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Creative Clusters 2008, Glasgow: Speakers’ Publications

Several of our speakers will be presenting new reports, and drawing from their current publications.

Speakers’ Publications at Creative Clusters 2008
UNCTAD’s Creative Economy Report The first presentation of the United Nations’ perspective, with statistical evidence that the creative industries are among the most dynamic emerging sectors in world trade. UNCTAD’s Head of Creative Economy, Edna dos Santos Duisenberg, presents the report and its findings at Creative Clusters.
The Scottish Broadcasting Commission Final Report Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond greeted the report as “a blueprint for a revolution in Scottish broadcasting, containing a range of very positive and exciting proposals.” Presentation by Blair Jenkins, Commission Chair, on Tuesday 18th.
Creative Britain: New Talents for a New Economy The UK Government’s 2008 strategy document for the Creative Industries, which outlines how the Government will take action to support the creative industries. Update and discussion with Matthew Hill, Head of the Creative Economy Programme at DCMS, on Tuesday 18th.
Crossing Boundaries: The Role for Cross-Art-Form and Media Venues in the Age of Clicks, not Bricks The Study focuses on six cultural and creative venues with a view to decoding their institutional DNA and strategic offer, so that their role and purpose can be better understood and communicated in the digital age. Tom Fleming, the UK Film Council, Arts Council England and partners present their work in ‘Clicks not Bricks’ on Tuesday 18th.
A Creative Economy Green Paper for the Nordic Region The objective of this Green Paper is to open up a policy debate about the drivers of the Creative Industries in the Nordic region, and to understand the opportunities cheap oakleys and challenges facing the sector. To be presented by Natalia Grebennik of the Nordic Innovation Centre in the Weds session: ‘City-Clusters: Strategies for creativity in city-regions’
Creative Industries as Growth Engine. Keith Nurse of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services examines the potential of the creative industries for sustainable development and identity formation. Keith Nurse contributes to the Globalised Creativity session on Tuesday afternoon.
Toronto’s Creative City Planning Framework Toronto’s plan to join the league of world cities, with cheap oakley sunglasses creativity and culture as a core strength and resource. Lead consultant Greg Baeker speaks about Toronto’s plans in the Weds session: ‘City-Clusters: Strategies for creativity in city-regions’.
Created in China: The Great New Leap Forward (Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia) An expert analysis of China’s creative economy, describing how television, animation, advertising, design, publishing and digital games are reshaping traditional understandings of culture. Author Michael Keane asks: ‘China’s Creative economy: Is it a Black Box?’ on Wed 19th
Managing Creative People:
Lessons for Leadership in the Ideas Economy
This book sets out to address the black hole that surrounds the management of creative people, debunking many myths of creativity, and outlining a revolutionary approach to the pressing issue of creative productivity in the contemporary creative sector company. So Can We All Be Creative? Author Gordon Torr takes on all comers in a provocation session on Tues 18th.