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DIVE INTO THE EVENT'S SCHEDULE TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST PRACTICES OF MUSIC TOURISM FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

THURSDAY: 30 MAY, 2024

Registration

9.15am - 10.00am

Traditional Greeting

10.00am - 10.15am

Sons of Membertou

Graham Marshall, Membertou Councillor, Membertou First Nation

Official Welcome

10.15am - 10.30am

Terry Smith, CEO, Destination Cape Breton  (CAN)

Rob Hain, CEO, Sound Diplomacy (CAN)

Amanda McDougall, Mayor, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CAN)

Wendy Bergfeldt, Radio Host, CBC Radio  (CAN)

Sonic nomads: Elevating Destinations through Artists as Destination Ambassadors

10.30am - 11.20am

Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum, Tourism Ambassador, Ghana Tourism Authority (GHA)

Sarah Mathews, Founder, Infinite Wanders (HKG)

Natalia Echenique Espinoza, Focal Point, Concepcion City of Music (CHL)

Stephen Muise, Conductor/Business Manager & Technical Director, Men of the Deeps (CAN)

Carmen Portela, Founder, Polifónico (PRI)

Melodic Journeys: Crafting Unforgettable Tourist Experiences Through Music

11:25am - 11:55am

Rodney MacDonald, Musician & President of the Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (CAN)

Lunch Break

11.55am - 1.30pm

Beyond Beats: Decoding the Social Symphony of Festivals and Their Impact

1.30pm - 2.00pm

Jamie MacDonald, Community Event Co-Coordinator, Tiree Music Festival (GBR)

Workshop: Harmonious Horizons: Navigating Inclusivity in Music Tourism Experiences

2:05pm - 3:05pm

Bradley Sheppard, Change Leader, Sheppard Training Inc. (CAN)

Coffee Break

3:05pm - 3:30pm

Echoes of Legends: Music Venues as Living Heritage in the Heartbeat of Local Culture

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Paris Martine, Booker, John Curtis Hotel (AUS)

Orchestrating Success: Unveiling the Hospitality Industry's Key Notes in Music Tourism Development

4:05pm - 4:55pm

Jennifer Currie, Faculty, Tourism Management, Cape Breton University (CAN)

Rob Cyrynowski, CEO, Hotels Live (CAN)

Javier Puente, President, Hotels Association of Mexico City  (MEX)

Katie Fox, Owner, Marketing Technologist & PR Strategist, Blooming Footprint (USA)

Alexandra Solea, Founder, Solèart Management (Rome, Italy)

Closing Remarks & Traditional Closing

4.55pm - 5.05pm

Wendy Bergfeldt, Radio Host, CBC Radio  (CAN)

*The event organisers reserve the right to change the final programming of the event without previous notice. 

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