Call Out: Canada Stand at MIDEM 2015 (June 5-8, 2015)
Call Out: Canada Stand at MIDEM 2015
June 5-8, 2015 Cannes, France
CIMA is taking full advantage of MIDEM's move to a sunnier season in Cannes with a bright new location at Le Palais des Festivals. For the first time, the Canada Stand and the Quebec Stand will share a new, enlarged common meeting area with access to the seaside terrace.
CIMA and ADISQ (Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo) are also further consolidating resources to streamline stand services. New neighbours include the British Stand/AIM, A2IM (USA), Switzerland and Sounds Australia.
Last year, CIMA slashed the cost of participating with the Canada Stand by more than 60%, down to $1,800 for the first representative from each company and $1200 for the second (CIMA member rate), and are freezing that price for 2015. For non-members, the rate is $2,500 for the first representative, and $1,800 for the second.
MIDEM recently announced that it was moving the 2015 event to June 5-8 to take advantage of a prime time to do business. The new MIDEM will feature more live music, more interactivity and enhanced programs to support labels and their artists looking to export internationally, as well as new exhibition space and content devoted to tech and innovation.
MIDEM remains the world's largest music industry trade fair and one of the most crucial international conferences for making new connections and business deals around the world.
In the past four years, Canada Stand delegates at MIDEM reported 945 confirmed and potential business deals worth close to $22M, along with nearly 2,700 meetings (with publishers, distributors, licensing reps, touring agencies and others) and 2,918 new business contacts. It is the place to do business.
Each CANADA STAND delegate package includes:
- Full access MIDEM delegate badge, and access to the highly coveted open-terrace meeting space.
- A fully staffed and furnished business-to-business trade centre.
- Dedicated high-speed Wi-Fi network.
- Multilingual trade support.
- Mailbox & centralized message system (critical as MIDEM does not provide private mail boxes & messaging).
- Hotel booking support.
- On-site visibility through posters, signage and video telecasts.
- Inclusion in the MIDEM guide, one of the event's most valuable assets.
- Advance shipment of promotional goods to Cannes and on-site storage.
- Participation in targeted B2B Speed Dating/networking events.
- Access to CIMA VIP mixers and receptions with international delegates.
- Opportunity to apply for a Canadian Blast showcase opportunity.
- Promotion through canadianblast.com and social media.
CIMA will also produce and host a Canadian Blast showcase series. Artists must be represented by a Canada Stand delegate in order to showcase. Stay tuned for more information.
Industry feedback indicates MIDEM remains the most important entry point to international markets:
"MIDEM is undoubtedly still THE place to be, to access the international music business."
"I can't imagine trying to conduct the volume of meetings that we set up at MIDEM without having the Canada Stand as a central base of operations. It was essential."
"In an age of social media, nothing can replace the true value of meeting someone face to face in person. Nothing gives your company more visibility than being part of the Canada Stand in the Palais."
"This past MIDEM I ended up being busier than ever and having a presence at the Canada Stand is key. The staff helped me coordinate meetings that have since led to potential deals. This has the ability to be a true game changer.
"We were able to accelerate international business opportunities via being visible on the Canada Stand throughout the conference - and with our showcase presented by Canadian Blast, we were able to perform in front of potential partners we would never have been able to get into one building at one time."
If you are interested in signing up for MIDEM, please head to http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/cima/midem-2015-registration/, or you can contact CIMA's Tradeshows Coordinator, to find out more:
Kathy Hahn E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: 416-485-3152, extension 227.
Please note: FACTOR funding is available for qualifying companies under the program of Business Travel which offers a rolling deadline.