• WOMEX 20 Digital Edition
  • 21-25 OCT 2020

WOMEX 20 Speakers

Get to know the many conference chairs, speakers and mentors from around the world taking part in both the
WOMEX 20 Conference and Budapest Ritmo Conference Sessions.

Click on the contact button to access their virtualWOMEX delegate profiles and get in touch with them directly.
Only delegates with an active digital registration will be able to see their contact details.

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Flavio de Abreu
(Brazil)

founder & manager, Scubidu Music
 
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Habib Achour (Tunisia/France)

head of international development, Africa & Middle East, SACEM
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Daryana Antipova
(Russia)

musician, Vedan Kolod
 
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Roy Arida
(France/Lebanon)

director & producer, STANK Films
 
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Sina Ataeian
(Iran/Germany)

Filmmaker & artist, Dena films
 
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Didier Awadi
(Senegal)

artist, Studio SANKARA
 
conference speaker

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Chiara Badiali (Switzerland/UK)

knowledge & sector intelligence lead,
Julie's Bicycle
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Racha Baroud
(Lebanon)

artist

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Emma Bartholomew
(UK)

PR consultant, Emma Bartholomew PR
 
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Seb Bassleer
(Belgium)

label owner, Rebel Up Records
 
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Divya Bhatia
(India)

artistic director & producer, Jodhpur RIFF
 
 
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Amitava Bhattacharya
(India)

founder & director, banglanatak dot com
 
 
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Ni Bing
(China)

head of international & head of major events, Taihe Music Group

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Kornelia Binicewicz (Poland/Turkey)

founder, Ladies on Records

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Miklós Both
(Hungary)

founder & ceo, Polyphony Project
 
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Wassim Bou Malham
(Lebanon)

chief strategy officer, Factory People
 
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Ian Brennan
(USA/Italy)

music producer & author
 
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Simon Broughton
(UK)

editor in chief, Songlines Magazine
 
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Thomas Burkhalter
(Switzerland)

efounder & director, Norient
 
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Paige Collings (UK/Denmark)

advocacy & campaigns officer, Freemuse
 
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Angèle Cossé
  (France)

editorial coordinator, Zone Franche
 
conference speaker

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Grégoire Couvert
  (France)

director & visual artist
 
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Judith Depaule
(France)

director, L’Atelier des Artists en Exil (Agency of Artists in Exile)
 
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Danka Van Dodewaard
(The Netherlands)

director, Amsterdam Roots Festival; board member, Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (FWMF)
network coordinator

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Tatjana Domany
(Austria)

project leader, Austrian Music Export/Öst. Musikfonds
 
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Akos Dominus
(Hungary)

sustainability expert, Sziget Festival
 
mentor

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Emily Dust
(UK)

DJ, Club Summit curator & documentary maker
 
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Chris Eckman (USA/Slovenia)

co-owner & manager, Glitterbeat Records
 
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Silja Fischer
(Germany/France)

secretary-general, International Music Council
 
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Alejandra Gómez
(Colombia)

director, Biche
manager, Frente Cumbiero
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Duygu Gün
(Turkey/USA)

corporate partnerships manager, SFJAZZ
 
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Charbel Haber
(Lebanon)

musician
 
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Veronika Harcsa
(Hungary)

singer & songwriter
 
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Tiina Hill
(Finland/UK)

senior manager, Digital Culture Network
Arts Council England
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Umair Jaffar
(Pakistan/Canada)

executive director, Small World Music
 
network coordinator

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Catalina Maria Johnson
(USA)

music journalist, Beat Latino
 
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Reem Kassem
(Egypt/UAE)

co-founder, Basita Live
performing arts programmer, Cultural Foundation - Abu Dhabi
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Thomas Katongole-Strauch (Germany)

label & publishing manager, Switchstance Recordings
 
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Lara Khoury
(UK/Lebanon)

independent consultant
 
 
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Wanlov the Kubolor
(Romania/Ghana)

singer/songwriter & filmmaker
 
 
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Sam Lee
(UK)

musician & artistic director,
The Nest Collective
 
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Kobe Leestmans
(Belgium)

project coordinator, Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals
 
network coordinator

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András Lelkes
(Hungary)

founder & ceo, Music Hungary
Hangvető organiser, Budapest Ritmo
 
network coordinator

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Rita Maia
(Portugal)

