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Broward County to host Symposium on the Future of the Latin American, Caribbean & South Florida Economies


BROWARD COUNTY – 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 will be held on Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, 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.

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.

A national panel of members will speak on:

The vitality of Latin America’s cultural sector is evident in the growth of film, audiovisual, and digital media production, artistic expression and performance; and with sustained attention to both tangible and intangible cultural heritage, potential economic resources and drivers may be further developed.

A major challenge for cultural producers in both Latin America and South Florida is a more effective integration into the marketplace, beginning with product insertion into relevant local, regional, and global economic value chains.

Describing these relationships more precisely promises to better clarify and to enhance the role of Latin America’s cultural sector in meeting sustainable development goals across the entire region.

Registration is free; RSVP online for this event,

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