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2023 FACP Kaohsiung Conference boosts connections between arts professionals across generations by "What's Up Café – Clinics for the Arts"

With the call of sustainability, the transmission of professional knowledge and experience has become more important than ever. At the "What's Up Café – Clinics for the Arts" of the 2023 FACP Kaohsiung Conference, junior arts personnels will have the chance to connect with our senior colleagues, share stories and challenges, exchange ideas and insights, and learn from these professionals!

At this session, young artists and arts workers will be meeting FACP governors and members, who are also artistic and cultural leaders across the Asia-Pacific in various sectors. Whether you are from an arts presenter, arts management agency, performing arts group, the academy, production, or cultural venue, you will all find your destined mentor here! Exciting in-depth discussions, industrial insights and more cultural exchanges await at the 2023 FACP Kaohsiung Conference.


  How to participate?  

All FACP members are eligible for making appointments with our table hosts. Here's how you can get connected:

  1. Join FACP or renew your membership, and register for the 2023 FACP Kaohsiung Conference.

  2. As the annual conference approaches, sign up via the online form or in-person at the event location.

  3. Enjoy your time of in-depth exchange with our table hosts!

About 2023 FACP Kaohsiung Conference


2023 FACP Kaohsiung Conference

What's Up Café – Clinics for the Arts

Table Hosts Biographies


Rachael CHAN
Musician, Orchestra of the Music Makers & PhD Candidate in Geography, University of Oxford

"No one can take away the power of the arts to change someone's life."


Rachael is an orchestral musician and has been a cellist with Singapore's Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) since 2013. OMM is a volunteer-led orchestra comprising of over 140 musicians from different careers and backgrounds. Rachael served as the Chairperson of the orchestra's Community Engagement Team (2017-2018), curating both offstage and onstage encounters that aim to enhance the public's appreciation for orchestral music. Currently, Rachael is also a PhD student in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford (2022-), and her research focuses on cultural and political geography in East Asia. She holds an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance (2021-2022) from the same university, and her past research has been about visuals and imaginaries of climate change.


Anthony SF CHIU
De La Salle University, University Fellow

"Every stakeholder has a significant role to play in sustainability."


Anthony SF CHIU is Presidential Adviser on Sustainability, University Fellow and Chair Professor at De La Salle University. He co-authored nearly 200 development project manuscripts and indexed journal articles in the SDG12 area, currently with a Scopus h-index of 42. CHIU also has served the national government as the Pollution Adjudication Board Member (rank of Commissioner) since 2004. He was an official delegate of the Philippine government in various UN summits, including the Rio+20 and SDG Roadmap. He is a member of the UN International Resource Panel, and the founding editor-in-chief of the Elsevier Journal of Cleaner and Responsible Consumption.


Keisuke INNAMI 
Chief Assistant to General Producer of Knowledge Capital Association


Keisuke INNAMI was born in Osaka in 1989. He pursued his higher education at Osaka University and earned a bachelor's degree in Foreign Language and Culture with a specialization in Portuguese. After completing his studies, he embarked on his professional journey at Knowledge Capital (KC) as a "Communicator." His role involved bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and nurturing collaborations to create innovative projects and communities. Currently, he plays a vital role as the Chief Assistant to the General Producer of KC. He is responsible for managing internal and external relations and spearheading international projects.


Jun-ichi NIHEI
President and CEO of Japan Arts Corporation

"Where there are people, there needs to be dreams. Let's use your imagination and creativity!"

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Artist Manager and Consultant in the Classical Music market for about 25 years. In 2001 joined Japan Arts Corporation, and became President in 2018. Currently serving as Executive Director at Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters.


Kenny OOI
CEO of The Rondo Production

"Stay flexible and embrace change. The arts industry is known for its unpredictability with trends shifting rapidly. It's important to be open, to adjust your craft to align with the evolving landscape."


A native of Penang, Kenny Ooi is a social entrepreneur, active musician and producer in Asia. He has performed with various orchestras, chamber groups and masterclasses in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and many others. He founded the inaugural Penang International Brass Festival in 2019, and subsequently, The Rondo Production, to develop Malaysia into a country which provides top-notch quality of music education and performance. His passion and effort have led to this recent achievement as one of the top 20 social enterprises in Australia & ASEAN, recognised by the Australian-ASEAN Council by the Australian Government. In the same year, he was selected as one of the 30 Young Music Leaders by the Southeast Asia Directors of Music (SEADOM). In 2021, he was nominated for the Asia Youth Leadership Award by the ASEAN Youth Advocates Network. He was a scholar at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, under the tutelage of Jon Dante and Lau Wen Rong from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.


