Top artist manager Martin Fabian, Fonovisa and Disa president Gustavo Lopez, Bandamax executive producer Victor Manuel Moreno Valdez, Mexico Musical president Javier Rivera and singer-songwriter Espinoza Paz have all been confirmed as panelists for Billboard’s Regional Mexican Music Summit. The conference, which addresses the latest issues in the highest-selling subgenre of Latin music, takes place Oct. 8 – 9 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Also confirmed are producer Adolfo Valenzuela and manager and producer Jose Juan Segura, who has helped launch the careers of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, El Tigrillo Palma and Los Pikadientes de Caborca.

The panelists will address the development of new talent in the genre, the state of the touring circuit and how artists can make the most of television exposure on both sides of the border. Independent publishers Maximo Aguirre and Alejandro Garza, as well as Universal Music Publishing senior VP Eddie Fernandez, will offer step-by-step advice on collecting publishing income.

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