international DJ, broadcaster & filmmaker
 
 
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Martyna Markowska
(Poland)

head of programming, Katowice City of Gardens
 
 
conference speaker & network coordinator

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André Marmot
(UK)

agent & writer, Earth Agency
 
 
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Anna Mašátová
(Czech Republic)

journalist & manager, AMPromotions
conference director, Nouvelle Prague
 
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Gábor Mondik
(Hungary)

head of culture subprogramme, Creative Europe Desk Hungary
 
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Ritnika Nayan
(India)

director of market development India,
CD Babyowner, MGMH
 
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Ula Nowak
(Poland)

music events producer & journalist, Mosaic Beats
 
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Keith Nurse
(UK/Saint Lucia)

expert in creative economy and trade policy
 
 
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Okhiogbe Omonblanks Omonhinmin (Nigeria/Ghana/UK)

creative director, curator & producer,
Blank Creation Ent
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Natalia Oszkó-Jakab (Hungary)
 

director, Valley of Arts Festival, Kerekdomb Festival, Orvenyeshegy Festival, Startup Safari Budapest, City Events
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Anyiko Owoko
(Kenya)
 

entertainment & music publicist, Anyiko Public Relations
 
conference speaker

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Rog Patterson
(UK)

managing director, Rog Patterson
Tour Management
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Sverre Pedersen
(Norway)

advocacy & campaigns manager, Freemuse
 
conference chair

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Barna Petrányi
(Hungary)

managing director, Pro Progressione Kft.
 
conference speaker

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Dan Raffety
(UK)

music director, Shambala Festival/Kambe Events
 
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Jeanny Ricci
(Italy/Spain)

creative director, Strawboscopic
 
 
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Mark Ringwood
(UK)

artistic director, WemsFest
 
 
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Emma Roberts
(UK)

tech champion for eCommerce and merchandising, Digital Culture Network -
Arts Council England
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Lewis Robinson
(UK)

director, Mais Um
 
 
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Ana Rodriguez
(Mexico)

manager & co-chair, International Music Managers Forum (IMMF)
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Lydia Rose
(Jamaica)

ceo, Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers (JACAP)
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Nerea T. Ruiz
(Spain)

professor of innovation, music & entertainment industry, SAE Institute
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Steph Rushton
(Canada/France)

music supervisor, Seven Seas Music

conference chair & mentor

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Yuriy Rybak
(Ukraine)

lecturer, department of musical folkloristic & head, scientific-research laboratory of musical ethnology, LNMA.
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Balraj Samrai
(UK)

label director, music producer, project manager, lecturer & educator, Swing Ting
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Amani Semaan
(Lebanon/France)

festival director, Beirut and Beyond
 
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Christine Semba
(France/Germany)

head of WOMEX Academy and WOMEX Special Projects, Piranha Arts
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Gwendolenn Sharp
(France)

founder & coordinator, The Green Room
 
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Allie Silver
(USA/Germany)

founder & director, Free Radical Productions
 
network coordinator

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Ian Smith
(UK)

ceo & founder, Frusion International
founder, ukeartswork.info
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Isabel Soffer
(USA)

co-founder & co-director, globalFEST; director, Live Sounds
network coordinator

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Frank Sonder
(Germany)

Speaker and consultant, 7R3NK
 
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Jamz Supernova
(UK)

radio broadcaster/DJ/label owner, Future Bounce
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Zsolt Szokolai
(Hungary/Belgium)

policy officer, European Commission
conference speaker

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Hinurewa Te Hau
(New Zealand)

director, Matariki Cultural Foundation
 
network coordinator

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Vilma Timonen
(Finland)

lecturer, Sibelius Academy -
University of Arts Helsinki

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Boima Tucker
(Sierra-Leone/USA)

managing editor, Africa Is a Country
 
 
conference chair

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Nani (Noam Vazana)
(Israel/Portugal/The Netherlands)

artist & ceo, Why DIY Music
 
Network coordinator

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Alex Walter (Germany)

director WOMEX, Piranha Arts
 
 
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Barak Weiss (Israel)

artistic director, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival
 
 
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Balázs Weyer (Hungary)

programming director, Hangvető/Budapest Ritmo festival
 
conference speaker and network coordinator

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Jess White
(Australia/South Africa)

director & founder, Akum Agency
 
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Tedra Wilson
(USA)

filmmaker, musician & creative director
 
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