APAP 2012 Reflections: Global Synergy, Local Parts and Sums Adding Up


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Words by Evangeline Kim

APAP’s 55th Annual Conference:
New York’s cosmopolitan nature becomes charged with fresh new energies, both local and global, each January, as more than 3400 national and international performing arts leaders and special guests of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) descend upon the city for their annual conference with more than 350 exhibitors in the expo halls at the Hilton (January, 6-10, 2012). The world’s entrepreneurial presenters and agents gear up for the event months in advance to organize close to 1300 showcases in the performing arts. These relatively brief, live performance experiences spark tremendous anticipation for the coming year’s prospects.

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Sixth Annual globalFEST & Arts Presenters 52nd Annual Conference Ring In 2009

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This is the season of new beginnings all over the world and fueled by the excitement and anticipation of President Barack Obama’s new incumbency, the ever-expansive and felicitous 52nd annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference (‘APAP’ – www.apapconference.org), January 8 -12, at the Hilton in New York City, symbolized a fierce determination by the entertainment industry to serve up a great forthcoming year.

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