• NEXT EDITION
  • 19-23 OCT 2022
  • Lisbon, Portugal

WOMEX 21 Speakers

Get to know the many conference chairs, speakers and mentors from around the world taking part the
WOMEX 21 Conference and Programme comprised of Jury selected Conference, Networking and Mentoring Sessions, as well as Associated Presentations.

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

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Rui Miguel Abreu
(Portugal)

music critic & radio presenter, Blitz/Expresso/RimaseBatidas/Antena3
 
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Basem Abuarab
(Egypt/UAE)

programming manager, The Fridge
 
 
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Jackson Allers
(USA/Lebanon)

filmmaker, music journalist & dj,
Beats and Breath
 
conference speaker

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Juanita Apraez Murillo
(Italy)

co-founder, Seeyousound International Music Film Festival
 
one-to-one mentor

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Felipe Álvarez
(Colombia)

director
 
 
networking session coordinator

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Sergio Arbelaez Ospina
(Colombia/México)

director, FIMPRO
 
 
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Olfa Arfaoui
(Tunisia)

creative director, La Fabrique Art Studio/FeMENA
 
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Ekaterina Artyushkina
(Russia)

general director, Peterburg Concert
 
 
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Lenna Bahule
(Mozambique)

musical performer and researcher
 
 
digital conference speaker

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Ouafa Belgacem
(Tunisia)

ceo, CFW
 
 
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Bogdan Benigar
(Slovenia)

jazz & world music director, Cankarjev Dom/Cultural & Congress Centre
 
associated presentation speaker

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Alessandra Borchi
(Italy/Cuba)

Transcultura programme coordinator, UNESCO
 
 
associated presentation speaker

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Karen Boswall
(UK)

film-maker/researcher, Speak My Sister

 
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Sara Brandão
(Portugal)

area manager, INOVA+
 
 
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Ian Brennan
(USA/Italy)

music producer and author
 
 
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Alfredo Caxaj
(Guatemala/Canada)

executive & co-artistic director, SUNFEST
 
 
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Chocolate Remix
(Argentina)

artist
 
 
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Liliane Chlela
  (Lebanon/Canada)

music producer
 
 
digital conference speaker

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Paige Collings
  (UK/Denmark)

global advocacy & campaigns coordinator, Freemuse
 
conference chair

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Batida aka Pedro Coquenão
  (Angola/Portugal)

artist
 
 
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Matthew Covey
  (USA)

executive director, Tamizdat
 
 
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Charlie Crooijmans
  (The Netherlands)

radio/podcaster, editor and adviser for funds
 
 
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António Cunha
  (Portugal)

ceo, Uguru
 
 
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Sara Curruchich
  (Guatemala)

Maya Kaqchikel singer & songwriter, Tejiendo Sonidos
 
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Bojan Djorjevic
(Serbia)

founder, Todo Mundo world music festival
 
 
associated presentation chair

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Mathew Dryhurst
(Poland/Germany)

artist
 
 
conference speaker

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Darius Darek
(Poland/Germany)

co-founder of Global Club Music Network
 
 
networking session coordinator

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Andrew Dubber
(New Zealand/Sweden)

director, MTF Labds
 
 
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Em Ekong
(UK/Ghana)

managing director, Urban Inclusion Community Ltd
 
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Maria Clara Espinel
(Colombia)

manager & music agent, MCE Entertainment / La Chiva Gantiva / Si Asbl
 
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Zélie Flach
(UK)

european officer, Wales Arts International
 
 
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Annica Floren
(Sweden/Belgium)

deputy head of unit, European Commission
 
 
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Marie Fol
(France/Netherlands)

president, On the Move
 
 
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Mila Georgieva
(Bulgaria)

international relations & project manager, Bulgarian Music Association / A to Z Foundation
 
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Sidónio Givandás
(Mozambique/UK)

cultural promoter & project manager
Speak My Sister
 
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Jwana Godinho
(Canada/Portugal)

founder, It's About Impact
 
 
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Cruz Gorostegi
(Spain)

ceo, Syntorama
 
 
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Natalie Gravenor
(USA/Germany)

festival programmer, Soundwatch Music Film Festival / filmokratie
 
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Alejandro Guma
(Cuba)

UNESCO Transcultura programme officer, UNESCO
 
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Christina Hazboun
(Palestine/UK)

sonic agent director, The Sonic Agent
 
 
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Becky Hazlewood
(UK/Portugal)

environmental sustainability project manager, Julie's Bycicle
 
networking session coordinator

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Pascuala Ilabaca
(Chile)

artist
 
 
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Lena Ingwersen
(Germany)

project manager, Music Cities Network
 
 
roundtable mentor

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Naïssam Jalal
(Syria/France)

composer, musician (flute, nay) & vocalist, Tour'n'sol prod.
 
