Our President, Warren Wilansky will be attending the 2012 Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale (Midem) held from January 28th-31st, 2012 in Cannes, France.

Since 1967, this festival has brought everyone from businesspeople, policy makers and journalists together to engage in discussions on trends within the music industry as well as to explore potential new venues for generating revenue and promotion. With each passing year, a growing emphasis on the intersection of technology and music has been taking place and it's this reason that has encouraged Plank to check it out for ourselves. The Visionary Monday conference promises to deliver with speakers such as Om Malik from GigaOm, Mikael Hed CEO of Rovio (creator of Angry Birds), Dan Rose, VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing at Facebook, Wendy Clark, Senior VP of Integrated Marketing Communications and Capabilities at The Coca-Cola Company and Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of leading advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. The conference will also feature sessions by heavy hitters from Google and Amazon as well.

Last year's Midem conference boasted a notable 6,850 delegates from 3,120 companies and 360 journalists all from 77 countries world-wide so we're keen to be a part of this exciting event.