Nico Kennes is responsible for international relations of pop, rock & alternative music at Poppunt, the Flemish support centre for musicians and export office. Together with the colleagues at Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques, they support, promote and export Belgian acts under the flag of Belgium Booms. Moreover they organise network events and function as a matchmaker between the Belgian and international music sector. Nico previously worked for Flanders Arts Institute, in a very similar function. Before that he was a freelance music journalist. Nico is also a musician in a Brussels based indie rock band called Barely Autumn, that predominantly tour Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.