PM
Legends of Live: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Platinum-selling superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made an indelible mark on music and touring, with their tremendous talent and unique chemistry combining to deliver one of the biggest tours of all time, Soul2Soul. Join them along with longtime promoter Louis Messina as they discuss their iconic careers.

Moderator
Melinda Newman, Billboard

Panelists
Tim McGraw, Artist
Faith Hill, Artist
Louis Messina, Promoter, Messina Touring Group
Panelists:

4:30PM-5:15PM
Agency Power Panel

With clients seeking new opportunies in branding, digital, and activisim, the demands of a full service talent agency are constantly changing. This super panel of top booking agents examines the new paradigm in the representation game and challenges how the industry views the agent-client relationship.

Panelists:

Andy Somers, APA
David Zedeck, UTA
Jay Williams, WME
Mitch Rose, CAA
Tom Windish, Paradigm

5:15PM-6:15PM
Agency Forum

Contessa – Located on the second floor

Join us at the annual agency forum for face time with the top agents in the industry that oversee the personal appearance careers of a wide range of artists.

7:00PM-8:30PM
Pre - Awards Cocktail Reception
8:30PM-10:00PM
2017 Touring Awards
8:30AM-5:00PM
Registration
9:00AM-9:30AM
The Future of New York with Brett Yormark

A conversation with Brett Yormark of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.

Moderator: John Amato, President, Billboard

Panelist:
Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

9:30AM-10:15AM
Your Tour Wasn't Profitable: Why the *Bleep* Should You Get a Commission?

Panelists:
Dina LaPolt, LaPolt Law
Lou Taylor, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group

10:15AM-10:45AM
Beyond the Venue Walls: How Streaming Services Expand the Fan Base

With the advent of Facebook Live, Youtube’s live broadcasting capabilities and Twitter’s Periscope app, it’s easier than ever to live broadcast events and share them with friends at home. This panel will look at the new opportunities for streaming technology as well as some of the challenges including licensing and piracy.

Panelists to be announced

10:45AM-11:30AM
Hip-Hop Power Panel

Hip hop is having its best 2017 ever! With playlists like RapCaviar on Spotify dominating the streaming game and artists headlining arena tours and major festivals, it’s time to give hip hop its due. This panel examines how music’s most disruptive genre continues to change the rules of the game.

Moderator: Gail Mitchell, Billboard

Panelists:
Brent Smith, WME
Cheryl Paglierani, UTA
Erin Larsen, Paradigm
Omar Al Joulani, Live Nation
Robert Gibbs, ICM

11:30AM-12:00PM
To Be Announced
12:00PM-1:00PM
Lunch Break
1:00PM-1:30PM
Ticketing Panel

This panel examines the future of ticketing with an emphasis on pricing and distribution. How will artists, ticketing companies and the secondary players of the future get the right price and offer in front of the right fan? And can two ticketing models — one based on exclusivity and another based on open distribution — coexist in an ecosystem where everyone wins? This fast-paced panel will feel like an MBA course on ticketing.

Moderator: Michele Bernstein, WME

Panelists:
David Marcus, Ticketmaster
Jeff Poirier, StubHub
Maura Gibson, Frontgate

1:30PM-2:00PM
Q&A with Jay Marciano

Moderator: Dave Brooks, Billboard

Panelist:

Jay Marciano, AEG Presents

2:00PM-2:45PM
Promoter Panel

To Be Announced

2:45PM-3:30PM
Cause For Applause: Why Brands and Artists are Putting Social Good First

As spending on music sponsorship continues to soar to new heights (more than $1.54B in 2017 alone), brands, artists and promoters alike are putting a purpose-driven filter on their activations and partnerships. Whether it’s strengthening neighborhoods that connect artists and brands with their communities, donating to important causes, or helping accelerate charitable organizations, many blue-chip brands and chart-topping musicians are putting their money where their microphone is when it comes to social good.

Moderator: Andrew Hampp, MAC Presents

Panelists:
Stacey Britt Fitzgerald, Urban Outfitters
Blythe Scokin, Friends at Work
Larry Weintraub, The Marketing Arm
Mandy Laux, State Farm
Michelle Engel, Samsung
Karyn Spencer, AT&T

3:30PM-4:00PM
Coffee Break

Provided by Spokane Arena
Main Foyer

4:00PM-4:45PM
Keynote Q&A with Ty Stiklorius

Panelist:

Ty Stiklorius, Friends At Work

4:45PM-5:15PM
Artist Development Panel: Matoma

Having amassed over 1 billion streams even before the release of his debut album, Matoma and his team will discuss his startling evolution from bedroom-produced bootlegs to star-studded collaborations and his exponentially growing touring business that includes headliner dates and the world’s top festivals.

Moderator: Chelsea Briggs, Billboard

Panelists:

Blake Foster, Big Beat Records
Andrew Jackson, Milton Archer
Tom Stræte Lagergren, Matoma
Ferry Rais-Shaghaghi, APA
Adam Vodofsky, Director of Tour Marketing at APA

5:30PM-7:00PM
Closing Night Reception
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