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Current Activities

26/09/2017 - 27/09/2017

Date: 26 – 27 September 2017 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Time: 10am – 6pm

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


Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association’s 2017 Cultural Leadership Summit, an important annual cultural event, which is into its 8th edition this year with the theme of “Building Our Future Audience”, will be held at Amphitheatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 26th to 27th September of 2017. 


The arts generate a range of benefits for people and society, from bringing individuals pleasure and captivation to helping communities build stronger social bonds.  Audience building is not an easy matter for arts organizations, however. Diversifying the current audience mix; converting people who are inclined to attend, but don’t, into attendees; getting current audience members to attend more often; how to adopt the latest technology and best practices borrowed from other sectors to help advances your own audience development strategies: these are difficult but important challenges that many arts organizations face – and want to tackle.


The two-day HKAAA Cultural Leadership Summit, with a roster of renowned international and local speakers, will review the current audience landscape in Hong Kong with its challenges and opportunities, and learn from the best practices by both international and local arts practitioners and organizations in order to put forth the most effective strategies to expand audiences, in both depth and width, for the arts and culture in our city.  


If you are interested to advertise on the house programme booklet, please email us at info@hkaaa.org.hk for more details. 


Summit Speakers / Respondents / Moderators

*Alphabetized by last name in English


  • Mr Pierre CaessaProgram Manager, Google Arts & Culture Lab
  • Mr Timothy Calnin, Director, Tai Kwun
  • Ms Lotus Chan, Administration Manager, On and On Theatre Workshop 
  • Ms Kathy Hong, Director, Marketing and Communications, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) / Board, Performing Arts Network Development Association
  • Mr Kingsley JayasekeraDirector, Marketing and Customer Experience, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Mr Chris LeeChief Marketing Officer, National Gallery Singapore
  • Dr Isaac LeungAssistant Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of the Hong Kong Education University / Chairman, Videotage
  • Mr Patrick MclntyreExecutive Director, Sydney Theatre Company
  • Ms Maria MokCurator (Modern Art), Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • Dr Patrick MokTreasurerHong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Assistant Professor, Hang Seng Management College
  • Mr Duncan PescodChief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Mr Paul TamChairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet
  • Professor Tseng Sun-manAdjunct Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • 台北聾劇團、曇戲弄、拈花微笑聾劇團  創辦人  汪其楣女士
  • Mr Septime WebreArtisitc Director, Hong Kong Ballet
  • Mr Dennis Wu, Associate Marketing Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival


And more...



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


Presented by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association


In Partnership with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority




Supported by Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong, Coffee Solutions by Pacific Coffee, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Center

Promotion Partner with Chasing Culture




*alphabetized by organization name in English


Enquiry: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association|Tel: 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk




Lastest Rundown (Updated on 14/8/2017)

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Early Bird 2-Day Special Pass (Purchase before 21.8.2017)
HK$1,400 (HKAAA members/ HKADC Year Grantees/ HKAGA Members/ West Kowloon Cultural District Authority/ Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts/ Art with the Disabled Association Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Arts Centre/ Pacific Coffee)
*Networking Lunch on 27.9.2017 (Wed) (second day of the Summit) is included
**extra HK$350 for Welcome Lunch on 26.9.2017 (Tue) (first day of the Summit)


2-Day Pass


HK$1,200 (HKAAA members/ HKADC Year Grantees/ HKAGA Members/ West Kowloon Cultural District Authority/ Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts/ Art with the Disabled Association Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Arts Centre/ Pacific Coffee)

$700 (Full-time Student)


1-Day Pass



Half-day Pass



Register Now: https://www.art-mate.net/?a=doc&id=47536&lang=en
Early Bird Registration closes at 23:59 on 21.8.2017 (Limited ticket) (Successful registered participants will receive a confirmation email.)


Group Booking Rate
For 5 tickets or more (2-day pass) buying in a time, you may enjoy membership rate of HK$1,200.

Please register online with ticket-holder-names or fill up the Group Registration Form and return to info@hkaaa.org.hk


Details of Lunch
Welcome Lunch at the first day of the Sumimit (NOT included in Early Bird 2-Day Special Pass)

26.9.2017 (Tue)  |  Time TBA  |  2/F, The Function Room, The Harbourview; lunch buffet
Special Guest Speaker: Mr Duncan Pescod, Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


Networking Lunch at the second day of the Summit (Included in Early Bird 2-Day Special Pass)
27.9.2017 (Wed)  |  Time TBA  |  2/F, The Function Room, The Harbourview; lunch buffet


The Harbourview

Address: 4 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong






Participants Online List


Participants Online List is a list that you can find the contacts of the registered participants. You can contact them for a meeting for future collaboration. The link of the list will be included in the confirmation email after the payment is completed.


*You can choose to disclose or not disclose when registering.








*For those who are interested, you may enjoy a special discount with our accommodation partner of the summit, The Habourview. The Harbourview is max. 5 minutes away from the venue (Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts).

