British Council. Photo: Nguyen Anh Tu

Location: Nikko Hotel, Hanoi
Time: 08.00–12.00
Date: 7 November 2018

Vietnam is witnessing rapid urbanisation that is coupled with a blooming young population. Significant economic growth in recent decades has brought numerous opportunities to develop the nation’s creative industries in urbanised centres, such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Signified by the ratification of the ‘National Strategy for the Development of Cultural Industries to 2020, vision to 2030,’ the door has been opened for creative and cultural industries in Vietnam to grow and flourish. Cultural and creative hubs – organisations and businesses working in the arts and culture sector – are the key players in the creative and cultural industries. What role do these organisations have in shaping Vietnam’s creative economy in the context of the 4th industrial revolution that the country is embracing? How can they contribute to the implementation of the ‘National Strategy for the Development of Cultural Industries to 2020, vision 2030’? What are the optimum conditions to foster their role and contributions to this exciting journey of developing creative economy in Vietnam? These are the key questions that the symposium addresses.  

The symposium is under the scope of Cultural and Creative Hubs Vietnam, a three-year project co-funded by the European Union and the British Council, and implemented by the British Council, in partnership with the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) between 2018 and 2021.

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