12 more speakers confirmed to Talkfest'18 and 5 days left to apply for Iberian Festival Awards

The 7th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will be held in Lisbon on March 15 and 16, 2018. We announce more 12 speakers for different professional programming areas, which makes a total of 28 speakers communicated.

Applications for the different categories of Iberian Festival Awards held by festivals, media partners and organizations involved in this area are available until Tuesday, November 28.

The 2nd day of Talkfest'18 will be marked in its entirety by a professional program that will exceed 100 speakers: conferences, presentations (professional and scientific) and seminars, plus other complementary areas: documentaries, afterparty and exhibitions.

This series of confirmed speakers brings to the conferences: the experience of the largest online and offline media dedicated to music in Spain; many promoters of different types of festivals; the highest representative of one of the cities awarded by UNESCO, Amarante, where the Portuguese version of the Mimo Festival is held; one of the most specialized agents in the management of Portuguese artists and one of the greatest cult guitar player in Portugal.

The speakers announced for other sections shows the intention of showing the work done in favor of the festivals, their audience and in the presentation of numbers (case-study) that allow to define the trends of work in professionals that interfere in the sphere of this business area.

1) Conferences

International Speaker

Joan S Luna (Chief Editor Mondo Sonoro)

National Speakers

André Henriques (guitar player Linda Martini)

Joaquim Fonseca (director Glam / Booking Agent)

Jorge Alexandre Dias (director Festival Rodellus)

José Luís Gaspar (president municipality Amarante)

Vasco Durão (director Festival Guitarras ao Alto)

Vasco Sacramento (director Festival and Agency Sons em Trânsito)

2) Professional Presentations (theme and speaker)

The remembrance for the next edition of your festival (Marco Lampreia, director Photoflyer Portugal)

Transport solutions available to the festival-goers (Mário Azevedo, founder Strike Tours)

Look from the outside: Alentejo as a destination of art and nature (José António Falcão, director Festival Terras sem Sombra / Carlos Cupeto (journalist and professor Univ. Évora)

3) Scientific Presentations (theme and speaker)

The Positioning of the brand in the consumers perspective: Rock in Rio Lisboa case study (Thesis ISCTE-IUL, Gabriel Cruz, 2017).

There are only 5 days left to apply for Iberian Festival Awards, which has this year a total of 23 categories in contest. The gala will be broadcast live in Antena 3 radio website.

APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association gives free access to all its professional and company / festival associates with a valid quota on the days of the event (Iberian Festival Awards - VIP access, with open bar; Talkfest - access to all activities)

Tickets for Talkfest and Iberian Festival Awards are on sale at the usual places.

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