TALKFEST’20 | New wave of speakers; hosts Iberian Festival Awards and Portugal Festivals Guide

The 9th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place in Lisbon, in parallel and in partnership with BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, between March 11 and 15, 2020. Today we announce a new wave of speakers, the hosts of the Iberian Festival Awards gala and (for the 2nd time) the elaboration of the Portugal Festivals Guide in the official booklet of the event.


Talkfest will feature a programme with more than 100 speakers from 8am to 8pm continuously in 6 rooms and auditoriums simultaneously at the Centro de Reuniões FIL.

The second set of speakers confirmed consists of:

  • Conferences | Carlos Pedro Pereira (Head of Brand & Sponsorships | Galp)

  • Conferences | Gil Correia (Creative Director & Head of Digital | MSTF Partners)

  • Conferences | Nathalie Costa (Clipping, Soc. Media, Planning Director | Mediamonitor)

  • Conferences | Inês Henriques (Host | Vodafone FM)

  • Pitchstage | Flávio Serpa (Director | A-MA)

Blasted Mechanism's documentary-concert, “New Militia”, recorded in the band's performance at the Nos Alive festival (in 2018), will be screening in the Documentaries section, which this year will be 100% composed of portuguese registrys.


The pair of hosts who surprised the audience at the last edition of the awards in Vigo will come back together to add some humor and sparkle to the gala - Pedro Luzindro (Actor and stand-up comedian) and Ana Cristina Câmara (Actress and director).

Applications (from festivals, cultural and professional events, artists, service providers and photographers) are open until November 22 on this website.


APORFEST – Associação Portuguesa Festivais Música will communicate and spread for the second year a "Portugal Festivals Guide" (in booklet format) - with information about music festivals to be held in Portugal in 2020 as well as information of concert venues, brands and service providers (e.g. audiovisuals, security, mobility, sustainability). This document will serve to enhance the networking among professionals, business promotion, positioning and internationalization of those individuals in order to reach more public, including decision makers, government entities, the press and the public abroad.

The following actions are confirmed in 2020:

  • 300 units - Portuguese Press and Spain (direct sending to journalists – February’s last fortnight)

  • 300 units - Afial Madrid (March, Madrid) in the activation area

  • 700 units - Iberian Festival Awards (March 14, BTL) at the event entrance

  • 1000 units - Talkfest (March 13, BTL) in the welcome bag of the attendees

  • 1000 units - BTL Festivals (11-15 March)

  • 300 units - Mama (October, Paris) in the activation area

  • 300 units - Bime Pro (November, Bilbao) in the activation area

If you want to be represented in this document fill in the items HERE (free for associates).

APORFEST – Associação Portuguesa Festivais Música provides again free access to its members (all modalities, with a valid share in the event) to the event and prize applications. Talkfest tickets are in a Early Bird stage - special price and limited number with sale until October 15th on the official website and See Tickets. In every two weeks (until the event) we launch news and side events. Be part of it!

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