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21 Oct 2021

Conference | Bolnisi and Tbilisi

Finland Innovations I Finland Caucasus Creative Forum I Women Empowerment I 21-24 October, 2021

On October 21st, Creative Caucasus hosted Women Empowerment / Finland Caucasus Creative Forum at the newly opened Bolnisi Museum, serving as Kvemo Kartli educational, touristic and scientific research center.

The Forum brought together emerging professionals, women entrepreneur, and artists from cultural and creative fields, offering a space for resource-sharing, development and collaboration between leading Finnish professionals and creative industry organizations from the Caucasus.

Invited Finnish and Georgian guests led several working sessions, introducing innovative approaches and best practices in creative and entrepreneurial work.

Professor David Lordkipanidze, Director General of Georgian National Museum, opened the forum with brief online introduction followed by a keynote address by H.E. Kirsti Narinen, The Roving Ambassador of Finland to South Caucasus and introductory remarks by Gela Suli, founder of Creative Caucasus.

Other speakers at the forum included:

- Tuija Seipell, keynote speaker, Editor in Chief, The Cool Hunter

- Marjo Oliva, founder, agent and CEO at Napa Arts & Licensing Agency

- Anni Korkman, Program Director at Helsinki Design Week

- Ketevan Ebanoidze & Elene Jvania - founders of Impact Hub Tbilisi

- Taina Myohanen - President of We in Games Finland

- Anna Shanshiashvili - Directro of the Georgian Crafts Association

- Paivi Haikio - Art Director and Graphic Designer

- Vilja Achte - 3D Artist and motion designer

- Anano Bakuradze & Eka Kadagishvili - Founders of Movement TV

The forum was moderated by Tamara Janashia, Director of the Culture and Management Lab.

The project is supported by the Office of Roving Ambassador of Finland to South Caucasus


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