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Thursday, 8 June

Old Powerhouse / Palia Ilektriki
19:00Welcome 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
by Ian Smith, Chairman of EMC, and Kostas Moschos, President of IAMIC
14:15 - 15:00 Musical welcome by Ramy Essam
15:00 - 16:30Opening Discussion: Music as a tool for diplomacy
- Paul Dujardin, International Music Council
- Kostas Moschos, IAMIC
- Ian Smith, EMC
- 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 - 10:45H.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 Smetanová, Secretary General, International Society for Contemporary Music
-Moderator: George Michael Klimis, Panteion University of Social and Political Science
10:45 - 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30Cultural Diplomacy in partnerships between NGOs and governments
- Jens Cording, Music in Africa
- Kifah Fakhouri, Chair of Euro-Arab Youth Music Center
- Rüdiger Klein, Culture Action Europe
- Moderator: Dr. Elena Theodoulou-Charalambous, Cyprus Ministry of Culture
12:30 - 13:00Jazz concert with bands from Cyprus
13:00 - 14:00Networking Lunch offered by the Creative Europe Desk Cyprus
14:00 - 14:30Music Rights Award Ceremony
Ramy Essam and Paul Dujardin, President of the International Music Council
14:30 - 15:15H.O.T.: European Agenda for Music
Moderator: Stef Coninx, Flanders Arts Institute
15:15-16:00Idea Hub: Project presentations by participants
Moderator: Gretchen Amussen, Paris Conservatoire (CNSMD)
16:00 - 17:45Market Place
- Q&A to project presenters
- discussion rounds with EMC/IAMIC Board members on specific topic
- presentation of info material
in parallel: coffee break
17:45 - 18:00Welcome address by Mrs Egly Pantelakis, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture / President of the Board of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation
18:00 - 18:30IAMIC 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
- Ellada Evangelour Anna Lindh Foundation Cyprus, Rooftop Theatre
- Nadia Karayianni, Anna Lindh Foundation Cyprus, NGO Support Center
- David Sanders, MC USA
- Henrik Melius, Spiritus Mundi
With Extracts of film presentation Hayatuna
Moderator: Silja Fischer, IMC Secretary General
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
Anemi Hotel
14:00 - 18:00General Assemblies of the International Association of Music Information Centres
Palia Ilektriki
Lengo Tavern

Monday, 12 June

Anemi Hotel
08:30 - 15:00on-going General Assemblies of the IMC