• New Economic Growth
    Through The Arts

    Kuala Lumpur Conference

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  • A Conference For
    Corporate Supporters of the Arts

    24August2016Kuala Lumpur

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About New Economic Growth Through Arts Conference

The Role of Corporations and ASEAN Network

The conference is curated for corporations, cultural practitioners, NGOs, government agencies, intermediaries, funders, policymakers as well as relevant cultural and creative ecosystem stakeholders. This supporting programme aims to promote corporate philanthropy and mecenat via implementing research, mutual exchanges, symposiums and conference in collaboration with Southeast Asian countries; organised by the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts ‘Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai’, Japan (KMK) since early 2015 (having hosted it in Osaka, Jakarta, Tokyo). The KLleg of the conference will feature a keynote address, presentations from Japanese, Malaysian and international corporations that have already contributed to mecenat activities, panel discussion, round table sessions and performances.
Representing nearly 200 organisations and philanthropists, KMK was founded by private corporations in 1990 as Japan’s first not-for-profit association with aims to undertake efforts to promote and heighten awareness of corporate arts support, building a cultural infrastructure for the encouragement and development of business and arts partnership. KMK recently signed a bilateral agreement with My Performing Arts Agency to promote corporate mecenat (support of the arts and culture) in Malaysia and advocate it in the ASEAN region.

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About Coalition of Corporate Support for the Arts Meeting (C2SAM)

The Coalition of Corporate Funders Meeting (formerly known as the Malaysia Arts and Culture Funders Roundtable) was first held in November 2014. This closed meeting aims to focus on issues of enabling and facilitating funders to increase or continue investment in growing Malaysian arts and culture, provide a meaningful and impactful outcomes, provide access to our local communities, and highlight Malaysia’s arts ecosystem and its gaps.
This interactive meeting focuses on concise topics of discussion and is designed to maximise the sharing of information and models to support arts and cultural programmes between private and public stakeholders and industry members. This meeting will link public and private funders and advocacy groups, while highlighting the challenges and opportunities shared by the arts and culture sector. It will initiate discussions that can be continued through some of the working groups and sessions as part of building the ecosystems.

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Conference Speakers



NEW ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH ARTS: The Role of Corporations, and ASEAN Network

Registration & Lunch

Proceed to Clark 1(Ballroom), Level 6

Opening Traditional Japanese Performance

Mr. Koushi Tsukuda - Shakuhachi
Mrs. Miyoko Tsukuda - Tsugaru Shamisen

Welcome Remarks

Ms. Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin - Director | My Performing Arts Agency

Opening Remarks

Mr. Motoki OZAKI - President, Association for Corporate Support of the Arts & Advisor, Kao Corporation, Japan

Opening Speech

Guest of Honor

KEYNOTE: Art, Architecture, Nature and Regional Revitalization –Practices of Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Ms. Akiko MIKI - International Artistic Director, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan

Between Art, Culture and Corporate Management

Mr. Yukihiro SAITO - General Manager, Corporate Cultural Department, Shiseido Co., Ltd., Japan

Malaysia’s role in arts and culture among ASEAN Countries

Speaker To Be Confirmed

Coffee Break at The Foyer

Video: Exporting Japanese Culture

Mr. Takeshi NOTO - Executive Producer, Art Mix Japan

Panel Discussion:
Corporate Management by Cultural Capital, and Culture as Social Capital


Ms. Akiko MIKI - International Artistic Director, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan

Mr. Takeshi NOTO - Executive Producer, Art Mix Japan

Tea Roundtable

1. Activating Communities via Arts and Culture

2. Cultural Policies In Your Market

3. Building Corporate to Corporate Collaborations

Closing Remarks

Malaysian Traditional Closing Performance

End of Conference

Conference Will Be Held At

Clark 1 (Ballroom), Level 5

Le Méridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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The Role of Corporations, and ASEAN Network
Kuala Lumpur Conference.

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Get In Touch

This Kuala Lumpur Conference brought to you by
Association for corporate Support of the Arts (Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai)
in partnership with
My Performing Arts Agency

Contact info

My Performing Arts Agency

B2 – 06 – 13A, Solaris Dutamas,
No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Azirah Azman | Programme Manager

Association for Corporate Support of the Arts

Aoba Nezu | Project Coordinator

[email protected]