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4 Conferences
3 Build Up Sessions
1 Award


A new programme area, making its debut in 2023, Women in Music Industry will receive various conferences, build up sessions and the Women in Music Award. This section, as indicated by its name, will draw focus on the important roles played by women in this industry. We will receive several national and international speakers, who will discuss relevant subjects that impact the industry in direct and indirect ways.






Cátia Oliveira (A Garota Não) was born in Setúbal in 1983. Cátia graduated in Communication and Culture from the school of Arts and Humanities (Faculdade de Letras) of the University of Lisbon in 2006, with a thesis dedicated to the History and Practices of Music in the Municipality of Setúbal between the years 1850 and 2000, and final grade of 19 values. In 2006 Cátia started her professional internship at Rádio Popular FM / Jornal Notícias Populares under the guidance of José Manuel Rosendo (Antena 1 / RTP1), developing the Cultural Bulletin of the Region and journalistic pieces of local interest. That same year, Cátia attended the Journalism course at Cenjor, under the coordination of Mário Contumélias. Along the way, and along with this activity, Cátia teaches English classes in pre-school and first cycle education schools, using musical and acting tools, while participating in international projects and workshops dedicated to topics such as personal and institutional communication, citizenship, education and individual and collective empowerment.


Between 2011 and 2016, Cátia takes over the coordination of the Group Tamborzinho from APPACDM and works on physical, cognitive and social development practices with children, young people and adults with mental disabilities. Since 2016, Cátia has been a leader at the Setúbal City Municipality, where she coordinates the Youth Division, which develops youth associations projects, education, training and employability, cultural and artistic development. In 2019 Cátia produces and releases her first album - Rua das Marimbas n.7, and 3 years later the album 2 de Abril, considered by several media as the album of the year 2022 (Antena 3, Blitz, Expresso, Radar, Altamont) . At the same time, she is invited to write for other artists (Selma Uamusse, Cristina Branco, Ana Bacalhau, Lura, Sara Correia). She has several compositions in soap operas, solidarity campaigns, documentaries and television news reports.

Cátia is the author of chronicles and opinion articles published in the local and national press (Revista Solo / Público, Magazine Synapsis, Guia de Eventos de Setúbal).

Andreia is currently director of communication for the most recent major summer music festival, MEO Kalorama, and for the new concert promoter Last Tour Portugal. Andreia Criner has managed, over the last 25 years, the communication and marketing of several of the biggest national festivals, such as NOS Alive, NOS Primavera Sound, Sónar Lisboa, Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Super Bock Super Rock, MEO Sudoeste or Vilar de Mouros. Between 1999 and 2010, Andreia was marketing, communication and sponsorship director at the biggest event promoters such as Everything is New, Música no Coração and Tournée. Andreia created her own communication agency, LiveCom, in 2011. During the following decade, Andreia managed the strategic communication of several Portuguese artists (including Ana Moura, Pedro Abrunhosa, António Zambujo, Carolina Deslandes, Gisela João, Capitão Fausto, The Legendary Tigerman). Andreia has a degree in Corporate Communication and Public Relations from Escola Superior de Comunicação Social (ESCS).