C/O Pop Festival & Convention, Ducos Productions, Cheltenham Jazz Festivals, and North Sea Jazz Festival to Discuss the Future of Music Festivals

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The International Music Festival Conference announced today the speakers for their panel focused on the Future of Music Festivals, at this year's International Music Festival Conference Europe taking placing April 8-9, 2010 in Amsterdam.

The International Music Festival Conference announced today the speakers for their panel focused on the Future of Music Festivals, at this year's International Music Festival Conference Europe taking placing April 8-9, 2010 in Amsterdam.

Speaking on the panel will be Jutta Unger, Director, C/O Pop Festival & Convention; Claudia Raven, Creative Director, Ducos Productions; Ian George, Executive Director, Cheltenham Jazz Festivals; and Jan Willem Luyken, Festival Director, North Sea Jazz Festival.

Their presentation entitled, "The Future of Music Festivals" will discuss how artists, agents, venues, managers, and others can maximize revenue, and also where the market is headed. "The explosion of the Music Festival business is one of the biggest developments in the concert industry over the last two years," said Matthew Raynor, Marketing Manager, for the International Music Festival Conference. "This panel in particular will be bringing together top festival producers and talent buyers in the business to discuss the current trends as well as relevant shifts the market is facing.

Those attending the conference will be able to discover the latest trends in music festival: operations & management, ticketing, sponsorship, programming, marketing & public relations, and many more.

The 2010 International Music Festival Conference will feature the top industry leaders and directors attending including: European Broadcasting Union, Jambase, Lugerinc AB, Friendly Fire, Pirineos Sur, Sfrinks Mixed Festival, Feistval Mundial, Glastonbury Music Festival, Amsterdam Roots Festival, The Jerusalem Festival, Italia Wave Love Festival, European Forum of Worldwide Music Festival, Fiesta Des Suds, Oslo World Music Festival, Fiberfib, Paleo Festival Nyon, The Big Chill, BHE Music Group, MaraWorld, Roskilde Festival, XOMO Mobile, Hultsfred Festival, European Music Office, and Malmofestivalen

About the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON):

The International Music Festival Conference is the only conference addressing the issues facing the music festival industry. The IMFCON mission is to promote and strengthen the global music festival industry through education, networking, dissemination of information, and the cultivation of high standards for the industry. The IMFCON was founded in 2007 and provides the only annual conference & symposium for music festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in festivals and music. http://www.imfcon.com

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