Lying at the heart of WOMEX, the Trade Fair – which, at WOMEX 17, consisted of 700 exhibiting companies from 51 countries at 300 stands – hums with energy and activity and is one of the top drawcards of the event. This is where the international world music community meets to do business.
"Having meetings with people from all over the world is so enriching. Any business, big or small, can succeed on the international market. I encourage emerging music businesses to attend WOMEX. The possibilities are endless; your business does not end at the border!"
Marlyn Ntsele, iSupport Music Business, South Africa
"The important thing about WOMEX is seeing how many people are working for the same cause, encouraging music cultures to get stronger, letting the world know about their existence and richness, which is a mutual encouragement to get on with the work! You really feel you are part of a bigger movement, and your cultural identity counts."
Kirill Kuzmin, Bactria Cultural Centre, Tajikistan
"WOMEX is the best place to meet artists and music people from all over the world."
Lennart Wretlind, Spotify, Sweden
Photo: WOMEX 15 Trade Fair, by Eric Van Nieuwland
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