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Speaker | Julie Chénot
SPEAKER | Julie Chénot

The Culture of Innovation


Julie Chénot, speaker at The Culture of Innovation, ISPA's 65th Annual Congress, in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.

Julie ChenotJulie Chénot

Julie Chénot is a graduate of Paris’ ESSEC Business School. From 1995 to 2002, she was based in Beijing, where she was involved in many cultural projects. After working for the French Embassy in China, she became co-director of the Chinese cultural agency Yi Ren Culture and Arts Exchange Centre. She then organised China’s first international modern music and jazz festivals, before getting involved in the joint celebrations of French and Chinese culture held in China and France respectively. In 2002, she joined UNESCO’s Phnom Penh office, where she advised the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Minister of Culture and Fine Arts. She then moved to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts / Vilar Institute for Arts Management in Washington. During this time, she was involved in organising the US Festival of China.

She joined Marseille Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, during the bid period in 2007 and since 2009 she in charge of international relations.