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TGE Elevate and 25 New Conference Speakers Announced

We are delighted to announce the launch of TGE Elevate – a ground-breaking new professional development programme funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

TGE Elevate will ensure that the next generation of music industry leaders get even more from The Great Escape, helping them elevate their careers to the next level.

The core TGE Elevate programme will provide thirty super delegates – including artists, managers, promoters, label executives and music educators – with an enhanced, subsidised and curated delegate experience. This will include a personally created conference schedule, access to invite-only seminars and networking events, and Q&A sessions with a number of music industry VIPs.

We are now working with organisations like the Association Of Independent Music, the Association Of Independent Promoters, the Featured Artists Coalition, the Music Venue Trust and the Music Managers Forum to identify participants for the core programme.

Today we have also announced 25 new speakers to join our conference programme including representatives from Dice, AWAL, PRS for Music and Music Managers forum.

The new speakers announced are:

Aaron Bogucki VP Digital Marketing, AWAL Recordings
Amy Collins Head Of TV & Visual, Your Army
Andreas Ahlenius Co-Founder & Label Director, Amuse
Camella Agabalyan Senior Marketing Manager, MAMA Festivals
Chloe Johnson Client Relationship & Project Manager, Dot Blockchain Media
Dan Francis UK Education Strategy Manager, RSL Awards
Diane Widdison National Organiser Education & Training, Musicians Union
Fiona McGugan General Manager, Music Managers Forum
Jason Edwards Head Of Music, Dice
Helen Smith Executive Chair, IMPALA
Helienne Lindvall Chair Of Songwriter Committee, BASCA
Kevin Graux Account Director, Diabolical
Ian Moss Director Of Public Affairs, BPI
Jane Beese Head Of Music, The Roundhouse
Jen Long Founder, Take Care Management
Matt Bolton Head Of Publisher Relations And Integration, IMPEL
Mel Thornton Head Of Careers And Employability, BIMM Group
Matt Phipps-Taylor Head Of Insight & Innovation, PPL
Nick Faber Account Manager, Diabolical
Nigel Dewar Gibb Consultant, Lewis Silkin
Paul Dilorito Director Of Innovation & Partnerships, PRS For Music
Paul Craig CEO, Nostromo Management
Sam Hawkins Partnership Manager East & South East, Creative & Cultural Skills
Silvia Gargiulo Founder, BIY People & Talent
Tomas Ericsson CEO, AMRA

Discover our full conference programme and buy delegate tickets here