Music & business leaders converge on Bilbao for BIME 2017

10 Reasons to Attend BIME 2017

- Over 140 Speakers attending (full list below)
- Speakers from Primavera Sound, Warner Music, The Orchard, Sony Music Entertainment, BMG, Boiler Room amongst those confirmed
- The largest meeting point for the Latin American Music Industry in Europe
- Over 180 Festivals Confirmed for Congress of Spanish Music Festivals – including Benicassim Festival, Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, Melt, Way Out West
- Booking agencies represented – including United Talent Agency, X-Ray Touring, CODA, William Morris, ITB & ATC Live
- Music Supervisors joining will include The Missing Sync, Cloud 9 Music, GloboMedia, Motion&Go, CORD ++++
- Over 580 Speed meetings taken at the conference in 2016
- BIME Startup Summit including the 8 most Innovative new companies from Europe and South America
- All New Forum for Music Business Law
- Largest Delegation of Spanish Music Industry of any conference
- BIME Live Festival Runs alongside featuring Royal Blood, The Prodigy, Metronomy, Franz Ferdinand as headliners

October 25th - 28th 2017, BEC! Bilbao, Spain

BIME Pro will return October 25th- 28th 2017 to celebrate its fifth anniversary in Bilbao, with what promises to be its most diverse and inspiring conference line up to date.

The annual music and tech get together is the largest meeting point in Europe for Latin American entertainment industry executives, allowing them to network and explore ideas with a wider multinational audience.

Christophe Cassan, Project Manager at BIME Pro, spoke on the success of last year’s conference, whilst looking ahead at the upcoming event. “Last year’s event in Bilbao was our most successful yet, attracting 1,800 delegates from 20 countries.

"For 2017, our focus will be on strengthening the Congress of Spanish Festivals, inviting the representatives of some of the most important artists in today's music scene.”

BIME Pro 2017 will be held once again at the BEC! Centre in Bilbao, with a host of speakers already announced. This year a host of UK and international booking agents and music supervisors will play a pivotal role in the conference whilst BIME’s infamous Startup Summit will bring together the 8 most innovative companies from Chile, The Netherlands, Denmark, France and Spain to pitch in from of 90 investment funds (and dragons).

Full speaker list below and full programme information can be accessed here -

• Martyn Ware – The Human League – Founder of Heaven 17 and Illustrious Company
• Maria Fernandez - VP Operations and CFO Latin Iberia Region – Sony Music Entertainment
• Daniela Bosé - Managing Director BMG Spain & Portugal – BMG
• Jane Beese - Head Of Music – Roundhouse
• Molly Neuman – Head of Music – Kickstarter
• Seymour Stein – Founder – Sire Records
• Jose Carlos Sanchez – President – Warner Music Spain
• Josh Javor – Agent – X-Ray Touring
• Gabi Ruiz – Co-Founder / Director – Primavera Sound Festival
• Bas Grasmayer – Digital Strategist – Music x Tech x Future
• Andy Cook – Agent – CAA
• Carlota Navarrete – Director – La Coalición de Creadores e Industrias de Contenidos Digitales
• Itzel Gonzalez – Promoter – Vive Latino Festival
• Jason Edwards – Agent – Coda Agency
• Lucy Blair - Director, International Sales and Marketing – The Orchard
• Ashley Mak - Global Event Producer – Boiler Room
• Jose Maria Barbat – President Iberia – Sony Music
• Shanna Jade - Director of Community – Stem
• Vaughn Mckenzie - CEO - JAAK
• Tanya Laird – Founder - Digital Jam LTD
• Virginie Berger - CEO - Armonia Online
• Lutz Leichsenring – Press Officer and Board Member – Clubcommission
• Mark Davyd – Founder and CEO – Music Venue Trust
• Ismael Comas – Head Of Sales LATAM – Country Manager Spain & Portugal – Believe Digital
• Muki Kulhan– Executive Digital Producer – Muki-International
• Sanj Surati– Digital Atelier / Founder – Tiger Heart

As is tradition, BIME Live will run alongside the conference with Royal Blood, Metronomy, Orbital, Ride, The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Vitalic among the names confirmed. Full line-up here.

BIME 2016 Record figures:
1800 delegates from 20 countries and 1040 companies registered at BIME Pro in 2016, which featured 172 speakers and 41 bands showcasing their talents, and over 580 speed meetings. Last year the Congress of Festivals recorded record numbers with 120 Festivals involved. Meanwhile, 85 startups and 75 investors participated at the Startup Summit conference.

BIME Pro 2017
25th – 28th October 2017
BEC! Bilbao, Spain
Pro Pass (85€ + fee), Pro + Live Pass (115€ + fee) One Day Ticket (40€ + fee)

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