For Immediate Release
MIDEM AND WOMEN IN MUSIC PARTNER TO HOST EXECUTIVE BRUNCH, PANEL AND NETWORKING SESSIONS AT MIDEM 2017
Women in Music and Midem partner to host two initiatives aimed at celebrating and empowering women in the global music industry in Cannes, France during annual music industry conference Midem – A speed networking session to be held on June 6th, 2017 and a private brunch, panel, and networking event for leading executives on June 7th, 2017.
June 2nd, 2017 – Women in Music (WIM), the national non-profit organization founded in 1985 to support and empower women in the music industry, and Midem have partnered to host two initiatives aimed at celebrating and empowering women in the global music industry. For the fourth consecutive year, WIM will facilitate “Meet the Women in Music,” a speed networking session featuring executive women from various countries on June 6th, 2017, at the Networking Village of Midem. On June 7th, WIM and Midem will host the first ever brunch, panel, and networking event on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals for international executives that are interested in launching regional initiatives to support women in their local markets.
“Over the last 30 years, Women in Music has strived to provide resources and a strong community for our members' personal and professional growth. We now represent nearly 2000 members across 7 chapters and are rapidly launching more chapters worldwide. We are very excited to partner with Midem on both the speed networking session along with our rooftop panel and brunch to recognize the contributions of women in the music industry while shedding light on the issues they face on a global scale.” says Women in Music President, Jessica Sobhraj.
“It has always been essential for Midem to enable executive women from across the world to network. This year again, the speed meeting session is key to our program. We are thrilled to grow this focus with Women in Music and to inaugurate the very first Women in Music rooftop event during which we hope the panel, brunch and networking opportunities will inspire our clients to create more initiatives while growing existing ones,” said Alexandre Deniot, Director of Midem.
Through the “Meet the Women in Music” speed networking session on June 6th, Midem attendees will have the opportunity to briefly network with seasoned executives including Michelle Amar (Director, Bureau Export - USA/France), Lara Baker (Director of Marketing & Events, AIM – UK), Christine Brown (Director of External Affairs & Chief of Staff, Help Musicians UK), Virginie Berge (CEO, Armonia Online – France), Andrea DaSilva (ITA Global Publishing, Media & Entertainment Leader, Trade.Gov – USA), Helena Kosinski (Vice President of Client Solutions, Nielsen Music – UK), Neeta Ragoowansi (SVP Business Development & Legal Affairs, NPREX / Board Director, Women in Music – USA), Jennifer Newman Sharpe (Vice President, Women in Music / CEO, Sparkplug – USA), and Jessica Sobhraj (President, Women in Music / CEO, Cosynd). The speed networking session is open to all Midem delegate badge holders.
The private brunch and panel on June 7th will include a discussion led by moderator Jennifer Newman Sharpe (Vice President, Women in Music / CEO, Sparkplug) and feature Christine Brown (Director of External Affairs & Chief of Staff, Help Musicians UK), Vanessa Picken (Director, Comes With Fries), Virginie Berge (CEO, Armonia Online), and Jessica Sobhraj (President, Women in Music / CEO, Cosynd). Collectively, the presentation will provide an overview of the challenges faced by women globally as well as the proven solutions and resources that can be implemented by the attendees to improve conditions for women worldwide. The event is made possible thanks to supporters Help Musicians UK, Fox Rothschild LLP, Armonia Online, ASCAP, Cosynd, Sparkplug, and Quiv. The brunch is limited to invited executives only. If you are interested in attending please contact Jessica@womeninmusic.org, space is extremely limited.
“By partnering with Midem – the global hub for our industry - on these efforts, we can easily engage with executives and advocates in the international community that are poised to create meaningful changes and opportunities for the advancement of women in our industry worldwide.” Adds Women in Music Vice President, Jennifer Newman Sharpe.
These events are open to Midem registrants only. Attendees can register for Midem here for €805. WIM members receive a special discount on Midem registration until June 5th, 2017.
About Women in Music
Women in Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1985 in New York City to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts and industry through education, networking resources, support, empowerment, and recognition. For more information about Women in Music, visit www.womeninmusic.org
About Midem – Midem is an annual international b2b event dedicated to the new music ecosystem, with a tradeshow, conferences, competitions, networking events and live performances. It’s the place where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands & talents come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections. www.midem.com
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Women in Music, Communications Co-Chair
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