SPIEF: Creative industries in the spotlight for the first time on Russia's leading business platform

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, Jan. - On June 2, more than 200 speakers will discuss the latest trends in the creative industries at a Creative Business Forum at this year's SPIEF (St. Petersburg International Economic Forum). These include topics such as: structuring a creative ecosystem, women entrepreneurs in the industry, the development of cities and creative clusters, supporting emerging talent, digitization, new media, blogging, art, education and sustainable fashion.

Business leaders, designers, urbanists and experts from the art and media world will examine these questions together with government officials: Sergey Novikov, Head of the President's Directorate for Social Projects; Olga Lyubimova, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation; Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and Gulnaz Kadyrova, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

The forum is developing a timetable for 2021. This also includes a presence on important Russian business platforms and at the Dubai Expo. International partner INTERNI's director Gilda Bojardi said: “Our partnership with the Creative Business Forum is about sharing best practices, cultural exchanges and creating an environment of mutual mentorship and learning. Creativity is the bridge that can sustainably connect us worldwide. "

The forum is on the United Nations roadmap for the International Year of Creative Industries for Sustainable Development 2021.

The head of the Creative Business Forum is the Innosocium Foundation in cooperation with the Education Above All Foundation from Qatar. Qatar is the official host country of SPIEF-2021, which is why a special cultural dialogue session between Russia and Qatar is planned.

The international speakers at the forum include: The Director of the Istanbul Design Biennale, Deniz Ova; the art specialist Simon de Pury; the architect and curator of the Salone del Mobile, Stefano Boeri; Fatma Al-Remaihi, Director General of the Doha Film Institute; the CEO of Aga Khan Trust for Culture in India, Ratish Nanda; Tarek Oliveira Shayya from Dubai Expo 2020; the curatorial director of Design Miami, Aric Chen; the founder of Belgrade Design Week, Jovan Jelovac; Marina Loshak of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts; Film director Timur Bekmambetov; Pavel Prigara from Manege Central Exhibition Hall and famous TikTok blogger Daniil Milokhin.

Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, said: “The fact that this forum is being held for the first time as part of the SPIEF testifies to the importance of this topic. We are at the foot of a new industrial policy in Russia based on the creative economy. "



2. - 5. June 2021

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