OTTAWA, March 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conference Board estimates that the
economic footprint of the culture sector is valued at about $84.6 billion (in
2007), or 7.4 per cent of Canada's total real GDP, and contributes 1.1 million
jobs to the economy.
The International Forum on the Creative Economy will present new research
and case studies from around the world about the way arts and cultural
industries impact the economy.
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When: Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Who: 8:45 a.m., Monday, March 17
Preliminary findings of Valuing Culture: Measuring and
Understanding Canada's Creative Economy
Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness
and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada, and
Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The
Conference Board of Canada
Where: Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau
This conference is presented in collaboration with the Department of
Media must register in advance.
For further information:
For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221.,