January 28, 2016

5 Event Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2016

As an event organiser, it’s important to keep abreast of the latest technological developments, vendor offerings and business opportunities that are popping up throughout the industry. You know better than anyone else that attending these relevant events is a great way to keep you in the game. So behold, our selection of the most interesting and informative events in 2016 for organisers.

The Great Escape (Brighton ,UK) – May

The Great Escape (TGE) is “cool ” from head to toe. Renowned for showcasing some of the best indie and alternative bands in the world, it is synonymous with networking and knowledge about the world of live music. Last year, we were fortunate enough to take part in one of the panels, where our Head of Performance Marketing, Shane Mansfield, spoke about the importance of using Google Analytics to help promote concerts. TGE is a “must” for anyone in the music industry, so make sure to get this in your calendar ASAP. For the line-up and all information, go to www.greatescapefestival.com.


Primavera Sound Pro (Barcelona, Spain) – June

The Primavera Pro Sound festival in Spain has become a must for professionals in the music world. It gathers experts from the industry, bringing the latest knowledge, trends and best practices to the scene. It opens the doors to companies still trying to adapt to the new digital world, providing unique experiences to an increasingly demanding and connected audience. In a nutshell, Primavera Pro is the perfect place for showcasing the latest trends, tactics and ideas on how to generate new musical experiences and keep your audiences interested.


Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, Germany) – September

Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide, and, as Germany’s largest club festival, it boasts a broad spectrum of emerging artists. It welcomes more than 700 events across a variety of music genres at various venues throughout Hamburg. The conference side features showcases, panel discussions, award ceremonies and networking events, enabling you to mingle and pick at the brains of the best in the industry.


Amsterdam Dance Event (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – October
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading event in the electronic dance music sector and the largest music festival in the world in this genre. You’ll find a selection of the best DJs and producers on the planet, various pop-up events in secret locations, debates between the leading influencers in the industry, and several parties hosted by top organisations, such as Red Bull. If you’re not already living in Amsterdam, this event will definitely get you thinking about relocating. You can be sure to see ticketscript sailing somewhere through the canals each year.


BIME PRO (Bilbao, Spain) – October
With three successful editions, BIME has been confirmed as the most interesting conference/festival in the Spanish music industry. About 1,800 participants attended and 160 speakers spoke on panels in the 2015 edition.