Ben Mandelson is a leading freelance world music record producer, musician and one of those UK music professionals who launched the current ‘world music’ genre. Founding Director/board-member of the premier world music trade fair
WOMEX is professional music Conference, Trade Fair and Showcase for World, Roots, Folk, Ethnic, Traditional, Local and Diaspora music. It is a Europe-based event which runs through the last October weekend of every year.
WOMEX regularly welcomes 2,200 delegates and 1,200 companies from 90 countries, 600 exhibiting companies at 245 stands, plus 61 Showcase acts from 50 countries on 8 stages, numerous conference and network sessions and film screenings.