[A2k] OAS and WIPO to Present Studies on the Impact and Importance of the Creative Industries in the Countries of the Americas

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Wed Jan 25 04:33:07 PST 2012


http://www.oas.org/en/media_center/press_release.asp?sCodigo=AVI-007/12

OAS and WIPO to Present Studies on the Impact and Importance of the
Creative Industries in the Countries of the Americas

January 24, 2012

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the World Intellectual
Property Organization (WIPO) will present on Thursday, January 26, the
conclusions of a series of national studies on the Economic
Contribution of Creative Industries and its impact on economic
development and employment in the continent.

The studies were developed in more than 30 countries, including
Canada, USA, Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Peru, and in Brazil and
Trinidad and Tobago are currently underway. They include key
information to national authorities and decision makers on how to
stimulate growth, promote competitiveness and enhance the multiplier
effects generated by the creative industry in other sectors. The
creative industries are those in which the product or service contains
a substantial artistic or creative element and is protected by
copyright.

The event will be held at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, with the
participation of the OAS Assistant Secretary General, Albert Ramdin;
the Minister of Planning and Economy of Trinidad and Tobago,
Bhoendradatt Tewarie; the Vice-Chairman, International Intellectual
Property Institute, Jorge Amigo Castañeda; and the Deputy Director,
Creative Industries Section, Creators and Performers Support Division
of WIPO, Dimiter Gantchev.

The event will be broadcast live here.

WHAT: Presentation and Discussion on the Importance of Creative Industries

WHEN: January 26, 2012, 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas

Organization of American States

17th Street and Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20006





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