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”-

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


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


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


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Germany announced as the Guest Country for BIME Pro 2016

Germany named as Guest Country 2016
Speakers from German companies Ableton, Konzertbüro Schoneberg, Monkeytown, Napster, Selective Artists and Splash amongst those already confirmed
The German partnership is supported by the Goethe-Institut Madrid and Fundación Goethe

“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”
“Three days of panels on music and gaming, Spanish music business law, and the Latin American market“ - Billboard

October 26-28th 2016, BEC! Bilbao, Spain

BIME Pro is proud to present Germany as its Guest Country for 2016, showcasing the country's key music, games and tech players, plus its most successful start-up companies.

Described by Music Week Magazine as a meeting place for professionals from the worlds of music, tech and gaming, BIME Pro will once again focus on new trends in entrepreneurship and internationalization, with ample opportunities for networking with peers and new business contacts.

The conference will be held at the BEC! in Bilbao, and with over 1,500 industry delegates already confirmed it promises to be the most expansive edition of the event yet.

Germany is the third biggest music market in the world and Berlin is the start-up hub of Europe, fitting perfectly alongside the core goal of BIME Pro. 

The partnership will provide opportunities to explore new ideas for collaboration across music and tech to discover new revenue opportunities from a number of German companies.

First Confirmed German Speakers:

•    Gerhard Behles: CEO & Co-Founder - Ableton AG
•    Thorsten Schliesche: Executive VP & General Manager Europe - Napster
•    Gerrit Schumann: Chief International Officer - Deezer
•    Michael Ronen: CEO/Founder - Splash
•    Katrin Hall: Live Management - Monkeytown Live
•    Andreas Möller: Head promoter - Konzertbüro Schoneberg
•    Ralf Diemert: Booking Agent - Selective Artists
•    Ralph Christoph: Head of Program - c/o Pop
•    Markus Rogue Rogozinski: Manager - Agents 4 Music
•    Yasmine Gallus: Head of Sync Department - Budde Music

Topics covered will include the challenges facing live event organisers, Sync and independent publishing.

To find out more about these and other confirmed speakers, click here.

Further German Partners:

•    Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Spanien
•    Verband der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen (VDKD)
•    Berlin Music Commission (BMC)
•    Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen (VUT)

Partners from Germany include the German Embassy in Spain, the Association of Germany Concert Organizers (VDKD)Berlin Music Commissions and the German branch of the Association Of Independent Music Companies (AIM).

BIME PRO German Artist Showcases

As part of this year’s music programming, a number of German artists will be showcasing at the conference.
Highlights performing at the conference this year include Me and My Drummer, a two-piece Indie Dream-Pop act from Berlin, alongside Mueran Humanos, another two-piece from Berlin signed to ATP Recordings. Both acts will be showcasing songs from their retrospective 2016 releases.

BIME Live – German Headliner

Just confirmed for BIME Live are Berlin’s Moderat, described as a music project formed by Sascha Ring, also know as Apparet, and Modeselektor members Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.

BIME Live runs alongside the conference with three nights of entertainment from some of music’s biggest names. More information and full line-up can be found here.

BIME Pro 2016
26th – 28th October 2016
BEC! Bilbao, Spain


BIME Pro 3-day Conference Pass (without access to BIME Live): 60 € + Booking Costs
BIME Pro + 3-day BIME LIVE Festival Passes: 85 € + Booking Costs


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