Talkfest had its 5th edition last week, with two days of activities that took place mainly at the FIL Meeting Center, in Lisbon. Conferences, presentations (professional and scientific), seminars, documentaries and professional meetings took place during the day. The networking and sharing atmosphere between companies and national/international speakers (including from Spain) was one of the highlights of the event. Many news were announced for the first time at Talkfest, as the Rock in Rio Academy in Portugal already in May, or the 3rd edition of the Festival Goer Profile Survey results (file available for Aporfest associates).
It was unanimous that the event is having an iberian character that can enhance the competitiveness in the sector (when compared to the rest of Europe) and allow to bring more artistic quality and new audiences. On the first night, the event was complemented with the ceremony of the Iberian Festival Awards that have distinguished Primavera Sound, Bilbao BBK, Bons Sons and FMM Sines as the Iberian festivals that won more categories (result of public and jury votes) as well as Miguel Cadete (journalist Expresso / Blitz) nominated for the Excellence Award. Next Saturday (12 March) the gala is going to be transmitted by Canal Q.
The closing session of the event was held at Musicbox, with concerts of Portuguese artists - Tó Trips, Benjamim and Pista. The next edition will take place in March 2017, in Portugal (Talkfest + Concerts) and Spain (Talkfest + Iberian Festival Awards). Who attended to Talkfest has found a new location that allowed the evolution of the event, permitting the accommodation of new audiences and attendees spend more time at the event, compared to previous editions. We would like to thank all APORFEST associates (they are the main support of the event), to the speakers and moderators in all the programme sections, to the sponsors and partners (including those who helped supporting Talkfest in advance: BTL / AIP, Festival Awards and A/C Española) not forgetting the team that allowed the event with precious human resources (Aplauso and We have Ideas) and of course the public that attended the event.
> 1205 attendees (day 1-400 pax [sold out]; day 2-305 pax; Iberian Festival Awards - 255pax; Concerts - 245pax)
> 254 media inserts (previous week and week of the event) + 2 live broadcasts (Antena 1 and Canal Q)
> 219 entities/ companies
> 94 stays in Lisbon (number of nights calculated by the presence of speakers, and international companies that were at the event for 1 or more days, that came from outside Lisbon)
> 83 speakers (13 of them international)
> 34 sponsors and media partners
Filipa Galrão (speaker and host of Mega Hits radio)
"The Festival makes an approach to all the problems of the festivals. It is a honor to participate in this discussion"
Dino d'Santiago (speaker and artist)
"It’s good to this process of sharing eclectic ideas, with a unique direction"
Ticketline (brand with speaker)
"With the central theme, #FESTIVALS, we have created new ideas to provide the best of all experiences"
BrandP (brand activation)
"Thanks to who passed through our “campsite”
Roberto Carreras (jury, speaker and CEO Muwom)
"The Iberian Festival Awards are the awards that I had the honor of being jury and I was also able to give the award for Best Use of Technology"
Chapa Dux (band)
"Another Talkfest! Lots of connections made!"