About Conference


Reeperbahn Festival is Europe’s B2B platform for the music and digital industry. The Reeperbahn Festival Conference offers industry professionals a programme that includes more than 300 sessions, networking events, meetings, showcases, and award shows. We expect more than 5,000 professionals and media representatives from 56 countries attending.


Talks, panels, keynotes, presentations, and workshops are all a part of the Reeperbahn Festival Conference sessions programme. At this year’s conference, 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 the Reeperbahn Festival, providing a great complement to the festival’s curated concert programme. We’re expecting about 40 German and international showcases that will 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.


Registered delegates can book hotel rooms at reduced rates. All current offers for the official Festival Hotel ARCOTEL Onyx Hamburg and for lots of other nice and affordable hotels can be found on our website starting in 2019. Hotel rooms can only be booked by already registered delegates of the Reeperbahn Festival.


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