WOMEX 22 – Review

19–23 October 2023, Lisbon (PT)

WOMEX and the European South – a success story

The Worldwide Music Expo took place in Lisbon from 19 to 23 October 2022. More than 3,000 music professionals from all over the world met at the trade fair in the Altice Arena during the day and at the showcase concerts in the city center in the evening. 

Among them was a 30-strong Swiss delegation, consisting of promoters, agencies, managements, media professionals and artists, who could be found at the SWISS MUSIC joint stand during the four days of the fair. Here they met with their international partners, made new contacts and cultivated existing ones. 

On Thursday afternoon, a joint speed meeting with the Portuguese and Austrian delegations and the stand reception with Swiss wine and cheese specialties gave the Swiss participants the opportunity to come into contact with many international guests at once. Both events were correspondingly well attended.

Even three quarters of a year after the end of the last big Corona wave, the need for physical meetings is unbroken and apparently cannot (yet?) be thwarted by the threat of the next wave. This does not necessarily make the business easier for the music world, but it does make it a whole lot more personal.

For the coming year, WOMEX has found the city of A Coruña in northwestern Spain as the host city.

WOMEX 2022 in numbers:

  • 3’100 professional delegates
  • 113 countries
  • 676 exhibitors at 260 trade faire stands
  • 60 showcases on 8 stages

SWISS MUSIC @ WOMEX 22 in pictures:

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