Applications Open: CIMA’s Business & Showcase Mission to FIMPRO 2022

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June 29, 2022
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CIMA's Business & Showcase Mission to FIMPRO 2022

Guadalajara, Mexico 

November 9-12, 2022

Apply Now:

This November, CIMA will be conducting our fourth mission to Mexico surrounding the FIMPRO festival and conference. Working with FIMPRO, CIMA, in partnership with SODEC, will organize a showcase and business initiative to Guadalajara from November 9-12 with 4 Canadian delegates and their artists. CIMA may also organize a pre-event in Mexico City focusing on showcasing and networking for select mission participants.

Mexico is currently the 2nd largest music market in Latin America after Brazil, with the two countries accounting for 66% of the regions revenues. FIMPRO, held November 9-12, in Guadalajara is one of the most important music conferences in Mexico and Latin America where top emerging international artists are selected to showcase. Launched in 2012, FIMPRO organizes business sessions and meetings with important players in the local, national and international music industries including guests and speakers from all Latin American countries.

This format allows CIMA’s delegation to gain important information on the state of the music industry in Mexico and connect with over 1000+ professionals, primarily representatives of the independent industry.

Mission Details:

CIMA is seeking applications from export-ready Canadian independent companies with international experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong potential to conduct business in Mexico by demonstrating established international recording, touring or publishing activity. This mission is open to both members and non-members, although spaces are limited. This opportunity is also open to showcasing artists who must be approved by the conference/festivals.

This mission includes:

  • Participation at the FIMPRO Festival and Conference
  • Organized B2B meeting sessions
  • Panel Discussions/ participation in-market connections
  • Targeted meetings with key professionals in the region
  • Networking Receptions
  • Showcasing opportunities for artists and showcase promotion

How to Apply:

CIMA is currently looking for 2 artists to showcase during this mission. In addition, our partners at SODEC will select 2 artists based out of Québec. Companies interested in participating in the business activities without a showcasing artist are also encouraged to register. This opportunity is best suited for businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • Businesses looking to enhance their contacts in Mexico in order to develop and/or further existing relationships.
  • Businesses who do not currently have Mexico representation.
  • Company representatives in attendance must be able to secure deals on behalf of their roster.

If you meet the criteria outlined above, please submit your applications by clicking the link below:

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 15, 2022.

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