Doug Richter, INVNT’s Managing Director of Global Partnerships, has been invited to be a panelist for FestForumsSM NYC, an event that attracts industry executives from the nation’s top music, movie and culinary festivals. Richter’s panel, “Talent Buying, Programming and Identity,” will be held in the Henry R. Luce Auditorium at Time Inc.’s new headquarters.
Richter will share his experience and insight gained from leading sponsorship and partnership initiatives for a variety of entertainment events and festivals.
Panelists will guide participants through every aspect of festival production, including creation, identity budgeting and publicity. In addition to Richter, panelists include: Michelle Metter, San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival; Christiane Pheil, Firefly Music Festival; David Beame, Global Citizen Festival; Rose Anderson, New York Festivals; and Wes Jackson, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.
“We are delighted to welcome INVNT as a strategic partner of FestForumsSM NYC. Doug is a seasoned professional in the live event industry and his deep experience creating high-touch programs for brand partners in food, wine, sports and entertainment will be an invaluable contribution to the panel,” said Stuart MacNaught, Co-President of FestForumsSM.
FestForumsSM is a networking and professional development conference for music, film, food, wine, beer and beverage festival organizers. The conference will be held on April 27–28, 2016, in New York City and will address cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety. FestForumsSM bring together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development.
INVNT collaborates with brands and organizations to launch products, build brand allegiance, strengthen relations, create demand and align organizations with target audiences worldwide. Clients include PepsiCo, Merck, Grant Thornton, General Motors, Subway, ESPN, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and the Society for Human Resource Management. INVNT’s offices are strategically located in New York, London, Washington, DC, Detroit, San Francisco and Laguna Beach. INVNT is a subsidiary of Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME), one of the world's leading media companies and home to celebrated franchises and events, including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum.