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

27 - 29 MAY, 2024

FRIDAY: 31 MAY, 2024

Registration

9:15AM - 10:00am

Official Welcome & Traditional Greeting

10:00am - 10:10am

Sonic Revival: Transforming Downtowns into Vibrant Hubs Through Music and Tourism

10:10am - 10:40am

Hannah Smith, Director of Marketing and Communications, Athens Conventions and Visitors Bureau (USA)

Crafting a Musical Oasis in Dinkelsbühl: Transforming Small Towns into Vibrant Music Destinations

10:45am - 11:15am

Alex Härtel, Head of Marketing & PR, Silverdust (DEU)

Songs of Empowerment: Nurturing Indigenous Voices and Stories in Music

11:20am - 12:10pm

Robert Bernard, Board Member, Destination Cape Breton & Executive Director, Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (CAN)

Rhonda Head, Board Member at SOCAN (CAN)

Morgan Toney, Musician (CAN)

Jade Turner, Musician (CAN)

Beverly Jeddore, Mi’kmaw Language Technician (NS, Canada)

Lunch Break

12:10pm - 1:30pm

Nocturnal Harmony: Crafting a Vibrant and Healthy Nighttime Economy for A Successful Destination

1:30pm - 2:05pm

Mathieu Grondin, General Manager and Co-Founder, MTL 24/24 (CAN)

Decolonising Rhythms: Unleashing the Power of Southeast Asian Soundscapes in the Music Tourism Universe

2:10pm - 2:40pm

Layan Nijem, Project Coordinator, DeCoSEAS - University of Amsterdam (NLD)

Harmony Unleashed: Orchestrating Success with Music in Destination Strategies

2:45pm - 3:35pm

Terry Smith, CEO, Destination Cape Breton (CAN)

Molly Rawn, CEO, Experience Fayetteville (USA)

Catherine Swain, Marketing, N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (USA)

Natalie Wakabayashi, Director, Culture & Entertainment Tourism, Tourism London (Canada)

Closing Remarks & Official Music Tourism Convention Handover & Traditional Closing

3:40pm - 3:50pm

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers, Minister for Education and Social Development, Government of Anguilla (AIA)

Terry Smith, CEO, Destination Cape Breton (CAN)

Rob Hain, CEO, Sound Diplomacy (CAN)

Official Closing Reception

3:55pm - 6:00pm

After Party - East Coast  'Kitchen Party!' 

8:00pm - 11:00pm

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

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