6th ENCATC International Study Tour to the Emirates

Abu Dhabi Mar 14 > 15 2017 // Dubai Mar 16 > 17 2017, United Arab Emirates

DRAFT VERSION --- TUESDAY, 14 MARCH 2017 IN ABU DHABI

09:30 - 13:00
  • Meeting Point: Southern Sun Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, Tourist Club Area

Welcome and official opening of the tour by Annick Schramme, ENCATC President

Introduction to the Study Tour programme by GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, ENCATC Secretary General

Lecture on cultural policy, urban development, and architecture in the UAE followed by a guided visit with main highlights such as the Qasr al-Hosn Fort, the oldest building in the city constructed in 1761. 

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch time / Free time 

15:00 - 17:00

  • Venue:  Auditorium, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Presentation of the future "Louvre Abu Dhabi" project

17:00 - 19:00

Free time

19:00 - 20:30

  • Venue: Belgian Residence - Eastern Mangroves (near to the Eastern Mangroves Anantara Hotel), Building 5, Penthouse 42, 5th floor

Presentation of the Study on Audience Development “How to place audiences at the center of cultural organisations"

20:30 - 22:30

Cocktail reception and talks

DRAFT VERSION --- WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH 2017 IN ABU DHABI

09:00 - 09:45

Guided visit of the Sorbonne campus in Abu Dhabi 

09:45 - 11:15
  • Venue: room TBC, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi,

Joint Seminar on “Current academic research programmes and training in the field of Culture and Cultural Management in the UAE”

During this session, participants will learn and exchange, among other issues, about research and training programmes in the UAE, about what it means being an academic in Abu Dhabi, as well as about future paths for research and partnership opportunities for universities willing to cooperate with the UAE.

11:15 - 12:00
  • Venue: room TBC, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Talks on the Leisure Culture in the Emirates 

A very dynamic session in which participants will learn from the international and local Leisure Culture perspectives. 

The role and challenges from an international Leisure Organization Perspective.

Lecturers:

Cristina Ortega Nuere, Chief Academic and Operating Officer, World Leisure Organisation

Mireia Iglesias, Communication & Events Officer, World Leisure Organization

 

What do they understand for Leisure and Culture in the UAE? What kind of dynamics do they have in place? How do they see themselves comparing to the rest of the world?

Lecturer:

Nasif Kayed, Founder and CEO of The Arab Culturalist, UAE

12:00 - 15:00

Free time / Free time

15:00 - 16:30

  • Venue: EU Delegation, Ethiad Tower 3, 15th floor, Corniche Road

Talks on cultural diplomacy in the region at the EU Delegation in United Arab Emirates

Lecturer: 

17:00 - 18:00

Visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

19:00

Dinner gathering for those who wish to continue networking

DRAFT VERSION --- THURSDAY, 16 MARCH 2017 IN SHARJAH

09:00

  • Meeting Point: Southern Sun Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, Tourist Club Area

Departure from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah

11:00

Arrival at Sharjah 

11:30 - 13:00

Guided visit to the Sharjah Biennial 13 and talks with:

13:00 - 15:30

Lunch time / Free time

15:30 - 17:00

Guided visit to the Calligraphy Art Center and talks with:

17:00

Departure to Dubai 

18:00

Arrival at Dubai

18:00 - 19:00

Visit to Dubai Opera and talks with:

DRAFT VERSION --- FRIDAY, 17 MARCH 2017 IN DUBAI

10:00 - 12:00

Informal Talks on the arts scene in several Arab countries by Renata Papsch, General Manager, Art Jameel International (UAE)

Discussion with the participants about the arts scene in the Gulf and other Arab countries chaired by GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, ENCATC Secretary General   

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch time / Free time

13:30 - 15:00

Visit to Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world since 2009, and to the Dubai Mall

15:30 - 17:30

Guided tour of Art Dubai Fair and meeting with:

17:30

End of the study tour

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