Culture Summit Key Details Announced

Culture Summit

The Culture Summit Abu Dhabi happening next year looks to tackle pressing industry issues, according to Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT – Abu Dhabi).

Now in its fourth edition, the summit will carry the theme of The Cultural Economy and the Economy of Culture and will be held at Manarat Al Saadiyat from 5th to 9th April 2020.

The gathering is expected to bring together cultural leaders, practitioners and experts from the fields of art, heritage, museums, media and technology.

The overall gist of the discussion will revolve around the question on how culture can influence and transform societies and communities around the world.

Just some of the issues that will be discussed include securing financial support for cultural and artistic initiatives, developing sustainable economic programmes and utilising digitization and technology to further promote the creative industry.

True to form, the convention will also host workshops and performances ranging from art, dance, spoken word and creative presentations.

Culture Summit Abu Dhabi continues to build its reputation as a world-leading forum for addressing the key issues affecting cultural forces in the UAE, the region and the world at large,” said Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi.

“We will once again be collaborating with esteemed global partners, meaning we can look forward to an event packed with thought-provoking discussions that we hope will lead to concrete and impactful outcomes.

“This year’s theme strongly resonates with us at the Department of Culture and Tourism, responsible as we are for overseeing and developing the emirate’s culture sector and creative industries.”

He added: “As Abu Dhabi continues to diversify its economy, we have been focusing on culture as a major driver of growth. While certainly a global issue, the outcomes of this year’s summit will be of particular relevance to us locally, as we come together to discuss the impact of innovation on the economies of cultural output.”

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