• jazzahead! | 21.01.2021

    jazzahead! digital 2021: Registration is now open

    And we’re on: jazzahead!, the world’s largest international jazz trade fair, was obliged to take a break in 2020 because of the Corona pandemic, but preparations for the 15th ...

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    Matchmaking: special "Overseas Relations" networking opportunity on the lead to the digital jazz trade fair

    And we’re on: jazzahead!, the world’s largest international jazz trade fair, was obliged to take a break in 2020 because of the Corona pandemic, but preparations for the 15th edition are now gathering pace. Under the slogan „Close together from afar“, the organisers are in the process of putting together the main elements of the trade fair which will take place in virtual form. The dates are Thursday 29 April to Sunday, 2 May 2021. „As we do this, we are assembling exciting content that is important and topical for the jazz scene. We’ll also be facilitating both one-on-one discussions and meetings in larger groups,“ says Sybille Kornitschky who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. Exhibitors and trade participants can register for „jazzahead! digital 2021“ now by paying the registration fee at www.jazzahead.de. Pricing options, general information and conditions can be found on the website: https://jazzahead.de/en/tradefair/#optprices.

    Conferences and panels, networking, 32 showcasing bands: Full program available in early March

    What is already clear is that the program of the virtual edition will be very similar to what visitors are familiar with from the face-to-face events in Bremen. „Registered participants will be able to take part interactively in panel sessions online, discuss and network with new and old acquaintances in various settings, and also see performances and interviews featuring the 32 showcase bands,“ says Kornitschky. In order to take into account time zone differences, the short concerts and the industry specialist program will be offered both live-streamed and on-demand. As usual, the conference program consists of jazzahead! panels – this time especially focusing on promoters and music export – as well as sessions from the exhibitors. The complete program will be available from the beginning of March at www.jazzahead.de.

    Package deal for trade participants and exhibitors

    Via our online platform, all exhibitors and trade participants who have registered and paid the fee will have access to the digital trade fair – including the networking tool-kit, the 32 showcase concerts and all events in the conference program. In addition, they will be able to participate in the monthly Virtual Sessions featuring a succession of teams of experts on relevant topics. For the next session, experts and industry insiders will be discussing the implications of Brexit on Thursday, 28 January, at 3 pm (CET) under the title „What’s jazz got to do with it?“. Links are on jazzahead!’s social media channels and also at: https://bit.ly/2NlZSNM.

    And there’s more: registered participants will have exclusive access to the first special edition of a digital matchmaking session, „Overseas Relations“, the chance to network with industry contacts matching their own profile. This event, which is jointly organised by MESSE BREMEN and the Enterprise European Network (EEN), will take place in the run-up to the trade fair – from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 March 2021. And there’s another way to put the remaining time before „jazzahead! digital 2021“ starts to good use: take a look at the new jazzahead! blog, which offers all kinds of fascinating and varied content.

    For more information on the various packages that can be booked, go to www.jazzahead.de.

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 18.01.2021

    Bremen Classic Motorshow offers varied online event

    The excitement is mounting. Fans of classic vehicles should reserve some time on 6 February 2021 for their passion. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the team behind the Bremen Classic Motorshow ...

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    Vehicle and spare parts marts, special classic vehicles and a taster of 2022

    The excitement is mounting. Fans of classic vehicles should reserve some time on 6 February 2021 for their passion. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the team behind the Bremen Classic Motorshow will stage an online event to kick off the classic car season again this year. The pandemic has forced a restriction to a digital format this time. The Project Manager Frank Ruge of MESSE BREMEN explains: „The event consists of two elements. The first is an online marketplace for vehicles, parts and automotive memorabilia. And second, there’ll be a varied, fun and informative programme with vehicle presentations, expert talks and more.“ The programme is in German, but the online marketplace for vehicles, parts and automobilia is understandable in any language.

    The Bremen Classic Motorshow team has prepared key elements of the show in digital format for a livestream. Fans can access the event from the comfort of their own homes, free of charge and without having to register, at www.classicmotorshow.de. Whatever topic they are interested in, participants can join in interactively through the website, where they can ask questions via chat or phone (+49 (0)421 3505 – 525). The detailed programme will be published on the website from next week.

