invited experts

Beside speakers participating in the conference, we invited festival organizers, journalists and other professionals from several continents.
The conference program, assembled by music writer Petr Dorůžka, includes presentations of showcase artists, workshops on music export, distribution, and international touring. The conference includes workshops on music export, distribution, and international touring.

Thorsten Bednarz
(Germany)
Music journalist,
Deutschlandradio Kultur
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Petr Dorůžka
(Czech Republic)
Internationally respected
world music
expert
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Barak Weiss
(Israel)
Booking agent, artistic director of the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival
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Minna Huuskonen
(Finland)
Promoter and producer
at Helsinki Festival
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Ciro de Rosa
(Italy)
Music journalist, cultural anthropologist and radio presenter
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Giorgos Markakis
(Greece)
Internationally respected music journalist
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Daniel Brown
(France)
French-English language journalist and Vice-Chairperson of Freemuse
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Yasen Kazandjiev
(Bulgaria)
Art manager, WithoutBorders organizer and photographer
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Willi Klopottek
(Luxembourg)
Internationally respected music journalist
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Valentina Casalena
(Italy)
Music activist, president of the Andrea Parodi Foundation
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Sabine Froese
(Germany)
Music journalist, editor of Folker magazine
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Miriam Rossius
(Germany)
Journalist and head of press Rudolstadt Festival
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Bojan Djordjević
(Serbia)
Promoter, member of World Music Charts Europe panel
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Jarmila Vlčková
(Slovakia)
Director of the World Music Festival in Bratislava
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Balázs Weyer
(Hungary)
Programme director
of Hangvető
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András Lelkes
(Hungary)
Musician, producer
and co-founder
of Hangvető
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Dubi Lenz
(Israel)
Radio music broadcaster and artistic director of the Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival
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Marie Čtveráčková
(Czech Republic)
Presenter and editor
of Radio Wave, DJ
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Martin Tvrdý (aka Bonus)
(Czech Republic)
Producer, rapper
and graphic designer
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Martin Noga
(Slovakia)
Promoter
and musician
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Vladimír „Potkan“ Potančok
(Slovakia)
Slovak Radio 4,
Radio FM
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Martyna Markowska
(Poland)
Head of programming at
Katowice City of Gardens, WOMEX hosting organization in 2017
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Alexandra Petropoulos
(Great Britain)
Music journalist, deputy chief editor of Songlines
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Marina Pommier
(Hungary)
Programmer of Sziget and Vidor Festival
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Alexander Walter
(Germany)
Director of WOMEX
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Cristina Estrada
(Spain)
General coordinator of The Mercat de Música Viva de Vic
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Dhari Vij
(Germany)
Showcase manager Womex
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Yvonne Kahan
(Israel)
Documentarist, music manager, producer
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Milan Cimfe
(Czech Republic)
Musician, producer and sound ingineer
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Tomáš Neuwerth
(Czech Republic)
Musician and producer
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Endre Liber
(Hungary)
Art director and co-founder of Hangvető
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Lubica Zajacová Záborská
(Slovakia)
Member of World music from Slovakia
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Pavel Uretšlégr
(Czech Republic)
Dramaturge and producer of Beseda u Bigbítu Festival
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Tomáš Grombíř
(Czech Republic)
Founder and coordinator of the Vinyla awards
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Magdalena Müllerová
(Czech Republic)
Coordinator of Creative Europe Desk
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Lenka Morávková
(Czech Republic)
Musician, sound artist, producer of electronic music
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Peter Guschelbauer
(Austria)
President
of Sounddesign Austria
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Aleksander Moś
(Poland)
Katowice the City of Gardens – social media manager
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Tamara Kamińska
(Poland)
Katowice City of Gardens – deputy director
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Barbora Doležalová
(Czech Republic)
Head of the Communication and Marketing, Arts and Theatre Institute
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Karolína Karlíková Kalandrová
(Czech Republic)
Booking manager of Sono Records
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Pavel Karlík
(Czech Republic)
Music producer, composer, sound engineer and musician
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Amitava Bhattacharya
(India)
Director of Sur Jahan Festival
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Jung Hun Lee
(South Korea)
Director of Seoul Music Week Festival and Ulsan Jazz Festival
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Márton Náray
(Czech Republic)
Director, Czech Music Office
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