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Marina Guo

Founder & President, Huashan Multiversity; Rotating Chair, China Innovation Service Alliance for Culture & Technology; Vice Director, John Howkins Research Center on Creative Economy, STA; DBA Supervisor, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Guest Professor, Berlin School of Creative Leadership (China)

Dr. Marina Guo is a cultural entrepreneur, academic and strategist based in Shanghai China. She is the founder & President of Huashan Multiversity which is a national initiative on cultural leadership and talent development for cultural professionals and executives. Meanwhile, Marina serves as the Rotating Chair for China Innovation Service Alliance for Culture & Technology. She is Supervisor for Doctor of Business Administration program at Shanghai Jiaotong University-oec, and guest faculty at Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

Marina is the author of Creative Transformation (China Economic Press 2011) studying the potential of the creative economy in China, and the translator of How Creativity is Changing China (Wuwei Li, Bloomsbury 2011). She also contributed to a number of research reports eg. World Cities Culture Report 2012, World Cities Cultural Finance Report 2015, China Creative Industries Report, Shanghai Cultural Industry Report etc. Marina was recognized as a future leader by the Australian government when she received the Australian Endeavour Award. She won the most competitive Creative Leaders Award at China Creative Industries Award in 2011. Marina holds Ph.D. in Economics, Master of Arts and bachelor in International Business. She was a visiting scholar at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is sitting on the Board of Director, American Institute of Performing Arts. She was the former Head of Arts Management at Shanghai Theatre Academy.

Marina demonstrated entrepreneurship and leadership in cultural planning, arts management, business innovation and talent development. By working across industry-academia sectors, Dr. Guo advised a range of clients on the development of creative industries, cultural management, operational strategy, talent development program, mentoring and coaching to public and private sectors.

Fran Sanderson

Head of Arts & Culture Innovation Lab, Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts) - (UK)

Marina Guo

Founder & President, Huashan Multiversity; Rotating Chair, China Innovation Service Alliance for Culture & Technology; Vice Director, John Howkins Research Center on Creative Economy, STA; DBA Supervisor, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Guest Professor, Berlin School of Creative Leadership (China)

Andrew Kalish

Director of Cultural Development, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership & Co-Author, Culture Forward (USA)

Lisa Havilah

CEO, MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Hannah Fox

Director, Supple Fox (Creative Producers for Dark MOFO, Mona)

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Tanya Sim

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Block

Adrian Fini

Director, Fini Group (2016 Western Australian of the Year & developer behind Little Creatures, Como, The Treasury etc.)

Mat Lewis

Acting Assistant Director Industry & Business | TradeStart Manager, South West Development Commission

Brendon Ellmer

General Manager, Perth Concert Hall

Brodie McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director, Spacecubed

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Dr Richard Walley OAM

Working Director, Aboriginal Productions and Promotions

Amanda Morrison

Managing Director, Komixx Entertainment

Barry McGuire

Managing Director, Redspear Safety

Hon. Paul Papalia MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Innovation & Disruptive Technology Specialist/Game Designer/Founder & Curator, Playup Perth

Kevin Lim

Deputy Director, Co:Lab X - An Innovation Lab of National Gallery Singapore

Michael Chappell

CEO, Culture Counts