Norrkoping, Sweden
26-27 September 2019

September 2019 saw us host our first ever full European edition of the Music Cities Forum and first ever Scandinavian event.

The event started with a VIP city tour and opening reception at the Museum of Work on September 26th. 

 

On the 27th we welcomed 120+ Swedish and international delegates to explore the relationship between music, economic development and city planning through panels, presentations, roundtables and insights from Europe’s top music city experts. The event also featured live music from local artists and an evening reception.

On September 28th, delegates had the chance to experience the famous Norrkoping Culture Night and attend a special concert by the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

19
Speakers

1x Conference day

2x
Evening events


Presentations
& Panel Discussions

120+
Delegates

15+
Internationals

Thursday

26th September 2019

Norrkoping City Tour

5.00pm-6.00pm

Music Cities Forum Opening Reception

6.30pm-8.30pm / Museum of Work

Live music by Hardy H Hum

Friday

27th September 2020

Welcome remarks

10.00am-10.20am 

Rob Hain, Board Chairman, Sound Diplomacy (UK)
Reidar Svedahl, City Councilor, Municipality of Norrkoping (Sweden)

Presentation - Kirklees: When music is embedded into place development

10.20am-10.40am 

Kath Davies, Strategic Lead for Cultural Development, Kirklees Council (UK)

Presentation 2 - Festivals as a driver for positive change in society

10.40am-11.00am 

Joppe Pihlgren, CEO, Sweden Live (Sweden)

Panel 1 - Healthy music ecosystems: Which stakeholders benefit?

11.00am-11.40am

 

Kevin McManus, Head of UNESCO City of Music for Liverpool (UK) (moderator)
Petra Lundmark, Marketing Manager, BD Pop (Sweden) 
Lukasz Kalebasiak, Director of Communications, Katowice City of Gardens (Poland)
Reidar Svedahl, City Councilor, Municipality of Norrkoping (Sweden)

Presentation - Music, tech and the city: Stockholm’s music hub

11.40am-12.00pm 

Grace McCallum, Founder, STHLM Music City (Sweden)

Lunch 

12.00pm-1.15pm 

Joppe Pihlgren, CEO, Sweden Live (Sweden)

Roundtable - How to turn your city into a music hub

1.15pm-2.30pm

 

Sara Herrlin & Grace McCallum, Founders, STHLM Music City (Sweden)

Presentation - Benefits of supporting your night time economy 

2.30pm-2.50pm 

Merlijn Poolman, Night Mayor, Groningen (Netherlands)

Presentation - Developing a music city with minimal resources: Reykjavik, Iceland

2.50am-3.10pm 

María Rut Reynisdóttir, Project Manager, Reykjavik Music City (Iceland) 

Coffee break

3.10pm-3.40pm

Presentation - My music city: Roskilde, Denmark

3.40pm-4.00pm 

 

Mikael Pass, Music City Supervisor, Roskilde Municipality (Denmark)

Panel - Music & city development: Actionable change for Sweden

4.00pm-4.40pm 

 

Sandra Wall, Project Manager, UNESCO City of music, Norrköping Municipality (Sweden) (moderator)
Jesper Thorsson, CEO, Export Music Sweden (Sweden)
Bozo Rasic, Managing Director, FKP Scorpio Sweden (Sweden)
Maria Brusman, Senior Adviser Performing Arts, Region Östergötland (Sweden) 

Closing remarks

4.40pm-5.00pm

Closing reception 

5.00pm-late

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