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Cape Town clinches African Creative Economy Conference

Cape Town clinches African Creative Economy Conference mar13 trade awards south africaCape Town, already gearing up for World Design Capital (WDC2014) next year, has announced it will host the third Creative Economy Conference 2013 and the fourth  Arterial Network Biennial Conference from 6 – 9 October this year.

The event should attract more than 300 delegates from around the world, including visitors from at least 40 African countries. With research revealing that Africa’s share of the global creative economy is less than 1%, the Conference aims to focus attention on the continent’s creative industries not just as economic drivers, but also to highlight their potential contribution to the eradication of poverty, to democracy and to human rights.

Celebrating Creativity at the Cape Town City Hall, Councillor Grant Pascoe, Mayoral Committee Member Tourism and Marketing, Erica Elk, Executive Director Cape Craft & Design Institute,  Peter Rorvik, Secretary General of Arterial Network, and Anton Groenewald, Executive Director Tourism, Events and Marketing, City of Cape Town.