Managing Director - Sound Diplomacy and Co-Founder - Music Cities Convention,
Dr Shain Shapiro is the Founder and CEO of Sound Diplomacy, the leading global advisors on music cities and market development, providing music strategy, night time economy advising and research to cities and governments. He is also the co-founder of Music Cities Events, which includes Music Cities Convention, Music Tourism Convention and Sound Development. Music Cities Convention is the world’s largest event bringing together the music industry with city planners, policy makers and executives. He has consulted at length with the Greater London Authority, worked on the development of London’s Night Czar and worked across its music policy, co-authoring reports about the health of the city’s music venues. He has also delivered a TEDx talk on the value of music to cities and spoken on the topic at the European Parliament. Sound Diplomacy currently works in over 20 countries and counts the Mayor of London, United Nations and German Department of International Trade as clients. Shain holds a PhD from the University of London, has spoken at over 75 music and property industry events and was the in the top 10 Creative Entrepreneurs in Britain in the British Council's h100 list.