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Atlantic Music Conferences Symposium

THE EUROPEAN EVENT FOR PAN-HISPANIC MUSIC FAIRS

BIME PRO is kicking off a pan-Hispanic gathering of music fairs this year.  As part of its plan to bridge continents and establish ties with the sector in Latin America, its upcoming edition will host the debut of the Atlantic Music Conferences Symposium (AMCS), convening as many as ten fairs from different Spanish-speaking countries.  It will serve as a meeting point for Latin fairs to self-promote among Spanish and European professionals involved in BIME PRO, which in turn will open doors for the latter to effectively access Latin American markets.

Set to become the most relevant music-oriented gathering in the Latin and Iberian sector, the AMCS will generate business opportunities for Europe and LATAM through work sessions and speed-meetings, offering the heads of the Latin fairs a chance to gain firsthand insight into how the different entities of the Spanish sector function, the structure of the music industry, and the role played by Spain’s cultural institutions.

Speedmeetings

Working sessions

Business Opportunities

The AMCS also caters to the concerns of European professionalsas a place to present and analyze pan-Hispanic markets and posit questions and reflections regarding the music sector in Latin America:  who its players are, key concepts for developing musical projects, new dynamics in play, and the work platforms currently available.  The event aims to offer a fresh insider perspective on industry developments, the swell of new technologies applied to music, and all the latest news from the Spanish and Latin American scenes.

The AMCS will be held on the 30th and 31st of October and 1st of November of 2019 within the framework of BIME PRO at the BEC! in Bilbao.

PROGRAMME

The AMCS will engage in an analysis of the current reality of the music sector in different European and Latin American countries.  It will also facilitate one-to-one exchanges; allow fairs to familiarize themselves with innovations, products, or services that could avail the fair itself or be introduced in their territories of operation; and facilitate working jointly on subsidies and sponsorships.

The program will lay out the structure, functioning, objectives, and challenges of each Spanish sector entity, the national and regional institutions, and the international export offices, and includes a practical session covering public and private financing channels, balancing costs, innovations that could apply to other events, and other matters of relevance to each market.

Additionally, an analysis of the needs, strengths, and opportunities of each of those markets will be drawn up in a report in order to establish a set of valid short- to mid-term growth forecasts.

INVITED FAIRS

FIMPRO (Guadalajara<MX): 28 – 31 May 2019
LAMC (Nueva York<US): 9 – 13 July 2019
BOMM (Bogotá<CO): 10 – 13 September 2019
BAFIM (Buenos Aires<AR): September 2019
IMESUR (Valparaíso<CH): 26 – 29 September 2019
FRECUENCIAS (Santiago<CH): 27 – 29 September 2019

PULSAR (Santiago<CH) noviembre 2019
CIRCULART (Medellín<CO) 7 – 10 noviembre 2019
FLUVIAL (Valdivia<Chile) 28 – 30 noviembre 2019
SIM (Sao Paulo<Brasil) 4 – 8 diciembre 2019
WESTWAY LAB (Guimaraes<PT) 10 – 13 de abr 2020

REPRESENTATIVES

FRANCISCA SANDOVAL

FLUVIAL

Chile

OCTAVIO ARBELAEZ

Circulart

Colombia

RUI TORRINHA

Westway Lab

Portugal

SERGIO ARBELAEZ

FIMPRO

México

FRANCISCA VALENZUELA

PULSAR

Chile

RODRIGO ESPECTOR

BAFIM

Argentina

TOMAS COOKMAN

LAMC

Estados Unidos

TOMAS MUHR

IMESUR / FRECUENCIAS

Chile

FELIPE FRANÇA

SIM

Brasil

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