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This year we will provide you with a special format: we will include H.O.T. sessions - Hands-On Training - to increase knowledge building among the participants.

Thursday, 8 June

Old Powerhouse / Palia Ilektriki
18:00Welcome Dinner

Friday, 9 June

Old Powerhouse / Palia Ilektriki
08:30Registration for Annual Meeting
09:30 - 12:30 Annual Meeting for EMC Members
12:30 - 14:00Registration and lunch
14:00 Opening of the 7th Forum on Music
Welcome Speech by Ian Smith, Chairman of EMC, and Kostas Moschos, President of IAMIC
- Musical welcome by Ramy Essam
14:45 - 15:15Keynote Speech
15:15 - 16:30Panel Discussion: Music as a tool for diplomacy
- Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Cyprus
- Ramy Essam, IMC Five Music Rights Champion
- Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, Ambassador of France to Tunisia (invited)
- Mitva Berver, President National Council of Slovenia (invited)
- Moderator: Nenad Bogdanovic, Creative Europe Desk Cyprus/ Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation
16:30 - 17:00Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30H.O.T.: Session for music networks & projects: The future of music moves Europe
- Anna Athanasopoulou, Deputy Head of Unit, DG-EAC, European Commission
- Christos Carras, Executive Director, Onassis Cultural Centre
- Sonja Greiner, Secretary General, European Choral Association - Europa Cantat
- Moderator: Ruth Jakobi
19:00Welcome Reception by Pafos2017

Saturday, 10 June

Old Powerhouse / Palia Ilektriki
09:30 - 11:00H.O.T.: activities by music export offices and music information centres as means for policy making and development of external relations
- Christine Semba, Piranha Arts
- Amitava Bhattacharya, banglanatak dot com
- Olga Smetanova, Director of Music Centre Slovakia
-Moderator: George Michael Klimis, Panteion University of Social and Political Science
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00Panel discussion with (semi-)governmental organisations
- Dr. Elena Theodoulou-Charalambous, Cyprus Ministry of Culture
- Jens Cording, Music in Africa
- Kifah Fakhouri, Chair of Euro-Arab Youth Music Center
- Eric Cummerwie, German-French Choir Association (invited)
- Bilel Aboudi, Ministry of Culture of Tunisia (invited)
13:00 - 14:30Jazz concert with bands from Cyprus
13:00 - 14:30Networking Lunch by the Creative Europe Desk Cyprus
14:30 - 15:00Music Rights Award Ceremony
Ramy Essam and Paul Dujardin, President of the International Music Council
15:00 - 16:00H.O.T.: European Agenda for Music
Moderator: Stef Coninx, Flanders Arts Institute
16:00 - 18:30Market Place including Idea Hub
18:30 - 19:30IAMIC Concert
20:30 - 21:45Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy Concert - only limited number of tickets available!

Sunday, 11 June

Old Powerhouse / Palia Ilektriki
09:00Registration and coffee
09:30 - 11:00Panel discussion: Bridge-building through music: practical examples
Part of the Erasmus+ funded project Music and Resilience Support (MARS)
- Davide Grosso, International Music Council
- Merlijn Poolman, Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export
Moderator: Silja Fischer, IMC Secretary General
With Extracts of film presentation Hayatuna
- David Sanders, MC USA
- Henrik Melius, Spiritus Mundi
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15Wrap-Up of the conference
- External rapporteur: Emily Akuno
- Moderators of the panels
12:15 - 12:30Closing of the conference
Kostas Moschos, President of IAMIC and Ian Smith, Chairman of EMC
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 18:00General Assemblies of the International Music Council and IAMIC
Venues to be announced

Monday, 12 June

venues to be announced
08:30 - 15:00on-going General Assemblies of the IMC and IAMIC