The World Music Expo (WOMEX) will return for its 22nd edition in 2016, to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.
The 2015 edition of WOMEX attracted over 2,500 delegates representing 1,500 companies from 90 countries.
This included concert and festival bookers, individual agents, tour promoters and venues, labels, publishers and distributors, governmental, educational and other institutions and artist managers and producers.
More than 60 showcasee acts joined 280 artists from 50 countries, on 7 stages, while the conference and bustling trade fair brought 668 exhibiting companies from 47 countries at 280 stands. 80 speakers and mentors from 40 countries took part in 23 Conference Sessions; while numerous network meetings, mentoring formats and presentations took place.
From 19-23rd October 2016, the Cidade da Cultura will once again play host the bustling Trade Fair, in-depth Conference Sessions on burning topics, boundary-pushing Films, Daycases and more, with the Nighttime Showcases spread throughout the beautiful Old Town including a stage next to the famous Cathedral.