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TALKFEST’20 | Sixth wave of speakers confirmed for the conferences; 2nd Portuguese live act announ

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 15th 2020. Today we announce the sixth wave of speakers for the various programme sections of the event and a new live act for the gala as well as activities to complement the event experience.


Talkfest will feature a programme with more than 100 speakers from 8am to 8pm, continuously and simultaneously in 6 meeting rooms and auditoriums at the Centro de Reuniões Fil on March 13rd.

The sixth set of news in the programme consists in:

  • Conferences (moderator) | Catarina Canelas (Journalist TVI/TVI24)

  • Conferences (speaker) | António Severino (Vice-president/Director | Gavião Municipality/Beat Fest)

  • Conferences ​ (speaker) | Gil Belford (General Manager Iberia | Fever)

  • Pitchstage | Biometric Payments at events and major festivals (by Álvaro Montero, Tactile Pay)

  • Pitchstage | “Beba com Cabeça” – the app that will help the attendees of events and festivals (by Bruno Silva, Bruno Costa and João Vargas, ANEBE)

  • Pitchstage | Diversity and social inclusion in the music industry (case-study)(by Diego Férron and Pablo Galindo, Cooltural Fest)

  • Workshops | Think, plan, prepare and run sustainable events (por João Meneses, BCSD Portugal)

  • Live Act (Iberian Festival Awards) | Freddy Locks (PT)

Check the official website for more than 50 programme points announced so far.


All the nominees for the 5th edition of the Iberian Festival Awards are already known. Find out who they are and vote for categories decided by the public until January 7th - HERE. After this voting stage will be known the panel of judges (Portugal, Spain and International).


  • Portugal Festivals Guide (insert your festival, brand or service in this guide > HERE)

  • BTL Festivals (BTL's new activation area that is almost sold out > HERE)

  • Extra Activity | Five-a-side Football Networking (limited to 10 entries > HERE)

APORFEST – Associação Portuguesa Festivais Música provides again free access to its members (all modalities, with a valid share in the event) to the event.

Tickets are in Phase 2 until December 31st and available on the official website and See Tickets. Every two weeks news and side events will be announced over the coming months. Be part of it!

Contacts: (+351) 217904720 |

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