Nicolas Ribalet

Intention(s) of attending:

  • Look for artists and musical talent
  • Connect with other music professionals/delegates

Type of Company / Business:

  • Live Show Business: Concert/Event Promoter
  • Live Show Business: Commercial Music Festival
  • Live Show Business: Venue
  • Organization/Institution: NGO/NPO

Producer / Artistic Director
Nanto, Japan

  • Producer and artistic director of the SUKIYAKI MEETS THE WORLD FESTIVAL in Nanto (Japan) since 2006.
  • Producer of the “SUKIYAKI TOKYO” Festival in Tokyo (Japan) since 2011.
  • Chairman of the NANTO-CITY CULTURAL CENTER HELIOS in Nanto (Japan) since 2018. Producer and artistic director since 2007. The NANTO-CITY CULTURAL CENTER HELIOS gathers a 617seats (1,400p in standing configuration) theater, rehearsal studios, art gallery and the city library.
  • Chief Producer of the general incorporated association “SUKIYAKI OFFICE”.
  • Production of official events for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (Cultural Agenda of the Embassies of Japan in Southern Africa 2015, 2017, 2018, 120th Anniversary of the diplomatic relationship Japan-Argentina 2018, 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Japan and Ghana 2017, etc..) and Ministry of Culture of Japan (Cultural Creation Platform program since 2017, International Diffusion of Local Creations program 2015, 2016).
  • Artistic director and tour manager for the SUKIYAKI NETWORK, organizing tours for international artists in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America since 2009 (30 groups, 300 concerts, 40 countries).
  • Established in Japan since 2001.


The Sukiyaki Meets The World festival is the oldest World Music festival in Japan, entirely dedicated to the modern music from the World since 1991. It is fully conceptualized and organized by a team of 250 volunteers and involves all the city. Taking place in the rural area of Nanto – UNESCO world heritage – for 3 days, it gathers 10,000 persons for a wide panel of concerts, workshops and conferences. 

It also proposes long-term workshops throughout the year, a program of residence for foreign artists in Nanto, and organizes satellite editions in Tokyo, Nagoya and Okinawa, providing full tours for its guest artists. 



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