British Council and Vietnam Creative Entrepreneurs' Club cordially invites you for a discussion on Creative Industries – opportunities for Vietnam. The guest speaker is Lord David Puttnam, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma.
Creative Industries have become an important and growing part of the global economy. Nowadays, it contributes to seven per cent of the global economy’s GDP. The world trade of creative goods and services reached nearly 600 billion USD, with an annual growth rate of eight point seven per cent per year. The creative sector is one of the largest contributors to the United Kingdom economy: it provided around two million jobs and accounted for ten point six per cent of UK’s exports in 2009.
What opportunities could the creative industries bring to Vietnam? What can Vietnam learn from UK experiences? These questions will be addressed in the discussion, which is jointly organized by British Council and Vietnam Creative Entrepreneurs' Club
Venue: 3A Station, 3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Time: 09.45 – 12.00, Friday 30 January 2015
10.00 Opening remarks (by British Council representative)
10.05 The guest speaker presents following topics:
- Creative Industries definition and recent development
- Creative Industries in the United Kingdom
- Creative Industries – Opportunities for Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City
10.35 Speech by VCE Representative
10.40 Q&A Section
About the Guest Speaker
The guest speaker is Lord David Puttnam, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma. He is a famous director and film producer within the United Kingdom and all over the world. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D'Or at Cannes.
From 1986 to 1988, he was CEO of Columbia Pictures. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006. He was Chairman of the National Film and Television School from 1987-1996.
He retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy but retains a strong and active interest in national and global policy for film and the wider creative and communications industries. Further information is available on www.davidputtnam.com/movies
Due to limited seats, please reserve at Ticket Box
Deadline: 28 January 2015