New Adds to the Programme - Conferences, Pitchstage and Concerts

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 new Speakers of the Conferences and Pitchstage section; And the first Artists / Bands that will perform at this event, from different countries and areas of the Culture and Festivals sector.


  • 🇨🇴 Damián Leyva Cortés (Int. BizDev Lead | Beamian)

  • 🇵🇹 Daniel Fontoura (Host | RFM)

  • 🇧🇷 DJ Patife (DJ / Producer)

  • 🇵🇹 Paulo Pulido Valente (Director / Booking Agent | Praça das Flores)


  • Damián Cortés is the Leader of International Business Development by Beamian, but previously worked as a consultant for the Ministry of the Presidency of Panama and the European Commission in Brussels;

  • Daniel Fontoura is the host of the RFM radio station. One of his passions is music, having in 2009 published an album with his band, SLIDE;

  • DJ Patife is an internationally recognized artist, won prize of the Best Dance Music Video award by MTV Music Video Awards Brazil;

  • Paulo Valente is Director of the artist's agency Praça das Flores, which has a strong connection with the Portuguese-speaking music world, mainly with the African continent.


  • 🇵🇹 João Vargas (General Secretary | ANEBE)

  • 🇵🇹 Bruno Silva (Researcher | UBI)

  • 🇵🇹 Bruno Costa (Developer | UE)


  • João Vargas is the general secretary of ANEBE, we also was a political science researcher at several universities;

  • Bruno Silva is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Technology, having received the PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Beira Interior;

  • Bruno Costa is studying Computer Engineering at European University, as a Developer, he is creating new sites involving the python language. He also works as a Security Analyst.


  • 🇪🇸 Chico Malo (Artist)

  • 🇵🇹 Goldcobra (Artist)

  • 🇵🇹 Hause Plants (Band)

  • 🇵🇹 Mary N (Artist)

  • 🇪🇸 Museless (Artist)


  • Chico Malo is a young Spanish composer and singer, born in Monóvar. At just 3 years old, he dared to go up on stage to sing “Corazón Partío” by Alejandro Sanz;

  • Goldcobra is Marcos Alfares alter ego. Marcos Alfares was known by the vocalist and leader of the Portuguese alternative rock group Killing Electronica;

  • Guilherme Correia composes, produces and records from his room under the name of Hause Plants;

  • Mary N at the age of 15 discovered her passion for the stage and for connecting with other people through musical composition;

  • Laura Llopart, a young Barcelona creator, first entered the music world studying classical piano and has since become an electronic music diva.

All the programme already announced can be seen at

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- If you call to the number 760 450 200 you are contributing with the cost of a phone call for the Professionals at Music Festivals and Cultural Events in Portugal - more information.

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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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