The ArtBiz Forum will delve into the concepts, trends and charms of the art business.
The event will spark conversation between integrated resorts decision-makers and regional art experts who will discuss the importance of art and culture in the multifaceted development of integrated resorts and the wider impact on various travel destinations in Asia.

ArtBiz Forum covers a wide range of practical applications of art business, focusing on the trend that combines integrated resort and art, public art, art investment and financing, and more. A series of talks and panel discussions will be conducted and provide a wide scope of perspectives of industry professionals, paving the artistic future for integrated resorts and laying the foundation for the upcoming editions of ArtBiz Asia through communication and education.

Schedule

Day 1:

14:30-17:00,
21st of May 2019

Day 2:

10:30-17:00,
22nd of May 2019

Venue:

Milan 2001,
Venetian Macao

Tuesday,
May 21, 2019

14:30

Opening Reception and Remarks

15:00 – 15:30

How Art and Architecture Accomplish Each Other
Architecture and art draw inspiration from each other in order to improve aesthetic standards. A structure not only bears the function of a city landmark but can also be regarded as a masterpiece to convey the character of the architect. For integrated resorts, distinctive architecture exemplifies unique brand identity.

Speaker:
Mr. Carlos Marreiros, Chairman of MAA, President of the Fellow Members Council of The Architects Association of Macau
Mr. Konstantin Bessmertny, Artist
Prof. Dr. Alice Chiu BBS

15:30 – 16:00

Remodeling Art with Technology
The integration of technological elements into artistic creation has undoubtedly expanded the innovative dimension of artworks. It greatly enhances the interactivity and amplifies the experience for viewers. In the new digital age, technology will lead art to a broader future.

Speaker:
Ms. Cristina Kuok, Vice President of Arts & Culture of MGM China Holdings Limited

16:00 – 16:45

Art Appreciation Inside Integrated Resorts
Can we have multi-dimensional art appreciation experience inside integrated resorts? Will this unique approach to visitor experience become the future norm of integrated resorts? Views from integrated resorts and art consultancies will be shared within the panel discussion.

Moderator:
Ms. WANG Yidi, Director of Business Development of Greater China, artnet

Panelists:
• Mr. Henry Chan, Art & Cultural Manager, SJM Cotai
• Ms. Anne Li, General Manager of Beautiful Asset (Beijing) Art Industry Inc.
• Ms. Tiffany Xu, China Representative of Lehmann Maupin

Wednesday,
May 22, 2019

10:30 – 11:00

How Art Drives Tourism Growth
Large-scale art events, such as light festival, biennale, art fairs and public art exhibitions attract visitors around the globe and subsequently increase tourism. Macao has the plan of developing Art as one of the attractions in Macao. As the key Government Bureau for executing the plan, MGTO will share the vision of how Macau will become a city with strong art identity.

Speaker:
Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office

11:00 – 11:45

Popularity of Public Art and How It Makes Destinations Colorful
The importance of art is not only reflected inside commercial spaces. Public art also plays a significant role in assisting cities to elevate their profile and stimulate tourism growth. Based around major public art cases in Macau, Hong Kong and Mainland China, this theme aims to explore the wide-ranging impact of public art in the development of many travel destinations in Asia.

Moderator:
Mr. Ricardo Pinto, Publisher of Macau Closer

Panelists:

  • Mr. Carlos Marreiros, Chairman of MAA, President of the Fellow Members Council of The Architects Association of Macau
  • Mr. Andrew Mead, Chief Architect of MTR Corporation Ltd.
  • Ms. Alison Pickett, Director of Alison Pickett Corporate Art & Sculpture Consultants

11:45 – 12:30

The Combination of Commercial Space with Art Elements
The integration of art elements into commercial spaces, in forms of shopping malls, club houses, restaurants and the like, provide an innovative approach to property development. This panel will provide different perspectives from management platforms to unveil the inner workings of art projects in commercial spaces.

Moderator:
Ms. WANG Yidi, Director of Business Development of Greater China, artnet

Panelists:

  • Ms. Lucie Chang, Founder of Lucie Chang Fine Arts
  • Ms. Anne Li, General Manager of Beautiful Asset (Beijing) Art Industry Inc

12:30 – 14:15

Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:00

Corporate Collection and Investment
Discussion will dive into the process of collecting from the perspective of an experienced corporate art advisor and the importance of alternative investment for established corporations.

Speaker:
Mr. Calvin Hui, Chairman of Ink Now and 3812 Gallery

15:00- 15:45

Creative Development of Various Platforms of Art Industry
Playing significant roles in art industry, elites from art development platforms, art fairs and art education sectors will share about their unique duties from various positions and how they cooperate to make the industry more prosperous.

Moderator:
Mr. Ricardo Pinto, Publsiher of Macau Closer

Panelists:

  • Ms. Mandy Pao, Director of Communications and Development, Chief Representative of Managing Director of Chiu Yeng Culture
  • Mr. Lu Xun, Founder and Director of Sifang Art Musuem

15:45- 16:30

Expanding Art Scene Along With Diverse Space
Art scene thrives on diversity by creative artists and industry professionals. Art programs held in venues other than traditional exhibition spaces provide an alternative platform for presentation and communication.

Moderator:
Mr. Ricardo Pinto, Publisher of Macau Closer

Panelists:

  • Mr. Konstantin Bessmertny, Artist
  • Mr. David Tung, Director of Lisson Gallery Shanghai
  • Ms. Janice Wong, Chef and Founder of Janice Wong Singapore

16:30

Closing Remarks
The all-access pass for ArtBiz Forum is only USD450.

For more details, please contact
Ms.Sylvia Wang at sylvia@mm.com.mo

Supporting Organizers

The Venetian Macao

May 19-20, 2020

Contact: Carrie Kuo
carrie@mm.com.mo | +853 2835 5397

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The Venetian Macao

May 19-20, 2020

Contact: Carrie Kuo
carrie@mm.com.mo | +853 2835 5397

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