Upcoming events

Pacific Contact 2024

Pacific Contact is British Columbia’s annual showcase for performing arts professionals as they gather to plan performances, network and learn. The event attracts over 250 delegates each year, including approximately 40% presenter delegates from Canada and the US, plus agents, managers, funding partners and industry representatives.

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Join artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more at this global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music. 

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TGE Conference

The Great Escape (TGE) Conference attracts over 4,000 music industry professionals each year to the UK. Delegates can enjoy the many events including insightful panel discussions led by key industry collaborators, keynote conversations and the Partner Programme. In 2024, TGE will introduce new expert collaborators from various sectors of the music industry. These collaborators will play a pivotal role in shaping and elevating the event’s programming, ensuring a fresh and enriched experience for attendees.


SXSW Sydney 2024

When: 14-20 October, Sydney, Australia

Returning to Sydney for a second year, this week-long event connects the world’s leading creatives across the tech and innovation, music, screen and games industries. 



When: 23-27 October, Manchester, UK 

WOMEX – Worldwide Music Expo – is celebrating its 30th anniversary edition in Manchester. With over 2,600 professionals (including 260 performing artists) from 90 countries, this is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world. The conference features a trade fair of over 700 exhibitors, talks, films and showcase concerts from around the globe. 


2024 CINARS Biennale 

When: 11-16 November, Montréal, Canada 

This biennale event is one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world and delegates will have the opportunity to attend workshops, networking events and visit the exhibition hall. 

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