Talkfest'19: 10 more speakers confirmed for the professional day of the event

The 8th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place between the cities of Vigo and Lisboa, on March 13 and 22, 2019 respectively. We announce today the sixth set of speakers inherent to the various programme sections of the professional day, to be held at the Museu das Comunicações, which will have 5 locations with simultaneous programme this year.

Conferences (Moderator)

Ana Filipa Nunes (journalist TVI)

Journalist of the Media Capital group and pivot of TVI24 channel, has experience in several areas of Social and Cultural Communication having a career with experience in coverage of big events and international context.

Conferences (Speakers) | Alfredo Vasconcelos (production manager Boom Festival); Isabel Candeias (producer EdpCooljazz/ Id_No Limits); Leocádia Silva (general director Fx Road Lights); Maria João Matos (com. & mkt director SCML); Rui Pedro Dâmaso (director Out.Fest)

Testimonials from the production and provision of support/sponsorship or technical services to the conception of festivals.

Pitch Stage

Academia de Música de Alcobaça - Cistermúsica, Gravíssimo! and how festivals communicate to niche audiences (with Dulce Alves); All Music Fests - the dream of having festivals around the world on a platform (with Francisco Pereira); PortInsurance - New insurance solutions for promoters and public that purchases tickets for events (with Rodrigo Esteves)

Themes that show the mainstreaming and importance of music festivals today by tinkering with different stakeholders and by having the advantage of their enjoyability in media and your partners and sponsors.


How to sell out my events, shortly and all by myself - Arenal Sound case study (with Antoine Biehler, See Tickets)

A theoretical-practical moment with the intention of giving importance to the sale of tickets to its promoters and realize the importance of the support with new technologies. Will be given the case of how a festival sold out with the sale of thousands tickets in just one day.

More than 65 national and international speakers have already been confirmed for the professional day (March 22, Lisboa) and next week will be announced more news of the programme and all shortlisted names for the Iberian Festival Awards gala.

APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association provides again free access to all its members (all modalities, with valid quota in their occurrence) in both events. Be part of it!

Tickets for the sessions and extra activities as well as information related to the programme and entities already confirmed available at:

BUSUP is one of the partners of the event and establishes specific routes for public and professional travel to the event - for Vigo (Iberian Festival Awards - premium shuttles) and Lisboa (Talkfest - direct transport).


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