The five business networking platforms of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, Bogotá Fashion Week (BFW), ARTBO, Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM), Bogotá Music Market (BOmm) and Bogotá Madrid Fusión (BMF) will be hosted virtually considering of the national health emergency with COVID -19. In an unprecedented move to keep the public and the participating artists, designers, chefs and industry professionals safe, the five creative clusters will continue to be able to showcase top local talent using digital outlets.
With the city’s largest shopping and exhibition center, Corferias, currently being used as a temporary medical facility to treat non-coronavirus patients, the schedule for the five platforms has been pushed back to the second half of the year, with online access to the full program from the room. keynote speakers, starting with Bogotá Fashion Week (BFW).
The weekend edition of the Bogotá International Art Fair (ARTBO Fin de Semana) will focus on the marketing and activities of the galleries, and while the walking tours are suspended, art lovers will still be able to meet artists and agents via a virtual academic forum. For its 16th edition, the very established ARTBO and highly anticipated event of the Latin American art circuit will welcome visitors with a digital version including presentations of works by established and emerging artists.
Bogotá’s audiovisual market – BAM – is where industry experts get a first look at films at different stages of production and a business platform for directors, screenwriters and producers to present films. projects for international distribution. A joint venture between CCB and the country’s film promotion entity ProimAGES, a digital meeting place is planned for July to present to professionals around the world a country of storytellers and film talents.
The same opportunities apply to the many Colombian artists who, through the Bogotá Music Market (BOmm), can present their music to publishers, directors and festival organizers. In September, the Bomm website will host live group showcases and its academic program BOmm Talks.
The newest addition to the Chamber’s creative industry portfolio is Bogotá Madrid Fusión (BMF), created to promote Bogotá’s diverse and growing food scene. The platform, launched last year in association with the Spanish group Vocento, will continue to strengthen cultural ties through the universal language of food.
Despite the lack of physical locations this year, the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce has made all of its free services available to help creatives, and at a time when the coronavirus is putting health at the center of all business.