Artiste conference starts at NAPA
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The second edition of AMMBCON — the Artiste Management Business Conference — got the blessings of two Ministers of Government yesterday at a short opening ceremony held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).
Bringing greetings from the Government were Dr Lincoln Douglas, Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism and Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry and Development and Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, who both reiterated Government’s commitment to the development of a sustainable and high performing creative industry.
Bharath, who delivered the feature address, said conferences like AMMBCON put some level of structure and organisation around the industry since a lot of people fall out of the system simply because they don’t know who to go to and where to go and how approach the issue, how to access an opportunity .
Stephen Howard, principal at ASK Promotions, presenters of the event in collaboration with the T&T Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment, said music conferences like AMMBCON are important to any country and that the creative industries contribute to the global economy. He was thankful to the Government of for “getting with” the vision of Ask Promotions.
Over the next four days participants are expected to gain insight into the international music industry from recording producers, booking agents, music engineers and performers from the US and the UK.