Exchange and networking with similar minded initiatives and festivals from around the world has been a substantial element within the CTM festival over the past years. The professional meeting provides a platform for international festival organizers and music promoters to make first contacts and inform each other and the audience about their organisation, its work and intentions. The meeting is open to the public. A number of festival organisers will present their work in short lectures – moderated by the Austrian music journalist Susanna Niedermayr
The professional meeting is stimulated by the first international E.C.A.S.
(European Cities of Advanced Sound) meeting, which is hosted by DISK – Sound & Image Initiative e.V. during CTM.07. E.C.A.S. is a long-term project proposed by Nuproductions, the organizers behind Numusic Festival in Stavanger, Norway, that wants to become a Trans-European platform for intercultural dialogue in the arts, more specifically within soundart, new music and related visual arts. Its aim is to formalise a network between those cities and organisations that currently support an annual „non profit“ independent new music and soundarts festival. Although E.C.A.S focusses on partner organisations from Europe, the professional meeting is not limited and open to presenters and participants from all over the world.