• NEXT EDITION
  • 25-29 OCT 2023
  • A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
In October 2022, WOMEX will make its debut in Lisbon, Portugal. Together with WOMEX's parent company Piranha Arts, WOMEX 22 will be realised with AMG Music as the main local partner.

Lisbon city flaunts an extensive history, breath-taking tourist attractions, and an exciting nightlife. It has a unique atmosphere with elegant neighbourhoods and large villas sitting on narrow cobbled streets.

For travel and venue information, please see here.
The Call for Proposals for the Showcase Concerts, Conference and Film programmes, inviting artists, speakers and filmmakers is now closed. Each year, our international, independent jury, the Seven Samurai, review each proposal and from them select the official WOMEX programme.
The call for WOMEX 23 will open in late January/early February. Please subscribe for our newsletter to stay up to date.
Please note that WOMEX is unable to cover any fees, travel expenses or other costs. Please consider the financing of your trip to WOMEX in Porto carefully and what support or funding you have. Possible sources for funding in your case might be:
  • National Music Export Offices
  • Foundations of Collecting Societies
  • National Cultural Institutes

Here you can find useful information on MIP (Mobility Information Points) compiled by On the Move. Please note that WOMEX is not responsible for the content. In case of interest please contact the specific MIP of your country or area independently. More information here.
The registration for WOMEX 22 in Lisbon is open! Register here.
Journalists play a vital role in the dissemination of music and in keeping the important discourse on this art form alive. WOMEX acknowledges this by offering a reduced rate to media professionals, subject to approval.

If you are a delegate who will attend WOMEX first and foremost in your role as a journalist or as a professional involved in the editorial work of a music media company, you are invited to register for our special Media Rate. Simply complete the delegate registration as normal, and check the "Media registration" box when you are entering your personal delegate data – about half way through the registration process – and send a copy of your press credentials to registration@womex.com. After confirmation from our communications department, you will be granted the discounted Media Rate registration price.

A major part of WOMEX 22 Programme is already announced, check the Programme section on our website. You can sign up to our newsletter here. and follow us on social media to receive regular updates and notifications.
Thanks to our local partner, AMG Music, we have a list of hotels that are offering a special discounted rate. Please check here for more details. . Please also check booking websites like www.booking.com and there are plenty of Airbnb available in Lisbon.
Delegate registration encompasses all five days of the event, and single day tickets are not available. Entrance to the WOMEX Trade Fair, Conference, Films, Opening and Award ceremony is reserved for WOMEX delegates who have registered for the full five-day event.

However, if you are not a WOMEX delegate or want to bring someone who is not a WOMEX delegate, you can purchase public tickets from the limited number of tickets available for the general public including nighttime concerts and films. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to get instant notifications.

Limited 100 Public Tickets Announced for WOMEX 22 Lisbon

Exciting news for all delegates attending WOMEX 22 in Lisbon - we have procured a limited number of discounted 100 public tickets for your friends and family.
These specially bundled limited tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, provide access to all the evening venues, and are subject to venue capacity.
ticketline.sapo.pt

Click link below to find more information regarding the purchase of regular public tickets for the night showcase concerts and film screenings:
Public Tickets

For the current state of affairs regarding access to the EU, carnets, work permits, visa and more please visit:
The UK Government official website
Additionally helpful info can be found at www.ukeartswork.info/, including a series on YouTube by Ian Smith of Frusion.
Here you can find the VAT rules for delegates from the UK.

For questions regarding VAT for exhibitors/stand bookings from the UK please get in touch with registration@womex.com.
To encourage participation and help delegates plan their schedules and meetings prior, we regularly update Who is coming list with all confirmed delegates attending. You can use virtualWOMEX to search for companies or individual delegates and to set up meetings with other delegates ahead of WOMEX.
All registered delegates of WOMEX will receive a free one-year virtualWOMEX account. VirtualWOMEX is your online gateway to the world music community: you can present your company and artists, connect with other delegates, and much more.

virtualWOMEX is also open to those not registered for WOMEX – On payment of a fee (48 Euro) all interested parties can register for virtualWOMEX or extend their existing account without participating in WOMEX itself. Please do this through our virtualWOMEX registration form.

For more information about virtualWOMEX, visit the virtualWOMEX FAQ or contact virtual@womex.com.
Your virtualWOMEX logins are valid for one year from your date of purchase. To login, please visit: www.womex.com/virtual/.
If you purchased a virtualWOMEX membership, it is valid for one year from date of purchase. Not all but many conference sessions and virtual showcases are available for re-streaming with new content being uploaded throughout the year. Head here to watch On Demand: www.womex.com/virtual/media.
Full information on how to arrange delivery of goods and packages for your WOMEX stand is available on the Register and Book a Stand page. Should you have any questions, please contact production@womex.com.
Whilst not mandatory, we recommend that our delegates wear masks and maintain sufficient distance where it is possible in order to keep everyone safe and well.
Please do Covid tests daily if you are not vaccinated or recovered or if you notice symptoms.

Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of all our participants. Therefore, we ask you to be considerate of everyone around you. Please do not attend an event in person if you have any COVID symptoms or are feeling unwell. Please do COVID tests daily - if you notice any signs, isolate yourself and avoid spreading it to others.

Find more information here.
Please contact us before the event at registration@womex.com if you have any special access needs, to make your time at WOMEX as easy as possible. Fully-registered disabled delegates may be accompanied by their Personal Assistant (carer) free of charge.
If you arrive late on Wednesday evening or plan to register on-site on Thursday, you may attend the Opening Concert on Wednesday. Please note: On the opposite side of the Opening venue Teatro Tivoli is Cinema Sao Jorge where on showing your ID you can pick your wristband for the evening. You can exchange your wristband with the full access wristband the next day at the Daytime venue Altice Arena
WOMEX will launch a 'Make the Most of WOMEX' page ahead of the event offering useful and practical tips on how to get the most out of your time at WOMEX.
It is possible to share a stand or become part of an umbrella stand at WOMEX. For further information please contact production@womex.com.
Exhibitors must not sell any merchandise at their stands.
Sunday marks the end of five days full of music, business and networking at WOMEX. Join us for our Networking Breakfast, courtesy of WOMEX, and the celebratory WOMEX Award ceremony (delegates only!) on Sunday.
Each delegate will receive one copy of the WOMEX Guide in their delegate bag, distributed on arrival. Additional copies of the WOMEX Guide may be purchased at the Registration Counter for a fee of 25€, subject to availability.

If you wish to purchase copies of the WOMEX Guide from previous editions, please contact partnership@womex.com.
International English is the lingua franca of the professional music community in general, the world music community in particular and the WOMEX choice for successful interaction.
There is no free parking space at Altice Arena. For an overview on the nearest parking spaces please go to: www.parkopedia.pt