Dominican Republic will host an IDB event on the potential of the creative industries

The event "Devise Solutions to Improve Lives", will gather on November 9 in the Dominican Republic entrepreneurs and innovators from different countries who will share their experience in the use of creativity as an engine of development in the digital era, organizers reported today.

Santo Domingo, Nov 7 (EFE) .- The event "Devise Solutions to Improve Lives", will gather on November 9 in the Dominican Republic entrepreneurs and innovators from various countries that They will share their experience in the use of creativity as an engine of development in the digital era, organizers informed today.

The day, organized by the Inter-American Desarrollo (BID) with the collaboration of the Vice Presidency of the Republic includes in its agenda a series of dynamic talks by 26 entrepreneurs whose innovations are part of the called "Orange Economy", which covers all creative and cultural industries.

According to a statement, the participants will be Danish chef Claus Meyer, who has managed to put Bolivia in the center of world gastronomy through an innovative project that has given economic and social value to the ancestral recipes of the Andean country.

Also, the industrial designer Massoud Hassani, of Afghan origin and citizen of the Netherlands, who has invented a robotic detector of antipersonnel mines that, by means of a drone, makes mapping in three dimensions of minefields and is able to detonate the mines remotely.

In addition, there will be a panel that will examine the new Dominican cinema and that will have the presence of three Dominican filmmakers: Yanillys Pérez, Tabaré Blanchard and Pedro Urrutia.

The Orange Economy, a concept coined by the IDB, refers to goods and services that use creativity and intellectual capital with the potential to create jobs, wealth and greater well-being.

It includes areas such as art, music and cinema, tourism and cultural heritage, new media, communication, content software, fashion, architecture, among other disciplines.

In the Dominican Republic, around half a million jobs, equivalent to 12.5% ????of the total labor force, correspond to the creative industries, which contributes 1.5% to GDP, according to the Central Bank and the Ministry of Culture.

The country exports goods and services derived from creative industries worth about 198 million dollars, from sectors such as crafts, audiovisual, design, new media, performing arts, publications and visual arts, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad).

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