Argentina’s Creative Economy: How to harness the potential of cultural entrepreneurs and help to kick start a creative revolution in Latin America

In SESSION 4: Opportunities Overseas

Argentina’s Creative Economy: How to harness the potential of cultural entrepreneurs and help to kick start a creative revolution in Latin America

Speaker: Enrique Avogadro

The newly appointed government of Argentina is confident about the opportunities that the countries creative economy can bring. After running the City of Buenos Aires for eight years, Mauricio Macri, Argentina´s new President, is willing to expand the city´s successful policies in the field of cultural and creative industries to the national level. Buenos Aires Creative Districts have been an important factor in the city´s transformation, and are already a regional best practice. The local entrepreneurial ecosystem, carefully nurtured by the government, was also an active ingredient in the creative policies mix (Buenos Aires won the 2015 Global Cities Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress). Enrique Avogadro will share information about these policies, as a means to introducing a look ahead into the countries new cultural and creative plans.