The two-day China Orchestra Administration & Management Forum was held in Guangzhou on September 25th and 26th September 2017. From Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Shandong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hubei and Hong Kong and Macao Taiwan's nearly 30 orchestras and art institutions attended the 3rd annual forum organized by the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and YL Consulting. The China Orchestra Administration & Management Forum was launched by Maestro Yu Long in 2015 to create a platform for Chinese orchestras to explore and to discuss future development and best-practices for Chinese orchestras. Previously held in 2015 and 2016 in Shanghai, the Forum is jointly produced by the "China Art Development Program (AEP-China)" and Volkswagen Group (China).
For the first time, the Forum arranged the keynote speeches on four main topics: orchestra management, copyright issues, cooperation and positioning of concert halls / theaters and orchestras, and educational programs.
The Council of the Forum decided that the 4th China Orchestra Administration & Management Forum will be hosted by the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in 2018.