Short but focused pre-planned meetings, known as speed dating, are a common part of international conferences like Womex or Babel Med and Crossroads presents this unique tool for the first time to it’s guests.

Musicians and band managers, who are trying to:
– offer your bands to international festivals;
– break into international media;
– take advice from foreign professionals
here is your chance to reach partners, exchange contacts. Short but focused pre-planned meetings, known as speed dating, are a common part of international meetings.

Please apply through this FORM to meet mentors from New York, Ostrava, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Toronto, Helsinki and Budapest. And if you are missing someone who should be invited next year, please submit your suggestions.

One consultation will last 15 minutes.

Balázs Weyer
Programme director
of Hangvető

Bojan Djordjević
Promoter, member of World Music Charts Europe panel

Dubi Lenz
Radio music broadcaster and artistic director of the Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival

Edin Zubčević
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Founder and artistic director of Jazz Fest Sarajevo

Eleanor Dubinsky
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Jarmila Vlčková
Director of the World Music Festival in Bratislava

Roger Holdsworth
Music journalist,
PBS 106,7 FM, member of the Transglobal World Music Charts panel

Amitava Bhattacharya
Director of Sur Jahan Festival

Andrea Del Favero
Artistic director of Folkest

Márton Náray
(Czech Republic)
Director, Czech Music Office

Martyna Markowska
Head of programming at
Katowice City of Gardens, WOMEX hosting organization in 2017

Jung Hun Lee
(South Korea)
Director of Seoul Music Week Festival and Ulsan Jazz Festival

Chris Eckman
Producer, label manager, Glitterbeat Records

Frank van Berkel
Artistic director, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam and Festival Jazz International Nijmegen

Steffen Wilde
C.E.O. and artistic director of the Jazzclub Tonne in Dresden

Oskar Strajn
Booking Assistant at ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)

Lucy Duran
(Great Britain)
Music journalist, producer

Simon Emmerson
(Great britain)
Musician, composer, producer

Beata Hlavenková
(Czech Republic)
Pianist, composer and producer

Jan P. Muchow
(Czech Republic)
Music producer, composer and musician

Petr Ostrouchov
(Czech Republic)
Musician, composer, producer

Milan Cimfe
(Czech Republic)
Musician, producer and sound ingineer