The Announcement of Conference 2016

The Federation for Asian Cultural Performance begins its 34th annual conference in the UNESCO world heritage city of George Town in Malaysia.

The Board of Governors had an initial meeting to brainstorm about membership and the conference cities for the next 3 years.

Cocktails and dinner followed for the Governors, members, delegates, speakers, organizers and sponsors. Penang is known for excellent cuisine and a sampling of many gastronomic dishes were part of the buffet.

From dinner, everyone was bussed to the Dewan Sri Pinang or Civic Center for the Asian premiere of "Triptych" by the renowned modern circus troupe Les 7 Doigts of Canada.


The 34th FACP Annual Conference

The Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) is an association for individuals or corporations who are involved or interested in the performing arts. FACP is a non-profit, non-political organisation that works to promote networks for performing arts managers in the region and to foster understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Asia around the world.

The FACP holds an annual conference, hosted each year by a different Asian city. This year, the 34th annual conference will be held in Penang on 28th and 29th of August in conjunction with George Town Festival. Previous cities include Manila, Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok. The conference aims to facilitate international touring and artistic issues and challenges facing the arts industry, providing a platform for arts and artist managers, cultural entrepreneurs and leaders.

* Fees include 2 days conference with tea breaks and lunch as well as a welcome and a farewell dinner.

Early Bird Discounts (on conference fees only and for registrations by June 30)
Individual registrations 10%
Group registrations of 10 +above 15%
Malaysian delegates 20%
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Masami Shigeta
FACP Chairman

Welcome to the 34th Annual Conference of the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) in Penang, Malaysia 2016.

This is the second FACP Conference to be held in Malaysia. The first was in Kuala Lumpur in 2009, which was 7 years ago. This year, we are so grateful to have our Conference in George Town, which is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, in this beautiful island of Penang, Malaysia.

We are also happy to tie-up this FACP Conference with the George Town Festival. Festivals like this are a very important foundation of performing arts industry.

Our theme this year is very timely: “Arts Marketing / Audience Building and Arts Education - Traditional Arts and Classical Music”.

We warmly welcome Prof. Hardy Yong Xiangas, Vice Dean of Peking University, as the keynote speaker for this Conference. We also welcome Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister.

FACP is a unique organization in Asia where people from the performing arts industry, orchestras, concert venues, artist management, conservatories, music schools and the like, are gathering together to build networks and as well as to exchange information and ideas.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Mr. Joe Sidek and George Town Festival staff for all their hardwork.

I am sure that the 3-day Conference in Penang will be a valuable experience for all of you.



27th August (Saturday)
13:00 - Arrivals and registration at E&O Hotel
18:30 - Welcome Dinner (E&O Hotel)
20:30 - Triptyque by Les 7 doigts de la main, a triple bill dance-circus from Canada, an Asian premiere highlighting at George Town Festival

28th August (Sunday) | Conference Day 1
8:30 - Registration at E&O Hotel
9:30 - Greetings fromM Lim Guan Eng (Penang Chief Minister)
9:50 - Opening Remarks by Mr Joe Sidek (FACP 2016 Penang Conference Chairman)
10:00 - Declaration of the Opening of the Penang Conference by Mr Masami Shigeta (FACP Chairperson)
10:10 - Keynote Speech: Contemporary Transformation of the Chinese Traditional Performance Art: Rite, Evolution and Innovation by Prof. Hardy Yong Xiang, Beijing (Vice Dean, Institute for Cultural Industries, Peking University)
11:00 - Panel Discussion: Arts Marketing and Audience Building
Speaker 1: Ms Cindy Lim, Singapore (Manager, Marketing Communications & Customer Experience, Singapore Symphonia Company Limited)
Speaker 2: Ms Atchara Tejapaibul, Bangkok (Director and Secretary General, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra)
Speaker 3: Mr Yong-Feng Li, Taipei (Paper Windmill Theatre in Taiwan)
12:30 - Lunch
14:00 - Continuation of Panel Discussion
Speaker 4: Prof. Eui-Shin Yi, Seoul (Chair, Culture & Arts Department, Seoul CyberUniversity)
Speaker 5: Martin Lopez, Manila (President's Committe on Culture, Far EasternUniversity/Executive Director, Sinag Tala Management for Filipino Performing Artists)
16:00 - Business Matching
17:30 - End
19:30 - Join George Town Festival and AGA Performances

29th August (Monday) | Conference Day 2
9:00 - Registration
9.30 - Speech by Ms Lynn FC Yau, Hong Kong (CEO, Planning & Arts Learning)
10:15 - Panel Discussion: Arts Education
Speaker 1: Ms Glorife Samodio, Manila (Secretary for the Committe on Cultural Education of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts; De La Salle University)
Speaker 2: Professor Ying-Fen Wang, Taipei (Graduate Institute of Musicology, National Taiwan University)
Speaker 3: Ms Yukari Ishino, Tokyo (Professor, Waseda University)
11:45 - Speech: How Japanese Orchestras Do Art Marketing and Audience Building by Mr Junji Ohno (Managing Director, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra)
12:30 - Lunch
14:00 - Speech by Ms Asako Ishida (Professor, Showa University of Music)
15:00 - Election of new FACP Chairman 2016-2019
15:45 - Appointment of new FACP Executive Board Members by the New FACP Chairman
16:00 - Closing Ceremony and Announcement of FACP 2017 Conference Hosting City
19:00 - Farewell Dinner

30th August (Tuesday)
Optional Excursion in Penang

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