John Kieffer – writer, policy adviser, producer, business mentor and consultant. He has over 25 years’ experience in international cultural policy, arts funding, creative programming, arts management, creative industries development, and the music industry.
Bassel Kaghadou, currently programme coordinator at UN-ESCWA, has worked for 27 years in the areas of aid management and coordination, aid effectiveness, communication and advocacy, and the management and implementing of different projects in various non industrialised countries. He has have an extensive working experience with both international agencies, including those of the UN.
Kinan Azmeh, has appeared worldwide as a clarinetist-soloist, composer and improviser. He served as Artistic Director of the Damascus Festival Chamber Music Ensemble, with whom he released an album of new contemporary Syrian chamber music written especially for the ensemble by various composers and is on the advisory board of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra.