East European Music Conference 2019 starts

East European Music Conference, the meeting point of international and local music specialists, opens for a new edition.

The third edition of East European Music Conference & Showcase Festival (EEMC), the first local international conference dedicated to professionals in the music industry opens its doors between 25 – 27 July, 2019, in order to become the meeting and talking point between Romanian music industry and cultural operators and some of the best experts in the area. EEMC is where artists, managers, producers and cultural operators in Romania have the chance to initiate collaborations with the special guests at the conference.

Seminars and talks will take place at the Hermes House/ ASTRA Museum in Sibiu and at Habitus Gallery, being rounded by a series of concerts under the Romanian Music Export brand and alternative events organized in the Small Square.

Those interested to take part at the two seminar days for EEMC 2019 can register on-line for free, within available seat limit, by sending an email at [email protected] or at the Info Desk at the Habitus Gallery in the Small Square, on Thursday, July 25, between 7 pm – 10.30 pm.

The launch event for “Sibiu – Festival City: East European Music Conference & Showcase Festival 2019” will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in the Small Square, starting with 7 pm and is open to the public.

The third edition of EEMC will start with the following schedule:

7 pm – 11 pm – Official opening „Sibiu – Festival City: East European Music Conference & Showcase Festival 2019” with DJ Buvnitz
9 pm – 10. 30 pm – JazzyBIT concert

SCHEDULE AND PARTICIPANTS at the East European Music Conference & Showcase Festival 2019

Friday, 26 July 2019

HERMES House/ASTRA Museum (Small Square)

10:00 – 11:00 – Registering participants and opening the conference „Sibiu – Festival City: East European Music Conference (EEMC)”

12:00 – 13:30 – Panel 1 – TAKE A STAND

Debate theme: Social involvement and the importance of cultural events in the developing civil society. How can we build creative content generating communities and educationally sustainable?
Guests: Oana Gheorghiu (Co-founder of „Daruieste Viata” Association), Codruta Vulcu (Director of ARTmania Festival & EEMC, AROC President), Ciprian Ciocan (President „Fundatia Comunitara” and International Sibiu Marathon), Oana Giurgiu (Executive Director of Festivalului International de Film Transilvania, TIFF), Dr. Camelia Grigore (Manager of Clinic Pediatric Hospital Sibiu)
Moderator: Ovidiu Vanghele (Centrul de Investigatii Media)


Einar Selvik, lead singer of Wardruna, in an interview by SUNETE magazine.

Access only upon available seats, by registration only by sending an email at [email protected]

15:00 – 16:15 – PANEL 2 THE FUTURE OF FESTIVALS AND CULTURAL EVENTS. Greener, more responsible and smarter (powered by FEPRA)

Debate theme: what can we do in order to have a greener festival, a greener city and how we can involve in this not only the public but also event organizers. Good practices, success stories and examples with the FEPRA Romania team.
Guests: Valer Hancas (Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager, Kaufland Romania), Camelia Proca (Counselor for the President of the Distrinct Council of Sibiu), Andrei Cosuleanu (Founder „Act For Tomorrow”)
Moderator: Roxana Sunica (Deputy General Director FEPRA International)


11:00 – 19:00 – NETWORKING AREA: Vinyl Fair „Vinyl Mania” (powered by SUNETE magazine and Vinilarium)


14:30 – 16:00 – DJ Buvnitz

16:15 – 16:55 – Blue Velvet

17:00 – 18:00 – Am Fost La Munte Si Mi-a Placut

SATURDAY, 27 July 2019

HERMES House/ASTRA Museum (Small Square)

10:30 – 12:30 – Workshop 1 – “YOUR VOICE – AN INSTRUMENT”

Description: Vocal technique workshop with Mira Botocan, vocal coach “Feel-Dare-Sing”, Voice of Romania Junior, where participants will learn about the principles and objectives of the “Feel Dare Sing”, based on the “Estill Voice International” technique.

13:00 – 15:00 – Workshop 2 – FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Description: Photography workshop by Miluta Flueras, one of the best-known concert photographers in Romania.


11:00 – 19:00 – NETWORKING AREA – Vinyl fair “Vinyl Mania” (powered by SUNETE magazine) and film screenings (in collaboration with TIFF Caravan and Full Moon International Film Festival)


15:00 – 15:40  – Marú

16:00 – 16:40 – Gramofone

17:00 – 18:00 – Coma

The Sibiu conference is organized in collaboration with AROC, the Romanian Association of Concerts and Cultural Events Organizers, that features as founding members some if the most important promoters in Romania: Emagic, Electric Castle, Summerwell, ARTMania or Untold, among others. EEMC is a project supported by Kaufland Romania.

“SIBIU – Festival City – East European Music Conference & Showcase Festival 2019” is a co-financed action by the City Hall of Sibiu and the District Council of Sibiu.

“SIBIU – Festival City” is a multicultural project with the object of reconfirming the status of the town of Sibiu as an important player on the European market of culture consumers and producers of cultural events. With a remarkable tradition and experience in organizing and promoting large events, Sibiu becomes the regional platform for dialog for all the entities involved in the showbiz industry, not only in Romania, but also in Europe, and takes on the role of promoter in attracting international investments, with a direct impact on citizens and local authorities.

With its third edition, that will take place between 25-27 July, 2019, the international reunion East European Music Conference (EEMC) has taken on the mission of keeping a healthy debate between the entities that are active in the Romanian Musical industry, starting with representatives of the private sector – show organizers, to international experts and directly involved state authorities in decision making processes.

The third edition of East European Music Conference and Showcase Festival (EEMC), the first local international conference dedicated to professionals in the music industry, opens its gates on July 25-27, 2019, becoming the meeting and talking point of the Romanian musical industry and cultural workers with some of the best experts in the field.

In the context of a market in a continuous development process in the last couple of years, the local promoters are still conducting business in a confused environment, with an outdated legislation, that does not include specific provisions for the concert and festival industry, therefore the existence of a communication platform that facilitates the direct contact and punctual troubleshooting is necessary. The local organizers will look for solutions in an experience exchange with local and international promoters. Without significant change to the existing laws in Romania, without changes in laws as result of healthy debates there can be no rapid or healthy changes in the local market. The mission EEMC has taken on long term is to support the evolution of the local live event sector and alignment with the European industry standard on festivals and concerts.

East European Music Conference takes place at the same time as the ARTmania Festival (14th edition) thus contributing to the transformation of Sibiu, through music and art in a veritable European Cultural Capital.

On the large stage of the ARTmania Festival, some of the most important international bands will play: Dream Theater (USA), Opeht (Sweden), Architechs (UK), Madrugada (Norway), Alcest (France), Wardruna (Norway), Fjørt (Germany) and Mobius (Slovakia).