July 18   Le Corbusier   11:15 - 12:30   |   Creativity, Investments, Talents

First Among Equals. Creative Industries as the Basis of the the Future Economy

Experts estimate that creative industries in London, New York, Berlin and Moscow account for 6 to 12 percent of the city’s economy. However, the economic benefits of the creative businesses are not confined to these numbers. Thoughtfully designed public spaces, independent music scene and lively culture is an integral part of a popular concept of «work-life balance». Vital creative industries appeal to tourists as well as to well-educated professionals and startups who become the main contributors to the post-industrial economy. Creative economy’s dynamic growth attracts entrepreneurs and developers who are starting to invest systemically into spaces for creative businesses in Russia and globally. 

  • What drives city administrations and private businesses invest in creative industries and create favourable environment for its growth? 
  • How can the state and business cooperate efficiently on strategic projects in this field? 
  • What cases of such cooperations are there in Russia and other countries? 


Vasily Esmanov
Strategy Consultant, Make Sense


Vladimir Filippov
Deputy Head of the Department of Cultural Management, Moscow Government
Rui Moreira
Mayor of Porto, Portugal
Sergey Desyatov
Director General of ARTPLAY Design Center
Iryna Mastusova
Deputy Director, "Soyuzmultfilm" Film Studio
Alisa Prudnikova
Director for Regional Development, ROSIZO-NCCA
Metin Hakverdi
Deputy of the Bundestag
Roel van Herpt
Strategy Director of Agency Agency, Advisor to the City of Amsterdam