Global Rock Summit speakers

Allison Hagendorf

(Former Head of Rock, Spotify & Host/Executive Producer, Spotify Original Series)

Bex Majors

Booking Agent, Sound Talent Group

Charley Londoño

Counsel Plus, Co.

Chris Foitle

Head of A&R, Epitaph Records

David "Beno" Benveniste

Founder & CEO, Velvet Hammer Music & Management Group (Alice In Chains, Deftones, Korn, System Of A Down & More)

Frank Helmink

Director, Buma ROCKS! (The Netherlands)

Garrett Capone

VP of Promotion & GM Rock Music, Crush Music

Gary Spivack

Executive Sr. VP / Talent & Curation, Danny Wimmer Presents

Georgette Bivins

Sr. Business Affairs Manager, FCB NY

Greg Sowders

Sr. Vice President A&R, Warner Chappell Music

Jan Šorm

Chairman of APRKA (Czech Republic)

Jason Miller

CEO, Eventim Live Asia

Jens Lundberg

Founder, Blue Lemon Management (Sweden)

Jobst Neerman

Managing Director, RBK Fusion (Germany)

Joel Mark

Executive Manager, YMU

Keith Cunningham

Program Director, 95/5 KLOS Meruelo Media, Los Angeles

Ken Anthony

Rock Editor,

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records

Laura Catana

Head of Artist Relations, IndieFlow

Lisa Worden

Vice President Rock & Alternative, Program Director ALT 98.7 - LA's New Alternative, iHeartMedia National Programming Group

Mark Sutherland

Music & Media Journalist (U.K.)

Martijn Swier

Founder, Endless Music (The Netherlands)

Matt Pinfield

Host "New & Approved" KLOS, Los Angeles / Westwood One & Benztown Radio Networks Syndicated Host

Matthew Reich

Co-Founder, Artist For Artist

Michael Faley

President, Metal Blade Records

Riku Pääkkönen

Owner & Founder, Ranka Kustannus

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry

Rob McDermott

President & Founder, Mad Mac Entertainment

Salman U. Syed

Founder, Infinite Dreams / Bangalore Open Air Festival (India)

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / Global Rock Summit

Sean Heydorn

Vice President, Rise Records

Shannon O'Shea

Artist & Producer Manager, Creative Consultant, SOS Management

Tej Brar

Founder & Managing Director of Third Culture Ent't (India)

Thomas Scherer

President, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles & New York, BMG

Toby Wright

Award Winning Producer (Alice In Chains, KISS, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Primus & More)

Tommy Nast

Sr. Programming Director/Music Strategies, Trafalgar Releasing

Frank Helmink

Frank Helmink

Director, Buma ROCKS! (Holland)

Is it possible to combine two heavy jobs -MD of The Buma Culture Foundation and Head of Communication at BUMA/STEMRA- with a busy private life? According to Frank Helmink it is. Being a well-known, well respected, and beloved key person of the Dutch music industry Frank has paid his dues and earned his pay since he graduated as a Bachelor Journalism & Communication in 1995. Frank instantly got hired by the newly launched Dutch TV station The Music Factory where he proved himself to be an excellent chief editor and program manager. But those were just a few of his many talents such as organising, managing, producing, directing, negotiating, radio dj-ing and writing about music. From 2002-2009 Frank co managed the fullservice publicity and advertising agency Alpha 69 Communications B.V. (a.o. sales, legal, concepting, financial, new business, dealmaking, MarCom & PR) before going on a mission in 2009 as the new MD of Buma Cultuur (Buma Culture Foundation: a non-profit organization that supports and promotes Dutch music) and as the Head of Communication at BUMA/STEMRA (the Dutch collecting society for composers and music publishers). One of his many tasks is organising the internationally celebrated events Amsterdam Dance Event, Eurosonic-Noorderslag, Buma NL, Buma Rotterdam Beats, Buma Toonzetters, Jazzdag, Buma Awards and Buma ROCKS!. In his rare leisure time this sympathethic bon vivant is hanging out with his kids at sports events or can be found at a metal show in a theater near you. Oh, and did we mention that Frank is a very down to earth guy blessed with a great sense of humour?