Ivan Milivojev (Exit Festival founder), Nick Hobbs (Charmenko founder), Albert Juncosa (booker Mad Cool Festival), Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (counsellor IMMF) and Greg Parmley (Managing Director ILMC), alongside many other promoters, managers and event organizers in Europe are coming to Romania, at the Thalia Hall in Sibiu, for the second edition of East European Music Conference (July 27-28).

Ivan Milivojev, Nick Hobbs, Greg Parmley and Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt have confirmed their presence at the most important conference in Romania dedicated to the music industry. They will be joined by Holger Jan Schmidt, Albert Juncosa, Manfred Tari, Gordon Masson and Allan McGowan.

Ivan Milivojev is one of the founders of EXIT Festival (Serbia, 2000) and as well as other important festival in Serbia and the region: Warriors Dance Festival, Sea Dance Festival, Revolution Festival and #DEV9T. Fifteen year experience with his festival with projects like RHCP, Franz Ferdinand, Madonna and many other artists are clear proof of the his professionalism and the quality of his work.

Nick Hobbs owns Charmenko, an international artist management and talent agency. Since the 80s, Nick has organized and promoted concerts in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Middle East.

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt represents the composer Peter Gregson and councils a number of artists regarding their rights and their career development. Jake is also a counsellor within the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), an organization that reunites artist representatives from 24 countries.

Greg Parmley  is Managing Director for International Live Music Conference (ILMC) and International Festival Forum (IFF) and has been involved in the international live music industry for 20 years. Former editor for IQ Magazine, Greg become Managing Director at ILMC four years ago, after eight years spent as Director for Content and Media Relations. In 2015, he launched International Festival Forum, showcase type event where booking agents and music festival representatives are invited.

The second edition of the conference will take place in the Thalia Hall in Sibiu, between 27 -28 July. After a first edition where 400 people, guests and public, from the Romanian and European cultural medium have exchanged ideas and shared conclusion, the second edition will continue innovating the Romanian market with a new avant-garde program: Romanian Music Export, whose official launch will take place on July 26th.

On April 30th, the registration for the showcase scheduled on July 26th in Sibiu closed. The over 80 band registered are now being analysed by the Romanian Music Export national jury, and on May 18, the 30 bands that are going further in the next stage will be announced.

The conference in Sibiu is organized in partnership with AROC – the Romanian Association of Concerts and Cultural Events Organizers, which includes among its founding members some of the most important promoters in Romania like Emagic, Electric Castle, Summerwell, ARTmania, Blaj aLive or Twin Arts. EEMC is a project supported by Kaufland Romania.

Tickets are already available online on Kompostor for 190 lei for the three days. One ticket grants access to Romanian Music Export Showcase and days 1 & 2 of EEMC. Buying an EEMC tickets offers the possibility of buying an ARTmania Festival ticket at the special price of 110 for the two festival days.

East European Conference takes place the same time as the ARTmania Festival, contributing to the transformation of Sibiu, through art and music in a true European Capital of Culture.