TALKFEST’20 | Third wave of speakers; BTL Festivals – exhibitors area and programme

The 9th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place in Lisboa, in parallel and in partnership with BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, between March 11 and 15, 2020. Today we announce the third wave of speakers and programme of the event and the opening of registrations for BTL Festivals.


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 third set of confirmed speakers consists of:

  • Conferences | Gonçalo Camacho (CEO/Co-founder | Summer Opening)

  • Conferences | Manuel Osório (Director | Wine & Music Valley)

  • Conferences| Paulo Silva (CEO | New Collective / Revenge of the 90’s)

  • Conferences (moderator)| Miguel Fernandes (Journalist | TSF)

  • Scientífic Presentations| Uriel Oliveira (Vice-president | Cision Portugal)

  • Workshops | Afonso Ferreira and Bernardo Miranda (Co-founders | Bridgetown)

A Pop Dell’Arte band documentary. “Ainda tenho um sonho ou dois” will be screening in the Documentaries section which will be 100% made up with Portuguese records this year.


With the association of Talkfest to BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa (which annually hosts 75000 people) was created a new area at the fair dedicated exclusively to festivals and their entire sphere that allows their annual development – partners, service providers and performers.

From 11 to 15 March there will exist at BTL a public acess zone that consists in 20 stands for activations and a stage for talks, workshops, presentations and small showcases.

Festivals, festivities and cultural events are currently considered one of the main national tourism factors, so this new area of BTL and Talkfest emerges as a market need to spread its contents more broadly. Suggest us your idea and project!

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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