FCdS joins the Creative and Cultural Industries Coordinating Commission

The Ministry of Culture (MiCultura) signed an interinstitutional memorandum of understanding for the creation of a Creative Industries Coordinating Commission with the objective of serving those sectors that foster creativity, production, dissemination, distribution and marketing of goods, services and activities of cultural, artistic or heritage content.

Through the Creative and Cultural Industries coordinating commission, formed by representatives of the Creative and Cultural Industries in Panama, the Ministry of Culture (MiCultura), Tourism Authority (ATP), the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (AMPYME), the National Secretariat of Science and Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), the Council of Rectors of Panama, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama, (CCIAP); the Panamanian Chamber of Technology, Information, Innovation and Telecommunications (CAPATEC); the City of Knowledge Foundation, Association of Fashion and Related Designers of Panama (ADIMAP), the IFF Panama Foundation and the Association of Promoters of International National Artists and Show Producers (APANIPE), are integrated to collaborate in coordinated actions that favor efforts on issues of creative economy.

This collaboration document establishes that the entities involved in this initiative must join forces to promote, establish and develop joint coordination actions to carry out activities that foster the creative economy and innovation, of vital importance for the design of sustainable development strategies of the country.

Gabriel González, Vice Minister of Culture, said that with the signing of this agreement the commission is installed, thus advancing with one of the objectives of the government plan of President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen to present projects for the development and promotion of the economy, the culture, creative industries and other support areas to create a competitive activity that generates thousands of jobs for Panamanians.

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