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A Creative Hub of Music Inspiration
UlsanAPaMM Forum is a decision-making entity of UlsanAPaMM, which is operated mainly by committee. The forum not only proposes agendas for UlsanAPaMM's role and mid- and long-term development, but also presents the vision of the global music industry, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, and seeks support and cooperation in the public sector.
As a governance for the future of music, we will keep contributing to creating a better music ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region with communication, information sharing, international interacting and cooperation networks as core values.
Hosang AHN, president of Sejong Center began his career in the field of performing arts at the Seoul Arts Center in 1984 after graduating from college. He participated in the operation master plan after the construction of the Seoul Arts Center, after the construction of the Seoul Arts Center was completed in 1994, he worked as the head of performance planning department and the director of performance business, contributing to the foundation of the early performance project of the Seoul Arts Center. He left Seoul Arts Center in 2007, and worked as the CEO of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture for five years. While working as a CEO, he tried to establish a new operating model for new foundations, including the creation of 13 creative spaces in Seoul. After moving to the National Theater of Korea in 2012, he led the new innovation of the National Theater through the season system, and in recognition of its success, he had served three consecutive terms and then he had a role as the Dean of Hongik University for five years from 2017.
Alan Holt is an International Manager for the New Zealand Music Commission. The New Zealand Commission is a Government-funded agency committed to supporting New Zealand(NZ) music businesses. The New Zealand Music Commission international office undertakes projects and partnerships aimed at exporting NZ music and assisting music businesses in working internationally. Prior to joining the New Zealand Music Commission, Alan was the General Manager and buyer for Global Routes Distribution, owner of two clothing stores - Bunny Boutique and the New Zealand branch of the Beastie Boys affiliated street-wear label X-Large - and most of the time in 90’s, he for most of the 90’s worked at New Zealand independent label Flying Nun Records. In his spare time Alan is writing a book about the history of Flying Nun Records and performs or records experimental music in a group White Saucer.
Becc Bates, Director for Creative Industries within the Innovation and Science division of Department for Innovation and Skills in state government of South Australia. She is responsible for the development and delivery of strategies that stimulate growth in the creative industries, and, the facilitation of coordinated support for organizations and Statutory Authorities: SA Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival, JamFactory, Music Development Office and St. Paul’s Creative Centre. She was instrumental in the establishment of the state’s Music Development Office(MDO) which brought together the arts and industry areas of the State Government to recognize music as an industry as well as a creative endeavor. In addition, she drove the development of the St. Paul’s Creative Centre. Prior to this, she was a partner in a music management company and worked with many artists. She was in charge of career development, business development, strategic direction, tour management and international contract negotiations.
Charlie Wall-Andrews, celebrated as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network(WXN), is a Trudeau Scholar, creative industries leader, Lecturer at the University of Toronto and Northeastern University (USA). In her role at SOCAN Foundation, she established many programs such as the Creative Entrepreneur Incubator and Equity X Production Development Program which prepares artists to turn their passion and talent into a sustainable career. She is a Management Ph.D. (ABD) candidate at Ted Rogers School of Management, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship and conducts her research with the Diversity Institute. She is on the Board of Directors of WorkInCulture, and TELUS Community Investment Board, and is the inaugural Vice-Chair of Music Canada’s Advisory Council.
David Chavez is a festival curator and event organizer in the city of Chicago. He's worked in the industry for almost 20 years presenting artists from all over the globe in venues and theaters as well as festivals across Chicago.
Throughout his career, he's helped broaden the audience for international music in the city, debuted many artists, helped launch music programs and festivals at various venues, consulted major arts and educational institutions, and helped open the city's first Music Industry Office.
Through his own organization Sound Culture, he continues to consult on global events and festivals across the city and beyond with the hopes of introducing new artists to new audiences and creating unique cultural experiences that both enlighten and challenge perceptions and perspectives on a changing society through the performing arts.
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Furat Qadduori is from a prominent family of musicians, who started playing the Qanoun from the age of six in Baghdad and performed on stage from the age of eight. Today, he is one of the most famous musicians & composers world-wide. The CEO of Real Music, founder of Sharjah World Music Festival, and the Cheif Director of Rubu' Qarn for Music.
His love carried from an early age for pop & Latin music was portrayed in the unique way he plays the Qanoun and composes music. Thus, in his albums and musical compositions, he was able to present the Qanoun & Iraqi maqam in a different manner mixing and incorporating the tunes with rhythms of various cultures, specifically Jazz, classic, and flamenco.
Isabel Soffer has been at the forefront of cultural programming, arts advocacy, community building and cultural diplomacy in the USA for over two decades. She has been instrumental in developing the American global music and dance scene as co-founder/director of globalFEST, a non-profit organization that produces its eponymous festival and is host to platforms that move global culture into the center of the performing arts field; and as founder/director of Live Sounds, an independent company that curates, produces and develops innovative multi-genre programs that connect artists with cultural opportunities. Her expertise lies in creative collaboration, networking, and culturally focused strategic planning. Her curatorial work includes concerts, festivals, conferences, public art projects, and recordings.
KIM Sungtae is a Team Manager of City Festival Promotion Department of Ulsan Arts and Culture Foundation, taking charge of the Foundation’s festival projects like UlsanAPaMM. After he had entered the field of theater in 1986, he successively served as Secretary-General at The Federation of Ulsan Cultural Center and The Federation of Artistic and Cultural Organization of Ulsan. He also worked as a DJ at a music program. He majored in Korean Arts in Korea National University of Arts, and built his career through working as a culture and art planner, culture columnist, and writer. He contributed to Arts in Ulsan by hosting various festivals and directing in the fields of musical and performing art.