Director of De La Salle University Culture and Arts Office

"Arts management is a truly challenging but rewarding job. Learn more about your craft and the creative industries so you can better ideate innovations, and foster productive relationships with the artists under your care."


Ms. Samodio is an arts manager with extensive work experience in advertising and public relations. She is the Culture and Arts Director of De La Salle University, a position she has held since 2002; and the Head of the Creative Industries Studies Network under the Center for Business Research and Development of the DLSU Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business. She was a recipient of an international fellowship program grant for arts managers from the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. in 2010. From 2010-2016, she was the secretary of the Committee on Cultural Education at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Currently, she is the chair of the ASEAN University Network on Culture and the Arts, Founding President of the Association of Cultural Offices in Philippine Educational Institutions, Inc., and a country governor and a vice chair of the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion.


Stanisław SUCHORA
CEO of SONORA music

"Arts and music always needs fresh blood and ideas!"

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Studied musicology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland and at the Sorbonne University in Paris where he obtained a master's degree in Music Management. During his studies, SUCHORA gained experience working as Assistant Dramaturg at the Opéra Comique in Paris, as the Assistant at the Sorbonne University and as Junior Manager at the Target Live agency specializing in cultural marketing in London. In 2012, he founded SONORA music agency managing individual artists, generating and promoting international projects. Active worldwide, today SONORA music boasts a roster of international artists and the position of the most important classical music agency in Poland and in the region. SUCHORA enjoys traveling and learning foreign languages.


Paul TAM
Executive Director, Performing Arts of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

"Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy, but absolutely thrilling, ride!"


Mr. TAM leads the Performing Arts Division to deliver world-class programmes and performing arts venues and facilities in the West Kowloon Cultural District. He is responsible for steering the strategic planning and sustainable development of these venues and oversees their business direction, artistic development, venue operations, technical and production, facilities planning and delivery. Mr. TAM joined WKCDA in March 2020.

Mr. TAM is a seasoned arts executive with over 20 years of experience in performing arts management. Prior to joining WKCDA, Mr. TAM was the Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet, where he oversaw its strategic development, institutional advancement, brand-building, education and community outreach and international touring. Currently, Mr. TAM is Director of the International Society for the Performing Arts, Board Member and former Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Governor of the Federation of Asian Cultural Promotion and Advisor for Our Hong Kong Foundation.


Yun-Shiou TSAI
Senior Director, International New Aspect Cultural and Educational Foundation

"Think out of the box and be open-minded.

Dare to dream, dare to change."


Yun-Shiou TSAI is an artist manager and performing arts presenter / producer with comprehensive experience in arts management across diverse genres. She earned her M.A. in Musicology from National Taiwan University, specialising in social history of music. In 2010, she joined New Aspect Promotion Corporation Ltd in charge of the International Affairs and Program Department. With artistic insight, she has successfully organised and coordinated a wide array of projects including classical music concerts, dance and drama performances, international music festivals, exhibitions, fine/decorative art and collectible auctions, sea cruise, and circus troupes, overseeing the strategic planning of the corporation. With over a decade of experience, Yun-Shiou has built up close relationships with artists, offering consulting and artist management services. She currently serves as the Senior Director at New Aspect and the Secretary-General at FACP for the term 2023-2025.


Raymond WONG
Deputy General Director of National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

"Be curious, not judgmental."


Graduated with an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Enterprises from the University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins) and a B.Sc. in European Studies from the Hong Kong Baptist University, Raymond WONG serves in performing arts for more than 20 years as producer of national and international programs, marketer, facilitator of cultural exchange projects and manager at venues and arts organizations. He joined the City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong from 2006 and served as Managing Director from 2014 to 2021. He was appointed as Deputy General Director of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) Taiwan in 2021, to oversee branding, audience engagement and visitor experience.


Yoori LEE
Artistic Director, Seoul Performing Arts Company / Arts Management  Dept. Professor, Seoul Institute of the Arts

"Power of the Arts can change the world. Artist is an innovative explorer who can make that happen. Please challenge it!"

