Schedule

We welcome suggestions for speakers, panels, workshops and presentations – if you have something or someone to put forward, please get in touch.

*All timings and sessions are provisional, and may be subject to change…

Tues 25 September

IFF Opening Party hosted by UTA

Hosted by United Talent Agency, the IFF Opening Party is where IFF kicks off. The first agency showcases will take place with complimentary drinks for early arrivals…

18:30 - 22:00

Camden Assembly

Weds 26 September AM

Coffee, juices & registration

Coffee and juices await all the eager beavers, who can ensure they’re either suitably hydrated of caffeinated for the conference sessions that follow.

9:00

Fest

The Festival Season 2018

The 2018 festival season saw record numbers for some events but behind the PR-headlines, how was 2018 really? Coda’s Clementine Bunel leads an all-star cast to discuss the current state of play.

10:00 - 11:00

Room 1, Fest

Meet the Festivals: Roll call 2018

This session introduces you to a handpicked selection of the six newer festivals you should know about.

10:00 - 11:00

Room 2, Fest

IFF Speedmeetings

Sign up for a place on these popular sessions that match agency and festival delegates, supported by DIT.

10:30 – 12:00

Gabeto, Camden Market

Coffee & networking break

A 30-minute break with complimentary tea and coffee allows all delegates to refocus or catch up before the late morning conference sessions that follow.

11:00 – 11:30

Fest

The Generation Game

Nick Hobbs invites some of the industry’s current leaders – including UTA's Neil Warnock and Down The Drain's Brian Nielsen – to compare methods and mindset with two individuals forging through the ranks.

11:30 - 12:30

Room 1, Fest

Mind the Gender Gap: The Review

Whether building future festival line-ups or growing more diverse – and stronger – companies, expect 60-minutes of frank conversation and far-reaching ideas.

11:30 – 12:30

Room 2, Fest

Complimentary Lunch

The complimentary delegate lunch will see all IFF delegates suitably fed and watered before the agency showcases begin at 13:45 at nearby venue Dingwalls. The Fest team will be delivering a selection of delightful hot food to stoke the engines for the afternoon ahead, while a pay bar operates in the venue.

12:15 – 13:30

Fest

Weds 26 September PM

Primary Talent presents…

Primary Talent International kick off Wednesday’s showcase sessions with four of the hottest new signings to the agency

13:45 – 15:20

Dingwalls

Pitch & Smith presents…

UK/Swedish agency Pitch & Smith present two of their roster’s finest.

15:30 – 16:15

Dingwalls

The WME Cocktail Hour

WME Entertainment invites all IFF delegates to enjoy a complimentary drink or two across the main IFF delegate bar and terrace. A liquid refresher between showcases, it’s a perfect moment to mingle with WME’s London team before the showcases continue…

16:00 – 17:00

Dingwalls

X-ray Touring presents…

X-ray Touring presents four future festival favourites for the assembled delegates.

17:00 – 18:30

Dingwalls

Dinner Break

IFF delegates can enjoy a complimentary dinner served from the delegate bar in Dingwalls. To wash things down, diners can enjoy a subsidised pint or make the most of a fully stocked pay bar.

18:30 – 19:30

Dingwalls

MN2S presents…

Two of international booking and talent agency MN2S's most promising new signings commandeer the Dingwalls stages.

19:30 – 20:15

Dingwalls

OTM Touring presents…

Non-Territorial Agency OTM Touring presents two of their hottest new signings.

20:15 – 21:00

Dingwalls

The CAA Social

Wednesday night at IFF looks like an evening to remember, as all delegates are invited for some complimentary drinks, good tunes and great company at The CAA Social.

21:00 – Late

Upstairs @ The Hawley Arms

Midnight Mango presents…

UK booking agency Midnight Mango present two of their most festival-fit artists at Wednesday's late-night showcase. And fans of live poetry will be in for a treat during the specially compèred event...

23:00 – 00:00

Camden Assembly

Thurs 27 September AM

Coffee, juices & registration

A later start for day two of IFF, when the caffeine intake is sure to rise. Fortunately, there’s an hour of complimentary tea, coffee and juices on hand…

9:30

Fest

The IFF Keynote: Alex Hardee

Thursday at IFF starts with a session that could well go down in conference history… Alex Hardee’s first ever keynote interview. Space in the room is limited, so early arrival for this session is recommended.

10:30 – 11:30

Room 1, Fest

IFF Speedmeetings

Sign up for a place on these popular sessions that match agency and festival delegates, supported by DIT.

10:30 – 12:00

Gabeto, Camden Market

Coffee & networking break

Making up for the late start, it’s a quick coffee and tea break to refuel before the final round of conference sessions.

11:30 – 11:45

Fest

The Curation Session

Digital evangelist Sammy Andrews invites a progressive cast of speakers on stage to discuss the platforms and services that matter to them.

11:45 - 12:45

Room 1, Fest

Beyond the Main Stage: Adventures in non-music

Nikki McNeill leads a 60-minute rundown on the latest developments beyond the main stage.

11:45 – 12:45

Room 2, Fest

Complimentary Lunch

The complimentary delegate lunch will see all IFF delegates suitably fed and watered before the agency showcases begin at nearby venue Dingwalls. The Fest team will be delivering a selection of delightful hot food to stoke the engines for the afternoon ahead, while a pay bar operates in the venue.

12:30 – 13:30

Fest

Thurs 27 September PM

ITB presents…

International Talent Booking (ITB) bust Thursday’s showcase sessions open wide with four future festival headliners kicking off the afternoon.

13:30 – 15:00

Dingwalls

Networking break

Whether it’s to grab something from the bar or chase that next booking, IFF hangs fire for 30 minutes…

15:00 – 15:30

Dingwalls

Coda Agency presents…

Powerhouse agency Coda holds court in Dingwalls for the second showcase slot of the day, presenting four of their most promising new signings.

15:30 – 17:00

Dingwalls

Networking break

A quick 30-minute breather between showcases – head to the bar, make that call, take a quick pitstop… but be back by 17:30 for the final showcase event…

17:00 – 17:30

Dingwalls

ATC Live presents…

ATC Live, one of Europe’s fastest growing agencies, presents a sure-to-be stellar line up to round off the IFF showcases.

17:30 – 19:00

Dingwalls

The ‘Grand Finale’ BBQ

The final night of IFF ramps up this year with a fully stocked BBQ at our 'Grand Finale' final party... possibly the best opportunity to simply hang out and network over the whole of IFF. And judging by how popular last year's Closing Party was, this is one social you can't afford to miss.

19:00 – Late

Lockside Camden

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