The First Orange Economy Summit was held on September 9 and 10, 2019 in the city of Medellin. It was a space for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the Creative Economy, through debates, presentations, conferences and workshops. 1,200 people participated, including 55 experts from 17 countries.
The topics that were addressed during the Summit included intellectual property, education, film, TV, animation, culture and art as generators of economic and social wealth; design and fashion, tourism and creative districts, the digital economy, artificial intelligence and social networks, among others.
Three-hundred leaders with diverse backgrounds from the political, economic, creative, and cultural sectors of the entire country were trained, who will be replicators of the overall message of the Summit. Each of these leaders pledged to deliver 10 public conferences in their respective communities.
The Summit made it possible to advance in the consolidation of Colombia as a benchmark in terms of cultural public policies, a stage for the arts, a cultural destination and a hotbed for new talents. The formation of 300 orange leaders generates a network to strengthen capacities and competences in the creative economy throughout the country.
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Ministry of Forein Affairs
Ministry of Culture of Colombia
Mayor’s Office of Medellín
Advanced Leadership Foundation
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Grupo de Energía de Bogotá
Pontificial Bolivarian University
Private companies (GEF, Grupo Éxito, among others)
Ibero-American General Secretariat