First Atlantic Music Conferences Symposium Set for BIME Pro in Bilbao, Spain

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Bilbao’s BIME Pro conference will host the first meeting of Latin American and Spanish fair organizers.

Latin American and Spanish music fair organizers are set to meet at the first Atlantic Music Conferences Symposium (AMCS) in Bilbao, Spain. The event is set to take place during the BIME Pro conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

AMCS, which BIME Pro representatives call "the most relevant music-oriented gathering in the Latin and Iberian sector," is designed as a networking event to generate business opportunities among Latin American and European fair organizers, "offering the heads of the Latin fairs a chance to gain first-hand insight into how the different entities of the Spanish sector function, the structure of the music industry, and the role played by Spain’s cultural institutions."

Conversely, the symposium aims to provide Spanish and other European music professionals attending BIME with contacts and opportunities in the Latin American market.

BIME Pro, which has been building its identity as a meeting point for the Latin music industry since its inception in 2013, also announced that it has now established a delegate network of industry representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela who will participate in the conference and serve as “ambassadors” to facilitate relationships between Latin American music professionals and their European counterparts.

BIME Pro has also announced that Mathew Knowles, founder of World Music Entertainment and father of Beyoncé and Solange; Scott Cohen, Warner Music Group Chief Innovation Officer and previously co-founder of The Orchard; and music supervisor Joe Rudge (Silent Partners) are the first speakers set for the conference.