Feb 02, 2021
Regular readers of our blog posts and newsletters might remember that we have twice now had to postpone TEEM, The Experience Economy Meeting (the revamped version of TEM, the Touring Exhibitions Meeting), which we had planned to bring to Downtown Los Angeles. And since we didn’t want to end up like James Bond (postponed for the fifth time now!), our good friends from the ILMC, Greg Parmley and Chris Prosser, have offered to provide us with shelter. On March 4, we will present two panels that will peer into the future of the experience economy. “What’s Next in The World for Experience Exhibitions?” will be the question on everyone’s lips during the first panel. Have you heard about AREA15? No, no, not the one with the Aliens; I mean the coolest new Immersive Ents and Events Complex in Las Vegas.Ella Baskerville of Blooloop (from London) and exhibition designer Tobias Kunz of Studio TK (Berlin) will meet the guys behind AREA15, Winston Fisher and Michael Beneville. Ella and Tobias will take a microscope to new concepts for big special-entertainment sites like theirs. What will entertainment look like in the near future? Destination hubs in major cities? Is bigger better? Whole “cities” for planned fun?
The second ILMC x TEEM panel, “Taking Exhibitions Further” — chaired by Abigail Bysshe, vice president, experiences and business development at The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, and myself — will be a conversation with high-profile guests from the museum, attractions and experience industry about what they think is important right now and what’s next in the foreseeable future. These are the conversations that will shape how we come together to enjoy the world in the future. Lāth Carlson, executive director of Dubai’s The Museum of the Future, and ILMC legend Serge Grimaux will be among our guests.
And, of course, the “Flea Market”! This staple of past Touring Exhibitions Meetings will be chaired by Debbie Donohue, the COO and vice president of sales for our friends at Imagine Exhibitions. Some 20 to 30 presenters from museums, science centres, attractions, cultural venues and neighbouring industries have three minutes each to pitch their latest touring exhibition (or similar project) to an interested audience of potential “buyers.” The applications for Flea Market spots are open from now until February 22. If you want to present, please send an e-mail to Stefanie Stubner(firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, company and a short description of your topic. Please note that you have to register for the ILMC to be able to join the Flea Market.
See you again on March 4th (at www.ilmc.com)
Semmel’s Show Notes is the international blog of Semmel Concerts & SC Exhibitions
“Show” stands for live entertainment, for a concert or a musical, and in English “Show” can equally mean an “Exhibition.” As for “Notes,” well, this is what want to bring you with this blog: “Notes” from the latest projects here at Semmel Concerts and SC Exhibitions; “notes” from projects by our colleagues from the entertainment and creative industries from all over the world.
Edited by Christoph Scholz
Director Exhibitions and International Projects, Member of the Management Board, Semmel Concerts/SC Exhibitions