The great world forum for art, culture, creativity and technology is coming to Medellín

If you are a creative person and interested in how digital technology, artificial intelligence, gaming, web development, design, performing and visual arts can make your business or personal endeavor sustainable, then the Great World Forum for Art, Culture, Creativity and Technology is tailored to your business needs. This forum takes place in Medellín between July 21 and 23 and is hosted by the City Hall and the Ministry of Culture.

For this fourth edition, GFACCT chose the Joaquín Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden as its venue.

As part of the Ibero-American Year of Culture and Sustainable Development, GFACCT attendees will be able to enjoy, learn and contribute with this free program that features over 150 experts as well as talks, panels, workshops and other content formats . The entire event will also be streamed live for those who register at: www.gfacct.org

Among the selected national and international guests who will be in the “City of Eternal Spring” are the writer and economic theorist Jason Potts (New Zealand); businesswoman and fashion designer Barjis Chohan (Pakistan); La Casa de Papel producer and screenwriter Javier Gómez Santander (Spain); and Royal Ballet choreographer and dancer Fernando Montaño (Colombia).

Futurist and robotics innovator Mateo Salvato, co-founder of Buenos Aires-based Asteroid Technologies, and visual artist and communications and gender expert Yolanda Domínguez (Spain) will also be at this forum to share ideas and experience in building strategies, which promote cultural development with economic and social impact.

“We continue to work to position Colombia as a leading country in cultural and creative industries in Latin America. I invite everyone to enjoy this fourth edition of the GFACCT, which is both a personal event and can be enjoyed practically from any part of our country and the world,” expressed Minister of Culture Angelica Maiolo.

Bringing together Colombians and other industry experts from around the world, the Great World Forum on Art, Culture, Creativity and Technology is a unique opportunity for participants to make connections between seemingly different areas of the orange economy, yet united by creativity, arts and technology. More than 50 activities are planned in four simultaneous scenarios and 10 multilateral and regional integration organizations are invited to participate.

“We have an exchange and learning program in cultural entrepreneurship, cultural and creative industries, innovation and technology, with great guests who will contribute their knowledge, such as the writer of the Netflix series La Casa de Papel, Javier Gomez, and the young Argentinian robotics expert Mateo Salvato,” emphasized Minister Maiolo.

Other guests include Ramiro Ledo and his workshop on film screening and distribution scenarios in the post-pandemic context. Per Stromback, creator of the world’s most popular video games such as Minecraft, Candy Crush Saga and Battlefield, joins his compatriot Karl Magnus Troedsson to talk about game industry development and funding strategies. The dialogue on creative tourism will be led by Canadian industry expert Nancy Duxbury.

The tattoo industry will also be present with Costa Rican Max Rodríguez sharing his life story from budding artist to tattoo master at Love/Hate, considered one of the most famous places in the world for this art form and home of TV’s Miami Ink reality show.

Visual artist Yolanda Dominguez, author of Maldito Stereotype, which analyzes cultural and social aspects to understand how stereotypes work, will also participate in this edition. Among the national quotas is choreographer and dancer Fernando Montaño and, as workshop facilitator, Bogotá-born Tomás Uribe Neira, CEO of the famous startup Mavity. Mavity is an internationally recognized collaboration platform for remote creative teams. Uribe Neira’s paper focuses on how to raise capital for digital and creative enterprises.

High-ranking representatives of international organizations and high-ranking government bodies from Latin America, including the Inter-American Development Bank – IDB, UNESCO, the Latin American Development Bank – CAF, the Organization of American States – OAS, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development -OECD, National Council of the orange economy, among many others.

Ministry of Culture

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