Glamorgan hosted third Wales China event

March 14, 2012

The University of Glamorgan hosted the third annual Wales China Creative Industries Forum at its ATRiuM campus in Cardiff on 1st February 2012.

The forum was held to compliment the launch of the 2012 EU-China Year on Intercultural Dialogue in Brussels which also took place on 1st April.

The event discussed the growing Creative and Cultural sectors in China, covering topics such as intellectual property, digital publishing, and the arts. It also aims to explore the potential for collaborative projects in knowledge exchange and research between China, Wales and the UK.

Guest speakers included Dr Hardy Yong Xiang, Associate Professor School of Arts (SAPKU), Vice Dean of Institute for Cultural Industries (ICIPKU) Peking University, Dr Lucy Montgomery, Research Fellow, at the ARC Centre of excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University, Pat Wood, Director Corporate and Community Synergy, London Metropolitan University and Dr Richard Evans of Cardiff Confucius Institute.

The event was organised by Cardiff University’s Confucius Institute and the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries with support from Cardiff Council, the Welsh Government and International Business Wales.

“We’re very pleased to be hosting this event for the third time,” said Professor Peter Robertson, Dean of the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries. “With speakers from as far afield as Peking University, Queensland University of Technology, and London Metropolitan University, the Wales China Creative Industries Forum provides a valuable platform for cultural and economic exchange, and we’re very proud to be a part of that.”