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Below: Brief outline for media, dignitaries, VIP delegates. General public admission is specific only to Ceremony Production events (Sept 29 & Oct 01), Trade Show Day (Sept 30), Evening Recital Performance of Trade Show Day (Sept 30) and workshop days (Oct 02, 03)


AWAF is honored to announce Official 2017 AWAF Emcees: Vico Cham (Phillippines); Elizabeth (Liz) Pritchard (USA) – 2016 INAP AWARD recipients and ANCA World Ambassadors. Vico Cham is a visual artist and entrepreneur at Vico’s Artism Gallery, Manila, Philippines. Liz Pritchard is a visual artist, newspaper graphic artist columnist, author and entrepreneur at PaperBag Comics

AWAF is honored to announce Official 2017 AWAF Voice Over Ana de Lara, (Award winning Canadian Actor from Victoria, BC, Canada)Ana de Lara is an award-winning Filipina-Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. Her films have been selected and screened at Canadian and international festivals including the Montreal World Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. She recently won the 2016 Creative BC MPPIA Award for her short comedic script “Good Girls Don’t”; the 2016 Telefilm New Voices Award for her comedic feature script “The Virgin Mary Had a Little Lamb”; and the 2016 Vancouver Women In Film + TV “From Our Dark Side” competition for her supernatural horror screenplay concept, “The Chosen One.” – IMDb Mini Biography By: Ana de Lara

Trudi Parisien is an Emmy award-winning make-up artist and stylist. Since 1997 Trudy Parisien has worked as a makeup artist in the film and television industry. After graduating at the top of her class from Blanche MacDonald Centre, one of Canada’s most prestigious makeup schools, she went on to have her work featured in numerous magazine ads and television commercials. Some of her best work came when Trudy got involved in the film and television industry where she worked on shows like Whistler, Far Cry, Alice I Think, Just Deal, Hiccups, and many others. During this time she did makeup for Ali Larter, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Amanda Crew, Antonio Sabato Jr., Dennis Hopper, and Luke Perry, to name a few. – IMDb make-up dept.   IMDb


Honorary Guest Speaker Robert Joe – Sechelt Indian Band,  First Nations, BC, Canada

Mayor of Vancouver/Deputy Mayor TBA – AWAF 2017 proclamation and the Festival’s 8th annual Official Opening Speech 

Appearing on Oct 01, INAP AWARDS Gala Ceremony, special guest Jimmy D. Lane & his band [Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Legendary musician, singer songwriter,m AWAF Patron]

AWAF is honored to announce 2017 Performing Artists: Terry Hart, Hollywood, USA [Mime Artist.Actor.Mime Coach]; Tony O’Hara, Vancouver, Canada [Musician.Singer.Songwriter]; Alisia Lyne,Vancouver, Canada [Singer.Songwriter.Session Singer.Vocal Coach]; Vell Baria, Manila, Philippines [2016 INAP AWARD recipient & ANCA World Ambassador.Singer.Performance Artist.Actor]; Takuto Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan [Composer.Recitalist]

The Legendary Jimmy D Lane, Chicago Blues Hall of fame and his band [AWAF Official Patron]; Samantha Kaspar Manila, Philippines [Singer.Visual Artist.]; H.L. Shiue Taipei, Taiwan [Pianist/violin recitalist and composer]; Daichi Watanabe Yokohama, Japan [Performer/drummer]; Nozomu Ehara, Tokyo, Japan [First Cellist Japan’s Philharmonic Orchestra]

Featuring more performance artists’ photos and backgrounds to come from Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Slovenia, Turkey, Russia….Featuring Speakers, authors, visual artists, entrepreneurs & technology & sports….. from India, Mexico, USA, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, USA, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Slovenia, Russia, Nigeria and more…. visit our ‘Cultural Convergence page‘ & our ‘Interactive Workshop page‘ for more details





As our events have developed into a holiday destination for many of our delegates, we aim to expand your destination experience – availing tourism sightseeing attractions Show Your Badge – Tourism Vancouver   – Show Your Badge for Exclusive Discounts! AWAF 2017 Convention delegates are eligible to receive exclusive discounts at these participating member businesses. Please note many offers require you to book in person at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.

Event venues, dates and times subject to change

ANNOUNCEMENT: Update on Regional Kick-Off’s in Asia for May 24, June 02 and June 03.


Covina Cal USA regional bannerRegion #1 – Autism HWY annual Chalk Festival, Covina, California, USA – Saturday, April 01, 2017 (Regional AWARD presentation and the reception 11.30am – 1.30pm)

Contact ANCA for more details and for Regional organiser contact information

Regional organiser for the Presentation of the regional AWARDS: Autism HWY, Founder Kelly Green (ANCA World Ambassador representing Calofornia, USA and 2016 INAP AWARD nominee, Community Mentor

Region 1

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kits and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela




Region #2 – Taipei, Taiwan – June 02, 2017 – Hosted by

Region 2

Australia, Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Singapore, Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu



Alanya, Turkey 2017

Region #3 – Alanya, Turkey – April 23, 2017, 3pm – 5pm 2017 (Regional AWARD presentation and the reception 11.30am – 1.30pm)

Contact ANCA for more details and for Regional organiser contact information

 (Location of INAP Regional AWARDS Presentation TBA)- Regional organiser for the Presentation of the regional AWARDS: Otisium, Founder Erdal Ates (ANCA World Ambassador representing Turkey and 2013 INAP AWARD recipient, Community Mentor

Region 3

Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, San Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen