Diego Luna, Leila Cobo & More to Participate at 2019 FIMPRO: See Full Schedule

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The 2019 FIMPRO will take place from May 28 to 31 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The International Music Fair (FIMPRO), a project that aims to study and develop the various aspects and relevant themes of music today, returns from May 28 to 31 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The four-day event is packed with meetings, workshops, conferences, round tables, private events and showcases to offer a platform for promotion, commercial space and networking.  

This year's FIMPRO will include a public interview with Leila Cobo, Billboard's vice president, Latin industry lead, on Friday, May 31, who will talk about her experience in the music industry with a special focus on Latin music. Mexican actor Diego Luna has also been invited as a speaker to talk about the strength within us.

See the full schedule below:


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Second Encounter of Music Criticism | Round Table 1: Evolution and Revolution of Rock Journalism in Mexico
--Moderator: Juan Manuel Badillo (music journalist)
--Speakers: music journalists, Franco Daniel, Sergio Raul Lopez and Rafael Salina

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Public interview to Anastasia Brown (CONFERENCE)
--Moderator: Mark Frieser (SyncSummit founder and CEO)
--Speakers: Anastasia Brown

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Self-management and technology, a visit to the future of the independent industry (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Carlos Chirinos (New York University and Director of the Music and Social Change Laboratory at NYU), Diego Farias (Amuse CEO) and Mario Pato (International director, Altafonte Network)

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Latin America: A map for everybody (WORKSHOP)
--Moderator: Ariel Etbul
--Speakers: Bartosz Szydlowski and Martín Inthamoussu

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Plastic-free music: What suggestions can the music industry make in order to solve the problem of the environment? (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Paloma Chicharro (Lotus Producciones), Jorge Asanza (Isla Viva Galapagos Music Conference) and Sergio Arbeláez (FIMPRO)

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM: Higinio Ruvalcaba Orchestra concert (SHOWCASE)

--Performers: Pequeño Asteroide (Mexico), Luiza Lian (Brazil) and Colores Santos (Mexico)

--Performers: Neptuna (Mexico), La Chica (Venezuela) and Evha (Ecuador)


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Second Encounter of Music Criticism | Round table 2: Women speak up: rock female voices on the radio and social networks
--Moderator: Oliver Zazueta (music journalist)
--Speakers: Music journalists, Natalia Cano, Romina Pons, Liliana Estrada and Carolina López Hidalgo | Periodista Musical

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM: The Strength within us (KEYNOTE)
--Moderator: Nicola Alvarado
--Speakers: Daniel Jadue and Yareli Arizmendi

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Artistic Diversity and Cultural Identities on the Global Stage (CONFERENCE)
--Moderator: Margarita Hernández
--Speakers: Farooq Chaudhry, Danilo Santos and Lucina Jiménez

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: New Facebook / Instagram music products, and best practices (WORKSHOP)
--Speakers: Ady Harley (Director of Label Partnerships in Latin America for Facebook and Instagram)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: How to make people collaborate on a common purpose (WORKSHOP)
--Speakers: Ariel Etbul (Ditto Music Brand Ambassador)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Mexico - Canada: similarities, bridges and dialogues (WORKSHOP)

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM: Working in the music industry from a female perspective (INAMU CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Paula Rivera (Instituto Nacional de la Música), Noela Salas (Imesur), Mónica Saldaña (Festival Nrmal), Dani Ribas (Data SIM) and Ana Rodríguez (Troker - International Music Manager Forum)

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM: The narratives of the next generation (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Mario Galeano, Elisa Carrillo, Toks Dada and Leslie McCue

12:45 PM - 2:45 PM: International Speed Meetings

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Mexico's contemporary traditional arts (CONFERENCE)
--Moderator: Sergio Ramírez Cárdenas
--Speakers: Rubén Albarrán and Conchi León

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Cocktail sponsored by Amuse

--Performers: Purahei Soul (Paraguay), Neoplen (Mexico) and Alex Alvear y Wañukta Tonic (Ecuador)

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Cocktail and Showcases presented by Music Export Canada and Quebec Creates
--Performers: The Easter Pointers (Canada), Pierre Kwenders, (Quebec, Canada), Digging Roots (Canada) and We Are Wolves (Montreal, Canada)

10:00 PM - 11:55 PM: Industria British Columbia (SHOWCASES)
--Performers: DJ Khanvict, Five Alarm Funk and Phono Pony


9:00 AM - 10:55 AM: Evolution and Revolution of Rock Journalism in Mexico | Table 3: From Las Jiras to Huaraches of blue suede, notes for the history of rock in Mexico
--Moderator: Arturo Flores (music journalist)
--Speakers: Federico Arana (music writer and journalist)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: The diaspora: inspiring the world (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: La Marisoul

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM:  Independent, global, united: an introduction to Merlin, the largest independent music rights collective in the world (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Bela Zecker (MERLIN /Member Services & Operations Manager, Americas)

10:00 AM - 1:15 PM: Meeting of Musical Managers (invitation only)

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Indigenous cultures and intercultural dialogue in the 21st century (CONFERENCE)
--Moderator: Ofelia Medina
--Speaker: Mardonio Carballo and Keith Barker

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Sounds from Spain (invitation only)

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: ISPA Congress | PROVOCATION (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Eduardo Santana

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Artes Escenicas (SHOWCASE)
--Performers: Luna Morena Company

1:15 PM - 3:30 PM: National Speed Meetings

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Curatorial eye of Latin America: Latin American content of performing arts seen from the perspective of curators from different parts of the world (CONFERENCE)
--Moderator: Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez
--Speakers: Justin Macdonnell, Octavio Arbeláez and Mariana Aymerich

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM: The translation of Latin American processes for the world (CONFERENCE)
--Moderator: Raquel Araujo
--Speakers: Joe Randel, Bill Smith and Lucia Beviá

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM:  Cocktail sponsored by INAMU - National Institute of Music presents: Showcases Industry Argentina
--Performers: The Kings of Falsete, Dat García and The Minor Leagues

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Industrias Argentina | INAMU (SHOWCASE)
--Performers: Los Reyes del Falsete, Dat Garcia and Las Ligas Menores

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Cocktail and Showcases presented by Sounds from spain
--Performers: Rufus T. Firefly, Zazo & Gxurmet and Lori Meyers

10:00 PM - 11:55 PM: Industria Chile | Ministry of cultures, arts, and heritage (SHOWCASE)
--Performers: Paz Court, Niños del Cerro and Protistas


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:  What would a record label be like if it were created today? (WORKSHOP)
--Speakers: Juan Carlos Montes (Director of Latinoamérica Amuse) and  Rodrigo Noriega (Founder and General Director of Artent Group)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:  Public interview with Leila Cobo (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Leila Cobo (Billboard's vice president, Latin industry lead)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: When does a communication project die? (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Gonzalo Oliveros (General coordinator of RMX Radio)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sounds From Spain | Building bridges between Mexico and Spain (WORKSHOP)
--Moderator: Gerry Rosado (Artistic director and co-founder of Sello Intolerancia)
--Speakers: Marisa Moya (Manager, production director and founder of EMERGE) and Ana Rodriguez (Troker Manager)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: The politics of music built by Musicians: realities and challenges (CONFERENCE)
--Speaker: Diego Boris Macciocco (President, Instituto Nacional de la Música)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: The musical ecosystem and its digital agriculture (WORKSHOP)
--Speaker: Paco Arriagada Cuadriello (CEO and Socio Fundador Casete Upload)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Canadian Independent Music Association (invitation only)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Make your career take off with Spotify (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Michelle Gas (Manager Artist & Label Marketing Spotify) and Carlos Cervantes (Artist & Label Marketing Manager Spotify)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Second Meeting of Musical Journalism: Evolution and Revolution of Rock Journalism in Mexico | Table 4: Basic manual for the rock music journalist
--Moderator: Jorge Caballero (music journalist)
--Speakers: music journalists, Víctor Roura, Javier Quirarte, Javier Hernández García “Chelico” and Miguel González Galicia “El Galicia”

2:30 PM: Music Showcase
--Performers: Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Contents for children and young people in the formation of the public (CONFERENCE)
--Moderator: Marisa Giménez Cacho
--Speakers: Susana Romo, Manuel Lagos, Álvaro Díaz González and Eric San Kid Koala

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Strength is Within Us (CONFERENCE)
--Speakers: Diego Luna

--Performers: Grecco Buratto (Cuba), Moldes (Peru) and Cerrero (Colombia)

8:00 PM - 1:00 AM: Closing Showcase
--Performer: Zalama Crew (Colombia), Gordos Project (Colombia) and Battle of Santiago (Cuba)