The Vancouver conference will include two delegations from China. A. C. Orange—the promoter based in Shenzhen— is sending fourteen delegates, while three members of the Performance Alliance Western China (PAWC) will attend the Vancouver conference. WAA has arranged for a pre-conference orientation for the Chinese delegates. An Introduction to the North American Performing Arts Market, with simultaneous English-Mandarin translation, will cover the basic of presenting, artist management, deals, and conference protocols in North America. Speakers include David Fischer, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Jeff Laramie of SRO Artists, and WAA Board member Cindy Hwang.
During the conference, WAA has arranged for UBC students, fluent in English and Mandarin, to volunteers as translators for casual conversations between Chinese delegates and WAA North American delegates.