Global Development Opportunities for Leaders Working in Arts, Screen, and Creative Sectors


Profile: Liu Yan, CEO

Liu Yan

Liu Yan is the CEO and curator of Xindanwei. Since 2004, she has been advocating cross-culture and inter-disciplinary connection and collaboration between Europe and China through events like PICNIC and Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF). She is also the chairwoman of 3S ReUnion in Shanghai, an event for people from arts, technology and academic fields to meet and share their knowledge.

Company Profile: Xindanwei

Listed as FastCompany’s “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in China”, Xindanwei is the first and largest multidisciplinary coworking community and one of the most important grass-root creative centers in China. We mingle, catalyze and support creative leaders, startups and innovators locally and around the world. We create community workspaces, accelerate serendipity, facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration, showcase and co-develop new models and projects with world-changing potential.


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