Forum d`Avignon: Where ideas meet
When do culture and economy finally talk to each other at eye level?
We have arrived in Avignon, at the foot of the Rhône, in the venerable rooms of the Palais du Pâpe which now serve as a congress centre for the Forum d`Avignon. Culture needs the economy, but does the economy need culture?
The Forum D`Avignon is a dialogue platform for politicians, singers, entrepreneurs, musicians, philosophers, composers, scientists, or film directors, connecting them all. The direct exchange and the personal contact with politicians, managers, and artists are the key to a new common understanding of economy and culture.
This year, French president Nicolas Sarkozy is also attending the Forum D’Avignon.
Text: Boris Alexander Knop