    Vehicle and spare parts markets available online up to 1 May

    The event organisers are giving exhibitors the opportunity to post several ads to the online marketplace free of charge. And visitors will be able to hunt for bargains online. „We don’t intend our online marketplace to compete with established online platforms. We just want to give people a chance to browse for interesting offers“, says Ruge. The ads and further content of the online format will stay on the website until 1 May, or until the vehicles and parts are sold.   

    Young Classics in online format

    Two further typical elements of the on-site show in Bremen are the TÜV-inspected Young Classics and the Young Generation cars from the 70s to the 90s. Three cars from each category will be presented at the online event. Fans can buy the vehicles online.

    Special show: A taster of the 2022 anniversary show

    The emotion is building: Classic car lovers can look forward to two pairs from the special show „The Mild & The Wild“ originally planned for the 2021 on-site event: a Renault 5 and a Renault 5 Turbo as well as a Mercedes-Benz 190 and a Mercedes-Benz 190 Evo. „It’s a sequel to our popular ‚Rivals‘ theme from 2020. But this time the contrast is not between brands but within a brand or type. You could say we’re presenting automotive brothers“, says Ruge. There will also be a small preview of works racing motorbikes from DKW and NSU. Both special shows, „The Mild and the Wild“ for cars and „German Champions European Champions – World Champions“ for motorbikes, will present a much wider range of exhibits in February 2022.

    What’s more, the Golden Piston 2021 will be awarded during the online event. The forum for vehicle history, better known as F-kubik, has been presenting this award at the Bremen Classic Motorshow since 2006. Each year, it goes to somebody who stands out for exceptional achievements in the field of authenticity in vehicle history. This year’s prize goes to museum and exhibition specialist Matthias Kaluza.

    The programme will be rounded off by a talk on the state of the market and prospects in 2021, an expert talk on the tuning scene of the 70s, 80s and 90s as well as presentations of special cars and motorcycles. They include a Maybach DS8 Zeppelin, one of the dream cars from the 1930s, and an exotic Fiat 850 T Bertone Visitor Bus, reportedly used as a Popemobile by Pope Johannes Paul II.

    Find out more at: www.classicmotorshow.de

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 21.12.2020

    Bremen Classic Motorshow kicks off the season digitally

    It’s an established tradition: For almost 20 years, the Bremen Classic Motorshow has been kicking off the classic car season on the first weekend in February. And it refuses to ...

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    Online programme with marketplace for vehicles, parts and automobilia

    It’s an established tradition: For almost 20 years, the Bremen Classic Motorshow has been kicking off the classic car season on the first weekend in February. And it refuses to be stopped in 2021. On Saturday, 6 February 2021, from 3 pm to 8 pm, Frank Ruge and his team will launch the season digitally with an online event. They promise a varied programme. „We’re planning a compact, five-hour live stream from the Bremen exhibition venue“, says Ruge. Fans can access the event at www.classicmotorshow.de from the comfort of their own homes. Participation is free and there’s no need to register.

    Varied programme with online marketplace

    In their live stream, the team in Bremen will present a taste of what they had planned for visitors to the 2021 trade show. „For example, we’ll show selected cars from our special show ‚Biedermann & Brandstifter‘ as a teaser for the 2022 show“, says Ruge. There will also be car and motorcycle presentations as well as nuts-and-bolts discussions with personalities from the scene. The programme will include specialist talks, workshops and the technical inspection of three candidates for the „Young Classics“ category, which will subsequently go on sale.

    In addition, the Bremen team will organise an online marketplace for classic vehicles, parts and automobilia on the website. „This is our way of giving exhibitors the chance to make a sale and visitors the opportunity to browse and hunt for bargains online“, says Ruge.

    Covid forces switch to new format: Online event replaces trade show

    Originally, the 19th Bremen Classic Motorshow was planned as an in-person event from 5 to 7 February 2021. However, in November 2020, the Covid pandemic forced the organisers to call off the show. They announced an online event instead. The team in Bremen hopes this will offer some consolation while fans wait for the 20th anniversary edition of the Bremen Classic Motorshow in February 2022.

