Impressions of the Kultur Invest Kongress 2020

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27 November 2020

Industry News

Under the motto "The innovative cultural business. Climate Neutral. Democratic. Participatory." the KulturInvest! Kongress was organized on November 26th and 27th set a trend for innovative, hybrid conference formats in the European cultural market.

On Friday November 27th, FEDORA's Director, Edilia Gänz was invited to join KulturInvest! Kongress' panel discussion about what cultural funding is doing for an environmentally friendly future, alongside Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert, General Secretary of the Kulturstiftung der Länder, Dr. Christian Ehler, MdEP and Clemens Pflanz, Founder of Meisterkreis, moderated by Henry C. Brinker.

Europe's Cultural Summit of the Year showed how a sustainable transfer of knowledge and unique networking opportunities for the European cultural market could be created virtually.

More than 740 speakers, moderators and participants discussed the latest impulses and trends in the cultural market together and made use of the European network with a 12-hour live stream of the three main forums in the innovative talk show format from the Nikolaisaal Potsdam and a lecture volume of 60 hours in a total of 15 parallel, digital expert forums.

The congress was opened under the patronship of Dr. Manja Schüle, Minister of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg and a keynote speech by Dr. Robert Habeck, Federal Chairman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.

As the participants*, speakers* and participants were able to do without a total of 167,174 km of travel due to the digitalisation of the congress, almost 40 t CO² were saved, which corresponds to 48 trees.

If you missed the panel discussion you can watch this inspiring conversation (from 1:29:00 until 2:02:15) below.

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