David McWilliams: The rise of the creative classes

We are now in the third great era of economic growth, where rewards go to regions that invest in creative industries and the arts

25th September, 2016

Is it any surprise that the Web Summit decided to head to Lisbon? I am in the amazing Portuguese capital today speaking at a conference. It seems that the entire city has decided that hosting conferences is sufficiently important for the modern brand of the city, that everything is designed to make the attendees feel special.

While I am talking at a small economics conference, the Web Summit doubling its size to nearly 50,000 attendees,...

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