The 16th edition of WOMEX closed today, Sunday, 31 October, after five full days of intense networking and global music. Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the second year, WOMEX has proven, once again, to be the leading conference for world music professionals from all over the globe. A total of 2440 delegates from 94 countries attended the event, that began with 200 delegates in Berlin in 1994.
This year’s Trade Fair figures confirm the high importance that WOMEX delegates invariably attach to the exhibition part of WOMEX: 650 companies and organizations from 57 countries presented themselves at 260 stands in the new daytime venue Forum Copenhagen placing WOMEX right in the heart of Denmark’s capital.
WOMEX 2010 presented more acts than ever before – 59 – from 38 countries performed at the WOMEX Showcase Festival featuring five nighttime stages at the spectacular DR Koncerthuset and one Daycase Stage at Forum Copenhagen. In honour of WOMEX’s current home region, one stage was entirely dedicated to artists from the Nordic countries. Each of the three nights at the offWOMEX Stage highlighted a particular country/region: Spain, Québec and Wales. chi limited edition