Call for Submissions: CIMA's Business & Showcase Mission to FIMPRO 2024

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November 10, 2023
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Call for Submissions: CIMA's Business & Showcase Mission to FIMPRO 2024

Guadalajara, Mexico

February 28 – March 2, 2024

Apply Now:

This February, CIMA will be conducting our fifth mission to Mexico surrounding the FIMPRO Festival and Conference. Working with FIMPRO, CIMA, in partnership with Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Music BC & MusicOntario, will organize a showcase and business initiative to Guadalajara from February 28 until March 2. CIMA will also organize a pre-event in Guadalajara focusing on showcasing and networking for select mission participants.

FIMPRO 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 all Canadian businesses, 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 and meet the requirements of CIMA’s provincial showcasing partners for this mission (see below).

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
  • Showcasing opportunities for artists and showcase promotion
  • Possible pre-event in Guadalajara (more details to come)

How to Apply:

CIMA, in partnership with Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Music BC and MusicOntario, is currently looking for artists to showcase during this mission. 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, December 1, 2023

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