MIA seeks indie shops for conference

MIA seeks indie shops for conference

The Music Industries Association is appealing to independent music shops to take part in its ‘The Future of our Industry’ conference, which takes place on Thursday 16th May 2019 at the Victory Services Club, Seymour St, London, W2 2HF – a 2 minute walk from Marble Arch Tube Station.

Billing the event as: ‘a thought-provoking day full of dynamic panels and networking opportunities discussing the options and future for the Musical Instrument Industry in the UK,’ the organiser adds: ‘Independent shops will particularly benefit from the programme, with the MIA aiming to widen the debate and tackle the issues that the industry collectively faces’.

The afternoon will be made up of four topics that each address challenges the industry will face both now and in the future, which it is posing as four questions:

‘If 80% of the population claim they aspire to play a musical instrument, why isn’t our industry more diverse?’

‘How will a bricks and mortar store be relevant to the customer purchase journey of the future?’

‘Should the Government have an obligation to support the High Street and if so how?’

‘How can you run a profitable music business in the future?’

A cross-section of voices from across the industry and beyond will discuss each of these topics in turn before opening up to the floor for further question and comment.

Tickets including lunch buffet and evening meal are £49 + VAT for members, and £99 + VAT for non-members.

Retailers (and others) who want to take part can email clare@mia.org.uk to reserve a place.

Info: www.mia.org.uk/2019/04/will-a-bricks-and-mortar-store-be-relevant-to-the-customer-purchase-journey-of-the-future/

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