LAS VEGAS, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ushering in a new era of tech-savvy innovators, event producers and creatives, is preeminent live event and festival conference XLIVE, which returns to the grandiose Las Vegas strip this December 9-12, 2018. The annual installment of the industry-leading event will once again take place at Mandalay Bay and announces today the first round of Keynote Speakers heading to Vegas, new additions to the 2018 program plus tickets on sale via the XLIVE website.
Highlighting everything from music and food/beverage festivals to tech, brands, sports and beyond, XLIVE opens a global platform for attendees to discuss current topics and explore the bustling future of live event operations alongside some of the most inspiring names in the business.
This year's initial roster of influential keynote speakers will feature IMG Live president Bryan Icenhower, MAC Presents CEO Marcie Allen, and 4Fini CEO Kevin Lyman with more TBA in the coming months.
Covering a wide breadth of topics, panels for December's conference will hit music, live sports, food and beverage, technology, esports, experiential activations and brand tracks in addition to offering attendees the opportunity to participate in various workshops showcasing cannabis, esports, travel and CVBs, production and design. Other highlights that attendees can look forward to this December are the startup showcase, the 2nd annual FestX Awards presented by Everfest + XLIVE, interactive learning labs plus the Hackathon World Championships, scheduled to take place as a marquee event of the conference.
Aiming to deliver an all-encompassing experience, XLIVE will introduce several new and exciting initiatives to the already-stacked conference. Attendees will enjoy a larger, more colorful exhibition floor complete with art installations, nightly networking events, after-parties and a newly-expanded Young Entrepreneurs Program. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements surrounding XLIVE Las Vegas 2018!
Just ahead of the main event this December, XLIVE will make its way to New York City for the highly-anticipated Esports Summit. Taking place August 13-14, 2018, the XLIVE Esports Summit is a senior-level forum that will converge Esports industry stakeholders, endemic and non-endemic brands, and traditional professional sports franchises, featuring execs from Twitter, ESPN, Golden State Warriors, Intel + many more. For more information and to register to attend the conference, visit XLIVE's Esports Summit website.
To stay up to date with XLIVE news and industry happenings, sign up for the XLIVE newsletter at the bottom of the website's registration page. We'll see you this December in Vegas!
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XLIVE would like to extend special thanks to our 2018 Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors: Eventbrite, Experient, Thuzi, TicketGuardian, Front Gate Tickets, Complete Show Services, Foundry IV, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Premier Sponsors: Worldstage, Umbel/U-MVP Index LLC, See Tickets, SquadUp, Tango Card, Ticketsocket, Intellitix, Sciensio, True Digital Industries, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
Supporting Sponsors: Greenberg Glusker, Patron Technology, Vendini, HelloSugoi, SNIEC, MGM Resorts International, Backstage Networks
Multi-faceted organization XLIVE will continue to revolutionize the way live event and festival organizations share expertise, learn, and most paramount, envision the future of the industry. XLIVE convenes with leading experts at the intersection of music, film, culinary, beverage, Esports, technology and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events. Reflecting the passion of the vibrant festival community, XLIVE serves as a catalyst for curating unique, memorable and life-changing experiences within the growing, dynamic and influential realm of festivals.