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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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David Hazan

David Hazan

Founder, DLH Strategic Marketing

For over 25 years David Hazan has worked in the entertainment industry where he has held a number of senior positions at top music and media companies, most recently as Head of North America for Midem, a leading industry event serving the global music community.

Over the course of his career, he has consulted 25+ tech, brand, media, event and festival clients including Omnispace360, Audioshake, .DOTMUSIC, Qrates, AEG Network Live, Audible Reality, Audio Design Desk, Cirque Eloize, Microsoft, Xlrator Media, Festicket, Ottawa Bluesfest, CID Entertainment, Putumayo World Music, TVT, found.ee, Stay22, LiveMusicStage, Shout! Factory, Mobile Backstage, GigSalad, as well as the O’Cannabiz, GrowUp and Canadian Music Week conferences, where he produced multiple panels, events and hackathons.

David’s deep music marketing experience includes senior positions held at The Orchard, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Vh1/MTV Networks, Putumayo World Music, and Wind-up Records where, as Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, he created and directed the marketing and release campaigns for multi-platinum Grammy winners Evanescence as well as for Creed, Seether and Finger 11 among others.

He is a frequent speaker, interviewer and moderator at leading industry events around the world including IEG, SXSW, MusicBiz, Amplify, Canadian Music Week, Midem, Mondo NYC, Indie Week, Screen x Screen, SF Music Tech, and MU:CON among others.

David has also held senior positions at leading experiential marketing agencies such as US Concepts/MKTG; UG Strategies; and EMCI/Rockbill, where he ran their London office.

David lives in Nyack, NY with his family.

The Future of Cannabis Festivals and Events Presented by High NY

October 15, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

With Cannabis legalization sweeping across the East Coast, and COVID-19 concerns still in the air, how can festival and event organizers integrate Cannabis into cutting edge and authentic cultural programming? We intend to discuss the future of Cannabis events and festivals including: considerations for Cannabis activations in a post-COVID world; how mainstream music, food, tech and entertainment events can integrate Cannabis; creating sophisticated and accessible Cannabis experiences for various demographics; how to honor and maintain Cannabis (counter) culture while also bringing it to the mainstream; and what kind of unique new hybrid Cannabis experiences we might see in the next few years.

Be Present Everywhere: Intros & Connections

October 12, 2021, 8:30:00 PM

"BPE," inaugurated at Mondo 2020, is an offering of committed global speakers/experts networking and sharing their businesses and missions with each other and with the global music community. It was created to celebrate, educate and forward ongoing music business through the pandemic, while most of us are working remotely. It's what has kept many music conferences, "conferences," while operating virtually; the interactions, introductions, contacts shared, networking have shown the value and necessity of community in a uniquely isolated time. With many thousands of intros and personal (virtual) meetings between delegates and well over 250 speakers from many countries; speaker and delegate contacts distributed globally; communities connected, networked and shared; we'll never know all the "results" of these sessions. These can be lifetime, life and business changing relationships and they have been useful and enjoyable, with intensity, care and hilarity during a shared global and for most, very personal, crisis. Join the fun and participate.