International Organizations At SXSW 2016

SXSW is a global center for the creative industries, connecting thousands of business leaders, artists, filmmakers, and startups from around the world. Participating at SXSW is a great way for companies to make valuable international links and for government organizations to showcase the best their countries have to offer.


Consulate of Argentina
Ana Paula Monsalvo
713-871-8935 x 704/5


Sounds Australia
Millie Millgate

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is Australia's export music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access international business opportunities. A joint initiative of the Australia Council and APRA|AMCOS, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is supported by the Federal Government together with State Government Agencies and Peak Industry Associations.

Yonca Braeckman

Uniting startups with incubators & accelerators, startup communities, investors, entrepreneurial experts and public agencies, is the one-stop-shop for Belgian tech entrepreneurship. The non-profit organization provides entrepreneurs easy & qualitative access to all of the supporting instruments, programs and activities throughout Belgium. They can also effectively speed up their international market-entry of Belgian startups through the unique Go Global programs.


Apex Brasil
+55 61 2027-0584

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency will be in charge of the Brazilian stand at SXSW, which will be the biggest stand at the Trade Show, from March 13 through 16. The Brazilian stand will also be the information hub for all of the Brazilian activity in Austin: we invite you to stop by, talk to our team and get to know the Brazilian companies that are developing breakthrough technologies and creative business solutions.


30 St. Patrick St.
2nd Floor
Toronto, ON
M5T 3A3

Canadian Blast, a Music Canada Export initiative of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), brings Canadian music to SXSW 2016 with an exciting range of performances, business services and networking events. From the quintessential Canadian Blast BBQ to ever-popular Canada House, the Canadian Blast offers a strong sampling of the trendsetting, vibrant and internationally focused Canadian music and interactive industries. The Canadian Blast is co-located at the Canada Stand at SXSW's bustling Trade Show with Global Affairs Canada. Come and meet with Canadian music and interactive industry pros, check out the Canadian showcase schedule and pick up Canadian promotional giveaways.


Business France
Foued Kefif
+33 1 4073-3119


Initiative Musik
Michael Wallies

Welcome to the seventh edition of ‘Germany at South by Southwest’, organized by Initiative Musik, the German Music and Export office, and Kölnmesse. Come and meet the 650+ German delegates at the German Pavilion in the SXSW Trade Show, or at the German Haus located at 77 Rainey Street. We will be hosting lively discussions and panels, networking opportunities, and showcasing the latest German talent. The German delegation is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and supported by the States of Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Munich as well as many public and private partners.


Enterprise Ireland
310 883 5822
800 W El Camino Real Ste 420
Mountain View, CA 94040

Since 2011 Enterprise Ireland have developed a significant presence at SXSW. We are again showcasing the best companies to emerge from the expanding tech sector in Ireland. Don’t miss our featured SXSW Networking Event on Sunday (March 13th) @ 17:00 at the Enterprise Ireland Expo stand. We will be exhibiting the diversity, talent and creativity of the start-up scene in Ireland, showing why Ireland is the start-up capital of Europe. On Monday (March 14th), join us as we host an Irish meet-up & drinks party @ 17:00 at our Expo stand, giving you the chance to rub shoulders with an exciting group of Ireland’s founders, entrepreneurs & innovators.


Italy @ SXSW
Francesco del Maro

Organized by the Italian Music Industry Federation (FIMI), Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and Puglia Sounds, the Italy @SXSW Trade Show Stand (#1409/1510) will serve as the networking hub for Italian music professionals with their counterparts in the global industry.



The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization NEDO plays an important part in Japan's economic and industrial policies as one of the largest public research and development management organizations. It has two basic missions: addressing energy and global environmental problems, and enhancing industrial technology.


KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency)
Suh Heesun

KOCCA is an agency dedicated to promoting all areas for content. We establish a comprehensive support system to nurture the content industry, and aim to develop kocca conducts various support businesses to help Korea’s content industry grow into a global leader in the creative economy. At SXSW 2016, KOCCA Startups, comprised of 12 Startups of Hardware, Software and Service, is joining SXSW Interactive to show the most innovative, interesting and spotlighted Korean Startups. We are very ready to provide you unforgettable memory with our brilliant Products and Services.


Pro Mexico
Edmundo Gonzalez

ProMéxico is a trust fund of the Mexican Government —a subdivision of the Ministry of Economy—that promotes international trade and investment. ProMéxico drives the country’s active participation in the international arena and firmly establishes it as an attractive, safe and competitive destination for foreign investment; encourages the exportation of national products and supports the internationalization of Mexican companies; provides specialized advisory services to boost the export of products and services and increase the presence of Mexican businesses abroad, and guides the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.


Startup Amsterdam & Amsterdam inbusiness
Annelies in 't Veld

Amsterdam will be present at the SXSW Trade Show from the 13th-16th of March. The City has proven to be a strategic hub for international tech companies addressing the European market. Therefore, Amsterdam will position itself as "Launch Pad into Europe'' and host Launch Pad Sessions for international startups that are looking into European expansion. With this Launch Pad concept we give international startups the opportunity to have pre-organized one-on-one meetings with Dutch corporates, so called "launching customers".


Why Portugal
Hugo Ferreira

WHY Portugal is Portugal's new music exchange platform, uniting Portugal's music industry in a new cluster representing the Portuguese music industry sectors including the AMAEI (Independent Music Association) APORFEST (Festivals' Association), MMF Portugal and other entities within, or related to, Portugal's music industry and its blossoming creative industries.

South Africa

Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA)
Renneth Tshisikule
+27 72 479 5998

Independent Music Exporters South Africa(IMEXSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to develop South African-produced music around the world, provide assistance, create export awareness, facilitating export development and create opportunities for emerging music companies in South Africa to be internationally successful and to promote professional exchange between South Africa and other countries while contributing significantly to the growth of the South African economy.

Our focus is to develop and increase the number of music exporters in South Africa by identifying trade opportunities and assisting companies to take advantage of those opportunities


Swedish Affair
​Sten Selander

What’s all this fuss about Sweden?? Find out at the Swedish Affair at SXSW 2016, where you’ll meet the artists, designers, bands, creators, innovators, and companies that are attracting so many people to Sweden right now. Meet us at the Trade Show (booth 1521) during Interactive and also help us transform the Waller Creek Boathouse ​ ​into The Nordic Light House. Take part in smart conversations and workshops. See and experience art installations and showcases by innovative start-ups. Sample our Nordic style meny and enjoy coffee throughout the day. Hang out with friendly people at evening jam sessions. Share knowledge about things that matter late at night over a drink. Rub elbows with artists, game makers and bands, Swedish and otherwise.

Stay tuned as we announce our events and special guests.
​Fall in love with all things Swedish at SXSW Interactive


Sounds From Spain
Beatriz Marfá-Linley

ICEX (España Exportación e Inversiones) is the State Agency for the internationalization of Spanish businesses worldwide. The Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain in Miami works along with ICEX and is in charge of the promotion of the Spanish Music and Interactive sectors in the USA.


Kate Freeman

At SXSW 2016, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will be showcasing the most innovative, creative and interesting British businesses that want to make a big impression and meet potential partners from all over the world. To find out more, visit us at UK House, UKTI exhibition stand or see our website.