Alexandra Archetti Stølen (NO)) – director of Oslo World Music Festival, which she represents in the European Forum for World Music (EFWMF), co-founder of Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival in Lebanon.
Hilde Bjørkum (NO) – artistic and managing director of Førde Traditional and World Music Festival (until 2018), musician.
Per Idar Almås (NO) – artistic and managing director of Førde Traditional and World Music Festival (from 10/2018).
Patrick de Groote (BE) – director of the festival Sfinks Mixed (www.sfinks.be), director of multidisciplinary city festival Zomer van Antwerpen (www.zva.be). Board member of EFWMF (European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals – www.efwmf.org).
Cecilia Hörnell-Sunar (SE) – artistic director of world music festival Re:Orient in Stockholm. Member of the EFWMF Board.
Brahim El Mazned (MA) – director of TIMITAR and VISA festival for Music and in Morocco, member of The Festival Forum Council(EFWMF).
Michael Christophe (CA) – founder and director of TransAmazoniennes festival in French Guiana from 1995 to 2011. Currently producer of the Festival MondoKarnaval in Quebec city, which he represents in EFWMF.
Tarmo Noorma (EE) – programme manager of Viljandi Festival, Estonia, which he represents in EFWMF and director of Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus (the Estonian Traditional Music Centre) in Viljandi.
Benjamin Taubkin (BR) – director of cultural centre, record and production company Núcleo Contemporâneo in São Paulo. Member of EFWMF.
Albert Hosp (A) – music journalists in Radio Ö1, director of Glatt & Verkehrt Festival in Krems, Austria, which he represents in EFWMF.
Csaba Lőkös (HU) – founder/owner/managing director of CLmusic Ltd music agency in Budapest, Hungary, since 2000 has organised and run the programme of Sziget Festival’s World Music Stage (www.sziget.hu). Programme advisor for world and folk music of Budapest’s concert hall MÜPA.
Johannes Theurer (DE) – chairman of the World Music Workshop of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Founder of the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE).
Araceli Tzigane (ES) – director of Mapamundi Música Agency, co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC).
Juan Antonio Vásquez (ES) – Director and presenter of Mundofonías world music radio show (on 46 radio stations in 17 countries) and La Ruta de las Especias (Spain’s National Radio). Co-founder of Transglobal World Music Chart.
Petr Dorúžka (CZ) – journalist and long-time broadcaster on Czech Radio Vltava, Petr Dorůžka received the prestigious WOMEX Award 2017 for many years of professional contributions in the field of musical journalism and broadcasting.
László Marton (HU) – music journalist, broadcaster, concert/festival organiser. Since 2000 has been the artistic director of Sziget Festival’s World Music Stage.
Andrew Cronshaw (GB) – music journalist (fRoots Magazine), musician (SANS ensemble) and photographer.
Katrin Pröll (A) – founder of Atlas Promotion Agency, co-organizer of the Austrian World Music Awards, Director of Salam Orient Festival.
Martina Laab (A) – programmer at ORF RadioKulturhaus, co-organizer of the Austrian World Music Awards, Director of Salam Orient Festival.
Zsolt Jeges (HU/DE) – founder of record label and management company Mamazone Records. Co-founder of the Take Berlin Promotion company and its project CEEntral Party. He is a module leader at the Music and Performing Arts Management faculty of the International Business School in Budapest.
Jiří Moravčík (CZ) – music journalist, radio presenter at Radio Vltava (Czech Radio), programmer at Colours of Ostrava festival.
Kobe Leestmans (BE) – project manager of EFWMF (European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals – www.efwmf.org).
Juan Antonio Vázquez – director and presenter of Mundofonías world music radio show (on 46 radio stations in 17 countries) and La Ruta de las Especias (Spain’s National Radio). Co-founder of Transglobal World Music Chart.
Fabio Scopino – co-founder and general manager of Italian World Beat network – to promote, represent
and develop Italian World Music abroad.
Márton Náray (CZ) – has been working in the creative and cultural sector for 20 years. During this time he had the opportunity to explore the music industry through a 360° viewpoint, as a record store manager, a festival programmer (Siget Festival, Babel Sound, European Music Day…) a booking agent, a project manager for a governmental music export agency (Music Export Hungary), a city program manager, a conference organiser (regiON, SoundQuest, Overhead), club promoter, tour manager, musician, radio presenter, and of course as a music addict. Although Márton started its carrier in Hungary, for the past 7 years he lives and works in Czech Republic. He currently works on connecting the Czech music sector to the international scene, and faciliating many new projects as a director of the newly launched SoundCzech/Czech Music Office, and as the conference director of Nouvelle Prague.
Davide Mastropaolo – co-founder and label manager of Italian World Beat Network.