We invite numerous renowned organisers of festivals, journalists, producers, music activists and other professionals from around the world to our conference. Panel discussions are being prepared by the international expert Petr Dorůžka.

Cheikh Lô
(Senegal)
Artist
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Roger Holdsworth
(Australia)
Music journalist,
PBS 106,7 FM, member of the Transglobal World Music Charts panel
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Chris Eckman
(Germany/Slovenia)
Producer, label manager, Glitterbeat Records
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Lucy Duran
(Great Britain)
Music journalist, producer
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Simon Emmerson
(Great Britain)
Musician, composer, producer
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Matar Niang
(Senegal)
Music manager
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Andrea Del Favero
(Italy)
Artistic director of Folkest
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Bojan Djordjević
(Serbia)
Promoter, member of World Music Charts Europe panel
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Dubi Lenz
(Israel)
Radio music broadcaster and artistic director of the Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival
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Christopher Beanland
(Great Britain)
Music journalist and writer
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Frank van Berkel
(Netherlands)
Artistic director, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam and Festival Jazz International Nijmegen
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Helge Hinteregger
(Austria)
Project Manager for mica – music information center Austria
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Hilde Bjørkum
(Norway)
Artistic and managing director, Førde Traditional and World Music Festival
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Ivan Duran
(Canada/Belize)
Music producer, musician, and director of Stonetree Records
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Oskar Strajn
(Netherlands/Slovenia)
Booking Assistant at ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)
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Otmar Klammer
(Austria)
Music journalist, artistic director of the International Jazz Festival Leibnitz
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Birgit Ellinghaus
(Germany)
Director of alba KULTUR –International Office for Global Music
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Jiří Topol
(Czech republic)
Sound engineer
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Sabina Schebrak
(Austria)
CultureWorks, agent and cultural manager
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Lubica Zajacová Záborská
(Slovakia)
Member of World music from Slovakia
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Pat Thurgood
(Australia)
Producer, artist/public liaison and photographer for the Global Village program
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Thorsten Bednarz
(Germany)
Music journalist,
Deutschlandradio Kultur
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Steffen Wilde
(Germany)
C.E.O. and artistic director of the Jazzclub Tonne in Dresden
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Michał Paduch
(Poland)
Composer, music producer, sound engineer
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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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Martyna Markowska
(Poland)
Head of programming at
Katowice City of Gardens, WOMEX hosting organization in 2017
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Milan Cimfe
(Czech Republic)
Musician, producer and sound ingineer
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Aleksander Moś
(Poland)
Katowice the City of Gardens – social media manager
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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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Márton Náray
(Czech Republic)
Director, Czech Music Office
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Jarek Szubrycht
(Poland)
Music journalist and writer
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Edin Zubčević
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Founder and artistic director of Jazz Fest Sarajevo
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Jacopo Tomatis
(Italia)
Music journalist, artistic director of the Premio Nazionale Città di Loano per la Musica Tradizionale Italiana
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Eleanor Dubinsky
(USA)
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
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Jan P. Muchow
(Czech Republic)
Music producer, composer and musician
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Žofie Kašparová
(Czech Republic)
Flutist, bass clarinettist and composer
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Radek Lesa
(Czech Republic)
Sound engineer
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Vilém Spilka
(Czech Republic)
Musician, founder and artistic director of the JAZZFESTBRNO
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Jung Hun Lee
(South Korea)
Director of Seoul Music Week Festival and Ulsan Jazz Festival
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Amitava Bhattacharya
(India)
Director of Sur Jahan Festival
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Petr Ostrouchov
(Czech Republic)
Musician, composer, producer
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Patricie Fuxová
(Czech Republic)
Songwriter and singer
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Dagmara Szastak
(Poland)
Media researcher, journalist, Katowice the City of Gardens
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Beata Hlavenková
(Czech Republic)
Pianist, composer and producer
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Birgit Bogner
(Germany)
Manager, art.e.m
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