1. Creative Economy Models and Clusters in the World

Today's economy is fundamentally a creative economy, which has been the new paradigm for economic development and job creation. Building a creative economy will occupy a central role in promoting and promising sustainable growth. Culturaland creative industries form an integral part of the creative economy. They are in a strategic position to promote economic development and jobcreation in all regions and cities. The cluster concept has had an important influence on thinking and policy towards the creative economy andcreative industries.
This theme aims at reviewing how creative economy policies and strategies can help in economic growth and job creation,based on their own context. Andthis track will also cover the role of clusters as the key drivers for a creative economy. The other aim is highlighting the role of the creative industriesworking with a cluster approach. Therefore this track welcomes presentations on how creative industries contribute to economic transformation.