    For many lovers of classic vehicles and younger classics on two wheels or four, the show in Bremen is a firm fixture in their calendar. People have been coming here for almost two decades to enjoy the exhibits, have a chat, talk shop and negotiate sales. „This has been a tough year for many of us“, says Ruge. But he notes that people in the classic vehicle community are sticking together and supporting each other. „In these exceptional times, we want to be there for our exhibitors and visitors. We’ll still kick off the season with them, and bring a bit of light into the dark time of the year.“

    Find out more at: www.classicmotorshow.de

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  • jazzahead! | 17.12.2020

    jazzahead!, the world’s largest international jazz trade fair, will take place again in 2021 – digitally

    Under the motto „Close together from afar“, the organisers announce that they intend to implement large parts of the 15th jazz trade fair virtually. The dates will be Thursday 29 April ...

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    Showcase Festival concerts will take place - Canada confirmed as partner country for 2022

    Under the motto „Close together from afar“, the organisers announce that they intend to implement large parts of the 15th jazz trade fair virtually. The dates will be Thursday 29 April to Sunday, 2 May 2021. These changes primarily affect the trade fair and the programme for industry participants. „Our goal is to facilitate and to foster exchange within the international jazz scene, so we will ensure that this can take place online under the best possible professional conditions, despite the pandemic,“ says Sybille Kornitschky who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. „This includes digital networking opportunities as well as panels and workshops with exciting content that is topical and important for the international scene.“ In addition, exhibitors will be given the opportunity to offer their own digital sessions.

    Showcase festival concerts will take place in 2021 – partner country Canada participation postponed into 2022

    Kornitschky and her team have transferred the bands selected for the Showcases in 2020 into the programme for 2021. The partner country, Canada, on the other hand, has had to postpone its participation until 2022. „After careful consideration, we have decided jointly to move our cooperation forwards into the following year,“ says Kornitschky. One of the reasons for this was the Canadian government’s travel ban for its citizens to European countries. The withdrawal of the partner country for 2021 means that the opening of the festival in Theater Bremen, the Gala Concert at the Glocke concert hall, and the cultural programme involving Canada will also be cancelled. As a result, the selection of bands which would have made up the Canadian Night of jazzahead! will also be postponed to 2022. Nevertheless, jazz fans can look forward to a few surprises from Canada at 2021‘s digital jazzahead! edition. Also the CLUBNIGHT is being reconfigured, the new look will be announced soon.

    Showcase festival to be produced live in Bremen

    As far as it is possible, the Showcase concerts in April will be produced live in Bremen for digital streaming. And where this is not possible, jazzahead! will look for alternatives, in partnership and collaboration with the 32 bands from Germany, Europe and overseas. „We are planning to have maximum flexibility, and even leaving a window open for ‚analogue‘ events!“ Kornitschky explains: „If access for the public is allowed again in April, we will allow access to the concerts for audiences at short notice and we will be offering tickets.“ The livestreams will initially only be available to registered trade participants. For the general public, the showcase concerts will then be available online after a delay.

    Interested parties can register for the digital event from mid-January via the homepage www.jazzahead.de. Prices, terms and conditions are now also available on the website. In the interim before this, the jazzahead! team invites you to visit the new jazzahead! Blog, and also their live sessions via the jazzahead! Facebook page.

    The 15th jazzahead!, the anniversary edition of the world’s largest jazz trade fair, was originally scheduled to take place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April 2020, in Halls 6 and 7 of MESSE BREMEN, with the accompanying festival from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 April 2020. Unfortunately, the entire event had to be cancelled at relatively short notice because of the Corona pandemic.

    More information: www.jazzahead.de

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     NOTE: About jazzahead!

    Launched in 2006, jazzahead! is the largest jazz trade fair in the world. Having grown steadily, the industry gathering is also known as the place where the jazz family gets together – the event has never lost its family character. The 40 showcase concerts during the fair and the jazzahead! Festival are also aimed at the general public. Since 2011, this festival, together with around 60 cooperation partners, has presented the cultural scene of a different partner country each year, plus bands from all over the world as part of the CLUBNIGHT, in which around 30 venues in Bremen participate. Since 2015, jazzahead! has been funded by the German Federal Government‘s Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2019 it was awarded the title of European Cultural Brand of the Year.

     

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 15.10.2020

    German Champion – European Champion – World Champion

    Even today, people still talk about the fact that on 4 July 1954, the national soccer team brought the first world championship title to Germany. But until then, a motorcycle racer had ...

