Ladybrille® Fashion Business | Cape Town to Host the 3rd Annual African Creative Economy Conference Oct. 6th-9th, 2013

Cape Town is to host the 3rd annual African Creative Economy Conference from 6-9 October 2013 – a three-day intensive programme of exchanging cutting-edge information and innovative ideas about Africa’s creative economy.

To place great focus on and generate attention about the continent’s creative industries, not just as economic drivers but also to highlight the potential contribution of the Creative Industries to the eradication of poverty, democracy and human rights.

The African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC) is a unique opportunity to empower yourself in a three-day intensive programme of exchanging cutting-edge information and innovative ideas. With Africa’s current share of the global creative economy at less than 1%, the conference will focus on unlocking the potential of the continent’s creative industries and leapfrogging into emerging high-growth sectors of the world economy.

The Conference programme will broadly cover:

• Examining and re-defining the creative industries under African conditions and their relevance to African economic, social and political developments;
• Undertaking and sharing detailed, up-to-date research on each sector in the creative industries; and
• Discussing the creative industries and their relevance within the broader political and economic context. For example, the role of BRICS countries in Africa, and the impact of countries such as China on the creative industries.

This event will be of particular interest to creative practitioners, government bodies and policy makers, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, journalists and many others.

For more information about ACEC, visit

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