Featuring experts from all sectors of the music industry.
Don Letts


In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’...
Don Letts


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Our Interactive programme presents industry panels and discussions, featuring experts from all sectors of the industry.

With music industry panels covering a range of topics at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel (Yorke Street, Wrexham LL13 8LP) over the Thursday 11th & Friday 12th May, followed by our Digital Innovations Day at UNDEGUN (11 Regent St, Wrexham LL11 1SG) on Saturday 13th May.

THU 11th MAY: Music Conference Schedule Thursday
FRI 12th MAY: Music Conference Schedule Friday
SAT 13th May: Digital Innovations Day Schedule Saturday

Browse our industry speakers below.
And for more info on the Digital Innovations Day conference (13th May), CLICK HERE

Our Keynote for FOCUS Wales 2017 is announced: DON LETTS

Achal Dhillon (Killing Moon)

Adam Taylor (Mothership Group)

Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales)

Al Farquhar (Modern Art Management)

Alex Grigg (Music BC Industry Association, Canada)

Amanda Davies (Events Manager, Wrexham County Borough Council)

Amine Ramer (Founder, States of Sound, USA)

Ana Berkenhoff (Director & Sound and Performance Artist)

Anastasia Connor (God Is In The TV)

Andrew Viitalahde-Pountain (Grizzly Management)

Andy Black (Popty Ping Records)

Andy Garside (Design, FOCUS Wales & Summer Of Love Festivals)

Andy Jones (FOCUS Wales Co-Founder & Music Booker)

Ania Kasperek (CHIMES, Poland)

AP Childs (Record of the Day & Holy Dotage Music)

Bart van Haare (Double Vee Concerts, Netherlands)

Bernadette Karner (Artist Manager, Rhythm & Clues 77, Austria)

Bev Burton (Director, Killer B Music)

Cai Trefor (Editor, Gigwise)

Cal McRae (VICE)

Chris Gunn (Quantum Soup)

Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6 Music)

Colleen Krueger (Landlocked Management & Flemish Eye Records, Canada)

Craig G Pennington (Director, Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia)

Dan Koplowitz (Friendly Fire Licensing, USA)

Danny Keir (Head of Market Development, Sound Diplomacy)

Dave Gray (THIS Project)

David Owens (Wales Online)

Dom Gourlay (Drowned In Sound)

Don Letts

Dwynwen Morgan

Gareth I Jones (Bomacamp & Welsh ICE)

Gareth Iwan

George Gwinnell (Live Agent, Industry Group)

Geraldine Zanaska (BureauExport, France)

Grant Tilbury (Trackd Music & Liquid Management)

Guy Kessels (Hugo Events, Netherlands)

Huw McGregor (Composer, Sound Artist and Researcher)

Ifan Davies

Igor Lagutenko (V-ROX Festival, Russia)

Issy Dacre (Events Manager, MPA Group)

Jason Legg (StreetTeam)

Jo Marsh (Oriel Wrecsam)

Joe Bickerton (Tourism Manager, Wrexham County Borough Council)

Joe Frankland (PRS for Music Foundation)

Joe Porn (Global Sales Director, Music Glue)

John Hywel Morris (PRS for Music)

John Robb (Louder Than War)

Justine Whitehead (JustMusic Agency & JustMerch)

Kaelen Klypak (Program Manager for SaskMusic, Canada)

Kaptin Barrett (Boomtown Festival)

Kelly Munro (Director, End Of The Trail Records)

Kris Tomkinson (Grizzly Management)

Laura-Leigh Dickenson (Everybody Wants Peace Records)

Lea Beckerleg (Welsh Government)

Lisa Gwilym

Lisa Matthews (Head of Digital Innovation for Arts Council of Wales)

Manoli Moriaty (Founder, Metanast)

Martyn Coppack (Echoes And Dust)

Melanie Lapierre (CISM 89.3 FM, Montreal)

Mike Corcoran (Creative Business Consultant)

Mike Dawson (Executive Director, SaskMusic, Canada)

Neal Ritson (Live Agent, Industry Group)

Neal Thompson (FOCUS Wales Co-Founder & Conference Programmer)

Osian Gwynn (Arts Council of Wales)

Patrick Cloherty (Sentric Music)

Patrick Connor (Zandari Festa, Korea)

Paul Cox (New Heavy Sounds)

Paul Gothorp (NWN Media)

Paul Gray (Musicians Union)

Rebecca Parnell (Magic Brew)

Rev. MOOSE (Co-Founder, Marauder, USA)

Rich Chitty (Bubblewrap Collective)

Rich Hebblewhite (Glyndwr Uni / Games Wales / BAFTA Cymru)

Rich Walker (General Manager, 4AD)

Ro Cemm (Line Of Best Fit)

Robyn Stewart (BreakOut West, Canada)

Russell Sheffield (Trackd)

Ruth Daniel (In Place Of War)

Sam Taylor (TuneCore)

Sam Turner (Bido Lito! Magazine)

Sarah Casey (Leighton-Pope Organisation)

Sarah Howells (Bryde)

Sarah Shoucri (POP Montreal, Canada)

Scott Long (Music Nova Scotia, Canada)

Sean McManus (Executive Director, Manitoba Music, Canada)

Simon Aldridge (Head Of Writer Relations, PRS for Music)

Stephanie Hutchinson (Chronograph Records, Canada)

Stephen Jones (Welsh Language Coordinator, Wrexham County Borough Council)

Steve Farris (13 Artists)

Steve Jarvis (Game Art, Glyndwr University)

Steve Nicholls (Drum With Our Hands)

Steven Davies (filmcafe)

Una Johnston (SXSW)

Vincent Cron (Agent, X-Ray Production, France)

Will Church (ATC Live)

Yws Gwynedd (Writer & Musician)

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