Creative Business Forum

The Creative Capital Map of the Regions: Local Initiatives and International Partnerships

17 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Creative Business Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G2

The Russian regions have long ceased to be just administrative units; each territory seeks opportunities for development, as businesses do. The creative economy acts as a neutral conductor in this process, allowing a dialogue to be built among all key stakeholders: the state, businesses and the creative community. Creating an ecosystem that is attractive for residence and urban space development will allow innovative, entrepreneurial and socio-cultural initiatives of citizens to be adopted. Today, it is important to assess the new challenges for creative cities and find solutions that will let us understand the opportunities for regional development provided by creative communities, creative projects and international cooperation in the cultural sphere. How do creative industries contribute to city development? How to take account of the interests of different audiences when building creative spaces and how to use the existing urban infrastructure? What are the cultural brands and regional events with international participation? How to stimulate the regional creative system of production and export? How to involve creative specialists in the city renovation and building of creative brands?

Roman Karmanov, Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives

Dmitry Barsenkov, General Director, Creative Industrial Cluster Octava
Olga Galaktionova, General Director, ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center
Maria Komarova, CEO, Gallery
Artur Latypov, Director, Department of Culture of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Oleg Rakitov, Director-Coordinator of Social and Cultural Programs, VEB.RF
Oleg Shapiro, Founder, Wowhaus
Alexey Shevtsov, Patron, Co-Founder, Fortecia Group of Companies

Front row participants
Gulnaz Kadyrova, Dean of the Faculty of Higher School of Management, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Solodov, Governor of Kamchatka Territory