Cultural Leadership: The Asian Way?


Co-presented by HKU Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme and British Council

Full-day Public Forum with engaging cultural leaders and innovators from the UK and Asia.
Lunch and refreshments included, Registration closes on 23 July 2013 (Tuesday)

Registration 9:00AM
Dialogues 9:30AM
Close 5:30PM

Engaging cultural leaders and innovators from the UK and Asia to discuss the topic of Cultural Leadership: The Asian Way?, the Forum focuses on how the arts and culture sector has a unique role to play in a world facing rapid environmental, social, technological and economic changes and challenges. Through conversation and debate, panelists will explore how the value and role of culture is perceived in Asia, what immediate challenges these leaders and innovators face in Asia and how leadership can be nurtured.

Session One: The value of culture in Asia
Fredric Mao, Founder and Director, Performing Arts Asia
Kiwon Hong, Founder and Director, Performing Arts Asia, Hong Kong
Lesley Alway, Arts Director, Asialink Australia
Sir John Tusa, Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme and Chair, University of the Arts London (Moderator)

Session Two: Branding culture in Asia
Lee Chor Lin, Chief Executive Director,Singapore Arts Festival Ltd
Kingsley Jayasekera, Head, Marketing and Digital, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong
Seonghee Kim, Artistic Director,Gwangju Asia Culture City, Korea
Jane Wentworth, Director, Jane Wentworth Associates, UK (Moderator)

Session Three: Approaches towards cultural leadership in Asia
Lars Nittve, Executive Director ,M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
Dr. Richard Grant, Chief Executive, Creative New Zealand
Norihiko Yoshioka, Deputy Director, Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange, Vietnam
Dr. Wu Jing-Jyi, Endowed Chair in Creativity, Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

John Holden, Visiting Professor, City University, London, and Associate, Demos (Moderator)

Session Four: Cultural entrepreneurship and innovation in Asia
Douglas Young, Founder and CEO,Goods of Design
Robin Serrano, Associate Dean, School of Design & Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines
Ridwan Kamil, Founder and Principal, Urbane Indonesia
Zeng Yanbin, Art director and Curator of ScreenOut Film Exhibition, China
John Newbigin, Cultural Entrepreneur (Moderator)

Session Five: Nurturing cultural talent in Asia
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Director, Arts and Culture, NLI Research Institute, Japan
Tay Tong, Managing Director, Theatreworks and Arts Network Asia, Singapore
Amna Kusumo, Founder and Director, Kelola, Indonesia
Lynn Yau, Chief Executive Officer, The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC), Hong Kong
Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director, Whitworth Art Gallery and the Manchester City Galleries (Moderator)

The organizer reserves the right to modify the program without prior notice.

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Event Details

Fri 26 Jul 2013
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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HK$550 Asia Society members; HK$1,100 Non-members; HK$550 Full-time students
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