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17 Oct AIM AGM 2018

AIM is gearing up once more to stage its annual business-defining AGM.

Date: Wednesday, 17th October 2018
9:00am registration (9:30 start) – 2pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road

AIM’s 19th AGM will be held on Wednesday 17th October in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre. The AGM continues to be an important forum for our members to catch up with what AIM has achieved in the previous 12 months and to network with the AIM Board, Label/Distributor/Affiliate members, Friends of AIM, AIM staff and industry guests.

The theme of this year’s AGM is Representation, Diversity and Inclusion.


Keynote Address: Ruth Hunt – Stonewall, Chief Executive
We are delighted to have Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of leading LGBT equality charity Stonewall, delivering this year’s keynote speech. In four years, Ruth has overseen a 50% increase in the charity’s income and the steady growth of its structure, taking the team from 70 to 130 employees and securing Stonewall’s place as the leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity. Ruth has delivered ground-breaking international empowerment programmes in some of the world’s most hostile countries, acted as a major influencer on the UK Government and ensured that the UK is an informed and effective world leader for LGBT equality.

Ruth Hunt: “It’s great for us to talk to organisations like the AIM. Representation of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in the creative industry is absolutely crucial. Creating a workplace that accepts everyone isn’t just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense. When staff feel comfortable, happy and understood they will, of course, perform much better than if they’re having to hide who they are.  All leaders, managers – all of us as colleagues – can stand up for LGBT people in the workplace and play a part. We can all be instrumental in changing our workplaces and communities so that all LGBT people are accepted without exception.”


In Conversation with…Departing Board Members
We hear from AIM’s retiring board members in conversation with Tim Dellow (Chair of the AIM board) who will discuss the achievements, challenges and key moments from their tenures, providing insight to the inner workings of the AIM board and discussing the state of independent music today.

Panellists: Nathan ‘Barley’ Phillips (TuneCore UK), Stephen Richards (Lucky Number)


Diversity Works: Creating Lasting Change
AIM CEO Paul Pacifico will chair a panel of diversity champions discussing the importance of a representative and diverse workforce and how it will improve your business. The panellists will share their experience of campaigning in their respective areas and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Panellists: Amy Lamé (London Night Czar), Keith Harris (Diversity Taskforce Chair), Nadia Khan (Dench Records / Women in CTRL) & Paul Pacifico (AIM)


Networking lunch: 12.30 – 2pm


Please RSVP by 6pm- Monday 15th OctoberRSVP using the ‘Book Tickets’ option to the left (please note places are free)


Nominations for the AIM board are now open! 

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted nominations – please keep them coming. It’s crucial that our membership puts forward the leaders of the independent community they would like to see championing the sector. By joining the AIM board, you have a chance to lead the independent agenda as an elected representative of the community. Click here to download the nomination form. 


While Distributor members and Friends of AIM are unable to stand for the board, they can still submit nominees. Please submit your nominations by 6pm – Friday, 21st September. You can download the nomination form here.


If you have any questions please contact agm@musicindie.com.


October 17
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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