Regional Forum on Creative and Cultural Industries

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Foro Regional sobre Industrias Creativas y Culturales

You are invited to be part of Vitamin C, the Regional Forum on Creative and Cultural Industries, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, the City of Knowledge Foundation and the Panama Film Festival, under the auspices of the National Institute of Culture and the Municipality from Panama.

The Forum will be held on March 29 at the Convention Center of Ciudad del Saber, on a single day, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 The activity will present two studies on the relevance of the creative and cultural industries in the regional economy (Latin America and the Caribbean) and local (Panama), as well as panels with outstanding regional and local entrepreneurs of creativity.

 The event is free of charge and open to the public. To attend you just have to register, accessing this link:



9:00 a.m. Opening words by Mayor José Blandón and the Executive President of the City of Knowledge Foundation, Jorge Arosemena

9:30 a.m. Report on Creative Industries in Latin America by José Miguel Benavente and Helga Flores (IDB)

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. Panel: Regional Initiatives of Creative Industry. Carlos Argüello (StudioC of Guatemala), Yax Canossa (Min. Economy of El Salvador), José Alonso (Consultant ANII of Uruguay), Felipe Mujica (Creative Economics of Chile) Moderator: Eli Fashka

12:00 p.m. The City of Knowledge and the cultural weaving by Walo Araújo, Vice President of Communications of FCdS

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Impact of the Creative Industry on the Economy of Panama by Alex Diamond of INDESA

2:30 p.m. Panamanian Initiatives of Creative Industries. Gustavo Valderrama (Director of Public Policies of MEF), Marie Claire de Bueno (Director Macro Fest), Lyann Leguisamo (Director of Open Arts of Panama), Emma Gomez (MICI Safeguard Program), Jesús Navarrete (BID). Moderator: Walo Araújo (VP Communications of FCdS)

3:30 p.m. 100% Orange: Entrepreneurs talk. Round table with entrepreneurs of the creative economy

4:30 p.m. - Promoting the film industry in Panama. Stephan Proaño, General Director of Cinema, Ministry of Commerce and Industries

5:30 p.m. Closing by Jannelle Davidson (Director of INAC) and Pituka Ortega (Director of IFF)

6:00 p.m. Networking and Closing Cocktail. Location: La Plaza - City of Knowledge