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    Bremen Classic Motorshow to feature racing legends from NSU and DKW

    Even today, people still talk about the fact that on 4 July 1954, the national soccer team brought the first world championship title to Germany. But until then, a motorcycle racer had been in the limelight in movie newsreels, on the radio and in the press: Werner Haas was a household name. On 25 July 1954, winning his fifth Grand Prix race in a row, the NSU rider secured his third world championship title in road racing well before the end of the season. In the previous year, he had won the classes up to 125 and 250 cc, and in 1954 he was able to defend his title in the 250 cc class. From Friday to Sunday, 5-7 February 2021, the Bremen Classic Motorshow at Messe Bremen will be devoting a special exhibition to legendary racing machines such as Haas‘ NSU 125 Rennfox and its competitor from the Zschopau-based motorcycle manufacturer DKW.

    „Under the title ‚German Champion – European Champion – World Champion: Racing Legends from Neckarsulm, Zschopau and Ingolstadt‘, we are for the first time presenting a complete overview of the racing history of the motorcycle makes NSU and DKW,“ announced Frank Ruge, Project Manager for the Bremen Classic Motorshow. The line-up will feature models such as the Are 175, PRe 500, UL 500 and 700 from DKW’s racing department as well as the „Bullus“, Kompressor, Rennfox and Rennmax from NSU. „In addition to NSU’s ‚Dolphin‘ and ‚Blue Whale‘, the DKW’s ‚Singing Saw‘ will of course also be on display“, says Frank Ruge. A total of 17 factory motorcycles from the years 1926 to 1956 will pull up at Messe Bremen. The motorcycles will be loaned to Messe Bremen by Audi AG – the legal successor of both marques, NSU and DKW – and private collectors.

    NSU motorcycles from Neckarsulm were already being used in motor sports at the beginning of the 20th century, first locally and a little later internationally as well. When an official German championship was initially started in 1924, NSU took part. At that time, a new brand, Zschopau-based DKW, likewise bet on the advertising generated by sporting successes and began to dominate the smaller engine classes with special racing machines. Their two-stroke engines had water cooling and a charge pump for a considerable increase in performance. After winning one German championship after another, DKW went on to win European championships from 1927 onwards. By 1939, it had accumulated a total of ten European titles. In the 1930s, both manufacturers sought direct confrontation with their sidecar teams. The DKW and NSU works teams were riding racing models built especially for them.

    In Germany, these prestige duels went on for a few more years, but as of 1951, the cards had to be reshuffled. Compressor and charge pump engines were not allowed in the World Championship, which had been held since 1949. The DKW marque – which had moved to Ingolstadt in the meantime – stuck to the two-stroke principle, but now with completely newly developed single, two- and three-cylinder engines. In Neckarsulm, however, new four-stroke engines were being developed. At the first World Championship round held in Germany on 20 July 1952 at the Solitude race track west of Stuttgart, Werner Haas, riding an NSU 125 Rennfox, and Rudi Felgenheier, riding a DKW RM 250, took home their first Grand Prix victories.

    This was to be followed by 19 further victories, three world championship titles by Werner Haas, one each by Hermann-Paul Müller and the Austrian rider Rupert Hollaus, likewise on an NSU, and the vice world championship title of August Hobl on the DKW 350 in 1956. A significant increase in performance was achieved, on the one hand, through sophisticated engine technology and, on the other hand, with aerodynamically shaped bodies.

    The Bremen Classic Motorshow will take place from Friday to Sunday, 5-7 February 2021, in all exhibition halls at Messe Bremen. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers are implementing a comprehensive safety and hygiene concept. Measures include online registration ahead of the event, ticket sales exclusively via the Classic Motor Show’s website, mandatory face coverings, wider aisles, and ventilation systems that permanently pump fresh air into the halls. Up-to-date information about the event and the hygiene concept at www.classicmotorshow.de.

     

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  • jazzahead! | 31.07.2020

    Online programme in the run-up to jazzahead! 2021

     jazzahead! 2020 and the cultural festival which accompany it were due to be held in April, and would have marked a double anniversary. Both events, however, fell victim to the coronavirus ...

