Leading Picks for Events At The XLIVE 2016 Conference

xlive-2016-lineup-posterThe live event production conference, XLIVE 2016, will be kicking off at the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas from December 5-7, 2016. Previously identified as IMFCON and IFFS, the newly minted XLIVE is three days of conferences, workshops, and keynotes. As veterans, we know you can not hit every event, but here are a couple of that that MFW employees would like to attend.

Sunday Night Celebration At Hakkasan
December four, 2016 10:00pm

It is a conference attended by music festivals organizers, so you can bet there’s going to be plenty of parties. Commence your Vegas trip off appropriate with this opening evening shindig exactly where your badge gets you VIP entry.

Exhibit Hall Opens
December 5, 2016 12:00pm

In between panels, the exhibit hall is the place to be for networking. There’s over one hundred businesses here displaying off the latest in the reside event industry. Make positive to discover the Startup Showcase and catch a demo from these innovative businesses.

Press Pass – The Impact of Media Relationships On Festivals and Live Events
December five, 2016 3:30pm-4:ten pm

For you reside event folks that are wondering how to give us media folks all the warm fuzzies, this panel is a must. Russel Ward, owner and founder of the superb Confluence, will be heading up a panel of professionals to go over creating relationships with the press.

We Built This City On Rock &amp Roll – Making use of Festivals as a Catalyst For Inspiring and Revitalizing Communities
December 5, 2016 three:30 pm-four:ten pm

Festivals can not only bring cash back to a city, they can bring hope and pride. This panel will check out methods for using festivals as a catalyst for inspiring community development and improvement.

How Far We’ve Come – From Holograms to Wristbands, What’s Subsequent in Reside Occasion Tech?
December 6, 2016 12:20pm-1:10pm

We’re tech geeks here at Music Festival Wizard – I even spoke about festival technology final year at this conference. There’s often something shinier on the horizon and this panel will illuminate the latest tech coming to a festival close to you.

The New Reality – How AR/VR Are Defining The Subsequent Generation of Festivals
December 6, 2016 5:00pm-5:50pm

Like I just said, we’re tech geeks, and virtual reality is on its way to becoming the next festival frontier. This panel will discover the prospective cost and encounter barriers on bringing this tech to the reside expertise.

Game On – How The Downtown Grand Became The Hub For The Las Vegas eSports Scene
December 6, 2016 11:25am-12:ten pm

Extended mocked as fringe events for gaming nerds, eSports has gone mainstream about the world. Along with that newfound reputation, comes chance. In “Game On”, two Las Vegas vets will tell the story how the Downtown Grand became the initial casino to open an on-website eSports lounge whilst also applying to turn out to be the 1st casino in America to offer betting on a reside eSports tournament.

Beer Necessities – How Beer Festivals Have Emerged As A Global Phenomenon
December six, 2016 5:00pm-five:50pm

Seeing as 65% of the MFW owners are amateur beer brewers and 100% of our employees loves beer festivals, we’re not shocked to see the craft beer industry exploding. There’s definitely no confirmation of this, but we’ll just assume there will be a kegger at this panel.

Baller Status – How VIP Experiences Are Influencing The Festival Landscape
December 7, 2016 2:00pm-2:50pm

Back in they day, VIP meant skipping to the front of the line and a maybe a devoted space. Oh, how the times have changed, and VIP perks have evolved into their own art kind. This panel takes on the evolution of festival pricing and dips into strategies on how to supply VIP packages without having alienating your basic admission crowd.

