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How the economy of culture is reshaping the world

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organised an Institute

Lecture on Monday, January 27, 2020. The details of the lecture are given

below:

 

Title   :   "How the economy of culture is reshaping the world"

 

Speaker :      Mr. Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, Government of France

 

Day & Date:  Monday, January 27, 2020

 

Time      : 4 pm

 

Venue     : P.C. Saxena Auditorium, IIT Bombay

 

Abstract:

A first-hand interaction with the French Minister of Culture with insights

into how France leveraged cultural industries for economic growth. In this

session the Minister shedded light on the interconnectedness of our

world, where science, art, culture, economy, cities, sustainability and

technology are symbiotic. The discourse also dwelled upon the unlimited

career perspectives that technology students must explore outside of the

conventional realms. With statistics and real-time inputs on the economics

of culture in India and France, the talk focused on how France and

India can be allies towards creating an irrefutable future in the global

world.

 

About the speaker:

Graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG – Higher Institute

of Management) with a Master’s in the Management of Territorial

Communities from the ESSEC business school, Franck Riester has been

France’s Minister of Culture since 16 October 2018. He was elected

Member of Parliament for the 5th constituency of the Seine-et-Marne

district in 2007, and joint Chair of the Agir et Indépendants (Action and

Independents) UDI Parliamentary Group at the National Assembly in June

2017. He was also Mayor of Coulommiers from 2008 to 2017 and Chair of the

Community of Coulommiers District Authorities until 2017.

 

A member of the Commission of Cultural Affairs and Education when he sat

in the National Assembly, Franck Riester is particularly committed to

public policies in the areas of culture, the media and new technologies.

Also, as a corporate manager running a number of automobile de

dealerships, he focused on economic issues, particularly those related to

very small and small and medium businesses, and corporate tax affairs.