Talkfest'18: 17 new speakers, documentaries and Iberian Festival Awards hosts revealed

The 7th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will be held in Lisbon on March 15 and 16, 2018, announcing today: 17 speakers for their different areas of the professional programme (which makes a total of 65 speakers already confirmed) as well as the Documentaries.

For the 3rd edition of the Iberian Festival Awards we will also announce the gala's hosts (Portuguese and Spanish).

There are only 6 weeks left for Talkfest'18, which will be marked by a professional programme with several areas: conferences, presentations (professional and scientific) and seminars, plus other complementary areas: documentaries, afterparty, job fair and exhibitions.


International Speaker

Eduardo Alvares (co-founder NetPDV)


Ana Moreira (Host M80/BTV)

Carla Borges Ferreira (Director Meios & Publicidade)

Mariana Oliveira (Journalist Antena 3)

National Speakers

Bruno Tristão (Brand Activation & Events Specialist)

Cláudio Martins (Ass. producer Monte Verde Festival)

Gen. Fernando Governo Maia (Vice-president Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa)

Francisco Rebelo de Andrade (producer Lisb-On)

Luís D'Eça Pinheiro (CMO Brisa/Via Verde)

Rafael Machado (Director Semibreve)

Professional Presentations (theme and speaker)

> The Food Court At Festival - Is there room for innovation? by Luís Rato (president Ass. Street Food Portugal)

> Desmistifying Intelectual Property at the service of the music festivals steakholders by Ligia Setubal and Catarina Mascarenhas (Lawyer Vieira de Almeida & Associados)

> Business Intelligence’s role in music festivals – how to lower costs and increase ticket sales by Daniel Cordeiro (founder Harmony)

> Ciclo Mundos – How to make World Music a trend by Francisco Madelino (president Fundação Inatel) and Carlos Seixas (creative director).

Scientific Presentations (theme and speaker)

> Sound design in a Transmedia Storytelling project (by Andre Peixoto, Thesis, FEUP, 2017)


> The Parkinsons: A Long Way to Nowhere (2016, 98'', UK)

> Fantasma Lusitano (2016, 56'', PT), Q&A with David Francisco (director)

> Metal | Vagos Metal Fest e Santa Maria Summer Fest Q&A with Guilherme Henriques (director) e Carlos Vieira Pinto (journalist Arte-Factos)

The Iberian Festival Awards gala will once again be presented by two hosts from each Iberian nation, confirmed for this year are: Pedro Luzindro (actor - Portugal) currently appearing on Portuguese screens in various comedy contents (RTP1's "Donos Disto Tudo" and Canal Q's "Inferno") - giving the event a sense of vivacity since its initial edition; Óscar Romero (actor and singer – Spain) a music lover that we are used to see on his different artistic endeavours (theatre, telenovelas, cinema and commercials). The gala will also grow from an audiovisual standpoint and number of live acts (6).

APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association gives free access to all of its professional and company/festival associates that have a valid quota during 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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