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Opportunities for entrepreneurs

ministerlashleyvisitingtechnbimThe connection between culture and technology was explored and exhibited last week during e-Create Barbados, the cultural industries symposium and showcase for this year.

From April 9 to 12, the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre was transformed into a creative space through various workshops, seminars and lectures focussing on Finding Your Marketplace at the Intersection of Culture and Technology.

Featured speakers included a delegation from Brazil, which spoke about the possibilities of Barbadian creative entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities in Brazil, as well as keynote speaker Professor Thomas Andersson who addressed the issue of finding niches in a global marketplace.

ministerlashleyalisonhindssandwichAdditionally, the symposium featured the Back to Front exhibition highlighting the work of the island’s painters, sculptors, graphic designers, photographers and artisans among others. The Tech N Bim Cafe facilitated the discussion of graphics, animation and application solutions for local businesses.

e-Create also spread its reach to the wider community with the staging of the Bajan Soundtrack. Side A rocked the Oistins Bay Garden with the sounds of Lil Rick and King Bubba, Biggie Irie, HyGraid, NexCyx, Alison Hinds and Red Plastic Bag, among others.

The B-Side boasted Barbados softer, jazzy tones with the talents of Gabby, Arturo Tappin, Music Will Play and others. (LW)

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