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Call For Submissions: CIMA’s Business & Showcase Mission To Mexico

Complementing our 2017 study on Latin America, CIMA will be conducting our first-ever mission to Mexicosurrounding the FIMPRO festival and conference. Working with FIMPRO, CIMA will organize a showcase and business initiative to Guadalajara from May 22-28, 2018 with 6-8 Canadian delegates and their artists. CIMA will also organize a pre-event in Mexico City focusing on showcasing and networking for select mission participants.

Mexico is the largest live music market in Latin America and the 2nd largest recorded music market after Brazil. FIMPRO, held May 24-26, 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 changed its format in 2014 to organize business conferences 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

·      Canadian Blast showcase promotion

How to Apply:

This mission is open to qualifying CIMA member companies as well as qualifying non-member companies.

Member Rate – $1295 Showcase & Business

Member Rate – $995 Business Only

Non-Member Rate – $1695 Showcase & Business

Non-Member Rate – $1295 Business Only

CIMA is currently looking for 6-8 companies to register for this mission. 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.

*There will be a reimbursement of up to 50% for participant travel-related (economy air, ground transportation) and accommodation/per diem expenses for up to 10 applicants. This is through Global Affairs Canada’s GOA program.

If you meet the criteria outlined above, please submit your applications by clicking the link below. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 13, 2018.

Please note: We have extended the deadline due to additional funding for participating companies through Global Affairs Canada’s GOA program. Applications that have been previously submitted are in the process of being reviewed.