In its 10-year history, the Billboard Touring Conference has become known for the quality and creativity of its case studies and keynote sessions. Memorable speakers from past conferences include Gene Simmons, Perry Farrell, the teams from Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, the AEG Live team behind Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts (and the triumphant film that followed), Live Aid's Kevin Wall, Live Nation global touring chairman Arthur Fogel, U2 manager Paul McGuinness and last year's keynote Q&A, Irving Azoff.

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