XLIVE 2016 Featured Speaker Lineup
Billboard and Hollywood Reporter President John Amato
Eventbrite Co-Founder &amp CEO Julia Hartz
Red Frog Events Co-CEO Ryan Kunkel
Founders Entertainment Co-Founder &amp Partner Jordan Wolowitz
Food Network &amp Cooking Channel New York City Wine &amp Food Festival Managing Director John Trumble
AEG/Goldenvoice VP of Worldwide Partnerships Caroline Frye Burruss
Soundslinger/Okeechobee Music &amp Arts Festival Founder/Chief Inventive Officer Paul Peck
Charleston Wine + Meals Executive Director Gillian Zettler
Creative Artists Agency Head – CAA Culinary Andrew Chason
AEG Senior Vice President Global Partnerships Mark Faber
Newport Folk &amp Newport Jazz Festivals Executive Producer Jay Sweet
Live Nation VP Strategic Initiatives Tobias Ekman
C3 Presents President of Shaky Festivals Tim Sweetwood
AC Entertainment &amp Forecastle Founder &amp Captain JK McKnight
ESL/Turtle Entertainment America CEO Craig Levine
Twitch VP &amp eSports Evangelist Andy Swanson
Airbnb Head of Worldwide Hospitality &amp Strategy Chip Conley
AC Entertainment Vice President Strategic Partnerships Jeff Cuellar
WME/IMG Global Head of eSports Tobias Sherman
Noise Pop Industries Founder Kevin Arnold
Delaware North Chief Advertising Officer Todd Merry
City Winery CEO Michael Dorf
SFX Entertainment Managing Director – North America Jacob Smid
Anheuser Busch Worldwide Director – Innovation Tina Wung
Chipotle Manager – National Events Scott Robinson
Osheaga Music &amp Arts Festival Director of Marketing &amp PR Sandra Rinaldi
Delaware North CMO Todd Merry
NCompass International Co-Founder &amp CEO/President Donna Graves
Robot Picnic President Philip Blain
SnowGlobe Music Festival Chief Advertising Officer Jeff Lesan
Prime Social Group Managing Director Adam Lynn
The RKET Group President Ryan Kruger
Zeitgeist Artist Management Owner Jordan Kurland
Eventbrite Enterprise Technique &amp Solutions Manager Biasha Mitchell
Nation Music Association Director – Digital Method Meryl Johnson
542 Entertainment President Billie Jo Aasen
City Parks Foundation Basic Manager – Central Park Summerstage Bruce Wheeler
Downtown Grand Hotel &amp Casino Las Vegas Chairman Seth Schorr
Ticketfly Head of Festivals Jeff Kreinik
Northside Media Group Founder Scott Stedman North Coast Music Festival Companion Max Wagner
Brewgaloo/Higher Raleigh Merchants Association Executive Director Jennifer Martin
DoStuff Media CEO Scott Owens
Toronto International Film Festival Branded Content Lead Evan Dell’Aquila
Treefort Music Fest Founder &amp Producer Lori Shandro Outen
Republic Reside Sponsorship &amp Strategic Partnerships Adam Grosze
Bumbershoot Music &amp Arts Festival/A single Reel Executive Director Chris Weber
Las Vegas Convention &amp Guests Authority VP Worldwide Organization Sales Chris Meyer
Global Citizen Festival Occasion Director David Beame
CID Entertainment CEO Dan Berkowitz
VR Playhouse CEO Christina Heller
Eventbrite Head of Music Marketing Shana Fong
Gilroy Garlic Festival Executive Director Brian Bowe
MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst Operations Director Matt Manza
The Wine &amp Food Foundation of Texas Executive Director Peggy Hanley
Kaboo Del Mar Festival SVP Advertising Brian Wingerd
Middle Waves Music Festival Co-Chair Alison Gerardot
Insomniac Events Director of Business Development Joe Silberzweig
Major Events International President Stephen Millard
Halifax Pop Explosion Festival Executive Director James Boyle
Fest300 Creative Director Eamon Armstrong
SFX Entertainment &amp Electric Zoo Director Adam Richman
TuneIn Sr. Director Artist Partnerships &amp Branded Content Charles Raggio
542 Entertainment COO Cory Popiuk
Barcelona Enterprises CEO Alan Semsar
Ticket Galaxy Head of Music Partnerships Aatish Patel
MCP Presents Festival Operations Director Val Harris
Winter Craft Beer Festival Co-Founder Ross Bowdey
Bacon &amp Beer Classic/Cannonball Productions CEO Kate Levenstien
Middle Waves Music Festival Co-Chair Matt Kelley
POP Montreal Director of Brand Partnerships Olivia Diamond
Left Hand Brewing Company Community &amp Events Manager Josh Goldberg
The Why Co. Founder Jacob Matthews
IWSC Group CEO Allen Gibbons
Narus Advisors LLC Companion Chris Grove
Kona Brewers Festival Executive Director Kate Jacobson
Vindiego Wine &amp Meals Festival Executive Producer David Fraschetti
Motley Brews Senior Event Manager Lee Flint
Mohegan Sun Public Events Manager Krista Could
CLEVR CEO Japheth Dillman
Vinofest DC Founder Justin Harrison
Big Texas Beer Fest Co-Founder Chad Montgomery
Fuse Social Media Manager Frankie Greek
Fountain Square Music Festival Executive Director Adam Pedersen
Feathr Co-Founder &amp President Aidan Augustin
Tiqiq CEO Jesse Lawrence
Diageo Worldwide Senior Brand Manager – Smirnoff Justin Medcraft
Blur Parties/Toast Nebraska Vice President Stacy Leners
Treefort Music Fest Co-Founder &amp Associate Producer Drew Lorona
Dancefestopia Music Festival/Borda Productions Co-founder &amp Festival Organizer Doug Bordegon
Urban Seed VP Of Culinary Partnerships Jolene Mannina
VFD Marketing Managing Companion Elie Deshe
Northern Nights Music Festival Co-Founder Andrew Borgelt
Taste Of Pennsylvania/CrocodileDog Advertising and marketing Owner Matthew Davis
Gaming Study Partners Managing Director Alex Igelman
The Confluence Founder Russell Ward

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