Markaz spon­sors Nuqat’s ‘The 7th Sense’ con­fer­ence

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

As part of its cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) pro­gram, Kuwait Fi­nan­cial Cen­tre “Markaz” an­nounced its spon­sor­ship to Nuqat’s 7th an­nual con­fer­ence themed ‘The Sev­enth Sense - Pow­er­ing the Cre­ative Econ­omy, that is be­ing held on Novem­ber 10-17 at the Am­ri­cani Cul­tural Cen­ter.

Al­razi Y Al-Bu­daiwi, VP and Head of Me­dia and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at “Markaz” said: “Nuqat’s an­nual con­fer­ence is cur­rently one of the best cul­tural events in Kuwait and the re­gion aim­ing at ex­chang­ing ex­per­tise and de­vel­op­ing in­di­vid­ual ca­pa­bil­i­ties and skills in dif­fer­ent fields. The con­fer­ence aims at build­ing a cre­ative en­vi­ron­ment to sup­port the na­tional econ­omy by look­ing into means to de­velop in­no­va­tion in the in­dus­tries of the Arab world and be­yond. Markaz par­tic­i­pa­tion in this con­fer­ence comes from our be­lief in the vi­tal role that cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion play in cre­at­ing new in­come re­sources for a di­ver­si­fied econ­omy.”

He added that the con­fer­ence dis­cusses many top­ics in­clud­ing: What is cre­ative econ­omy? How can we cul­ti­vate it? How can we cre­ate more jobs for peo­ple and em­power the cre­ative po­ten­tial of all in­dus­tries? How do bankers, la­bor­ers, lawyers, par­ents, ath­letes, en­gi­neers, doc­tors, and me­chan­ics prac­tice cre­ativ­ity?

Al-Bu­daiwi stated: “This spon­sor­ship comes as part of “Markaz” cor­po­rate cit­i­zen­ship pro­gram which aims to ful­fill the cor­po­rate so­cial and eco­nomic re­spon­si­bil­i­ties through three main pil­lars, which are a) build­ing hu­man ca­pa­bil­i­ties, b) align­ing our business en­vi­ron­ment with the prin­ci­ples of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, c) and pro­mot­ing good gov­er­nance in the business en­vi­ron­ment. Our ac­tiv­i­ties within this strat­egy in­clude a num­ber of top­ics de­signed to con­trib­ute to so­cial and eco­nomic sus­tain­abil­ity, in­clud­ing the devel­op­ment of the ca­pac­i­ties of young peo­ple and en­abling them to uti­lize their abil­i­ties to­wards achiev­ing a sus­tain­able fu­ture.” The con­fer­ence in­cludes a va­ri­ety of work­shops, round­tables, dis­cus­sion pan­els, cul­tural tours, gal­leries and live per­for­mances. A very se­lect group of speak­ers, aca­demics, artists, writ­ers, de­sign­ers and in­no­va­tive thinkers have been in­vited from all prac­tices and from all across the Mid­dle East pro­vid­ing a unique plat­form for its at­ten­dees to ex­change ideas, share skills and spark col­lab­o­ra­tions on how man’s in­ven­tive skillsets and in­tu­itive ca­pac­ity for cre­ation can be an ex­cep­tion­ally valu­able re­source in sus­tain­ing na­tional and global economies.

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