Niclas Malmcrona is the Managing Director of Svenska ASSITEJ/ASSITEJ Sweden (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People). He graduated in 1985 with major in drama, philosophy, cultural and social science. From 1985-1999 he was a production manager at various independent theatre companies and from 1999-2008 a Secretary General of ASSITEJ International. Where he has organised cooperation projects in Africa, the Baltic countries, Asia and the Middle East. He has been instrumental in the establishment of Bibu – the National Performing Arts Biennial for TYA and a member of its board from the start in 2005 until 2016. He also established in 2012, the Swedish Performing Arts Showcase.