Press release: Cultural Leadership Summit 2022

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15July 2022

Press release 

Cultural Leadership Summit 2022



Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association presents the 12th Cultural Leadership Summit - “International Cultural Exchange”. The three-day online conference will be held during 17-19 August 2022.

Globalization has fostered international cultural exchange, and whilst many cultural events have ground to a halt under the pandemic, artists have remained active by presenting their work using various formats that reach beyond geographical barriers. 

The Summit consists of workshops and symposiums, gathering seasoned arts leaders and practitioners from around the world to discuss topics focusing on successful regional case studies on cultural exports and imports, cultural exchange opportunities through artist residencies and the potential of Mainland China’s market, and new touring methods like “Concept Touring” and the Metaverse, creating a multi-dimensional art environment that enriches peoples’ lives. 

The engaging roundtable discussions and closing plenary provide opportunities for expert speakers from various fields to discuss Hong Kong’s role as a vibrant hub for arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world, along with the prospects of cultural tourism to attract local and foreign visitors to Hong Kong. 

This Summit will serve as an interactive platform for participants to explore trends and opportunities in the arts and stimulate arts development in times of change.

Event details

Period: 17-19 August 2022

Format: Online event

Language: Mainly conducted in English, non-English sessions with simultaneous interpretation through Zoom

Target: Arts administrators, independent producers and artists



We have invited renowned local and international guest speakers for the Summit, including:

  • Mr. Fram Kitagawa  General Director, Setouchi Triennale / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
  • Ms. Sabrina Baracetti Festival Director, Far East Film Festival
  • Ms. Catherine Jones Director, Australian Performing Arts Market
  • Ms. Criena Gehrke CEO, HOTA, Home of the Arts
  • Mr. Adrian Ellis Executive Chair and Co-founder, Global Cultural Districts Network
  • Mrs. Betty Fung, GBS CEO, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Mr. Mike Hill, Co-founder and CEO, Clockenflap
  • Mr. Erich Wong Head of Growth, The Sandbox
  • Mr. Lio Kuokman Resident Conductor, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra / Programme Director, Macao International Music Festival

and more…


For full programme, speakers’ list and registration details, please visit our event page:


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About Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association


Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association was founded in 1985. Our mission is to promote, develop, represent and support the entire scope of the arts administration community in Hong Kong. The Association has been empowering its members and fellow arts administrators in Hong Kong through various channels to fulfill the three main areas of the Association’s work, which are: (1) Professional Development and Training through courses, workshops, internship and mentorship, and our Annual Summit; (2) Knowledge and Communication Platform through networking events, interflow programmes, the Internet and numerous other communication platforms; (3) Advocacy by making active contributions to policy discussions. 

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About Cultural Leadership Summit


Since 2010, HKAAA has successfully organized ten Cultural Leadership Summits. We have expounded, discussed and debated many important topics integral to the arts and cultural industry, including cultural entrepreneurship, arts funding, and audiences building.


With an annual offering of talks, workshops, roundtable discussions and networking sessions, the Summits over the years have attracted arts practitioners from organizations of different sizes, arts entrepreneurs, artists, educators, cultural partners from non-profit sectors and business organizations, as well as public policy makers. Besides local arts practitioners, the Summit has also attracted audiences from different cities and backgrounds, including representatives from Cloud Gate Theatre Taiwan, National Arts Council Singapore, Cultural Institution of Macau, and the US, Korean and French Consulate Generals in Hong Kong.


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Media Enquiry
Wendy Lam
Tel: (852) 2877 7268

Joyce Lee
Project Coordinator
Tel: (852) 2877 7268












全球一體化下促進了各地之間的國際文化交流,儘管疫情令很多文化活動停擺,但不減藝術家透過不同形式、跨越地域界限呈現藝術。是次論壇囊括工作坊及研討會,延攬了世界各地的資深藝術行政領袖及藝術實踐者,將集中與參與者探討三大範疇,包括學習鄰近地區的文化輸出及引進的成功案例、分享藝術家駐留內地演出的發展方向,以及新時代下的文化交流模式。當中包括打破傳統模式的概念巡演(Concept Touring),以至開拓元宇宙(Metaverse)市場,引入另類文化交流的可能性,構建多元藝術生態,滋養大眾的藝術生活。









  • 北川富朗先生(瀨戶內國際藝術祭、越後妻有大地藝術祭藝術總監)
  • 莎賓娜.巴瑞切提女士(意大利烏甸尼遠東電影節總監)
  • 嘉芙蓮.鍾斯女士(澳洲表演藝術市場總監)
  • 克里娜.格爾克女士(HOTA 藝術之家行政總裁)
  • 阿德里安.艾理斯先生(全球文化區交流網絡主席及聯合創辦人)
  • 馮程淑儀女士, GBS(西九文化區管理局行政總裁)
  • Mr. Mike HillClockenflap聯合創辦人及行政總裁)
  • 黃宏誠先生The Sandbox 香港業務增長主管)
  • 廖國敏先生(香港管弦樂團駐團指揮 / 澳門國際音樂節節目總監)


















林翺姿Wendy Lam
電話:(852) 2877 7268

李采妍Joyce Lee
電話:(852) 2877 7268