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1 Duncan PESCOD Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) The architecture of Creativity

2 “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” “The loftiest towers are built up from the ground.” In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) Chinese proverb James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891)

3 The architecture of Creativity A good foundation creative industry-related establishments Engaging some practitioners Contribute over $60 billion added value annually to HK’s GDP (approx. 4% of our GDP)

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7 Design The Octopus More than 19 million issued Being modeled by Holland and Dubai Voted by the UK Design Council as 1 of 13 steps to a better world

8 CreateHK CreateHK – 1 June 2009 CreateSmart Initiative - $300 million Recruit Head, CreateHK

9 Tasks Group resources scattered among departments cut red tape Work together with industries One-stop service

10 A Multi-pronged approach Nurturing a pool of Creative Talent Facilitating development of creative start-ups

11 Local market

12 Overseas promotions

13 Creative clusters

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15 Events

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17 “Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture.” Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959)

18 Door always open

19 Thank you!


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