UNESCO creative conference held in Shenzhen
From December 6 to 9 UNESCO Creative Cities Network conference opened in the InterContinental Shenzhen Hotel, with about 500 industry insiders, scholars and government officials from 23 cities in 17 countries coming together to share creative ideas.
The Shenzhen Conference is the first UNESCO meeting to be held in a developing country and in Asia. Participants and visitors will learn the most advanced and developed ideas and designs all throughout the conference. During the opening ceremony the President of UNESCO Davidson L. Hepburn said that the conference will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and open discussions about creative ideas and personal experiences. The conference will also serve as a platform for members to exchange ideas and strategies.
Shenzhen was the first city to be endorsed by UNESCO as a City of Design in 2008, in which the have accomplished achievements in economic, cultural and creative development. Since then Shenzhen became one of the most attractive place for artists.
Shenzhen, which became the first Chinese city to be endorsed as a “City of Design” by UNESCO in 2008, has accomplished a list of achievements in economic, cultural and creative development. Also during the conference participants and visitors will be treated to ideas in development in the fields of film, music, literature, folk art, design and media arts.