MAPAS hosts a round table with international experts in cultural management

Three important international experts in the management and distribution of live cultural products will participate on July 13 in a round table within the program of the Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur (MAPAS), an initiative of the Cabildo de Tenerife, unaHoramenos Producciones and Circulart. Juan Meliá, Enrique Vargas, Chirstine Semba and Octavio Arbeláez will share their experiences in the management of the international and the examples of internationalization from the local, from ten in the morning, in the auditorium of the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes ( TORCH). Attendance must be requested in advance since capacity is limited to the capacity of the room.

The round table will allow Canarian professionals to come into contact with internationalization experiences of professionals with proven experience and trajectory, coming from different fields.

The Mexican Enrique Vargas He has been a theatrical producer, manager, cultural promoter and public official working in strategic areas in culture in the Mexican government. He has also been an advisor for international organizations; and technical secretary of the Culture Commission of the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, where he collaborated for the creation of the Cultural Promotion Law. He is a member of the Interdisciplinary Reflection Group for the Law for the Promotion of Books and Reading, of which he was editor and negotiator. He has also been head of the Legislative Liaison Unit of the National Council for Culture and the Arts. Since 2007 he has been deputy director of Culture of the Division of Cultural Affairs of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (Segib) based in Madrid. Within his functions as representative of the international organization, he participates in the Intergovernmental Councils of various cultural cooperation programs in Ibero-America and in the organization of the Ibero-American Congresses of Culture.

From the French independent consultancy Christine Semba His intense curriculum can be summarized by highlighting that during his period of work in Saint Petersburg he organized concerts of Russian artists abroad. At Womex –the world's music exhibition (Berlin, 2000) - she served as executive producer of the conferences and coordinated all the programming and content. Also at Womex he developed activities aimed at children and conferences on new technologies (Recife, Brazil). As an independent consultant, she has acted as music curator for the International Business Matchmaking of the cultural industries and the festival exhibition organized by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.

As for one of the Map directors, Octavio Arbeláez, it can be noted that he is a lawyer with a postgraduate degree in Philosophy and Cultural Marketing. He currently co-directs MAPAS in Tenerife, is general director of REDLAT Colombia, directs the Manizales Theater Festival, the Medellín Cultural Market (Circulart) and the International Window of the Arts (VIA) within the framework of the Ibero-American Theater Festival of Bogotá. He has been dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Caldas; Director of Arts of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and national coordinator of the program and consultant of the UNDP, in the area of culture and new technologies. He participated in the creation and management of the Network of Cultural Promoters of Latin America and the Caribbean, of the Cultural Market of Salvador de Bahía (Brazil), of the Puerta de las Américas Market in Mexico, of the Cultural Market of Bogotá, of the World Cultural Forum of Sao Paulo 2004 and Rio de Janeiro 2006 and the Barcelona-Medellín cultural exchange project.