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    “Virtual Sessions” with Experts, Multimedia Blog and Live Panels via Facebook

     jazzahead! 2020 and the cultural festival which accompany it were due to be held in April, and would have marked a double anniversary. Both events, however, fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic, and the postponement was a huge disappointment to all those who had been looking forward to attending. Now the organisers have news to report: „We will be catching up with the celebrations from 29 April to 2 May 2021,” says Sybille Kornitschky who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. “And in the interim we are launching an exciting online programme. As an important networking platform for the global industry, we wish to promote and support the scene in these difficult times“. To ensure that the programme can reach as many people as possible, the sessions and the content will be in English.

    „Virtual sessions“ on industry topics
    “Virtual sessions“ on specialist topics are aimed specifically at participants who have already registered for 2021 – registration starts on Tuesday, 1 September. In these 45-minute discussions, experts from the respective fields will discuss, for example, best-practice examples of export strategies of different countries or social media for organisers. For example, the first event on Monday, 28 September, will look at the question: How do you successfully organize an online festival and earn money from it? For the livestream of Bel Jazz Festival at the end of May, the Belgian organizers managed to do just that, with around 3,000 fans buying tickets.
    A wide-ranging blog
    The digital programme will be launched on Friday, 21 August, with a blog at www.jazzahead.de. Texts, videos and podcasts will present people, topics and regions from the international jazz scene. The blog is also intended to prepare the industry for the next jazzahead! And the content will be available without restriction. For example, Peter Schulze, Artistic Director of jazzahead!, talks to musician Pablo Held. He is known for his work as a pianist but he also regularly interviews major figures in jazz from all over the world for his own blog. From his collection of interviews, he will contribute the podcast of his conversation with Norma Winstone, who was a recipient of the jazzahead! Škoda Award.
    Two other initiatives: the jazzahead! team will be asking people from the jazz scene in Germany and abroad to write short texts in which they describe their view of German jazz and present which jazz from Germany they currently recommend. This will be an occasional series. Furthermore, Canadian festival director Rainbow Robert will be reporting on the effects of the Corona pandemic on the Canadian jazz scene. Canada was the partner country of the postponed jazzahead! and has accepted the renewed invitation to be partner country in 2021.
    Live panels on current topics
    Also free of charge and available to all people interested in jazz: Monthly live panels on Facebook start on Thursday, September 3. These 15-minute sessions will focus on preparations for jazzahead! 2021, but also on general current topics such as the work of the Europe Jazz Network or the situation and perspectives of the live sector against the background of the Corona pandemic.
    More information: www.jazzahead.de
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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 07.07.2020

    Bremen Classic Motorshow kicks off the season for the 19th time

    Fans of older and younger classic vehicles on two and four wheels have already saved the date: From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021, they will again flock to the MESSE BREMEN ...

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    The classic car community has been coming together in North Germany on the first weekend in February since 2003

    Fans of older and younger classic vehicles on two and four wheels have already saved the date: From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021, they will again flock to the MESSE BREMEN exhibition site. Currently, the organisers of the 19th Bremen Classic Motorshow are as always planning special shows featuring rarities, an international classic vehicle market, and an original autojumble for all repairers and restorers.

    There’s a long tradition of kicking off the season in Bremen: Every first weekend in February since 2003, the exhibition halls become a Mecca for collectors, first-time buyers and enthusiasts, dealers, restorers and clubs. In 2020, the Bremen Classic Motorshow achieved record numbers: 738 exhibitors from ten countries presented a live vehicle history experience to 45,582 visitors.

    For more details: www.classicmotorshow.de

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    Please add the Bremen Classic Motorshow to your events calendar:

    Bremen Classic Motorshow 2021
    Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021
    Messe Bremen, Halls 1 – 8
    Day pass: 16 Euro, reduced rate: 14 Euro, two-day pass: 24 Euro
    For more details: www.classicmotorshow.de

     

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  • jazzahead! | 20.03.2020

    jazzahead! 2020 is cancelled

    Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of M3B GmbH, the parent company of MESSE BREMEN, explains why it has unfortunately proved necessary to make this decision: „jazzahead! exists in order ...

