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As we are getting closer to October, the programme is getting full and exciting. We have non-stop news, developments, updates and announcements coming every week. Today is another big round of announcements. You can now see the FULL Conference Programme and Showcase Artists line-up on our website for WOMEX 22 in Lisbon.

Altogether there are 19 Conferences, 9 Networking, 9 Mentoring Sessions, and 3 Associated Presentations which present 103 speakers from 47 countries, tackling a wide range of topics like social inclusion, Womxn and gender diversity, art and artists at risk, Indigenous music, global music royalty collections, NFTs, Crypto and Blockchain, touring strategies for artists, and much more.

Check out the selection below to get a glimpse of confirmed speakers, and newly added sessions.


WOMEX 22 Meet The Speakers

Branko (Portugal), Enchufada | Ouafa Belgacem (Tunisia), Culture Funding Watch | Buruntuma (Guiné-Bissau/Portugal) | Enrique Blanc (Mexico), FIM GDLRAlona Dmukhovska (Ukraine), Music Export Ukraine | Khadija El Bennaoui (Morocco/United Arab Emirates), Art Moves Africa | Paul Duhaney (UK), Africa Oyé Rebecca Hazlewood (UK/Portugal), Julie’s Bicycle | Brad Holmes (South Africa), Bassline Jazz Club | Michal Kaščák (Slovakia), Pohoda festival | Cindy Li (China/Canada) | Svitlana Lenchenko (Ukraine), Ukrainian Institute | Tomás Muhr (Chile) IMESUR/MIUSIC | Ngulmiya Nundhirribala (Australia), Bapa Gajah | Ritnika Nayan (India), Downtown Music Holdings | Susana Costa Pereira (Portugal), Creative Europe Desk Portugal | Gwendolenn Sharp (France), The Green Room | Ahmad Sarmast (Afghanistan) Afghanistan National Institute of Music, ANIM | Ashley Tucker (USA), Artistic Freedom Initiative | and many more.

Find all the Speakers here.

New Conference Sessions Added Today…

Lusophone Labels to Love
Meet some of Portugal’s most exciting global club players 
Emily Dust (UK), Branko (Portugal), Buruntuma (Guiné-Bissau/Portugal)

Meet The Recipient Of The Womex 22 Professional Excellence Award
Francis Gay (France/Germany) in conversation with Felix Zeltner (Germany/USA).

War and Music
Ukraine and the implications of war for music
Nick Hobbs (UK/Turkey), Sean Jacobs (South Africa/USA), Michal Kaščák (Slovakia), Alexandra Archetti (Norway)

Associated Presentations

Besides the jury-selected conference programme, we offer to our long-term partners a platform to present their latest project or address burning topics to the wider WOMEX community.

Colombia at WOMEX: 10 years anniversary
Luisa Piñeros (Colombia),Catalina Valencia (Colombia), Alfredo Caxaj (Guatemala/Canada), Victoria Lotero Tangarife (Colombia)

Promoting Musical Diversity Through Policies: Elaborating music policies and strategies using participatory methodologies
Reiko Yoshida (Japan/France), Andrés Cervilla (Costa Rica), Nick Moyo (Zimbabwe), Mónica Salazar (Costa Rica), Melody Zambuko (Zimbabwe)

The Brand of the Land: Best Practices and Case Studies of Regional Branding
Balázs Weyer (Hungary), Tino Grasselt (Germany), Minna Huuskonen (Finland), Marija Vitas (Serbia)

WOMEX 22 Conference Programme

Looking for a Mentor?

WOMEX offers solo and group sessions with experts

Get free and personalised advice from experts in 15 minutes One-to-One or 45-minute roundtable mentoring sessions. Spots are limited so make sure to sign up as soon as possible. Here are some of the mentoring sessions:

Celebrating African Creativity – The West Africa Rise
Roundtable Mentoring with Dudu Sarr (Senegal)

Fanbase Beyond The Algorithm 
Roundtable Mentoring with Dani Ribas (Brazil)

Gender Diversity And Women In Music: What Is Still Missing?
Roundtable Mentoring with Mariana Moore Matos (Portugal)

Insights Into China’s Music Market 
Roundtable Mentoring with Lesley Li Zhang (China)

Integrating Environmental Issues Into Our Projects
Roundtable Mentoring with Gwendolenn Sharp (France)

Presenting Yourself To The Press: How To Tell Your Best Story
One-to-One Mentoring with Catalina Maria Johnson (USA)

Resources Mobilisation And Sustainability
Roundtable Mentoring with Ouafa Belgacem (Tunisia)

Team Work Makes The Dream Work
One-to-One Mentoring with Clay Ross (USA)

Unpacking Copyright And Music Contracts
One-to-One Mentoring with Manojna Yeluri (India)

Book Your Mentor