David gave a Creative Economy presentation at an event in Muscat, Oman, based on his international experience of the creative industries.
His presentation “The Digital and Creative Economy” was made online to an audience of Oman Government officials, employees and others.
David spoke about the opportunities for governments to use the creative economy in the context of the digital economy to increase access to government information. He also included the importance of taking into account the changing needs and expectations of citizens. This is part of his approach to strategic marketing, which can be applied not only to businesses in the creative industries but also to government agencies and non-profit organisations.
“People worldwide have greater access than ever before to digital communication and services. This means that they are more interconnected, more informed and more empowered. As a result their expectations change in relation to access to information, to commercial opportunities and to government services.”
– David Parrish
At the event, David also participated in a panel discussion and answered questions from the audience.
David’s Creative Economy presentation was made at the invitation of the Oman Government’s Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI).
The Creative Economy Presentation and the whole event was streamed live on YouTube.
David is a Creative Economy speaker at conferences and other events around the world. He brings his international experience of new business models in the creative economy to audiences worldwide. David’s keynote speeches, presentations and workshops inform and inspire both creative entrepreneurs and policy makers in the creative economy. David has spoken about the Creative Economy at the European Commission in Brussels and the United Nations in Geneva.
As a Creative Economy speaker, David has delivered speeches and presentations at conferences, summits, international forums and other events including the following:
United Nations (UNCTAD), Geneva HQ, Switzerland
Presentation: ‘The Creative Economy and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Worldwide Perspective’
Unlocking the Creative Economy, South Africa
Speech about the creative economy worldwide to inspire local stakeholders to boost the creative economy in the specific context of South Africa.
Northern Transylvanian Clusters Consortium, Romania
Speech on ‘Transformation through Creativity’ in the context of the creative and digital economy, in the city of Cluj, Romania.
ANATO National Congress, Colombia
Speech on “Inspiration for Travel Agencies from Creativity, Innovation and the Orange Economy Worldwide” in Medellín, Colombia.
European Commission. Brussels, Belgium
Creative Economy presentation on skills in the creative economy, creative entrepreneurship and the connection between the creative economy and other industry sectors.
Creative Business Summit Africa
Speech on ‘The Business of Creativity’ at this pan-African conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
Speaker on creative entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy International Forum “Territorios Innovadores” in Bogotá, Colombia.
Curaçao Creative Economy
Keynote speaker at the ‘Connecting the Dots’ event for creative entrepreneurs in Willemstad, plus workshops on business strategy and intellectual property.