WOMEX is the world's biggest professional music Conference, Trade Fair and Showcase Festival for World, Roots, Folk, Ethnic, Traditional, Alternative World, Local and Diaspora music. It's a Europe-based event, produced by Piranha Arts, which runs through the last October weekend of every year. Its first edition was in Berlin, in 1994.
Womex regularly welcomes 2,200 delegates and 1,200 companies from 90 countries, with 245 Stands, 61 Showcase acts on 8 stages, Conference and Network Sessions and Film Screenings.
Piranha Arts (www.piranha-arts.com) is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987. From the very start, music has been our driving force. Drawing from more than 25 years of experience as cultural innovators, technical developers, curators, partners and multipliers, the Piranha Arts tree now has six branches: Womex - The World Music Expo and Classical: NEXT - the meeting for all art music innovators; Piranha Consult; Piranha Music; Piranha Research and Piranha Kultur.