Meet the new speakers Talkfest’20 and the first Pitchstage themes

The 9th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum, which includes the Iberian Festival Awards gala was postponed due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and will be held between the 16th and 17th of October, mostly online. Today, we present the themes of PITCHSTAGE, 2 new Moderators and Speakers for the CONFERENCES - from different countries and functional areas of the Culture and Festivals sector.

The PITCHSTAGE section is based on half-hour presentations with various themes, which are extremely current and diverse. It has a panel of renowned speakers from the area, who will certainly contribute to the debate of issues in vogue in our society.


  • Sexism Free Night EU - Project to promote equality with application in festivals

  • Secondary ticketing market - desmystifying earnings for the promoter and the consumer

  • Diversity and social inclusion in the music industry - case-study

  • Why independent portuguese artists should be in Brazilian musical market?

  • The efficient use (and added value) of radio communications in the production of major events

  • Reusable cups: a problem or a solution for the future of festivals?

  • 5G challenges in telecommunications and that will be available to the public and mass events

  • Psychological Techniques for Artists, Djs and Music Producers

  • Monitoring drug use in Europe - how music festivals fit in the picture


  • 🇵🇹 Cristiana Pires (Researcher, Kosmicare)

  • 🇧🇷 Daniel Peron (CEO, Reticket)

  • 🇪🇸 Diego Ferrón (Team, Cooltural Fest)

  • 🇧🇷 Edu Santos (CEO, Loop Reclame)

  • 🇵🇹 Eric Santos (CEO, AlertaMais)

  • 🇵🇹 Gustavo Couto (Co-Founder, Artcor)

  • 🇵🇹 José Pedro Borrego (Telecommunications Engineer, ANACOM)

  • 🇵🇹 João Matias (Epidemiologist, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction)

  • 🇪🇸 Pablo Galindo (Team, Cooltural Fest)

  • 🇵🇹 Ricardo Costa (Co-Founder, Artcor)

  • 🇪🇸 Rosana Corbacho (Psychologist, MI-THERAPY)


  • 🇵🇹 Ana Martins (Journalist, Rádio Comercial)

  • 🇵🇹 Catarina Canelas (Journalist, TVI)


  • 🇵🇹 Gonçalo Camacho (CEO, Summer Opening)

  • 🇵🇹 Manuel Osório (Director, Wine & Music Valley)

We count on you to participate in this long awaited event! The artistic community, and not only, has adapted to this new reality and is waiting for this meeting of professionals in a new format.

TICKETS AND ACCESS | Talkfest and Iberian Festival Awards

Ticket holders (purchased) for events on the previous date will be invited to receive a new access to the event (in the official app) on this new date. APORFEST members (all modalities) with a valid quota on the days of the events will have free access.

Tickets and access to Talkfest + Concerts (16th) and Iberian Festival Awards (17th) are now available in the Tickets area here.

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