LEE Yoon-hee has been working at Arts Council Korea(ARKO) for 20 years in charge of Support Programs for Arts and Culture including visual arts, performing arts, and public art. Currently, she is a Director General at Business Innovation Division, and am responsible for the programs of international exchange, arts and technology and business strategy.
Arts Council of Korea was founded to support projects and activities for the promotion of culture and arts with a faith that all of us have the power to change our life to share the joy of creation and enjoy the valuable life.
Mike Constantino is the Founder and CEO of Homonym, the premier music marketing and audio innovations agency in the Philippines. In 2019, together with the National Commission for Culture & The Arts, he founded Sonik Philippines, the country’s official Music Conference x Festival and now, an annual industry highlight. A 25-year veteran with international exposure, he has extensive experience in multiple disciplines and has been a key figure in the local and regional music industry for decades.
On the music front, he has been a professional DJ since the early 2000s. He is a 2-time Awit Award-winning singer and songwriter for his work with his independent Soul band, Conscious & The Goodness. On the industry side, he is part of the technical working group for the SUDI National Music Awards and he represents the independent sector for the Music Industry Act of the Philippines.
Started as a performing arts manager at the Seoul Arts Center(SAC). And he worked for the Korea Art and Culture Education Service(KACES) and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra(SPO). Now is he a senior advisor at the Korea Arts Management Service(KAMS). Studied German Language and Literature(BA) and Theater(MA) and MBA course.
Piyawat Louilarpprasert is a Thai composer, performer, and curator who works with the interweave of music composition, visual art, and sound installation. He has been awarded/commissioned by Südwestrundfunk(SWR) Experimental Studio(Germany), MATA Festival(New York), Lucerne Festival(Switzerland), Gaudeamus(Netherlands), Mizzou Composer Festival(Missouri), ASCAP(USA), Pro Helvetia(Switzerland), British Council(UK), Japan Foundation(Japan), Sergei Slonimsky Award(Russia) and Kultur Kontakt Residency(Austria). He worked with Tacet(i), Arditti, Berlin Philharmonic Horns, American Composer Orchestra etc. He holds D.M.A. in music composition at Cornell University and M.M. from Royal College of Music, London. Currently, he is a chair of Thailand Music and Arts Organization, and a curator for Int-Act Festival(Thailand).
Ronny Loppies, Director of Ambon Music Office as well as Focal Point of Ambon UNESCO City of Music. Issued an innovation and collaboration program "Sound of Green (SoG)" which collaborates between Music tourism and forest city. From music tourism and forest city then create multiplier effects on the environment, education, literacy, performing arts, health and culinary. Become the best innovator in Indonesia with the topic of Ambon City of Music and build Ambon City into a creative city in Indonesia. The year 2019 made Ambon the UNESCO City of Music together with the Ambon city government and the Creative Economy Agency of the Republic of Indonesia. Build 10 music tourism destinations combined with education. Creating a compulsory music curriculum for music in primary and junior high schools in Ambon City and carrying out massive reforestation in 10 music tourism destinations to maintain the bamboo forest ecosystem associated with Ambonese traditional musical instruments Be a speaker at various national and international events.
Sanjeev Bhargava, Creative Director of SEHER has been advising various agencies of the Govt. of India on Culture- directly working with several Cabinet Ministers and others for select occasions. He has served on the Central Advisory Board of Culture (CABC), Govt of India.
Over the last decade SEHER has been instrumental in making Delhi the Cultural hub of the nation. SEHER has single-handedly changed the cultural profile of the Capital by establishing several thematic annual festivals in public spaces in Delhi – different monuments and parks having their own annual cultural festivals that form the Cultural calendar of Delhi and other cities.
He is appointed as the Vice Chairman of Ulsan Asia Pacific Music Meeting(UlsanAPaMM) since 2018 by Ulsan Arts and Culture Foundation, South Korea.
He was also presented the Order of Knighthood by the President of Italy with the Order of the Star for promoting friendly relations and cooperation between India and Italy in 2016.
Sharzede Salleh Askor is the Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Tourism Board(STB) since 2018 and also serves on its board of directors.
She is also an Industry Advisor Panel in several local universities, also seats in several State Committee member and appointed as committee member of Asia Pacific Music Meeting by Ulsan Arts and Culture Foundation. She has frequently been invited as a speaker in international webinars.
With over 30 years of experience in integrated marketing communications, branding, CSR and management support to EXCOs and Board of Directors, she believes tourism is an inclusive industry and that everyone has an important role to play in ensuring Sarawak’s visibility on the world tourism stage and putting forward Sarawak’s name and brand for all to see.
Samil YANG is well-known as a Latin American Culture Promotor. In 1997, he founded Asia-Iberoamerica Cultural Foundation in Bogota, Colombia and has dedicated to foster the cultural exchange between Asia and Latin America. In 2003, for the first time in the field he introduced Korean Performing Arts in Cuba, invited by the Ministry of Culture of Cuba. During 20 years, he has lead Korean Wave in Colombia promoting the prominent artists of Korea including National Ballet of Korea, Universal Ballet, Samulnori Kim Duksu, Soprano Jo Sumi, Poet Shin Kyunglim, Novelist Hyun Ki-young and etc.. In 2016, he received the 35th Sejong Cultural Award by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea and in 2018 the Merit of the Superior Education by National Police of Colombia.