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d&b audiotechnik, others Participate in Virtual Summit Discussing the Future of the Live Entertainment Industry

FOH Staff • News • November 19, 2020

 

BACKNANG, Germany – d&b audiotechnik noted its participation in the inaugural Horizons Summit: Entertainment, Technology and Beyond.

More details from d&b audiotechnik (www.dbaudio.com):

German audio technology and solutions company, d&b audiotechnik today announces the inaugural Horizons Summit: Entertainment, Technology and Beyond. The virtual panel, featuring industry heavyweights discusses the effect the pandemic has had on the live events industry and how shared entertainment experiences might look in the future.

The discussion, led by journalist and author, Dan Daley, included Amnon Harman, Group CEO d&b audiotechnik; Jackie Wilgar, Senior Vice President Live Nation; Craig Hassall, CEO Royal Albert Hall, and James Gordon, CEO Audiotonix.

The Summit addressed common partner and customer concerns as well as industry trends including: the pivots required to keep live entertainment companies alive; the future of drive-in and virtual concerts; government support during the pandemic; and the indicators of industry recovery.

“2020 has brought incredible challenges for everyone in this industry. While many of these conversations have been taking place behind closed doors over the last few months, this Summit gives the industry the opportunity to openly address challenges and to discuss what we believe will be the future of live entertainment,” commented Amnon Harman, Group CEO, d&b audiotechnik. “Community matters, strength in numbers matters and we need to bring everyone together to navigate these challenging times.”

To watch the Summit go to https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=181864380152043

Participant Bios:

Amnon Harman, Group CEO d&b audiotechnik

d&b audiotechnik is internationally regarded as a leading company for sound reinforcement systems in installed and mobile applications, with a reputation for the quality of construction, standard of service, system integration principles, and pioneering technological development. d&b sound systems are installed in venues across the globe and brought on tour with some of the music industry’s biggest artists. Amnon Harman, Group CEO of d&b audiotechnik will be representing d&b at the summit. Harman has been Group CEO of d&b since 2014. Prior to d&b Amnon was CEO and Chairman of AUGUSTA Technologie AG.

James Gordon, CEO Audiotonix

Audiotonix is a global market leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles and ancillary products, and includes leading live entertainment brands DiGiCo and KLANG:technologies. Their products are used extensively in live sound, broadcast, theatre production, installations, house of worship and recording studios. James Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, represents Audiotonix at the event. Gordon has been CEO of Audiotonix since 2014 and Managing Director of DiGiCo since 2007. Prior to this, Gordon was Sales Director at DiGiCo and has more than 20 years of experience in the professional audio industry having started as a trained sound technician.

Jackie Wilgar, Senior Vice President Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company, working with artists to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world. In 2019 Live Nation brought over 40,000 shows and 100+ festivals to life, selling 500 million tickets. Participating in the summit from Live Nation Entertainment is Jackie Wilgar, Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing. Wilgar has 15 years of marketing experience in global consumer package goods and entertainment companies and was given A Top Women in Music Honoree from Billboard Magazine/Billboard.biz in 2012 and recognized by Fast Company as one of their Top 100 Most creative in Business in 2013.

Craig Hassall, CEO Royal Albert Hall,

Royal Albert Hall is one of the most iconic music and concert venues in the world. Located in London, England, the RAH normally hosts over 360 events a year, including classical music, jazz, world music, circus, rock, pop, opera, dance, comedy and tennis performances. Participating in the Summit from the Royal Albert Hall is Chief Executive, Craig Hassall. Hassall has worked in the performing arts for over 28 years and held roles including CEO of Opera Australia and CEO of English National Ballet. He also consulted on cultural aspects of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

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