Culture Summit is a forum that convenes leaders from the fields of the arts, design, heritage, media, museums, public policy and technology, to identify ways in which culture can transform societies and communities worldwide. In April 2019, Culture Summit welcomed more than 480 participants from 90 countries. Experts led panels and workshops on art, museums, cultural heritage, media and technology.
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2020 will bring cultural leaders, artists and performers to the capital of the United Arab Emirates for another extraordinary forum of knowledge exchange, debate and policy development, addressing this year’s theme of ‘The Cultural Economy and the Economy of Culture’. Culture Summit 2020 partners include UNESCO, Guggenheim, Royal Academy of Arts, The Economist Events, Google, UNCTAD, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Emirates Diplomatic Academy and Berklee Abu Dhabi.