Talkfest'19: Portuguese Minister of Culture (Graça Fonseca) present on the opening session in th

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 confirm today that the official opening of the event will also be made by the current Portuguese Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca.


Graça Fonseca is the current Portuguese Minister of Culture, having already experience in several public positions such as Assistant Secretary of State in the Administrative Modernization area and still in the present government in the Culture area. Your experience consists also with a important role - Council of the Economy, Innovation and Administrative Reform Department in Lisboa Municipality. She has assumed actually a development and change in the landscape of different sectors of culture that have been reflected, for example, in the change of strategy and support provided by the Direção-Geral das Artes (DgArtes).

Her presence at the opening on Talkfest's professional day, in its 8th edition, will be shared on stage by other personalities and will highlight how Talkfest currently influences and empowers the music festivals area and all its stakeholders and to what extent it contributes to the continuous adaptation and appreciation of culture in Portugal, not forgetting the unique and international aspect that the event has today in our panorama.

We want you to be with us in this opening moment and throughout the day in an edition that will have 5 programme sections simultaneously. Be a part of it, create your schedule, boost networking and strengthen your professional skills!

The programme of the event is already fully announced (Iberian Festival Awards, Vigo and Talkfest, Lisboa), and can be viewed and downloaded at: (English and Portuguese version).

APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association provides free access to all its members (all modalities, with valid quota in their occurrence) in both sessions of the event.

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


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