TALKFEST’20 | Eighth wave of speakers confirmed for the conferences; documentaries and 6th live act

The 9th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place mainly in Lisboa, in parallel and in partnership with BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, between March 11 and 15, 2020. The Iberian Festival Awards gala, included in its programme will take place in the Grande Auditório FIL on March 14.


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

The eighth set of news in the programme consists in:​

  • Conferences (speaker) | Diogo Braz (Artistic Director | Festival Carviçais – PT)

  • Conferences (speaker) | Tiago Cortez (Director | Cofina Eventos - PT)

  • Pitchstage | Security & Safety – the challenges in major events by Wisesafety – Carlos Nogueira, PT

  • Pitchstage | The efficient use (and added value) of radio communications in the production of major events by AlertaMais - Eric Santos, PT

  • Pitchstage | Secondary ticketing market - Desmystifying earnings for the promoter and the consumer by Reticket – Daniel Peron, PT

  • Pitchstage | Festival Pé na Terra – history and official presentation of the 9th edition by Kelly Tonaco / Luana Bistane, BR

  • Pitchstage | Monitoring drug use in Europe - how music festivals fit in the picture by European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) – João Matias, PT

  • Pitchstage | 5G challenges in telecommunications and that will be available to the public at mass events by Anacom – José Pedro Borrego, PT

  • Documentaries |Nu – First Breath After Coma

  • Documentaries | Wheels of Madness – Sziget Festival

Check the official website for more than 70 programme points announced so far, highlighting the presence of the Live Nation marketing director (Marisa Marquez Romero) in what will be the entity's first sharing moment in Portugal. The next set of speakers to be announced will be the finale and will feature a new international keynote speaker.


The finalists (TOP10) of the 24 categories competing in this edition will be known next week. The gala already has limited amount of tickets.


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

  • BTL Festivals (new activation area at BTL and which is almost sold out in terms of stands, talks and showcases) > HERE)

  • Sponsor one of the categories to competition at the Iberian Festival Awards > HERE)

  • Be part of the event with your organization, see the sponsors and entities present > HERE

  • Do your private meetings in the Meeting Room 1-to-1 Meetings > 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 3 and are available on the official website and See Tickets. General access guarantees free admission on concert nights. Every week news and side events will be announced. Be part of it!

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