Gathering of Cultural Minds

Authors: Go Chengdu


The Second World Cultural Capitals Tianfu Symposium 2019 is to be convened on July 22-24 here in Chengdu.
Distinguished guests from around the world will share their views
on how to develop Chengdu's Tianfu Culture during the event.
World Cities Culture (Tianfu) Symposium
Paul Owens
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Director of World Cities Culture Forum(WCCF)
Christina Hedin
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Ms. Christina Hedin works for the Swedish National Center for Artisan Food.
She has been involved in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network since 2015,
and was the chairman in the steering group for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Xth Annual Meeting in Östersund.
Sergio Laoto
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Since January 2019, Mr. Sergio Laoto has been the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the biggest Brazilian State, São Paulo.
From 2017 to 2018, he was Brazilian Minister of Culture.
John Howkins
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Mr. John Howkins is a global strategist and adviser on creative economies. He is the author of two best-selling books
The Creative Economy: How People Make Money From Ideas and Creative Ecologies.
He is a director of Howkins & Associates in London and Shanghai.
He was Chairman of BOP Consulting, Britain's leading advisory company on culture, creativity and innovation, 2008-2011,
and Chairman of Tornado Productions, Britain's first streaming video company, 2000-2005.
Robert Govers
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Mr. Robert Govers is an independent international adviser, scholar,
speaker and author on the reputation of cities, regions and countries
and is chairman of the International Place Branding Association.
He has also been an adjunct or visiting scholar at Tsinghua University, Beijing; the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad;
the University of Leuven, Belgium; Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands; Loughborough University London Campus;
IULM University Milano, Italy; and several institutes in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
François Bédard
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A founding member and former secretary general of The World Centre of Excellence for Destinations
Donald Hyslop
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Mr. Donald Hyslop is an Urban Innovator at the forefront of developing culture, architecture, business districts,
food markets & museums in the regeneration, place making, economic and social development of cities and communities.
His practice shapes organisational and community strategic approaches based on partnership and active participation.
He is involved in and advises on culture and urban projects internationally.
Nicole van Dijk
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Ms. Nicole van Dijk is curator and leads the research and development programs of Museum Rotterdam.
She is responsible for participatory research and community projects.
Since 2017, Nicole is vice-chair of CAMOC, (The International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities, ICOM).
CAMOC is concerned with cities and urban living and works with museum professionals worldwide
to reinforce the city's identity and contribute to its development.
Adriano Nunes
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Mr. Adriano Nunes is the Creative Infrastructure Lead for Arts Melbourne.
The infrastructure team drives the delivery of the Melbourne Arts Infrastructure Framework that outlines future creative infrastructure needs for the City
and considers new ways of working to achieve more space for more creatives.
Kelvin Watt
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Managing Director of Nielsen Sports & Entertainment
Middle East & AFRICA & Asia Pacific
Marllena Pillati
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Deputy Mayor, Bologna, Italy
Jidi Majia
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Vice President of China Writers Association
Shan Jixiang
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Former Director and Curator of the Palace Museum
Li Fang
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Deputy Director, Department of Literature & Art, People's Daily
Deputy Editor-in-chief, People's Daily Overseas Edition

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