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    Partner country and showcases to remain the same, but postponed until 2021

    Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of M3B GmbH, the parent company of MESSE BREMEN, explains why it has unfortunately proved necessary to make this decision: „jazzahead! exists in order to promote international meetings and the exchange of ideas, but this is unfortunately not possible during the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the end of April. We very much regret being obliged to cancel, but the preservation of health is the over-riding priority.“ The largest jazz trade fair in the world, originally planned to take place from Thursday 23 April to Sunday 26 April 2020, in halls 6 and 7 of MESSE BREMEN, as well as all the events of the accompanying festival from Friday 17 April until Sunday 26 April 2020, are therefore being postponed to 2021, from Thursday to Sunday, 29 April to 2 May for the trade fair.

    The organizers had first tried to ascertain whether it might be possible to move the jazz trade fair and the accompanying culture festival into the summer months. „But together with our partners, we have now decided to postpone jazzahead! until next year,“ says Sybille Kornitschky, who runs jazzahead! on behalf of MESSE BREMEN. Canada as partner country has already committed for 2021. The bands selected for this year’s showcase concerts will also be maintained for the showcases in 2021.

    Rochelle Hum of the Canada Council for the Arts, speaking on behalf of all the Canadian partners commented: “While we are saddened by the cancellation of the 2020 edition of jazzahead!, we understand the importance of this change in plans for the health of artists, delegates and audiences. In the months ahead, we believe that music—and the arts more broadly—will have an integral role to play in our shared healing. For this reason, we have committed to supporting a Canada focus at the 2021 edition of jazzahead! Our ongoing collaboration with jazzahead! marks an important example of how countries can come together in these challenging times to foster our collective wellbeing.”

    Double anniversary missed

    In 2020 jazzahead! would have marked its fifteenth anniversary, and this would also be the tenth time that a festival dedicated to the culture of the partner country accompanied the trade fair. Canada is the first country from overseas to be chosen as a partner. The organizers had been expecting over 3,000 industry participants plus exhibitors from 64 nations for the trade fair, with the accompanying festival, including the CLUBNIGHT, attracting an additional audience of around 15,000 people.

    More information: www.jazzahead.de

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  • jazzahead! | 17.02.2020

    A top-class programme for the jazz industry

    Eberhard Weber’s sound is unmistakable, he has made a unique and revolutionary contribution to the evolution of the bass in jazz, and just a few months ago he turned 80. ...

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    jazzahead!: German jazz legend Eberhard Weber speaks – new network starts

    Eberhard Weber’s sound is unmistakable, he has made a unique and revolutionary contribution to the evolution of the bass in jazz, and just a few months ago he turned 80. This living legend has been unable to play since suffering a stroke thirteen years ago, but he says with typical directness: „I still listen to things that are worth listening to.“ On the 15th anniversary of jazzahead!, he will be guest of honour at the official opening of the trade fair and showcase festival at MESSE BREMEN. Weber will speak at Thursday 23 April 2020. jazzahead! continues until Sunday 26 April.

    While this event will be one of the highlights of the programme for industry people, it is far from being the only one. One of the priorities of jazzahead! – probably the most important gathering of the jazz industry anywhere in the world – is to ensure a sustainable future for this industry. One new development at this year’s jazzahead! fits well into this context: „The fair is offering the platform for the launch of a new network for ‚young professionals‘, i.e. for the next generation of talents,“ explains Sybille Kornitschky, who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. „We are organizing an umbrella stand. People or organisations with an interest in being part of this new venture from the start can register at reduced cost.”

    The instigator of the Young Professionals Network is Norwegian music promoter and agent Kine Lundervold. She is planning „a unique training program“, she says. Together with the management of jazzahead!, the aim is to bring young jazz professionals from all over Europe together, and to forge connections with experienced practitioners, for example for mentoring and recruitment for jobs in jazz. The aim is to nurture more viable career paths – for example in the festival business, with labels, in club management etc. The network will have the role of providing advice and exchanging expertise.

    Jazz export and marketing via social media

    jazzahead! is also concerned to foster discussions and professional development, and that part of the programme will get under way from 10 a.m. on the opening day, Thursday. The fact that there is an extra half-day provides the opportunity to have sessions on specialist topics: specialists will discuss regional and national strategies for exporting their respective jazz scenes to other countries and regions. The focus will be on approaches that have proved successful as well as areas where people wish that more could be done.

