Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) will host the second annual BrisAsia Symposium 2019, which will explore the theme Belonging with an exciting, diverse line-up of artists and speakers including celebrity cook, writer and television presenter Adam Liaw, in the Cremorne Theatre on Friday 1 March.

Liaw’s television series, Destination Flavour, has traveled throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Scandinavia and Singapore, winning an AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) award for Best Lifestyle Program. Liaw is also an official Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine and UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Nutrition.

Presented by Brisbane City Council BrisAsia Festival in partnership with QPAC and Sounds Across Oceans, BrisAsia Symposium 2019 – Belonging brings together different cultures and disciplines from Brisbane’s Asian communities for an intimate, thought-provoking event that seeks to strengthen bonds, foster a sense of shared identity and communal belonging, and inspire and connect individuals passionate about cultural change.

The all-day event at QPAC features interactive panel discussions and forums examining topics from ancient philosophy to cultural diplomacy, as well as artistic performances and great food and conversations with local and international thought leaders.

BrisAsia Symposium 2019 Program Director Dr Anthony Garcia said the second annual program aims to uplift, inspire and connect. “Brisbane is shifting, you can sense it, people are talking about it. The city is evolving and the BrisAsia Symposium program reflects and responds to this,” said Dr Garcia.

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