China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum 2019

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Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and Asia Society jointly present the 2019 China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum. 

As an incubator for innovative cooperation between China and the U.S., the annual China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum is a high level exchange for the cultural investment industry of China and the United States. This conference is also an important platform for the development and understating of international cultural collaboration.

Through presentations, panel discussions, and discussions, the forum will engage multiple perspectives from key leaders in the cultural and creative industries, from professional institutions within in both Chinese and the U.S., Chinese and American speakers from the fields of government, finance, investment, culture, academia, education, policy, and philanthropy will discuss several key topics, including: cultural investment and social innovation, culture and technology, and international collaboration in the development of new talent.

Cultural investment has had strategic significance in the long-term cooperation between Chinese and American cultures, and has played a crucial role in China's rapid economic and social development in the past decade. The China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum seeks to unlock greater effective thinking for international industry leaders. 

Confirmed speakers include: 
Colin Yao, Vice President, Tencent
Wang Wei, Chief Editor, Art Trade Journal 
Han Sanping and Alex Chang, Co-Founders of JX Entertainment 


1:00–1:15 p.m.: Welcome

1:15–2:30 p.m.: Session I: Cultural Investment and Social Innovation 
In recent years, social innovation has been an effective means of tackling social problems. At the same time, investment in the cultural sector has been increasingly perceived as a creative way of achieving positive social outcomes and shaping a vibrant social landscape. The speakers on this panel will discuss the impact of cultural investment and social innovation by showcasing their innovative practices.

2:45–4:00 p.m.: Session II: Culture and Technology 
Culture and technology are intertwined, each influencing the other. Culture determines the nature of technological development and enriches the content of technology, while technology reveals cultural tendency and affects every aspect of our lives. In this session, the panelists will present various cases of collaborations in art, technology, and society in order to offer insight in challenges and opportunities in the fields.

4:15–5:30 p.m.: Session III: International Collaboration in Development of Talent
Given the significance of knowledge exchange, cross-disciplinary engagement, and global vision, international collaboration plays a vital role in societal innovation. It promotes cultural and economic development, advances technology, and impacts social policy making, etc. The panelists will share their thoughts on the urgent needs of nurturing and developing talents from different fields and address the importance of transnational collaboration.

5:40–5:55 p.m.: Conclusion and Closing Remarks 

6:00–7:00 p.m.: VIP reception in the Garden Court Cafe

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Event Details

Thu 17 Oct 2019
1 - 7 p.m.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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$20 members/students; $30 seniors; $40 non-members
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