CIMA Joins Canada-Quebec Initiative at World Music Expo 2012 (WOMEX)

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September 15, 2012
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CIMA to Join Canada at World Music Expo 2012 (WOMEX) October 17-21, 2012 – Thessaloniki, Greece

CIMA, the Canada Council for the Arts, Folquébec and CINARS are proud to announce their partnership arrangement to represent Canada at the 18th edition of the World Music Expo 2012 (WOMEX) with an expanded Canada-Quebec booth which will host a strong cross-section of Canadian buyers and sellers (including some of Canada’s top festivals, record labels, managers, promoters and artists from the world music arena.)

Canada-Quebec booth delegates at WOMEX will enjoy access to discounted registration rates; reception desk services; dedicated meeting space; display space for promotional materials and secure storage space for promotional materials.

Each partner is offering unique services. In addition to CIMA participating for the second time, the Canada Council for the Arts is developing a mobile application “CanadaWOMEX” to present information about Canadian delegates, events and showcases. An invitation to be included in this promotional opportunity will be sent to every registered Canadian delegate at WOMEX.

CIMA will provide its members with the opportunity to participate in a VIP Festival Mixer on Sunday, October 20, 2012. CIMA members can meet with festival directors from Canada and Europe. CIMA members must be pre-registered directly with WOMEX in order to take advantage of this initiative.

The Canada Council will host an invitation-only reception on Thursday, October 18, from 4-6:00 pm. Any Canadian attending WOMEX is welcome at this event. Closer to the date, an e-vite will be sent to every registered Canadian delegate. Folquébec is hosting a reception on Friday October 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at the Canada-Québec booth.

CIMA members must be pre-registered directly with WOMEX in order to take advantage of this initiative. When you register for WOMEX 2012 through the Canada-Quebec Booth, special, reduced rates apply:

  • Before September 21: 270€ Late Rate (regular price: 335€)
  • Starting October 17: 295€ Walk-up Rate (regular price: 365€)

Register on-line directly with WOMEX at
To receive the reduced rate, please contact Kathy Hahn, for the promotional code.

The cost to join the CIMA-organized B2B networking and trade activities at WOMEX is CAD $200. not including your WOMEX registration.

For more information, please contact Kathy Hahn, Tradeshow Coordinator for CIMA at or Shain Shapiro, CIMA European representative at

About WOMEX:

WOMEX includes a trade fair, industry conference, music festival, film market and the WOMEX Awards. WOMEX 2011 attracted 2,250 delegates, 1,250 companies from 98 countries to Copenhagen. Participants included 700 international concert and festival bookers, 500 labels, publishers and distributors, 600 managers, 250 producers, 300 journalists and 130 radio broadcasters. The trade fair hosted 700 exhibiting companies and 270 booths. The conference featured 40 speakers in 20 sessions and a mentoring program. The festival showcased 60 showcases with 320 artists from 52 countries on six stages. Learn more about WOMEX and Canada’s involvement.

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