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From 7 to 8 March 2016, British Council is hosting an international conference on 'Creative hub- making' in Ho Chi Minh City. The conference is a practical response to the first ever report mapping Vietnam’s creative hubs, that was launched by the British Council in December 2014. The report identified nearly 40 hubs in Vietnam and highlighted their significant contribution of the hubs to the local communities. These hubs make art and culture more accessible and provide spaces for home grown creative enterprises to thrive.

The conference will be an opportunity to identify and grow Vietnamese creative hub ecology and network potential while at the same time, provide skills training ranging from how to attract investment and generate income to growing the hub community and collaboration and digital development. 

It is expected that the event will help boost the management capacity of hub founders in Vietnam, inspire new ideas, stimulate entrepreneurship and build valuable links between Vietnam, the UK and other East Asian countries, enhancing practical skills, the sharing of ideas and building of a stronger creative community. 

The British Council has invited five experienced, diverse and UK-based creative hub-makers to share their learning and skills with their Vietnamese counterparts at the conference.  

Timing: 9.30 – 17.30 on 7 and 8 March 2016

Venue: ADC Academy, 3rd Floor, MH Building, 728 – 730 Vo Van Kiet, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City 

If you are hub founder and manager and would like to participate in the conference, please contact us.