Event Live Expo 2013 Announces Panel Schedules

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logoLOS ANGELES - The Event Live Expo 2013 (ELX), a free-to-attend event set to take place at L.A. Live here from Feb. 5-7, 2013, invites industry professionals to participate in panels, networking sessions and educational seminars. Event organizers have announced the lineup of guest speakers and panel sessions covering the latest techniques, tools and trends that promise to shape the live event and festival business in 2013 and beyond.

More details from Event Live Expo (http://www.eventlive-expo.com):

LOS ANGELES - The Event Live Expo 2013 (ELX) announces its third annual schedule of panels featuring speakers who are on the cutting-edge of the live event industry. Event Live Expo 2013 will convene on Feb. 5-7, 2013 on The Event Deck at L.A. Live, in downtown Los Angeles. The free-to-attend event invites industry professionals and promoters from across the country to participate in panels, networking sessions and educational seminars that explore the latest techniques and tools currently shaping the live event and festival business.

As part of Live Music Industry Week, the Event Live Expo occurs simultaneously with two concert industry trade events: Pollstar Live! and the AEG Expo. Capping the week is the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

Event Live Expo offers information on the hottest trends in festival and live event production. Beyond the three days of immersive and informative panels, the convention floor will be stocked with booths exhibiting the latest tools and practices for hosting a successful event or festival.

This year, the Event Live Expo will offer a discussion topic for each day of the event. Highlighted moderators and panelists speaking on sustainability, safety & security, and technology & special effects are listed below. For a full list of speakers and panels, visit the website.

All attendees who pre-register can attend the expo and summit program for free. To pre-register to secure your pass, visit: http://www.eventlive-expo.com/register.

Who You Can Expect to Hear from at the Event Live Summit:

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013: Sustainability

Keynote: Event Greening: The Practice, The Principles, The Truth
Jennifer Regan, Global Sustainability Director, AEG

Keynote: Attendee Eco-Awareness: How To Effectively Position Your Sustainable Efforts
Eric Ritz, Founder & Executive Director, Global Inheritance

Panel: Sustainability in a Digital Age: How to Harness the Power of Social Media
Moderator: Jeffrey Becker, Head of Digital, HUKA Entertainment

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013: Safety & Security

Panel: The Big Threat: Weather. Being ‘Storm Ready’ – Having Your Plan And Knowing When to Act
Moderator: Jim Digby, Executive Director, Event Safety Alliance

Panel: Insuring for Major Events: What You Need to Know
Moderator: Joseph Pred, Emergency Services Operations Chief/ Risk Management Officer, Burning Man

Panel: Event Safety & Security: Compliance With The Authorities Including OSHA. NFPA and NIMS-ICS
Moderator: Matthew R Bettenhausen, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, AEG

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013: Technology & Special Effects

Keynote: The New Big Bang: Media Technologies Collide, Creating New Worlds of Content Opportunities: ROI on AV Technology Investments
Michael MacDonald, President, ATK Audiotek

Panel: Exploring Cutting-Edge Technologies Designed to Enhance Your Live Events
Moderator: Philippe Bergeron, President, PaintScaping.com