Music gathering to rock Royal Garden

One of London’s leading venues, Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington is set to host the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) from the 11th – 13th March 2011.

The invite only event is expected to bring together 1,000 of the world’s leading live music industry figures over the course of the three days. The hotel will host numerous sessions including meetings, conferences, exhibitions, a 24hour Cyber Café and late night networking bar, as well as several impromptu jam sessions. Previous guest appearances have included Jamie Cullum and Soweto Kinch.

Explaining the reasons behind choosing Royal Garden Hotel to host the ILMC, Martin Hopewell, Chairman and co-founder, International Live Music Conference commented; “We first came to the Royal Garden because we loved the atmosphere - and the facilities suited us the best of any hotel we had investigated or used before in London.

“After that first year there really has never been a question about keeping the ILMC at the RGH. The management and staff are simply the best, and coming back each year feels like returning home. Honestly I don’t think that the event would be the success that it is without the fantastic support that the hotel has given us.”

“Having hosted the event 11 times we are excited to be welcoming back the ILMC,” said Jon Nixson, Conference and Banqueting Manager, Royal Garden Hotel. “The hotel has a long standing musical history stemming from the birth of the swinging 60’s in Kensington and the close proximity of prestigious musical venues like the Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo and Shepherds Bush Empire.

“The conference represents an exciting operational challenge as we have only one day to gradually and unobtrusively change the hotel from our every day guests to a rocking music conference venue.”

The ILMC strives to promote better collaboration and cooperation within the international music community, with the express aim of developing new codes of practise through consensus. The 2011 conference will focus on the unpredictability of 2011 as the festival season continues to grow.

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