Uniting the Converging Worlds of Pro and Consumer Audio

As the professional audio industry continues to evolve and the consumer audio industry continues to search for new opportunities, we are now beginning to see a convergence of two once divided markets. On this, the 5th anniversary of the Audio Collaborative event, Futuresource is delighted, for the first time to bring together industry heavyweights from the two colliding worlds of professional and consumer audio, to discuss the technology and market drivers that are blurring the lines between these sectors. Hosted at the stylish Ham Yard Hotel, attendees will see first class presentations and panels from industry titans and Futuresource experts on the growth and the crossover of business opportunities for the entire audio ecosystem.

Key Topics to be Addressed

  • The Home & Personal Audio Market in Numbers - The facts and technology drivers.

  • Voice Pervades the Smart Home - Who will have control? The data ownership debate intensifies in light of GDPR.

  • Artificial Intelligence - What is the real impact and opportunity for the hardware, music and service provider community?

  • Bringing Artificial Intelligence from the Cloud to the Edge

  • The Importance of Live & Touring to Artists and the Audio Hardware Industry

  • The Consumerisation of Pro Audio

  • Music & Audio's Role in the Virtual & Augmented Reality Industry

  • The Opportunities for the Music & Hardware Industry in the Games Market

  • Kids Tech - Untapped Potential - How do 3-16 year olds interact with tech and entertainment?

  • Music Market Outlook - Who Dares Wins

This year's Audio Collaborative event will be an all-day event. Registration will begin at 9.30am and conclude at 5.00pm, with a networking drinks reception to follow. Buffet lunch, canapes, drinks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please join us to obtain deep insights into the trends impacting the industry and to network with the key decision makers in the audio industry.

  • Where? - The Ham Yard Hotel, London, UK

  • When? - 9:30am - 17:00 on the 8th November 2018

  • How Much? - Rate: £165 per ticket (excl. VAT) - Early Bird Price. Conference fee includes buffet lunch, canapés, refreshments and entrance to our post event networking session.

Press Registration

Press wishing to attend and cover the Audio Collaborative event, please submit your request via the email address below. Note: Press places for this event are very limited, and all requests go through a moderation and approval process. If approved, you will receive a press credential and further information. If you would like to check the status of your Press registration request, please contact us via


If you are interested in speaking at this prestigious event, please get in touch with Sarah Carroll via

Bryan Sutton, Director, Technical Sales - Microsoft

Bryan Sutton is currently the Director of Technical Sales for Americas & EMEA at Microsoft based out of the UK. In this role, he leads the technical sales team that drives solution design-ins on the Microsoft platform across the Americas " EMEA regions, delivering the innovation and development of new products & services with OEM partners, across the Consumer, Commercial, Education & IoT channels. Bryan has worked for 25 years in the IT delivery sector, starting out with UNIX systems, UNIX/Windows integration, spending a period at Intel in the hosting business and has now been at Microsoft in a variety of technical sales roles since 2000.

Cliff Fluet, Partner - Lewis Silkin LLP

Cliff joined Lewis Silkin LLP as a Partner in April 2006 after over a decade as in-house counsel in the music and broadcast industry. Cliff is now part of the team spearheading our Media & Entertainment sector for the firm and he now acts for some of the world's largest names in mobile, brands, recorded music, mobile, live music, radio, audio-visual production and online. He also specialises in working with clients whom are embracing content-based entertainment for the first time such as FMCG and lifestyle brand owners, advertising agencies, digital agencies, investment funds and financial institutions. He has a passion for working on innovative new business models, advertiser-funded programming and in the monetisation of format rights.The Media & Entertainment Group is ranked in the "Legal 500" and "Chambers" and Cliff is ranked as a 'leading individual' in both directories. He is also the founder and a director of "Eleven", a business advisory company working with disruptive business models in the world of Digital Media, Film and Sport.

Testimonial Reel from Audio Collaborative 2017


Audio Collaborative brings together delegates from some of the leading companies in the industry, giving you the opportunity to showcase your brand and products in the presence of an influential audience. Below, you'll find the different sponsorship opportunities that we offer at our events.

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship Package Panel Sponsor Demo Space without Speaker Demo Space with Speaker Title Sponsor
Tabletop Demp Space

Speaker or Panel Slot (Decided by Futuresource)

Logo on Event Webpages

Logo on Event Brochure

Logo on the Event Presentation Slides

Full Page Advert in the Event Brochure

Company Mention in the Post Event Press Release

Company Bio in the Event Brochure

Two Free Delegate Places

One Free Delegate Place

10% Discount on Extra Tickets






If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact Leon Morris via:


Media Partners & Associations can provide their members with a discount on the ticket price. Partners and Associations will also be promoted on conference collaterals and on various signage at the event, as well as receiving a free delegate pass for a director of the association. If you work for an industry association and would like to partner with Futuresource for a future event, please contact Nicola Finn via:



BPI promotes recorded music in the UK & worldwide and champions the rights and interests of a broad range of members, including over 370 independent labels and the UK's three major record companies – Sony Music, Universal Music & Warner Music. Its members accounts for around 85 per cent of the recorded music consumed in the UK.


ERA is the trade association representing the vast majority of retailers and digital services offering music, video and games in the UK. Its members range from independent record shops (Reflex, Sister Ray) to digital services (Spotify, Sky, Deezer, Google) to internet retailers (Amazon) to specialist High Street operators (HMV, Game) and supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons)



AudioXpress remains the authority on audio and reproduced sound by connecting manufacturers and distributors with buyers and consultants around the globe! It's readers are the DIY enthusiasts, product designers, consultants, integrators and opinion leaders.


IOT Insights works with thought leaders in Internet of Things (IOT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication to identify market opportunities and engage with key decision makers and influencers online as well as offline. IOT Insights tracks developments in IOT and M2M globally across a broad range of technologies, applications and industries.