Culture and development/Education/Entrepreneurship/Film/Heritage/Innovation, Yemen
Hitham is Founder of the Youth for Culture and Media Forum, he is also Manager of the Youth Voice Project, an initiative which works with young people to raise awareness of Yemeni culture through film.
From fashion designer to reality television star and back again; Sima empowers and educates women with a passion for couture.
Architecture/Education/Heritage/Urban development, Syria
Wesam is one of the Founder of IWlab, an architecture and educational practise based in Damascus.
Miad is an International Relations Specialist at the The Research Council, Oman's foremost funding agency for research, science and innovation
Education/Journalism/Performing arts, UAE
Sara is an arts educator and freelance journalist working as an Art and Education Manager at Sherjah Ladies Club.
Sarah is a Senior Project Manager at the Emirati Ministry of Cabinet Affairs' Studies and Research Department.
Education/Music/Performing arts, Jordan
Russol is a music teacher and Director and Outreach Manager at the Rum Music Group in Jordan. She has co-founded various festivals and cultural institutions.
Crafts/Cultural management/Design/Education, Oman
Nadia works at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture Oman. She is a jewellery designer and crafts educator.
Digital technologies/Education/Interactive, United Kingdom
Jeremiah is a multi-award winning games design and digital entrepreneur.
Education/Film/Screen, Palestinian Territories
Rawand is a socially engaged Producer and Project Coordinator currently working at Cinema Janin, Palestine.
Cultural management/Culture and development/Education/Performing arts, Turkey
Esra is a cultural operator, working as a consultant and producer in the contemporary arts and as a lecturer in cultural management in Istanbul, Turkey.
Crafts/Culture and development/Design/Education/Innovation, Brazil
Andrea is a Brazilian independent product and interior designer who focuses on innovation and ecological sustainability in her work.
Cultural management/Education/Music, Kazakhstan
Alibek is a professional pianist and Head of International Relations and Arts Development at the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana (Kazakhstan).
Education, United Kingdom
Stephen is Director of Student Enterprise & Employability (SEE) at University of the Arts London, Europe’s largest specialist institution for art, design and communications.
Education, Saudi Arabia
Hanan works in the Education Department at SAGIA, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Investment Authority.
Adapting business models by engaging artists in the whole value chain and through an innovative reinvestment scheme
Education/Performing arts, United Kingdom
Youth Consultant Trevor Blackman is driven by a simple, but powerful philosophy to provide all with the opportunity to be all they can be.
Education/Entrepreneurship/Film/Screen, United Kingdom
After obtaining a first class degree in writing and Drama, Darren set up Shooting Fish Theatre Company in 2002, the first of two creative businesses.
Cultural management/Education/Performing arts/Policy, United Kingdom
With substantial experience in visual and performing arts, Jean helps drive the vision forward for Glasgow's premier arts festival.
Cultural management/Education/Heritage/Museums/Policy/Urban development, Australia/UAE
Originally from Australia, Emma works for the communications team at the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority since 2010.
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