The Berlin International Economics Congress 2014
"Global Trends in Creative Economies: Green Industries, Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"
Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB)
IntroductionThe onset of the global financial crisis has prompted the emergence of creative economies as an attractive and potentially viable alternative to classical growth strategies. Promising to generate sustainable economic growth through the creation of jobs and the innovation of trade, creative industries can simultaneously occupy a central role in promoting and maintaining cultural diversity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. The effects are thus two-fold, delivering both economic and socio-cultural benefits.
The components of creative economies, such as green industries, new media, performing arts, heritage, design and creative services are beginning to form an integral part of the global economy, allowing for the exploration of innovative resources, which are accessible to developing and developed countries alike. Creative industries are also redefining different sectors, such as the education system and the tourism industry. This is reflected, for example, in the on-going shift from traditional leisure-based tourism to more dynamic forms, such as cultural, educational and ecological tourism. This diversification of the tourism sector enriches the local, regional and the international economy through its use of creative goods and services and represents an alternative to the domestic, goods-based economy.
The Berlin International Economics Congress 2014 will explore and analyze the myriad of opportunities offered by the nurturing of creative industries. The Congress will also examine the integration of Cultural Diplomacy tools into the creation and implementation of joint strategies of sustainable economic development.
Conference Speakers & DelegatesSpeakers & Delegates during the conferences will include among others leading politicians and economists, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and representatives from the private sector. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.
Speakers & Delegates for the Congress include:
|President Francesco Rutelli
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
|Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
|Minister Dato' Seri Mohamed
Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia
|The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
Former Foreign Minister of Greece
|Hon. Maxime Verhagen
Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
|Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
|Hon. George Papaconstantinou
Former Minister of Finance of Greece
|Minister Tsedevdamba Oyungerel
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia
|Minister Alain St. Ange
Minister of Tourism of the Seychelles
|Dr. Stefan Kaufmann (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
|Deputy Minister Branimir Botev
Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy of Bulgaria
|Hon. Fanny Palli-Petralia
Former Minister of Tourism Development of Greece
The Berlin International Economics Congress is one of the world leading global conferences combining the fields of International Economics, Nation Branding and International Relations with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The Congress will take place over 4 days and will analyze global trends in creative economies whilst exploring the potential for green industries, education, entrepreneurship and tourism to be used as drivers of sustainable economic growth. The congress will also emphasize the role of cultural diplomacy in the fields of corporate social responsibility, economic bridges, global governance and nation branding with an international outlook.The four-day international congress will consist of lectures and seminars held by international politicians and various experts in the economic, academic and marketing fields, as well as panel discussions, workshops, interactive sessions and social activities.
The Conference will focus in particular on the following issues:
- Creative Industries in the Context of Globalization
- Global Trends in Creative Economies
- Engaging Developing Countries in the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development
- Contemporary Trends in Green Industries, Education, and the Tourism Sectors
- Green Industries, Education and Tourism as Tools for Sustainable Economic Growth
- The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Culture-based Economic Development
Conference Participants »Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
Certificate of Attendance - All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the Conference Committee.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form: