Join a panel discussion exploring the opportunities and challenges for the Music and Tourism industries in Africa at the 11th Annual Presidential Forum on Africa Tourism on Monday September 19 at NYU Kimmel Center for University Life.
New York University Africa House in collaboration with the Africa Travel Association, a division of the Corporate Council on Africa, will hold the 11th Annual Presidential Forum on Africa Tourism on Monday, September 19, 2016 on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly meetings. This high-profile event brings together tourism leaders from across Africa to spotlight the critical role tourism plays in driving socio-economic growth and development.
For the first time, the Forum -in association with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab- will host the Music and Tourism in Africa panel, to explore the challenges and opportunities for African countries to use music in innovative strategies to attract new tourists, boost the value of tourism destinations, improve the tourist experience and generate social and economic benefits for local citizens.
Attendants will hear from the speakers’ experiences in creating some of the most interesting music festivals on the continent, and the impact of the emerging music and creative industries in Africa on innovation, entrepreneurship and tourism.
Hon. Nina Walett Intallou, Minister of Handicrafts and Tourism, Republic of Mali
Mr. Manny Ansar, Director, Festival in the Desert, Mali
Ms. Ngozi Odita, Founder and Executive Director, AFRIKA21, Social Media Week Lagos
Mr. Yassin Kargbo, General Manager, National Tourist Board, Republic of Sierra Leone (Invited – TBC)
Mr. Amadou Thiam, Managing Director, Senegal Government Tourist Board U.S. Division (Invited – TBC)
Chair: Professor Carlos Chirinos, Director of the NYU Music and Social Change Lab and Professor of Music Business, NYU Steinhardt.
When: Monday September 19, 2016. 1pm – 2:30pm
Where: Kimmel Center for University Life – 60 Washington Square South 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012
Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-presidential-forum-on-africa-tourism-tickets-27492549957