© Jim Kroft

Beijing

21. - 23. April 2021

Welcome to Reeperbahn Festival International Beijing! Over the course of three days, participants were treated to a high-caliber program that offered exciting insights into the Chinese music-, tech-, and creative industries. In cooperation with WISE - The Future Festival & Think Tank and supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, we brought European music-industry professionals together with top decision-makers from the Chinese industry. Due to the current pandemic, the events from 21–23 April took place primarily in digital/hybrid form on the digital Reeperbahn Festival conference platform, but that did not dull the shine of the top-class program. Among other things, you could look forward to digital visits to Kanjian and Live Nation in Beijing, discussion panels on topics ranging from "Music Marketing in China" to "Touring and Festivals in China" and "Future trends in Music and Tech," and curated 1:1 matchmaking sessions. There was also live music, of course: On the evening of 21 April, a hybrid showcase concert was presented with up-and-coming European and Chinese acts (Lie Ning, Ava Vegas,and Bohan Phoenix) that can be livestreamed and viewedonline without accreditation. 

Wednesday, 21. April /
Thursday, 22. April /
Friday, 23. April

Kick Off

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From Hamburg to Beijing: The organizers of Reeperbahn Festival International will kick off the three-day progra ...

From Hamburg to Beijing: The organizers of Reeperbahn Festival International will kick off the three-day programfrom the Nochtspeicher in Hamburg. The delegates can expect a greeting from Alexander Schulz (Managing Director of Reeperbahn Festival) and Evelyn Sieber (Project Management at Reeperbahn Festival International) as well as a meet-and-greet with WISE founder Philipp Grefer, a discussion of the program, and a subsequent Q&A with the delegates. Annette Yang will lead through the Kick-Off program.

Company Visits

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During selected digital company visits, Chinese decision-makers will provide valuable insights into their work as ...

During selected digital company visits, Chinese decision-makers will provide valuable insights into their work as well as into the Chinese music- and creative industries in general. Specifically, Alessandro Pavanello, International Business Manager at Kanjian and Edward Liu, Managing Director at Live Nation in Beijing will open their doors to the delegates of Reeperbahn Festival International.

Showcase

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As part of the Peking Showcase, live from Nochtspeicher in Hamburg, we experience unique modern synth-pop from Berli ...

As part of the Peking Showcase, live from Nochtspeicher in Hamburg, we experience unique modern synth-pop from Berlin artist Lie Ning and Ava Vegas presents her deep, noble chanson voice. Chinese rapper Bohan Phoenix rounds out the program via video integration, bridging the intercontinental gap. Due to the current pandemic, the showcase will be broadcasted as a hybrid event from Beijing and Hamburg. The showcase concerts will provide a stage on which selected new and emerging bands and solo artists can present themselves to key industry- and media representatives as well as to public audiences. At the same time, affiliated managers will be involved as part of the delegation for networking with local music- and creative-industry representatives.