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'Being Creative: Policies for the creative economy in the 21st Century'
In November 2005 the British government set up the Creative Economy Programme – an initiative bringing together industry experts with policy makers at national, regional and local levels to create the best framework to support innovation and growth in the creative industries.

In June 2007, The Work Foundation published Staying Ahead – an independent report to government on the economic performance of the UK’s creative industries. The report identified eight drivers of success in the creative industries – demand, diversity, competition, education and skills, networks, public architecture, intellectual property and business capacity – and the government is now responding with a Strategy Paper, setting out its response to the challenges.

NESTA is holding a one day summit with leading creative industry experts including Tyler Cowen from George Mason University, USA, David Throsby from Macquarie University, Australia, Rick van der Ploeg from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and Bruno Frey from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Official Website: http://thoughtleaderssummit-invitefriends.eventbrite.com/

Added by DavidReport on January 10, 2008