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Malle Kaas
(Denmark)

soundengineer, co-founder & daily manager, Women In Live Music (WILM)
 
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Aya Kasasa
(The DRC/Belgium)

head of culture, migration, urbanisation, démography, Department of Political Affairs and Human Development, Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
associated presentation speaker

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Thomas Katongole-Strauch
(Germany)

label manager & publishing, artist, Switchstance Recordings
 
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Nod Knowles
(UK)

administrator
 
 
networking session coordinator

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Login Kociski
(North Macedonia)

ceo, Password Production
 
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Ebo Krdum
(Sudan/Sweden)

artist & activist
 
 
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Philip Küppers
(Germany/Senegal)

director Goethe-Institut Senegal, Goethe-Institut
 
 
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Jasmina Lazovic Freemuse
(Serbia)

global monitoring programme coordinator, Freemuse
 
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Reanne Leuning
(The Netherlands/Austria)

director of creative industries, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA
 
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Eli Levinson
(Canada)

producer at Mundial Montreal
 
 
networking session co-coordinator

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Marlene Macedo
(Portugal)

Why Portugal
 
 
networking session co-coordinator

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Sara Machado
(Portugal)

head of culture, Creative Europe Desk Portugal
 
 
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Rahima Mahmut
(China/UK)

U.K. director, World Uyghur Congress
 
 
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DJ Marfox
(Portugal)

producer & dj, Príncipe Discos
 
 
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Martyna Markowska
(Poland)

head of programming, Katowice City of Gardens
 
 
conference speaker & networking session coordinator

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Sonya Mazumdar
(India)

founder & director, EarthSync
 
 
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Christine Merkel
(Germany)

international expert & senior adviser, UNESCO-EU expert factility cultural economy and governance conference speaker
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Rima Mismar
(Lebanon)

executive director, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
 
conference speaker

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Margarida Moreira
(Portugal)

light designer
 
 
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Nuno Moura
(Portugal)

ceo, Faniak
 
 
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Aya Nabulsi
(Jordan)

executive director & cultural practitioner, Al Balad Music Festival
 
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Sébastien Nasra
(Canada)

co-founder and executive producer, Mundial Montreal
 
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Keith Nurse
(UK/Saint Lucia)

expert in creative economy and trade policy
 
 
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Luna Olavarria Gallegos
(USA)

content, community & ethics manager, Elis
 
 
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Martel Ollerenshaw
(Australia/UK)

vice president, Europe Jazz Network
 
 
associated presentation speaker

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Ana Paulo
(Portugal)

manager & director, Fado In A Box
 
 
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Mercedes Pinto
(Portugal)

programme coordinator, PROCULTURA / Camões, I.P.
 
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Ivan Petrovic
(Serbia)

president of the managing board,
EXIT Foundation
 
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Ana Rodriguez
(Mexico)

manager & co-chair / ceo, International Music Managers Forum / Relatable
 
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Nerea T. Ruiz
(Spain)

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

music supervisor, Seven Seas Music
 
 
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Rebecca Salvadori
(Italy/UK)

video artist & curator, Rebecca Salvadori
 
 
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Nuno Saraiva
(Portugal)

executive director
 
 
networking session coordinator

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Shain Shapiro
(Canada/UK)

executive director, Center for Music Ecosystems
 
 
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Gwendolenn Sharp
(France)

director, The Green Room
 
 
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Allie Silver
(USA/Germany)

founder & director, Free Radical Productions
 
 
networking session coordinator

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Ian Smith
(UK/Austria)

founder & owner, Frusion / Fizzion / Ukeartswork
 
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Dan Somogyi
(UK)

director
 
 
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Terfa Tilley-Gyado
(Nigeria)

director, communications & strategy, Temple Company
 
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Giambattista Tofoni
(Italy)

general manager, EJN Europe Jazz Network
 
 
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Julie Trébault
(France/USA)

director, Artists at Risk Connection
 
 
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Boima Tucker
(USA)

producer & editor, Africa Is a Country
 
 
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Ashley Tucker
(USA)

co-executive director, Artistic Freedom Initiative
 
 
roundtable mentor

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Marilena Umuhoza Delli
(Italy)

filmmaker, author & photopgrapher
 
 
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Danka Van Dodewaard
(The Netherlands)

director amsterdam roots festival
 
 
networking session coordinator

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Alexander Walter
(Germany)

director WOMEX, Piranha Arts
 
 
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Katharina Weinert
(Germany)

policy advisor, European Music Council
 
 
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Balázs Weyer
(Hungary)

director of programming, Hangvető
 
 
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Jess White
(Australia/South Africa)

artist manager, booking agent & music consultant, Akum Agency
 
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Lisa Whytock
(UK)

executive producer, Showcase Scotland Expo
 
 
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Yalda Yazdani
(Iran/Germany)

ethnomusicologist, curator, Zeitgenoessische Oper Berlin
 
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Manojna Yeluri
(India)

entertainment & music lawyer, Artistik License
 
 
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Carine Zuber
(Switzerland)

director, Moods
 
 
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