DFest, Harmony Festival, Doodson Insurance and More Discuss Risk Management at IMFCON Austin

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The International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) announced the speakers for their panel session entitled, “Success is No Accident: Safety and Risk Management at your Festival” for the annual IMFCON taking place December 4-6, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

International Music Festival Conference

The sessions will provide the perfect platform for music industry peers to engage in open discussion and exchange ideas for 2012

The International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) announced the speakers for their panel session entitled, “Success is No Accident: Safety and Risk Management at your Festival” for the annual IMFCON taking place December 4-6, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

Moderating the panel will be Tomy McDonald, Director, DFest, and speaking will be: Kent Underwood, President, Quiddity Entertainment; Howard Sapper, Chief Executive Officer, Harmony Festival; Dr. Karen Weber, Executive Director, Boston GreenFest; James Chippendale, Executive Vice President, Doodson Insurance; Brokerage of Texas LLC, and Lawrence Temple, General Counsel, Capital Sports & Entertainment.

Events, regardless of size or situation, are exposed to risks involving safety, security, legal, financial, and environmental considerations. In this session the panelists will share their expertise on how to set your festival up for success.

“Doodson Insurance Brokerage is proud to be a part of the International Music Festival Conference this year,” said James Chippendale. “It really is a great opportunity for industry professionals on a global scale to meet, reflect and share our experiences of what has been an eventful 2011 festival season. As a panelist, I’m looking forward to sharing Doodson’s insight into the issues that shape the festival and live events industry including safety and risk management. The sessions will provide the perfect platform for music industry peers to engage in open discussion and exchange ideas for 2012.”

The 2011 IMFCON will feature top music festival industry leaders discussing the latest trends in operations & management, ticketing, sponsorship, programming, marketing & public relations, dealing with talent, agents, and managers, negotiating contracts with venues, digital technology solutions, long term planning and sustainable growth, greening your music festival, and executive management.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 IMFCON include: AAA Flag & Banner, Aggreko Event Services, Bennett Awards, Brown Paper Tickets, CineCause, Michael Arnone’s 23rd Annual Crawfish Fest, Creative Communications Sales and Rentals, CUBE, Doodson Insurance Brokerage, The Emblem Source, Eventbrite, Event Live Expo, Find Festival Jobs, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Front Gate Tickets, Gibson Guitar’s Entertainment Relations, Greencopper Publishing, Hertz Entertainment Services, In Ticketing, K2Imaging, Karl’s Event Rental, The MY HERO Project, National Event Services, N’Take, Open Air Cinema, Robertson Taylor, Sound Mind Events, Sonicbids, Sync Up, Tessitura Network, Texas Film Commission, Ticketfly, TicketBiscuit, TourTechSupport, TRS The Registration System, The Works Creative Group and Tribeca Ticketing, VolunteerLocal, Weldon, Williams, & Lick, Worldwide Ticketcraft, XOMO, Zevia, Celebrity Access, Festival Network Online, MovieMaker, and The Hollywood Reporter.

About International Music Festival Conference:

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

For those interested in learning more about the International Music Festival Conference please contact Laurie Kirby at laurie(dot)kirby(at)michaelbass(dot)com or 626-470-6043.

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