Talkfest'17: 28 speakers and entities that complete the program of the event; night sessions

Fresh news, today we announce the latest national and international participants for the different sections of the event, more than 90 program items make this year’s Talkfest, with a record amount of speakers, the largest yet. The themes up for discussion aim to reflect all different aspects of the industry - promoters, autarchies, artists, researchers, media, brands and service providers. Enrique Helguera de la Villa (music critic and journalist Radio 3), is another confirmed international speaker. He will give a masterclass at the end of the second day, about the synergies that can be created at an Iberian level in the field of music festivals and thus create competitive solutions comparing to other European festivals. In the conferences we announce speakers of different technical areas and professional roles: António Nunes (president Observatório Segurança, Criminalidade Organizada e Território); Miguel Carretas (general director Audiogest); Angelo Lourenço (sound technician Paus / Linda Martini); Luís Salgueiro (director Rfm Somnii / Genius y Meios); Rita Morgado (communication director Bons Sons); Ricardo Freitas (marketing dir. Monte Verde Festival); Hugo Reis (artistic director Fahr 0213); the artists Dynamic Duo (Dj Cruzfader + Stikup);Salvador Sobral; Mimicat; emmy Curl and the influencers Peperan; Cátia Tomé (According to Panda); José Silva (Wide Future) and Sofia Fernandes (Às 9 no meu blog). As moderators we'll have: Mário Rui Vieira (journalist Blitz) and Luís Talete (host Rádio Meo Music) The professional presentations, cover different themes: S.P.O.T. - The importance of the food court in the festival – case study of NOS Primavera Sound by Ana Neto and Joana Lima (directors); Next 360 - the new streaming for events By Michael Pimenta (COO); SGS - Sustainability at music festivals: case study of Portugal by Cláudia Rocha (Technical Manager) and GDA - collective management of related rights and author of artists By Pedro Oliveira (general director). The seminars will receive key themes on evolution and support for festival promoters:Media buying - how to find the right place to reach the target audience of an event by Deolinda Sousa (brand media & digital Manager Vodafone) and Organization of applications for community funds By Paulo Pereira (director Neomarca). In the documentaries section we’ll host the premiere of The Island of Freedom, a Buzz TV documentary that covered the latest edition of the Sziget, having in scope Portuguese bands that played there and Portuguese festival-goers, and we’ll also be screening Guitarras ao Alto, in which two national guitarists are the kings of the stage and change positions without ever giving in to silence. The Night Sessions will take place at Musicbox (Throes + The Shine - the Eurosonic surprise, Maze and Ditch Days) on the 10th March and at the Stairway Club on the 9th March (punk will be king with the screening of the documentary Enterrado na Loucura and presentation of new album of Patrulha do Purgatório). Next week, the themes of the conferences, the distribution of speakers and moderators and the event’s schedule will be announced.

