Meet the versatile Estonian delegation at WOMEX

The World Music Expo WOMEX takes place from October 19.–23.10.2022 in Portugal, Lisbon. This time Music Estonia is present with the biggest delegation so far. Come and meet us at Altice Arena, Stands 82 & 83

WOMEX – the World Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival. Around 3000 professionals (including 303 performing artists) come together every October from more than 90 countries, making WOMEX not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide. 

Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase festival scene, ranging from the most traditional to the new global local underground, embracing folk, roots, local and diaspora cultures and urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe as well as all musical juxtapositions of these.

On October 20 DUO RUUT will perform in the official showcase programme at the Altice Arena Daycase Stage on 14.15–15.00. Intro by Andrew Cronshaw (UK). 

“Their music creates a soothing ambience, with every person in the room captivated by their synchronicity” – The List

Meet us at WOMEX:


14.00–16.00 => Altice Arena Conference Room 4

Estonian-Portuguese Music Industry Networking Session

Pre-registration only



12.00–13.30 => Altice Arena Stands 82–85

Join us for a stand reception by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania



14.15–15.00 => Altice Arena Daycase Stage 

Intro by Andrew Cronshaw (UK)



15.45–16.45 => Altice Arena Conference Room 3

Music Export Offices Networking Session

Coordinated by Ave Tölpt (Music Estonia) and Balázs Weyer (Hangvető, Hungary)

Attending professionals at WOMEX:

Annika Vihmann – Estonian Traditional Music Center
Tarmo Noormaa – Estonian Traditional Music Center
Ando Kiviberg – Estonian Traditional Music Center
Birgit Krullo – UNESCO City of Music Tallinn
Heigo Teder – European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024
Lisete Velt – Estonian Public Broadcasting
Susanna Aleksandra Veldi – Fairmus (streaming platform)
Marili Jõgi – Moon Management
Ann-Lisett Rebane – DUO RUUT
Katariina Kivi – DUO RUUT
Mari Meentalo – OOPUS
Johannes Ahun – OOPUS
Maarja Nuut – artist
Mari Kalkun – artist
Juliana Volož – JV-Promotion
Maret Mikk – Jazzkaar 
Elo-Liis Parmas – Jazz Estonia
Helen Sildna – Tallinn Music Week
Terje Trochynskyi – Tallinn Music Week, Svjatra Vatra
Ruslan Trochynskyi – Svjatra Vatra
Svea Ideon-Marks – Miltton Events
Karoliina Kreintaal – Sounds and Stories from Ruhnu Island
Kairi Leivo – Sounds and Stories from Ruhnu Island
Lee Taul – Sounds and Stories from Ruhnu Island
Avo Kartul – University of Tartu Library Music Department
Greten Lehtmaa – Greator Productions
Franck Reisner – Studio89
Marion Selgall – student
Maria Metsalo – student
Karl Madis Pennar – student
Greta Liisa Grünberg – student
Kaisa Kuslapuu – student

From Music Estonia, there will be attending Ave Tölpt (Director), Jaanika Lillemaa (Head of International Projects), Martina Tramberg (Head of  Communication and Marketing).

Estonian delegation’s participation at WOMEX is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture.