Development of creative industries will be discussed at the Creative Business Forum as part of EEF 2023

The development of competitiveness in creative industries with a focus on culture and heritage, the use of human capital and rethinking urbanism through creativity will be discussed by the participants of the 7th Creative Business Forum, which will be held on 10 September 2023 as part of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum. The event is organized by the Innosocium Foundation, a social platform of the Roscongress Foundation. The strategic partner of the CBF is the Spirit of Fire Academy. 

The business programme of the Creative Business Forum includes ten sessions united under the theme ‘Cultural Codes of Economy. Unlocking Identity through Cooperation’. The events are designed to support the cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the North. 

«The Creative Business Forum purposefully forms relevant initiatives on socio-cultural development of the regions, focusing its activities on promising areas of creative entrepreneurship. Today, the Social Platform of the Roscongress Foundation focuses on the integration of traditional cultural codes of Russia’s northern regions into local creative products. I am confident that this work will contribute to the promotion and expansion of public inclusion of the bearers of the richest cultural heritage in the creative economy,» said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the EEF Organizing Committee.

«Yugra considers the creative industries sector to be an important resource for economic growth. Thanks to our long-standing cooperation with the Innosocium Foundation, we are using advanced methods of social development throughout the region. We appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the most relevant initiatives at the Creative Business Forum. The confident success of representatives of the region’s creative economy is the result of a competent and attentive attitude to the talent and creative potential of a person, the result of an open dialogue with the creative community. By creating favourable conditions for creative entrepreneurship, we contribute to effective economic self-fulfilment of thousands of talented people,» said Natalia Komarova, Governor of Yugra.

Participants will discuss the latest trends, best practices and ways to develop the most important areas of the creative sphere of the modern economy: the use of identity and cultural traditions of the region as a basis for the creation of a creative product, the development of the art market, cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, the development of creative spaces and cinema as engines of the regional economy, festivals as a way of urban renewal and investment in the region, improving the urban environment, creating conditions for self-fulfilment of talented young people. 

These topics will be addressed at the following sessions: ‘Unity in Diversity: Supporting Development of the Russian Language, of the Languages and Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian Federation in the Digital Space’, Talent Selection. Talent Pool for the Creative Economy of Russia’s Far East’, ‘Initiating Change. People for the City and the City for People’, ‘Festivals as a City Trade Mark, Emotion and Cultural Resource’, ‘Regional Filmmaking: National Films as a Driver for the Economy’, ‘The Third Place: A Buttress for Businesses or a Tourist Attraction?’, ‘The Power of Traditions: Values Impacting Competition’, ‘Interactions Between Art Market and Sectoral Businesses: The Potential of Russia’s Far East’, and ‘Expanding Humanitarian Cooperation Opportunities: Implementing International Academic and Educational Projects’.

The Eastern Economic Forum will be held on 10–13 September 2023 in Vladivostok on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University.


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