IEBA’s 43rd Annual Conference Set For October

IEBAThe International Entertainment Buyers Association will hold its 43rd annual conference Oct. 19-22 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Over 50 live performances will take place on stages over four days at the conference featuring artists like Blackjack BillyChris CagleRachele LynaeBrynn MarieRobin MeadeJo Dee Messina and many more.

The conference will include a keynote Q&A from Billboard’s Ray Waddell, followed by a panel that will feature a case study on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Additional panels will focus on the evolving revenue streams in the casino business, the new role of the booking agent, and the cost of doing business on the road. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sit down with IEBA’s Board of Directors and other prominent business leaders to discuss the latest trends and hot topics in live entertainment during the event. Table topics will include arenas, casino entertainment, clubs, corporate buying, EDM, fairs, festivals, indian gaming, PACs & small venues, and tour marketing.

IEBA’s Agents Alley gives entertainment buyers and sellers time together to discuss the specifics of the upcoming touring season at two events this year: a Tailgate Party on Sunday, Oct. 20 and a two-hour booking session on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The conference culminates with an honors and awards dinner Oct. 22. For more information about the conference, visit IEBA.org. Early bird registration rates apply through Sept. 18th.

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