2018 Cultural Leadership Summit – Arts Touring & Cultural Tourism: New Markets, New Audiences, New Strategies


Date: 8 – 9 November 2018 (Thursday & Friday)

Time: 10am – 6pm

Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association’s 2018 Cultural Leadership Summit, an important annual cultural event, heads into its 9th edition this year with the theme of “Arts Touring & Cultural Tourism: New Markets, New Audiences, New Strategies”.
Either embedded in an arts organization’s mission statement or outlined in its artistic plan, the desire of touring - to go beyond our performing microcosm - allures all.  Enhancing visibility and reputation for excellence as well as attracting artists to collaborate and supporters to patronize, taking your arts on the road is an increasing important yet costly enterprise.  Thus, how to share your arts on the global stage smartly, strategically and successfully has been vaulted to a white-hot issue for many arts practitioners.

Where are the new markets for my arts?  What should I consider in order to devise an effective touring strategy?  Where can I seek for the elusive funding?  Perhaps as pertinent to policy-makers as it is to arts leaders: how can all this artistic exchange and peripateticism be translated into inbound audience mobility?


Join participants from Hong Kong and the region in this provocative journey of discovery. Together, through discussions, debates, keynotes and workshops, the vigorous interrogation on the subject of arts mobility aims to yield a better framework, and inspiration, for success.


Summit Speakers / Respondents / Moderators

*Alphabetized by last name in English


  • Ms Linda Brumbach (USA)  Founder/ Director, Pomegranate Arts
  • Mr Paul Chan (Hong Kong) Co-founder & CEO, Walk in Hong Kong
  • Dr Chang Yu-Hua Ph.D (Taiwan) Chief Executive Officer, GuoGuang Opera Company 
  • Dr Celina Chin (Hong Kong) Executive Director, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra 
  • Dr Oliver Chou (Hong Kong) Arts, Design & Culture Programme Director, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
  • Ms Gail Crider (USA) President & Chief Executive Officer of National Arts Strategies
  • Mr Patrick Foret (Hong Kong) Director, Business Initiatives, Art Basel
  • Ms Alison Friedman (Hong Kong) Artistic Director, Performing Arts, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Dr Peter Frumkin (USA) The University of Pennsylvania, Founder and Director of the Centre for Social Impact Strategy

  • Mr Victor Fung (Hong Kong)  Artistic Director, Victor Fung Dance

  • Ms Tisa Ho (Hong Kong) Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival
  • Mr Jasper Hope (Dubai) Chief Executive, Dubai Opera
  • Mr Barry Hughson (Canada) Executive Director, The National Ballet of Canada
  • Mr Kuong Wa Fun, Erik (Macau) Managing & Creative director, Creative Links Ltd. Macau
  • Mr William Lane (Hong Kong) Founder & Artistic Director of Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
  • Ms Lei Yuen-hung (Hong Kong) Producer, Théâtre de la Feuille
  • Dr Paul Leung (Hong Kong) Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Hospitality, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
  • Dr Lim Kok Wai Benny (Hong Kong) Associate Director, MA in Cultural Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Mr Michael MacLeod, (Hong Kong) Chief Executive, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ms Beth Morrison (USA) Creative Producer, Beth Morrison Projects
  • Mr Park Jongtaek (South Korea) Director, Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong
  • Mr Duncan Pescod, GBS, JP (Hong Kong) Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Mr Florian Riem (South Korea) Chief Executive Officer, Tongyeong Concert Hall, South Korea
  • Ms Claire Shea (Hong Kong) Deputy Director, Para Site Hong Kong
  • Ms Sun Li-chuan, Patricia (Hong Kong) Head of Programme, Education & Touring of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra 
  • Mr Paul Tam (Hong Kong) Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet
  • Ms Wen Wen (Mainland China) General Manager, Hermark Culture
  • Mr Rafi Gokay Wol (UK) Director & Head of Tours, HarrisonParrott
  • Mr Raymond Wong (Hong Kong) Managing Director, City Contemporary Dance Company
  • Ms Margaret Yang (Hong Kong) Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Sinfonietta
  • Ms Yang Yeung (Hong Kong) Founding Member & Artistic Director, soundpocket
  • Ms Winnie Yeung (Hong Kong) Head of Heritage, Tai Kwun
  • Ms Mandy Yiu (Hong Kong) Executive Director, Actors' Family
  • Mr Louis Yu (Hong Kong) Executive Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Ms Flora Yu (Hong Kong) Development Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival 




Mainly in English & Cantonese; with simultaneous interpretation in English, Cantonese and Mandarin at Amphitheatre.



Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Tel: (852) 2877 7268

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