If you would like to make reservation, please fill up the Reservation Form and return to the hotel. If you would like to get quotation for more days stay, please contact Burton Lam at (852) 2911 1354 or burtonlam@theharbourview.com.hk.

Address of The Harbourview: 4 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Flights- For flights information, please visit Hong Kong International Airport website.

Hong Kong is a compact city, getting around is quite easy. Fleets of taxis, buses, trams, ferries, complemented by the excellent Mass Transit Railway (MTR) underground system, will enable participants to travel between their hotels and other areas in the city, safely and conveniently.


MTR - MTR System Map


Taxi - Fare starts at HK$24.00 on flag fall (first 2 km) plus for every 200m onwards, HK$1.7 for meter fare below $83.5 and HK$1.2 for meter fare of HK$83.5 and above. Pay in HK$ only the fare shown on the meter plus any additional charges when applicable, e.g. luggage, tunnel tolls. Charges are displayed in the taxi. Passengers have to pay the two-way Cross-Harbour Tunnel Toll on cross-harbour trips.


Octopus Card - Make use of the Octopus Card, an electronic fare card that is accepted by almost all forms of public transport, and at many fast food chains and stores. On-Loan Octopus is refundable along with the HK$50 deposit (HK$9 handling fee for cards returned within three months).



The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$), which is linked to the US dollar at a rate of about 7.78 HKD to 1 USD, although exchange rates may fluctuate slightly. 



The voltage in Hong Kong is 220V, 50Hz. 3-rectangular-pin sockets are used and most hotels provide adaptors for electrical appliances.



International Calling Code

Dial +852 to call a Hong Kong number from overseas. There are no regional codes.


Internet Connection

Free WiFi service is available at HK International Airport. There is also Free GovWiFi service is in some government buildings including some public libraries. You can access the Internet for free at many coffee shops in town including Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai. The service is also available in some MTR stations and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council' Business InfoCentre. (Check with the Hotel Concierge for a nearby location.) 



Hong Kong Time observed at UTC+08:00 all year round



Chinese (Cantonese is widely spoken) and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. All official signs are bilingual (using traditional characters). Most shops and restaurants also have English signage, but this may not be common in the more local or rural establishments. 



Emergency Telephone

In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 999.


Lost passport

If you lose your passport, make a 'lost report' at the nearest police station. Then contact your consulate to have your passport replaced.


Lost or stolen wallet

If your wallet or valuables are lost or stolen, please notify your hotel immediately and report to police. Keep a separate record of your credit card number(s) and report the loss to your card issuer(s) as quickly as possible. Most issuers have toll-free numbers and 24-hour service to deal with such emergencies.



Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. You can find detailed current and seasonal weather information at the Hong Kong Observatory website



Sales Tax

There is no sales tax on goods and services in Hong Kong.


Smoking Restrictions

Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, including restaurants, karaokes, malls and bars. The smoking ban is also implemented on public transport carriers, public transport facilities and in both indoor and outdoor areas of some premises such as public beaches and swimming pools, escalators, Hong Kong Wetland Park. 


Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping Bags

To reduce the use of plastic shopping bags, chain and large supermarkets, convenience stores, and personal health and beauty product stores are required to charge HK$0.50 for each plastic shopping bag provided to customers. 


For more information about Hong Kong, please click:  http://www.discoverhongkong.com.




2017 Cultural Leadership Summit (hereafter “Summit”) is hosted by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (hereafter “HKAAA”).


By joining the Summit, participants will be deemed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions contained hereinafter and HKAAA reserves the right to exclude any entry from the Summit at any time if it has reason to believe that a participant has breached the rules.


The HKAAA reserves the right to make the final decision in the event of any dispute. The HKAAA reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and other arrangements without prior notice. In case of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Summit, the decision of the HKAAA shall be final and conclusive.


HKAAA reserves the right on the final decision in all matters pertaining to the Summit. Any changes or contingent measures for the event will be posted on HKAAA’s website and Facebook.


Quotas will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.


No refund is allowed after registration is completed. Registration fee paid for duplicated entries will not be refunded and places are not transferable.


HKAAA reserves the right to use any photographs and recordings taken during the Submit, for any purposes, including commercial advertising.


I grant permission and consent to the HKAAA to utilize my personal information, appearance, name and voice, in connection with the Summit in any and all media and agree to waive any right of inspection or approval associated thereto for the publicity of 2017 Cultural Leadership Summit that my appearance and name may be used in the website, video and publication of the HKAAA related to the Summit.


Personal Information Collection Statement: Any of the information collected from form and online registration as summit’s participant will be used for delivering the information including, but not limited to, the upcoming activities, discount, benefits, newsletters, online resources and other promotional activities provided by HKAAA and our partners. We respect your privacy and will not share information you give us about yourself with other organizations. If you would like to access/ correct your personal data or do not want to receive such information, please contact us.