Friday 20th October // Hobart Brewing Company + Macq 01 Hotel 

Professor Justin O’Connor is Professor of Communications and Cultural Economy at Monash University. He is also visiting Professor in the School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiaotong University, where he jointly runs a Global Cultural Economy research hub. He heads the new MFJ research unit Culture Media Economy and is program leader for the Master of Cultural Economy. He is part of the UNESCO ‘Expert Facility’, supporting the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity, a board member of Renew Australia and convenes the Global Cultural Economy Network. Justin has two ARC Discovery projects. Working the Field on graduates careers of creative arts programs in Australia and China in the arts and cultural industries. He is also part of multidisciplinary team looking at Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production – focusing on the relationship between the cultural sector and making/ manufacture in Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin, Shenzhen, New York and Los Angeles. O’Connor is the author of the 2016 Platform Paper After the Creative Industries: Why we need a cultural economy, the 2015 Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries, Co-edited Cultural Industries in Shanghai (Intellect) and is finalising a book on Cultural Economy in the New Shanghai.