MENA Summit 2018

MENA Summit 2018

Investing in Arts and Culture (Invite only)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / 11:00 am - 11:45 am

The presence of art, and the infrastructure around it, not only enhances a city's cultural appeal to tourism, but also catalyzes the economic development opportunities surrounding it. From the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain, which brought growth and prestige to a city in decline, to the phenomenon of Art Basel, which has played a key role in positioning Miami as a world-class city, pumping over $500 million into the economy for a one week art fair, the impact of investing in art has been evidenced around the world.

With the burgeoning art scene in the United Arab Emirates, reflected in the numerous boutique galleries and the establishment of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, this private, off-the-record session will discuss how the cultural landscape of the MENA region is primed to benefit from this growth strategy.

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