BIME will be held for the first time in Bogota from May 4 to 7, consolidating the bridge of cooperation and internationalization between Latin America and Europe.

Today we announce the contents and main speakers of the program led by industry leaders: Abiram Brizuela (Sundance-USA), Amy Peck (Endeavor XR-USA), Cabra (Producer-Puerto Rico), Carlos Galán (Subterfuge-Spain), Claudia Elena Vásquez (Universo Vives-COL), Javier Niño (Google-USA) and artists Draco Rosa (Puerto Rico/USA), Francisca Valenzuela (CHI), Gepe (CHI) and Susy Shock (ARG).


BIME is dialogue, work, proactivity and business. Since its birth 10 years ago, it is the place to meet all the people working in the music sector and cultural and creative industries. A community active 365 days a year through its online platform and with 2 annual meetings, Bilbao as European headquarters in October and Bogota as American headquarters in May. Today we reveal more details of the program of the great international meeting of the music industry that will take place in Bogota from May 4 to 7BIME will bring together professionals from Latin America and Europe, celebrating that the bridges that unite the two continents are stronger than ever. Professionals from more than 50 countries will gather at this event to do business, share knowledge and discover the latest innovations in everything directly or indirectly related to music.

The meeting will take place in Usaquén, one of the most welcoming and culturally vibrant neighborhoods in the city, which stands out for recognizing culture as a strategic component of sustainable development and a factor of local, national and international integration. Among cobblestone streets, colonial buildings, markets, gastronomy and design, it can be anticipated that this meeting will maintain the spirit of the annual event in Bilbao, with a venue for the congress and activities throughout the city, all centralized within a 5-minute walk. As the main space, Zula will serve as the center of operations, hosting most of the program activities, panels and networking, in addition to the StartUp Village, Campus masterclasses and a BIME CITY stage. A few meters from there, in the Usaquén Park, there will be another showcase stage that will also be the space for BIME PEQUES family activities. Activities related to the audiovisual world will take place at Cinema Paraíso. In addition, as part of BIME EXPERIENCE, those who attend the event will be able to obtain benefits at hotels, restaurants and local venues in the area.


The program will be made up of a complete selection of talks and conferences with international references from all areas of the cultural and creative industries, among whom the following stand out: ABIRAM BRIZUELA (USA), Director of the Sundance Institute Artistic Community & Festival, bringing his invaluable experience to the debate on music in fiction productions in Ibero-American markets, in a context in which the audiovisual production market is constantly growing; AMY PECK (USA), CEO of EndeavorVR strategist of AR/VR, metaverses and emerging technologies with extensive expertise in NFTs, CABRA (Puerto Rico), musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, founder and musical mastermind behind the world-renowned alternative urban phenomenon “Calle 13”, CARLOS GALÁN (ESP), Founder of Subterfuge Records who will interview the main players in the music business in Spain and LATAM as part of his podcast “Sympathy for the Music Industry”, CLAUDIA ELENA VÁSQUEZ (COL), Executive Director of Universo Vives; renowned musician and producer DRACO ROSA (Puerto Rico / USA), who has been recognized with Grammy and Latin Grammy awards; FRANCISCA VALENZUELA (CHI), who in addition to her outstanding artistic career created the feminist festival Ruidosa, of which she is now director; GEPE (CHI), a reference of Latin American alternative music; JAVIER NIÑO (USA)Content Manager at Google leading innovation programming and sharing his expertise in metadata and trans artist SUSY SHOCK (ARG), leader of the egalitarian movement in the region; among many others.


The essence of BIME PRO is reflected in the versatility of the topics that will be discussed during the congress on May 4, 5 and 6. The Zula rooms will be the ideal setting to discuss the latest artistic trends, festivals, sustainable development, innovation, recorded and live music, platforms, startups, legislative frameworks and much more.

In the field of training, there will be workshops aimed at professionals and in BIME CAMPUS a 3-day intensive to fully immerse yourself in the music industry. A training program taught by great professionals, aimed at anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the sector, in addition to creating connections with other entrepreneurs and professionals on both sides of the Atlantic. Ten masterclasses on Creative Economy, Artist Development, Communication, Sustainability and Legal among many other relevant topics for anyone aspiring to develop in the music industry.

Entrepreneurship will also have its place in BIME START UP! the meeting and promotion space for startups in the music industry. Once again, the call for the Start Up! Competition will be open from March 1 to 31, 2022 at this link. The 8 most disruptive startups will have the opportunity to present their projects in front of an internationally renowned jury and showcase their projects in the Startup Village. The winner will have access to an acceleration by Silicon Valley Venture Capitals such as Pegasus Tech Ventures or Founders Floor, as well as a trade mission to BIME PRO Bilbao. Live music can be enjoyed at BIME CITY, a space to discover emerging talents through showcases that will take place in different stages of the city during the afternoon and evening. On the Zula stage and in the Usaquén Park from 4 pm, with free access, professionals and the general public will mix to discover new musical proposals from different parts of the world. In addition, as one of the novelties in the Bogota edition, on Saturday 7 during the day will premiere the BIME PEQUES space by the hand of IDARTES and soon will be announced other proposals open to the public by the District Institute and the Mayor’s Office of Usaquen.

The first week of May Bogota will become the center of innovation, technology, networking and the future of the music industry, with this great event that seeks to create a space to reflect on the challenges that drive the future of an industry that is constantly changing.