WOMEX runs the last weekend of October every year.

WOMEX conference features a comprehensive conference program, trade fair, showcases and the WOMEX awards. Most of the program of WOMEX is aimed at professionals and trade visitors within the world music scene, with a emphasis on international touring.

In 2016, WOMEX attracted...

  • 2,400 delegates representing 1,410 companies from more than 90 countries;
  • 1030 event promoters;
  • 620 labels, publishers and distributors;
  • 416 governmental, educational and other institutions;
  • 827 individual booking agents, 730 managers and 357 producers;
  • 297 national and international journalists;
  • More than 60 Showcase acts with 289 musicians from 43 countries on 7 stages;
  • The fifth WOMEX DJ Summit with a specific Showcase programme & Network Meeting dedicated to global club music;
  • The Opening Concert: 'Iberians: Music Tapas Menu';
  • A bustling Trade Fair with 717 exhibiting companies from 51 countries at 291 stands;
  • 83 speakers and mentors from 32 countries in 25 Conference Sessions; 19 Network Meetings and 8 expert Mentorings;
  • 11 films in daytime and evening screenings, co-produced in 10 countries and including public screenings for the first time;
  • Three WOMEX Awards honouring Calypso Rose from Trinidad & Tobago; Henry Arteaga and 4Elementos Skuela from Colombia; and label of the year, Glitterbeat Records, based in Germany;
  • The WOMEX Radio Studio organised by Radio Galega (Galicia, Spain), in cooperation with EURORADIO of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and NRK (Norway);
  • virtualWOMEX – your online gateway to the global music community.