Creative Business Forum

The Creative Economy: A New Vector in the Development of the North

15 Jun , 11:00–12:00
The Creative Industries of the North
Pavilion G, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic. ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ booth
As part of the events of the Russian Federation’s Arctic Council Chairmanship 2021–2023

The Arctic is an environment that originally denied human presence, a realm of extreme challenges, super-stress and super-achievements. It is this philosophy that underpins the image of a human against the backdrop of vast expanses and perpetual cold. This image is reflected in the design of the Arctic station, in the construction of Northern cities, and in the local brands. Nevertheless, the 'true richness of Russia', which lies in the cultural diversity and age-old traditions of small peoples, is still not in full demand, while the need to develop creative industries in Northern territories remains unapparent to many. What impact can the creative industries have on the socio-economic development of the North and the achievement of Russia's national development goals? How do the creative industries change the wellbeing of people living in the North? What conditions and infrastructure are necessary for the development of creative industries in the Northern territories?

Alisa Prudnikova, Programme Director Ges-2; Commissioner, Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art

Oleg Zotov, Photographer
Natalya Komarova, Governor of Khanty‑Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Nikolay Korchunov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Arctic Council
Maksim Mironov, Director, Norilsk Development Agency
Timofey Moldanov, Master of folklore, candidate of historical sciences, ethnographer
Mikhail Pogodaev, Deputy Minister for Arctic Development and Northern Affairs of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); Special Representative of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council on Indigenous Peoples Issues and Regional Cooperation
Rustam Romanenkov, Deputy General Director - Secretary of State, Center for Arctic Initiatives
Afanasiy Savvin, General Director, Sakha Republic Development Corporation

Front row participant
Mikhail Yurchuk, Director for Interaction with Federal Authorities, Norilsk Nickel