Embedded within the convention, the International Marketplace serves dual purposes, as a provider of key services to international delegates and as a physical space for networking with others from Canada and around the world.
Follow-up with contacts made at MIDEM, Reeperbahn and SXSW and meet new ones. The International Marketplace team and Music Ambassadors are ready to help you connect with the delegates you want to do business with. In advance, preview the online list of IMP participants who will be on-hand looking to do business in Canada. Sign in early, provide your objectives and we’ll help you make the right connection.
- Hosting receptions
- Setting up international exhibits and booths
- Hosting information panels on their international territories
- Participating in international matchmaking sessions, prearranged one-on-one meetings and speed dating
“On behalf of SOUNDS AUSTRALIA, the artists, their management, Australian delegates and officials I’d like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all your efforts in not only hosting such a terrific and worthwhile event, but also for making the Australians so welcome and accommodating our various events and activities during CMW. I truly believe that all the showcasing artists are going to come away from Canadian Music Week 2011 having advanced their respective careers in the territory and I’ve no doubt the relationships cultivated throughout the week will only grow and strengthen the contemporary music industries of both nations. Whilst having individually thanked them numerous times – I’d like to reiterate just how important your team are in ensuring that Canadian Music Week is one of the most special events on the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA calendar.”
- Millie Millgate, Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia
International Marketplace activities include:
Panels on Spotlighted Territory and Focus Country
International One-on-One Meetings
Overview of the Canadian Music Market
For the 2012 edition of the IMP at CMW, Canadians met with international delegates from Spain, Portugal, Latin America or Australia in a total of more than 1,000 meetings. Delegates from 42 countries were at CMW, with close to 500 delegates actively looking to do business with Canadians through various IMP activities.