‘The Future of Our Industry’ – Partners, Sponsors and Conference Guidance


The MIA organised ‘The Future of Our Industry’ event is happening next Thursday. We’re delighted to introduce you to our wonderful sponsors and partners and take you through our official Conference Guidance and important Legal Advice put together by our lawyers at Birketts…

“The Future of our Industry” will be held on Thursday 16th May 2019 at the Victory Services Club, Seymour St, London, W2 2HF – a 2 minute walk from Marble Arch Tube Station.

There are still a few spaces available at this vital event designed to support your business, and inspire you with new ideas to help you to tackle this tough climate.

Tickets including lunch buffet and evening meal are just £49 + VAT for members, and £99 + VAT for non-members. Email alice@mia.org.uk to reserve your place today.

Yesterday, we announced the cross-section of relevant experts who will be tackling our four topics, each addressing the challenges that our industry will face both now and in the future. Take a look here

Partners and Sponsors

‘The Future of Our Industry’ is held in partnership with NAMM, and we are very grateful for their ongoing support.

Our Headline sponsor is Musikmesse – Europe’s biggest trade fair for our industry

Our partners include: Birketts, Save The High Street, Take It Away, Altus Group, Briffa, Making Music, BBC Music Introducing Live and the Musicians’ Union.

All of these wonderful organisations will be available to give you on the spot advice, and let you know how they can offer support for your business.

Conference Guidance and Legal Advice

Our partners at Birketts have put together some guidance to ensure that the breadth of the industry that will be present at the conference are clear on the best practice when it comes to discussing business. Here’s their legal advice:

“Feel free to discuss general market trends, but avoid:

  • Your business’ product pricing;
  • The customer groups or territories your business is targeting;
  • Any future business plans (particularly future pricing strategies); and
  • Any other commercially sensitive information about your business not in the public domain including:

– Profit margins, Sales volumes, or Production capacities.”

This guidance will be explained in full at the conference, and will be displayed throughout as a reminder.

We look forward to seeing you next week for an inspiring event which will widen the debate and help us to learn more about the issues that we collectively face.