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A Creative and Cultural Industries Symposium on the Report -The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity
- Meet the Panel. A Discussion on the Future of the Latin American, Caribbean & South Florida Economies -
DATE: May 1, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward County Cultural Division
PHONE: 954-357-7463

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward Cultural Division invites all members of the South Florida business and arts community, chambers of commerce, trade, banking, artists, cultural entrepreneurs, and media; as well as academia and all other members of the general public to an informative panel discussion. A Creative and Cultural Industries Symposium will discuss The Future of the Latin American, Caribbean & South Florida Economies and will be held on Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale, NSU, Horwitz Auditorium, One East Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. 

In a bid to encourage debate in Latin America and the Caribbean on the contribution of creativity as a key element of economic and social development, the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published: “The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity (downloadable in English and Spanish) co-authored by Felipe Buitrago and Iván Duque Márquez. See also the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the British Council, jointly commissioned report: The Economic Impact of the Creative Industries in the Americas, that shows the originating data upon which The Orange Economy was built.

On May 9, Buitrago with IDB’s Culture, Creativity and Solidarity Affairs Division, along with a panel comprised of members from American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) and Broward County business leaders, will meet to discuss the importance of this report’s new data and its impact on this international region’s economy, and more importantly, the impact and the relationship to the economy of South Florida.

South Florida cities have become an important focus for discussions between the local and the global economies. 

The Panel

  • Robert Albro - Associate Research Professor at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (American University)
  • Felipe Buitrago Restrepo - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Cultural Center, Cultural and Creative Economy Lab
  • Eric Hershberg - Director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and Professor of Government (American University)
  • Andrew Taylor - Assistant Professor in the Arts Management Program (American University)
  • Ximena Varela - Associate Professor in the Department of Performing Arts (American University)
  • George Yúdice - Miami Observatory on Communication and Creative Industries (University of Miami)

Registration is free; RSVP online for this event.

For further information about this symposium, contact
Jim Shermer at 954-357- 7502; and to schedule a PRE-Event Interview with any of the panelists, contact Jody Leshinsky at 954-357-7463.