Director of UNIDO center speaked within Kazan Summit 2021

August 02, 2021

Director of UNIDO center speaked within Kazan Summit 2021

Sergey Korotkov, Director of the UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation, spoke at the session “Local Identity and Creative Industries” as part of the XII International Economic Summit “Russia — Islamic World: Kazan Summit 2021”.

In his speech, Sergei Korotkov mentioned about UNIDO initiatives to support creative industries and local identity.

“COVID-19 has hit the creative industries that employ over 30 million people worldwide, mostly young people. It is estimated that canceling public speaking alone cost authors about 30% of the world’s royalties in 2020, while the global film industry lost $ 7 billion in revenues. There is an urgent need to both promote and protect the creative industries, especially in this decade before the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ” — he said.

UNIDO’s projects in the field of creative industries and local identity aim to create infrastructures to support local entrepreneurship, modernize industries, support global value chains, promote and develop new products and services, and test new solutions and share experiences. In addition, UNIDO actively supports projects aimed at eliminating gender inequality and supporting women’s entrepreneurship.
Conscious consumption became the main agenda of the Summit. Experts from different countries discussed the issues of partner financing, creative industries, the halal industry, youth diplomacy, medicine, sports, entrepreneurship and investment.

On the sidelines of the summit, the halal industry exhibition Russia Halal Expo, the Machine-Building Cluster Forum and the show Modest Fashion Day took place. Ten modest fashion designers presented their collections at the show. It is noted that the event was attended by the People’s Artist of Russia Valentin Yudashkin.

Credits: KazanSummit press service