This November, something previously unheard of in the annals of music and entertainment in Africa will be birthed. It is the first annual edition of the Afrobeat Conference which will hold from Friday, November 2, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Unlike other high profile events of this nature, centered around music of African origin, that have been held in locations across the continent from Lagos, Nigeria to Cape Town, South Africa, and Rabat, Morocco to Timbuktu on the fringes of the Sahara desert in Mali, the Afrobeat Conference 2018 promises to raise the bar a notch higher and will hold at the prestigious Nation venue, The Fillmore Miami Beach in the United States of America.
The main purpose of the summit according to event organizers, Afrobeats International LLC is to " provide a platform introducing Afrobeat’s to the world." The decision to hold the conference in the United States of American is born out of the need for Afrobeat’s to be recognized by all as a mainstream genre and industry, providing an opportunity for stakeholders in the African music ecosystem to reach beyond the continent, allowing all currently in and interested in the industry to benefit from the wealth of experience from leading lights in music on a global stage. One of the main goals of Afrobeats International LLC is to both initiate a conversation and show that Africa and Africans are ready for business.
In recognition of the limitless and guaranteed possibilities in music and entertainment-related business, as well as the immense socio-economic opportunities available to stakeholders, the Afrobeat Conference 2018 will provide a networking platform for entrepreneurs and business owners to network with leading figures in the entertainment industry. Attendees can anticipate expert keynote speaker addresses from renowned artist and stakeholders, celebrity and entertainment connoisseur filled panels, workshop breakout sessions, strategic one-on-one meetings with industry experts, networking & collaboration introductions, and extensive insider knowledge, amongst many other attributions throughout the Afrobeat Conference 2018 & Retreat. The astonishing line up of panelists and keynote speakers will reflect the diversity that Africa is known for, as the personalities cut across both the length and breadth of the continent and beyond, with each individual bringing their wealth of proven experience and knowledge.
Topics during the panel sessions will focus on various opportunities available to music artistes and stakeholders in the music industry to further enhance their brands and art, the role of technology and its application in music and so much more.
Additionally, the Afrobeat Conference 2018 will provide excellent opportunities for prospective brands and vendors to showcase their brands in front of thousands of attendees and globally through their online platform.
The Afrobeat Conference encourages in the music industry from musicians & artists of all stages, music engineers, DJ’s, entertainment industry promoters & event coordinators, record label executives, entertainment PR practitioners, to entertainment media owners and music entrepreneurs, to attend. This inaugural edition of the Afrobeat Conference promises to bridge the gap in the industry and spark a revolution that will further push music of African origin and respective stakeholders to the top of their game.