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Yoori Lee is a theater producer specializing in the musical industry and an expert in policy, theory, and education related to performing arts.

She has contributed to developing Korea's commercial musical market and publicly subsidized performing arts market through her activities as Head of the Executive Committee of Daegu International Musical Festival (DIMF), Chairman of the Board of the Korea Musical Theatre Association, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Korea Musical Awards, and Artistic Director of Seoul Performing Arts Company.

Moreover, she has been striving to train producers at universities and has established a professional training system for performing arts staffing as the President of the Korea Musical Theater Professors Association.


Joanna WANG
Director of Artistic Planning, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

1."Be the change you wish to see in the world" —Gandhi

2."Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow."—Helen Keller


The Director of Artistic Planning at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) - one of Taiwan's three national performing arts centers - since January 2023. A seasoned arts manager with 30 years of professional experiences, Joanna is a graduate of the Columbia University with Master of Arts Management degree. Prior to joining Weiwuying, Joanna was the Director of International Programs at the Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation and toured Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and Cloud Gate 2 all over the world for more than 2 decades. Before that, she had also worked for the Han-Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble, Contemporary Legend Theatre, and Tai Gu Tales Dance Theatre, and New York City’s Queens Symphony Orchestra.


WEI Wan-jung
OISTAT-Executive Director

"1. Follow your passion, even when the path seems challenging. Your passion will be the guiding light to lead you through the darkest of forests

2. Push yourself out of your comfort zone.

3. Be modest and always keep your promises. These are the rules that will build your reputation"


Executive Director of OISTAT
Chairwoman of International Association of Theatre Critics Taiwan Dance Critic
WEI is the youngest executive director to hold the position at OISTAT since its establishment in 1968, and also the first with diplomatic training. While in her teenage years, she practiced hip -hop dancing and later transitioned to contemporary dance. She pursued a degree in political science without ever letting go of her love for the performing arts. With a belief in the commonality between diplomacy and performing arts of "creating dialogues in daily life," WEI explores the relationship between contemporary dance and society by writing dance critiques, with a particular focus on feminism and gender issues. She earned her MA degree in Arts Politics from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She enjoys reading and has a special love for dogs, especially large breeds.


PIA Corporation / Corporate Officer

"Remember, the arts have the power to inspire, challenge, and unite, so trust in your ability to make a meaningful contribution to the world."


Born in 1971, SASAI Yuko holds a Master's degree in Economics from Waseda University. She joined PIA Corporation in 1999, focusing on marketing research and played a key role in establishing PIA Research Institute, Inc. in October 2002. With over 20 years of experience, she has conducted extensive quantitative and qualitative research in the entertainment industry.

While at PIA Research Institute, SASAI edited and authored the "White Paper on Live Entertainment." She also oversaw customer analysis based on Ticket Pia's data, which includes more than 16 million members and annual ticket sales of approximately 64 million tickets.

In June 2016, she became the director of PIA Research Institute, and in June 2022, she assumed the role of executive officer at PIA Corporation, where she continues to work today.




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  • Those who present a valid membership card while purchasing tickets for programs organized by Weiwuying, official merchandise, or admission to other events shall receive membership discounts.
  • While purchasing tickets online, members with valid cards shall receive discounts upon entering their membership information. Only Weiwuying Unlimited members shall be eligible to receive one free ticket for each of any program organized by Weiwuying (excluding co-sponsored and co-organized programs as well as any other non-program events). The ticket must be booked 14 days before the date of the program and may only be used by the member. The seat assignment and ticket type shall be determined by Weiwuying and based on booking order.
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  • Weiwuying Unlimited members may purchase tickets on the online ticketing platform OPENTIX once general ticket sales have begun.
  • Rights of Paid Membership:
    1. Members are only valid for accessing exclusive events or special discounts on events organized by the Center. (excluding non-participating programs, official merchandise and activities. Subject to updates on our official site and on-site).
    2. There is no physical card for Weiwuying Unlimited e-CARD /Weiwuying Lifestyle e-CARD /Weiwuying Youth e-CARD from January1, 2024. Membership cards that were issued before December31, 2023 also feature the function of iPass card, please refer to iPass regulations on accounting, deducting, and depositing.
    3. Membership renewal
      1. Hero and Unlimited membership are exclusive and not available for renewal.
      2. Lifestyle members can enjoy a free renewal for a year with reward points. They can collect points during the valid membership period from spending on tickets for programs performed in the Center, in-store purchases, and in our gift shop. If unable to collect the required number of points, they may pay for membership renewal in person or online. We will inform you by email detailing your eligibility for free renewal 30 days before your membership expires. Once your payment has been processed, no refunds will be given.
      3. Youth members are automatically renewed each year for free (with no need to have your identity re-verified) until you are 24 years old. Accumulated reward points will be reset to zero upon the annual renewal or if your membership has been revoked. Once your Youth membership expires (on your 24 years old), it will be automatically renewed as a one-year Lifestyle membership if you have at least 1,000 reward points.
      4. Failure to complete renewal or new application before the valid period expires will result in cancellation of membership.
    4. Claiming tickets and receipts:
      1. You can receive discounts and collect points at the stores and restaurants in the Center on presentation of your membership card. In the event that you are not able to collect points for reasons such as applying for membership on the day, being unable to produce your membership card, or paying by mobile device, you can contact our customer service team in person within office hours or by email within 30 days (inclusive) of the transaction date.
      2. When purchasing program tickets on OPENTIX, a member must first create an OPENTIX account and add his/her Weiwuying membership card to the account in order to begin to accumulate reward points. For tickets to programs not organized by Weiwuying or tickets purchased through other ticketing systems or convenience stores, points from those purchases may be entered into the member’s membership account if the tickets were purchased during the period of validity of the current membership. The member may process the entry of these points in person at the Service Center during service hours or via e-mail.
    5. If the behavior or actions of a member threatens to damage the reputation of the Centre and/or violates membership terms and conditions, the Centre reserves the right to suspend membership until the matter is resolved. In serious cases membership may be terminated.
  • Updating Personal Profile
    1. Members may change or update their personal profile by logging in as a member on the Center’s official website or contact the customer service of the Center (Tel: +886-7-262-6666, Customer Service mail: service@npac-weiwuying.org). Members may also update their profile by visiting the Center’s customer service Center and presenting valid ID.
    2. If you wish to cancel your membership, you should contact our customer service desk in person with proof of ID for assistance.
  • Terminating Membership
    1. Membership is regarded as terminated when valid period expires; however, iPass function of the membership card will remain functional.
    2. If member wish to terminate membership prior to the end of membership period, please contact our customer service team in person for assistance. The annual membership fees are not refundable once the application has been successfully processed. We regret that you will not be able to receive membership benefits when membership ends, including but not limited to in-store purchases and tickets. You are also not entitled to claim points retroactively or request a replacement card.
    3. If member’s profile is fraudulently used by others or you have violated applicable laws, transaction security or the Membership Rules, the Center deems it necessary in order to protect the security of transaction, the Group, or a third party; the use of the member service will be terminated, and if necessary, the transaction will be refused, terminated or registration data will be deleted or removed. The Center will not liable for any damage that you may incur in connection with the Membership Service.
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    1. Membership application forms and other related documents submitted to the Center will not be returned. The Center reserves the right to accept or reject any membership application.
    2. The Center reserves the right to modify, terminate, or amend any membership benefit or discounts, as well as to activate and terminate memberships.
    3. The Center reserves the right to modify or revise its membership plan, and such modifications or revisions will be posted on its website.
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    1. For the supply of the service may from the website, goods and services (or gifts, etc.) may be necessary to supply through the delivery, logistics service provider. Member agrees and authorizes use of any personal information deemed necessary by the Center (e.g. recipient name, shipping address, phone number, etc.), Provided to delivery, goods or service providers to complete the supply, delivery and retrieval of the goods and services (or gifts, etc.).
    2. iPass Personal Information Terms and Notices:
      Members of the Center that were issued before December 31, 2023 also enjoys the services of iPass. To comply with regulations, when the Member applies for membership card, The Center shall provide iPass Corporation the Member’s personal information (name, ID No./Resident Certificate No., birthdate, nationality, telephone number, address, e-mail address), allowing iPass Corporation to collect, handle, and utilize within its business scope (electronic ticketing and payment). Adhering to Personal Information Protection Act, iPass Corporation has published all related notices on official website www.i-pass.com.tw. For any inquiries, please call service hotline +886-7-791-2000.