By Jonathan Ugbal
In a bid to reposition the creative sector in Cross River State to maximize its potential, the maiden creative economy conference will be unveiled at an event billed for June 30, 2017 its southern capital port city of Calabar.
“The conference is expected to chart a course for the development of Creative Economy in the state and galvanize efforts of Creative Economy Stakeholders and Entrepreneurs in developing the industry for the economic development of Cross River State,” said Emmanuel Etim, the chairman of the Calabar Creative Hub.
Mr. Etim said the event; ‘June Creatives Birthday Bash’ which aims to celebrate stakeholders in the creative sector born in the month of June will be graced by leading Cross River State Based Creative Economy Stakeholders, “reigning beauty queens, some members of the Cross River State Executive Council, some members of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Heads of MDAs and Chairpersons of Associations in the sector.”
He continued: “Nigeria’s creative industry potential valued at over N5 trillion with annual turnover of about N500 billion, is one of the fastest growing industries in Africa today. In the recently rebased Nigeria Economy, Creative Industry has been identified as the second highest earning industry after oil.
“In the light of this, there is no gainsaying that there is a need to reposition Creative Economy in Cross River State to contribute effectively to the economic development of the state and the time to do that is now.”
The ‘June Creatives Birthday Bash’ which will hold at the Havana Lounge, Orange Resort, Akai Efa is billed for 7pm and is strictly by invitation Mr. Etim said, adding that; “All Creative Economy Stakeholders who wish to attend should call Bond Hagan on 08039113651.”
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