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The second Creative Forum Ljubljana to connect regions, creatives and entrepreneurs

Ljubljana, Jesenice, Bled (details in the programme)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) will be hosting the second Creative Forum Ljubljana from 12 to 15 November 2019, this time under the title Creative Capital United. Bringing together more than 150 representatives from 20 countries, including several ministers and high representatives of international organisations and EU institutions, the Forum will focus on enhancing mutual ties. Slovenia will be represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Miro Cerar, the Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, and the Minister of Culture, Zoran Poznič.
Creative forum 2019

Creative forum 2019

Traditionally focused on the Western Balkans and South Mediterranean, the Forum will address the issue of setting up a support mechanism to promote creative economy. It will also be aimed at enhancing links between different regions, fields and stakeholders engaging in culture, the economy and education. The Forum will bring together more than 150 representatives of creative hubs, entrepreneurs, civil society and high representatives of EU institutions, ministries from both regions, international institutions and local organisations. In addition to Slovenian ministers, the Forum will also be attended by the Algerian Minister of Industry, Djamila Tamazirt, the Montenegro Minister of Culture, Aleksandar Bogdanović, the Kosovo Minister of Economic Development, Valdrin Lluka, the Palestine Minister of the Economy, Khaled Al-Osaily, and the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Nasser Kamel.

On Tuesday, 12 November, the Forum will be officially opened by two keynote speakers: Macedonian architect Jana Konstantinova and the legendary Slovenian inventor Peter Florjančič. The second day will be devoted to creative hubs and entrepreneurs, who will participate in workshops and learn more about some best practices in Slovenia. They will also provide thematic guidelines for the high-level political conference, which will be held on Thursday, 14 November. The conference will provide the opportunity for creatives to establish direct links with political decision-makers and together seek innovative solutions and formulate new policies for cultural and creative industries. On Thursday, Forum participants will also attend the opening of one of Europe’s major design biennials, BIO26, at Podhod Ajdovščina in Ljubljana. The last day of the Forum will concentrate on creative tourism and include a visit to the Lushna company in Jesenice and Camping Bled.

The morning session of the conference (14 November at 9.00–12.30) will be broadcast live:

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