    Finland is an example of best-practice. For three years, Finland has consistently focused on the marketing of Finnish jazz into the German-speaking world. This will be the topic addressed by Niko Kangas, Export Manager at Music Finland. Yavier Cester Vidal from the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals, will talk about the efforts in Spain to network the regionally dominated music marketing much more strongly in order to ultimately bring a national structure into being.

    The jazzahead! team is also working on further panels for the Saturday of the trade fair, expecially for promoters. A session is planned for marketing festival and club programmes via social media. The whole programme will be published on www.jazzahead.de/en/ on the beginning of march.

    Interested parties can register online as specialist participants until Wednesday, 1 April 2020, after which they can only register on-site and with an additional charge.

    More infos: www.jazzahead.de/en/

    (3,568 charactres incl. spaces)

     

    About jazzahead!

    jazzahead!, launched in 2006, is the largest jazz trade fair in the world. And whereas it has been growing in size every year, this meeting place for the worldwide jazz industry is also the ”family gathering” for jazz; it has never lost its original spirit of fellowship and fun. The 40 showcase concerts during the trade fair, and the jazzahead! Cultural Festival are also aimed at the wider public. Since 2011, this festival, co-created with some 60 cooperation partners, presents the cultural scene of a partner country – there is a different one every year – plus bands from all over the world. These bands perform at the CLUBNIGHT in 30 venues in Bremen. Since 2015, jazzahead! has been funded by the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2019, jazzahead! was awarded European Culture Brand of the Year.

     

    Further information for editorial offices:

    MESSE BREMEN/M3B GmbH

    Imke Zimmermann, Phone +49 421 / 35 05 – 4 45

    E-Mail: zimmermann@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

     

     

     

     

     

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  • fish international | 14.02.2020

    Satisfied exhibitors at the fish trade fair

    Germany’s only professional trade fair for the fish industry suffered less than expected from the winter storms, and the organizers of fish international counted a total of 10,302 attendees this ...

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    Despite the storms, plenty of attendees were on hand at the MESSE BREMEN on

    Germany’s only professional trade fair for the fish industry suffered less than expected from the winter storms, and the organizers of fish international counted a total of 10,302 attendees this year (2018: 12,203). Just three of the registered exhibitors cancelled their registrations.

    „We consider this a manageable decrease – for us, it is much more important that so many exhibitors spoke positively about the event“ says Andrea Rohde, Area Manager of Exhibitions at the MESSE BREMEN. „Most decision-makers did choose to come and brave the weather.“

    The exhibition offered a range of unusual products – Japanese flounder, for example, which has been previously unknown in Germany up to this point. In addition, more and more exhibitors – including Deutsche See – are marketing products designed for the self-service counter or convenience store, as well as niche products like high-quality canned sardines.

    The first vegan products from established fish producers also generated plenty of media attention. Bremerhaven Frosta Food Service presented their „Fish from the field“: fish patties or fried fish made from a vegetable blend, hemp protein and linseed oil in a crispy breadcrumb coating. Dutch company Sterk B.V. used fish international to launch its vegan sashimi products made to mimic salmon and tuna and created from tapioca starch and algae-based glucose.

    Coronavirus concerns

    The new Coronavirus did worry some participants at the fish exhibition. To counteract these worries, they strengthened hygiene measures and asked at-risk groups to stay home. Three registered Chinese exhibitors cancelled their visits. The fourth sent a company representative from North America to the exhibition. As a precaution, he posted a sign at the stand reading „Keep calm – we are Canadian“.

    The date for the next exhibition has already been set for 13 to 15 February, 2022. 

    On fish international

    Founded in 1988, the fish international in the MESSE BREMEN exhibition halls is the only German trade fair for fish and seafood. Every two years, it attracts a good 12,000 visitors from the fish industry, fish wholesalers, food retailers and the hospitality industry. Here they find some 300 suppliers from around the world and use this opportunity to find out the latest information and discuss current topics in the business. The next fish international will take place from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th February 2020.

     

     

    Further information for editorial offices:

    Messe Bremen / M3B GmbH

    Imke Zimmermann, Tel. 04 21 / 35 05 – 4 45
    E-Mail: zimmermann@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

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