CONFIRMATIONS Conferences (9 and 10th march) 1.International Speakers Enrique Helguera de la Villa (music critic / journalist Radio 3) Thomas Jensen (director Wacken Open Air) 1.Moderators José Carlos Araújo (journalist TVI) Luís Talete (host Rádio Meo Music) Marcos Pinto (journalist TVI) Mário Rui Vieira (journalist Blitz) Ricardo Borges de Carvalho (journalist Sic Notícias) Rui Pedro Reis (journalist SIC) Sandra Rodrigues dos Santos (journalist Correio da Manhã) Tiago Ribeiro (Radio Host Antena 3) 2. Speakers André Rebelo (director Brunch Electronik Lisboa) Ângelo Lourenço (sound technician Paus/Linda Martini) António Nunes (president Observatório Segurança, Criminalidade Organizada e Terrorismo) Bruno Brito (manager APAV - Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima) Carla Simões (Management & Booking director Universal Music Portugal) Carlos Carmo (coordinator Festival Med) Carlos Silva (artist Karetus) Cátia Tomé (owner blog According to Panda) Diogo Marques (partner Dot Global / Producer Vilar de Mouros) Dynamic Duo (Dj Cruzfader + Stikup) emmy Curl (artist) Fábio Lopes (director Buzz TV / Instagrammer and YouTuber) Filipe Pathé Duarte (professor / researcher Int. Relations & Security - consultant Visionware) Gonçalo Morais Leitão (Resp. advertising RTP / Filho da Pub) Hélvio Braga (director Festival Maré de Agosto) Hugo Reis (artistic director Fahr 0213) Inês Magalhães (director MagaSessions & MagaFest); João Ataíde (president Figueira da Foz Municipality) Jorge Figueiredo (CEO Digitalframe) José Silva (director Wide Future) Luís Araújo (president Turismo Portugal) Luís Mendes Alves (manager Porto Lazer) Luís Salgado (producer Vagos Metal Fest / Amazing Vanilla Events) Luís Salgueiro (director Rfm Somnii / Genius Y Meios) Márcio Laranjeira (founder Milhões de Festa / Lovers & Lollypops) Margarida Pinto (artist) Mariana Couto (booker We Are Music) Miguel Carretas (general director Audiogest) Miguel Guerra (sponsorship & events manager Meo) Miguel Oliveira (int. Label Manager Sony Music Portugal) Miguel Miranda (president IPMA - Instituto Português Mar e Atmosfera) Mimicat (artist) O Martim (artist) Pedro Carvalho (responsible Transform-Arte / Zna Gathering) Pedro Cluny (sound technician) Pedro Pires (president Clube Criativos de Portugal / responsible Festival Iminente) Pedro Valente (founder Azáfama) Peperan (Youtuber/Designer) Ricardo Freitas (dir. marketing Monte Verde Festival) Rita Morgado (communication director Bons Sons) Salvador Sobral (artist) Sofia Teixeira (owner Às 9 no meu blog) Vasco Cornélio da Silva (director Campo Pequeno) Von di Carlo (music producer / artist) Professional Presentations (9 and 10th march) a) Ticketea - the new role of ticketing companies: not providers, but partners. By: Ismael Garcia (CMO) b) Ecofestes - reusable cups have become mandatory for festivals? By: Hugo Moreira (director) c) Sofar Sounds Lisbon – new solutions of music supply. By: Inês Pires (City leader) and João Alvarez (City Manager) d) Go For Music - one flight, discover a festival, enjoy Portugal. By: Ana Luísa Costa (founder) e) Polishows - technological evolution and light quality, sound and visual component by António Ponte (director) f) Cordas - World Music Festival (win trip to Portugal's highest mountain) by Terry Costa (artistic diretor) g) Marginal Voluntariado- the evolution of the area of volunteering in the next two years? by Miguel Lopes (director). h) Coolture - Web platform, in Market Place format, for the promotion of cultural events, by João Perdigão and Filipe Magalhães (partners) i) Rodellus - a festivals for those who are not afraid of the countryside, by Maria Manuel (producer) and Jorge Dias (director) j) S.P.O.T. - The importance of the food court in the festival - case study of NOS Primavera Sound, by Ana Neto and Joana Lima (directors) k) Next 360 - the new streaming for events, by Michael Pimenta (COO) l) SGS - Sustainability at music festivals: case study of Portugal, by Cláudia Rocha (Technical Manager) m) GDA - the collective management of related rights and author of artists, by Pedro Oliveira (general director) Scientific Presentations (9 and 10th march) a) The experience in music festivals (2014, Filipa Queirós, UAveiro) b) The influence of experiential marketing in building brand awareness – Nos Primavera Sound case study (2016, Tânia Cerqueira, IPAM) c) Portuguese festival goer profile and social environment in festivals (Aporfest, 4th edition, 2016) d) From the stage to the public: the protagonists of the communication of music festivals in Portugal and Spain (2016, Marco Silva, UMinho) e) Affective Connections with Brands - analysis of consumer relationships with summer festivals in Portugal (2015, Filipa Guimarães, UMinho). f) The importance of the Consumer Based Brand Equity of an event (2016, Vítor Roque, UCoimbra) Seminars (9 and 10th march) a) How activate effectively? 360º Perspective - promoter, brand and public. By Manuel Roque (CEO Pitch) b) First Aid - what to do if something happens to the person next to me while watching a concert. By Márcio Coutinho and Nuno Guerreiro (AFSS) c) The secret to a perfect photograph. By Nélson D'Aires (Photographer) d) What is the recipe for successful booking / management? At the right time, creative and profitable! By Joana Souza Dias (RedMojo) e) Media buying - how to look for the right place to reach the target audience of an event. By Deolinda Sousa (brand media & digital Manager Vodafone) f) Organization of applications for community funds By Paulo Pereira (Director Neomarca) Documentaries (9 and 10th march) The Island of Freedom (2016, PT, 45') - premiere Benjamim: auto-rádio (2016, PT, 90'') O Dia em Que a Música Morreu (2016, PT, 25'') Mahala (2015, PT, 37'') Guitarras ao Alto (2015,PT,60") Night Sessions March 9 | Stairway Club (Doc "Enterrado na Loucura" + Concert "Patrulha do Purgatório") March 10 | Musicbox (Concert - Throes + The Shine (dj set) + Maze + Ditch Days)

The 6th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place in Lisbon (9th and 10th March) at the Museum of Communications (Museu das Comunicações) and in Barcelona (Macba, 16thMarch). This year's Talkfest will include activities such as Conferences (main section); Presentations (Scientific and Professional); Seminars; a Job fair and Documentaries. One of the goals for this edition is to create more technical tools for professionals and enhance their networking as well as to create more convenience to visitors. The Portuguese Government considers talkfest an event of cultural interest.

See the aftermovie of 2016 edition HERE.


APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association is the organizer of both events. Aporfest Associates (professionals/ companies) have free access to Talkfest and the Iberian Festival Awards ceremony. All info: or Tickets: Oficial Website, Ticketline and Ticketea Contact information: | (+351) 217904720

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