Opening of the Second World Live Performance Conference: A landmark event for the International Federation of Actors

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Dublin, 4 June 2015: for the second time in its history, the International Federation of Actor (FIA) and its worldwide members gather for a 4-day international conference on live performance.

Hosted by FIA member unions Irish Equity and Equity Northern Ireland, the event will gather some 200 performers, union and industry representatives from around the world with the aim of discussing challenges, trends and best practices in the live performance sector. From June 4th to June 6th 2015 in the city of Dublin, Ireland, almost 50 speakers from different backgrounds and countries will take the floor to uphold the rights of performers and their role in society.

Prior to the event, FIA carried out a wide survey among its members with a view to best capturing the variety of national situations regarding the live performance sector and published a status report revealing the challenges, constant evolutions, but also the tremendous vitality the sector is witnessing.

Ferne Downey, FIA President, commented:

“The live performance sector is solidly situated at the very heart of the global entertainment industry and continues to be a central source of employment for professional performers. A lively discussion of contemporary realities and challenges for artists working in live performance will shine a spotlight on future strategic priorities for FIA.”

The Federation and the unions hosting the event – Irish Equity and Equity Northern Ireland – are honoured by the presence of a distinguished guest at the conference opening session: the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, on Wednesday 4 June and welcome all participants with a single motto: Performing live, acting together.

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