About Conference

The Reeperbahn Festival is Germany's largest platform for the music and digital creative industries. The Reeperbahn Festival conference offers industry representatives a programme of sessions, networking events, matchmaking events, showcases, meetings and award shows. In 2023, all visitors from the music business will once again have the chance to network and exchange ideas face to face, on site. They can also attend the scheduled conferences and numerous partner events at various venues right across the Reeperbahn quarter, including sessions, meetings, workshops and showcases.

Ever since it started, the Reeperbahn Festival has focused clearly on these fundamental aspects with its diverse programme put together by its own management team:

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Development of sustainable processes and formats of music creation and production
  • EQUALITY: Closing the gender gap and achieving gender equality at all levels of music culture and the music business
  • DIVERSITY: Constantly enabling diversity (in terms of gender and programme line-up) with the aim of creating cultural and living spaces free from prejudice and discrimination

The festival’s own programme management team is supported by an independent editorial team of experts from the music industry. In addition, individual program items will be curated at the intersection with relevant partner organizations and companies, and contributions will be selected from the public call-for-papers.


Talks, panels, keynotes, presentations, and workshops are all a part of the Reeperbahn Festival Conference programme. Top international speakers will address issues relevant to the music industry, its submarkets – recorded music, live entertainment, and publishing – and related sectors in the digital economy. The sessions programme is curated by an independent committee of industry experts.


Each year labels, partners, and music export offices showcase their new and aspiring artists at Reeperbahn Festival, providing a great complement to the festival’s curated concert programme. About 50 German and international showcases present exciting bands and solo artists to a large audience of fans, media representatives, and trade professionals.


The Reeperbahn Festival Conference is one of the most important industry platforms in Europe and provides attendees with an opportunity to meet and network with international representatives from the music industry and the digital creative economy. The central location for business meetings and receptions is the Reeperbahn Festival Lounge in the ARCOTEL Onyx hotel. In addition, parties, get-togethers, dinners, and cocktail events hosted by our partners are held in a number of nearby Reeperbahn venues.
The Reeperbahn Festival Conference networking programme also includes targeted Matchmaking Sessions during which participants meet one-on-one with potential business contacts.

Get in contact with the networking team here.


For registered delegates of Reeperbahn Festival, various overnight accommodations at reduced prices and in close proximity to Reeperbahn are arranged every year.


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