Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 28

VENUE: Thalia Hall

9am: Coffee & registration.

10:00 – 10:15

CONFERENCE OPENING – MAIN HALL

Speakers: Codruța Vulcu (CEO, ARTmania / President AROC, RO) & Guido Janssens (Managing Partner, Emagic / Board of Directors, AROC, B/ RO)

10:15 – 11:30 – MAIN HALL

Panel 1: FESTIVALS IN A TROUBLED EUROPE (ENG) – powered by TAKE A STAND  

Multiculturalism versus nationalism; unity versus discord.

Moderators: Lucian Mîndruță (Journalist, Digi FM, RO) & Gordon Masson (Journalist, Chief editor, IQ Magazine, UK)

Speakers:

Fruzsina Szép (Festival Director, Lollapalooza Berlin, DE),

Christof Huber (President of Yourope – The European Festival Association/ Festival Director, Open Air St Galen, CH),

Cristian Radu (Executive Director, FITS, RO),

Guido Janssens (Managing Partner, Emagic, B/RO)

11:45 – 12:45 – SMALL HALL

Panel 2: FESTIVAL & EVENT LEGISLATION (ENG)

International tax legislation & treaties applied to Artists’ revenues, for fees or production costs.

Speaker: Dr. Dick Molenaar (Managing Director, All Arts Tax Advisers, NL)

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30 – SMALL HALL

Panel 3: HEALTH & SAFETY AT FESTIVALS/EVENTS (ENG)

Festival security and crowd management strategies.

Speakers:

Professor Chris Kemp (Owner, Mind Over Matter Consultancy, UK)

Henrik Bondo Nielsen (Head of Division, Area Resources and Guests & Safety at Roskilde Festival, DK)

14:45 – 16:00 – MAIN HALL

Panel 4: CRISIS SITUATIONS AT FESTIVALS / EVENTS (ENG) – powered by AROC

Bad weather, terror threats, stampedes etc

Moderator: Florin Ghioca (Journalist, Adevarul, RO)

Speakers:

Dr. Raed Arafat (Secretary of State, Ministry of Internal Affairs, RO)

Thomas Zsifkovits (Co-owner, Barracuda Music, A)

Chris Kemp (Owner, Mind Over Matter, UK)

16:15 – 17:15 – SMALL HALL

Panel 5: LICENSING, TAX LEGISLATION AND THE EVENT INDUSTRY (RO)

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Tax legislation within the Romanian Event Industry (VAT, the obligation of obtaining CIF / NIF for international artists, show taxes, working contracts for staff etc)

Speakers:

Flavius Florea (Senior Associate, bpv GRIGORESCU ȘTEFĂNICĂ, RO)

17:30 – 18:30 – THALIA NETWORKING LOUNGE

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW with Fruzsina Szép (Festival Director, Lollapalooza Berlin, DE) by Greg Parmley (Managing Director, ILMC – IQ Magazine, UK)  

 

SATURDAY JULY 29

9am: Coffee & registration.

10:00 – 11:00 – SMALL HALL

Panel 6: HEALTH & SAFETY AT FESTIVALS/EVENTS (ENG)

  1. a) Event safety and the appropriate people.
  2. b) New elements in crowd profiling.

Speakers:

Chris Kemp (Owner, Mind Over Matter, UK)

Henrik Bondo Nielsen (Head of Division, Area Resources and Guests & Safety, Roskilde Festival, DK)

11:15 – 12:30 – MAIN HALL

Panel 7: FUTURE OF FESTIVALS (ENG)

Boutique versus large scale / independents versus majors.

Moderator: Vlad Tăușance (Strategy Consultant, RO)

Speakers:

Grimur Atlason (Festival Director, Iceland Airwaves, IS)

Thomas Zsifkovits (Co-owner, Barracuda Music, A)

Mihai Păun (Festival Director, Electric Castle, RO)

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch break

13:15 – 14:15 – SMALL HALL

Panel 8: FESTIVAL AND EVENT SUSTAINABILITY: GREENER, SMARTER, MORE SUSTAINABLE (ENG)

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Moderator: Holger Schmidt (Co-founder, GO GROUP – Green Operations Europe, DE)

Speakers:

Monika Satkova (Booker, Pohoda festival, SK)

Bea Gabor (MaiNoi Initiative, RO)

Claire O’Neill (Co-founder, A Greener Festival, UK)

Roxana Șunică (Marketing Director, Recolamp, RO)

14:30 – 15:30 – SMALL HALL

Panel 9: PR & MARKETING STRATEGY FOR FESTIVALS / EVENTS (ENG)

Festivalgoers’ experience – the power of engagement.

Moderator: Horia Ghibuțiu (Journalist, Kiss FM, RO)

Speakers:

Nikki McNeill (Founder, Global Publicity, UK)

Gideon Gottfried (Journalist, Pollstar, UK/ USA)

Manfred Tari (Booker, Pop100.com, Reeperbahn Festival, DE)

15:45 – 16:45 – MAIN HALL

Panel 10: ARTISTS & MANAGER’S CORNER (ENG)

How to launch your band on European level & the showcase festivals?

Moderator: Allan McGowan (Journalist, VIP Magazine / IQ Magazine, UK)

Speakers:

Ruud Berends (Co-owner & co-founder IFF, UK/ Eurosonic Noorderslag, NL)

Manfred Tari (Booker,Pop100.com, Reeperbahn Festival, DE)

Grimur Atlason (Festival Director, Iceland Airwaves, IS)

Matjaž Manček (Co-manager, MENT, SL)

17:00 – 18:00 – THALIA NETWORKING LOUNGE

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW with Laszlo Hegedus (CEO, The Multimedia Organisation, HU) by Allan McGowan (Journalist, VIP Magazine / IQ Magazine, UK)