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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Jim Digby

CEO, Show Makers Inc.

Jim Digby has spent nearly four decades in various leadership and project management roles inside the live events and music touring industry. His work has been alongside musical artists as diverse as Linkin Park, Enrique Iglesias, Back Street Boys, Marilyn Manson, the Bolshoi Ballet, Phil Collins, and Bon Jovi, to name a few, and most recently aiding in the delivery of entertainment mega-projects inside Saudi Arabia.

Principally focused on team building, real-time crisis management, and managing a widely diverse collection of client expectations have become his hallmark tools in the fast-paced execution of complex entertainment projects.

Digby is the co-founder and Chairman of the non-profit Event Safety Alliance, a safety-in-live-events global advocacy group. He recently founded a second non-profit, the "Show Makers Symposium" for the purpose of education and professional development in the live events industry. He is a board member of the Behind the Scenes Charity and a keynote speaker/presenter in matters relating to event safety, event execution as a trade, and the often-challenging human condition and mental health in live events.

CLE: Riddles, Risks and the Road Back to Live: Legal Issues in Live Entertainment

What is the only thing that the medical experts, government officials, big thinkers, entrepreneurs, and most of the general public can agree on? That an indoor live show will be the signal that things have returned to pre-pandemic normal. The riddle that we will puzzle out is how do we get there and what will it take? We will explore COVID-19 transmission risks and liability associated with live events, the success or failure of the latest mitigation and containment efforts, the challenges of routing tours through ever shifting government mandates, shutdowns, and hotspots, the privacy issues associated with various risk mitigation measures, the changing economics for all stake holders, the use of technology in venues and the evolving role of virtual reality, and the possibilities and pitfalls of re-imagining the venue, the performance and the live experience.