The Creative Economy – An Infinite Opportunity for Growth

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elpis is very pleased to be organizing the international event, “The Creative Economy – an Infinite Opportunity for Growth,” on October 18th, 2014 at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece in partnership with the British Council

The event launches the Greek translation of Felipe Buitrago Restrepo and Iván Duque’s, “The Orange Economy – An Infinite Opportunity”, an important study on Creative Economy in the Caribbean region and Latin America which was published in 2013 by the Inter-American Development Bank. The Greek translation, which was funded by elpis can be downloaded here:

In Greece, Creative Economy is in a state of constant development and this time of economic crisis poses the greatest challenge in the creation of new culturally minded businesses and organizations. This is a phenomenon which has become prevalent in most countries during the past few decades. The Arts, Culture, Sports, Tourism, Music, New Technologies, Publishing Activities, Architecture, Design, Advertising and various other branches of Creative Economy are estimated to contribute 3-7% of the Gross Domestic Product.

Many internationally acclaimed professionals in the field of Creative Economy shall be speaking at the event. Among them are Lord Chris Smith, the President of the U.K. Environment Agency and a visiting professor in culture and the creative industries at the University of the Arts London, Dr. Andrew Senior, a specialist in matters of creative entrepreneurship and intellectual property and, of course, Felipe Buitrago Restrepo, economist and co-author of, “The Orange Economy – An Infinite Opportunity.”

Epaminondas Farmakis, the President and CEO of elpis says, “Especially in this time of economic crisis, the promotion of an Orange Economy is increasingly important to the development of culturally minded businesses and organizations in Greece and we are thrilled to be a part of its advancement through this international event.”  

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM


Acropolis Museum
Dionysiou Areopagitou 15
117 42 Athens
, Greece

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