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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% ----- For further information, visit the Peatix page


  1. 27th August (Saturday)

  2. 13:00 - Arrivals and registration at E&O Hotel

  3. 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

  1. 28th August (Sunday) | Conference Day 1

  2. 8:30 - Registration at E&O Hotel

  3. 9:30 - Greetings fromM Lim Guan Eng (Penang Chief Minister)

  4. 9:50 - Opening Remarks by Mr Joe Sidek (FACP 2016 Penang Conference Chairman)

  5. 10:00 - Declaration of the Opening of the Penang Conference by Mr Masami Shigeta (FACP Chairperson)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)
  1. 12:30 - Lunch

  2. 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)
  1. 16:00 - Business Matching

  2. 17:30 - End

  3. 19:30 - Join George Town Festival and AGA Performances

  4. 29th August (Monday) | Conference Day 2

  5. 9:00 - Registration

  6. 9.30 - Speech by Ms Lynn FC Yau, Hong Kong (CEO, Planning & Arts Learning)

  7. 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)
  1. 11:45 - Speech: How Japanese Orchestras Do Art Marketing and Audience Building by Mr Junji Ohno (Managing Director, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra)

  2. 12:30 - Lunch

  3. 14:00 - Speech by Ms Asako Ishida (Professor, Showa University of Music)

  4. 15:00 - Election of new FACP Chairman 2016-2019

  5. 15:45 - Appointment of new FACP Executive Board Members by the New FACP Chairman

  6. 16:00 - Closing Ceremony and Announcement of FACP 2017 Conference Hosting City

  7. 19:00 - Farewell Dinner

  8. 30th August (Tuesday)

  9. Optional Excursion in Penang

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