Music Estonia's director and European Music Export Exchange Network's board member Virgo Sillamaa will participate at Budapest Ritmo Festival, which will take place from 5–7 October in Hungary, Budapest. He's one of the speakers of the conference panel "European Platforms for Music".

"European Platforms for Music" will take place on October 5 at 16:30–17:30 at Akvárium Klub, Aranyhall.

Topics discussed will be Music Moves Europe and European Agenda for Music – the European Union, and especially the Commission of culture, headed by Tibor Navracsics has recently launched or supported several initiatives related to music, Music Moves Europe and European Agenda for Music among them; they are in continued exchange with the industry's representatives. 
Professionals active on a European level and Comissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics are invited to jointly discuss opportunities offered to musicians, band managers, and local enterprises.

Speakers of the panel are
- Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport;
- Csaba Káel, CEO of Müpa Budapest;
- Ruth Jakobi, Secretary General of European Music Council;
- Christine Semba, consultant and director of consultancy and special projects at the World Music Expo WOMEX, European Culture Programme expert;
- Virgo Sillamaa, director of Music Estonia, board member of European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE)

Info on Budapest Ritmo's web.


Three days of Budapest Ritmo bring unique cooperations between Hungarian and international artists, exciting productions, a glimpse behind the scenes through professional programs and a showcase day dedicated to up and coming talent. Budapest Ritmo brings a choice selection of world music to a wide audience.

Read more about the festival.

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