Founder, Silverbird Group and co-chair of Creative Africa Advisory Panel Participants, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce joined three others as panel participants at the ongoing AfricaCaribbean Trade And Investment Forum 2022 in the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados.
The event which commenced Thursday September 1, will run through to September 3rd. Sen. Dr. The Hon. Shantal Munro-Knight, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Barbados declared it opened and it will address steps to bond the creative worlds of Africa and Barbados.
According to the itinerary released by the organisers , the forum will be discussing the topic, “Promoting the Orange Economy: Africa and Caribbean Cultural and Creative Industries.”
Other members of the panel include Dr. Jo-Anne Michelle Tull, Lecturer, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago , Mr. Uzodinma Iweala, Chief Executive Officer, The Africa Centre.
The final session participants may be different on the day wheree session will discuss and identify the opportunities for developing and utlising the creative economy to build African and Caribbean economies and relations and approaches to monetise the vast pools of talent across fashion, film, music, art/craft, and sports in Africa and the Caribbean.
Discussion points for the conversation will be based on questions that will encourage engagement around the session topic.
Such question as, how can Africa and the Caribbean best globalise the attractions of their cultural and creative industries? will definitely enable engagement among the participants.
The creative sector suffered badly during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Deloitte has predicted that it will resume its long-term trend of growing faster than the wider.