Global Education Conference on Creative Industries Shanghai 2011

--Global Challenge and Talent Development for the Creative Economy

Dec.2nd – 4th 2011 Shanghai CHINA


In the era of 21st century when creative economy is emerging globally, competition is not just about the pursuit of efficiency. To achieve sustainable economic development and balanced social and cultural developments, we need to cultivate creative talents with new mind sets and skill sets to meet the opportunities and challenges of creative transformation. With the theme of “Global Challenge and Talent Development for the Creative Economy”, the high-profile Global Education Conference on Creative Industries Shanghai 2011 aims to identify the critical factors for Shanghai to better support the development of cultural and creative industries and the city’s transformation towards a creative economy. Representatives from over 50 organizations from nearly 20 countries and regions will be gathering at this 3-days event to discuss the hot topics which cover the challenge for talent development, creative approaches in education and professional development, the role of higher education and cross-sector collaboration.

We are honoured to have keynote speakers Edna Dos Santos, Chief of UNCTAD Creative Economy Programme, Prof. Li Wuwei, Vice President of CPPCC (China People’s Political Consultative Conference) & President of Shanghai Creative Industries Association, John Howkins, the author of the best-sellers The Creative Economy and The Creative Ecology, and distinguished Prof. John Hartley, research director of CCI Australia. The creative gurus will be joined by the leading figures from business, academic and public sectors to chart the way forward for the city’s creative economy. The conference attracts international guests not just from advanced countries in creative industries, but also academic leaders from BRICKS and developing countries so as to enable a diversified dialogue.

The event will be taken place in Shanghai from Dec. 2nd to Dec. 4th 2011. The conference is presented by Shanghai Theatre Academy and is supported by UNCTAD Creative Economy & Industries Programme. The event has received support from Steering Committee of Shanghai Municipality on Cultural and Creative Industries, Shanghai Educational Municipality, British Council, Geothe Institute. Participants will have the opportunity to network with creative leaders and fellows during a variety of activities in Shanghai. Viewpoints are to be exchanged and case studies are to be shared among leading policy-makers, educators, business leaders, creative professionals and people from public sector from home and abroad.


A Letter of Thanks from UNCTAD



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