BIME PRO UNVEILS EXCITING NEW DIRECTION FOR 2018

Bilbao’s Music, Tech and Games conference returns for 6thconsecutive year

The largest meeting point for the Latin American Music Industry in Europe

A celebration of the 70+ Top Women In Music

Ninja Tune, UNISON, BBK LIVE, O2 amongst speakers already confirmed

 “Insight from leading industry execs”- Music Week

“A bridge between the music and cultural industries”– Musikmarkt

“If music be the food of games, play on”- GamesIndustry.biz

October 24th- 26th2018, BEC! Bilbao, Spain

Tickets: https://www.bime.net/pro/en/tickets/

Recognised as the largest meeting point for Latin American Entertainment Industry executives in Europe, BIME Pro returns for a 6thconsecutive year in 2018 with new management, and a new direction.

2018 will see the first #Keychange Delegation of 70+ Women In Music and a fresh approach to the Startup Summit, rebranded BIME Pro Startups and aimed at giving opportunities to more entrepreneurs than ever before. 

The former Congress Of Spanish Music Festivals also returns, under the new name of BIME Pro Fests - This year will place a focus on Music Tourism, how it can become a cultural and economic engine, and an approach to sustainable development, with over 120 festivals already confirmed to attend.

The annual music, tech and games get together will be held once again at the BEC! Centre in Bilbao, with a host of speakers already announced, allowing them to network and explore ideas with a wider multinational audience.

First speakers for the event include:

  • David Sánchez – CEO – Arenal Sound Festival

  • Turo Pekari – Senior advisor, innovation and discovery – TEOSTO

  • Igor Guizzardi – Managing partner – DESSSERT

  • Jordi Puy – Co-Founder – UNISON

  • Itxaso Hernandez – Director of Communication – Bilbao BBK LiveAzkena Rock FestivalBIME Live

  • Vidhi Gandhi – A&R Manager – NINJA TUNE

  • Gema Perona – Responsible for Communication and Sales – O2/TUENTI

  • Javier de Andrés – CEO – TICKETEA (By Eventbrite)

  • Gustavo Navedo – Independent head of press – FIB/WEEKENDBEACH/A SUMMER STORY

  • Bruno Galindo – Redactor – PREMIO RUIDO/ICON/EL ESTADO MENTAL

Last Tour’s Mauro Alonso, the new Project Director for BIME Pro,provided more information on the vision of the event in his first year in charge:

“We’re really satisfied with how BIME has evolved so far, and we’re working forward to making it grow in other directions. For this sixth edition we’re focusing especially on developing richer and more complete conferences in matter of content, building a unifying thread to give sense and continuity to the program. We’re also excited to have the strongest lineup of women speakers in the history of BIME Pro, as part of our ongoing initiatives as co-founders of #Keychange.

“In addition, we’ve created two new special events: Vid&Sound, an audio/visual congress featuring an international music video contest; and the GameBiz, so as to bring videogames back to BIME Pro. It is vital the event performs as a complete ecosystem around creative industries: you never know in which field an opportunity to build synergies will appear.”

As always, BIMELivewill run alongside the conference, with Aphex Twin, MGMT, Editors, Fever Ray, John Hopkins Live and Slowdive first names confirmed. More information here.

BIME 2017 Record figures

2000 delegatesfrom 22 countriesand 1260 companies registered at BIME Proin 2017, which featured 220 speakersand 49 bands showcasingtheir talents, and over 600 speed meetings. Last year the Congress of Festivalsrecorded record numbers with 120Festivalsinvolved. Meanwhile, 112 startupsand 75 investorsparticipated at the Startup Summitconference.

BIME Pro 2018

24th– 26th October 2018

BEC! Bilbao, Spain

Tickets: https://www.bime.net/pro/en/tickets/

Early Bird Passes (without access to BIME Live): 65 € + expenses. Offer until September 26

Early Bird PRO + LIVE Passes: 110 € + expenses. Offer until September 26

Contact:

Media Requests: james@mysticsons.comor darrell.carter@mimrammedia.com

Conference queries: lucas@sounddiplomacy.comor lander@bime.net

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