At the event, foreign ambassadors in Vietnam and experts pointed out the potentials, advantages, as well as the difficulties and limitations, while giving practical suggestions for the development of the capital city's cultural industry in the coming period.
Hanoi has great potential to develop its cultural industry, especially the system of monuments, heritages, craft villages, museums, theatres and art troupes. However, the Hanoi cultural industry is still in its infancy.
Notable limitations include a lack of a specialised database and information for the cultural industry, highly effective specialised linkages, and professional and managerial skills, while the investment mechanism for the cultural industry is still unreasonable.
In particular, Hanoi is still in lack of a financial investment mechanism and an "ecosystem" in which the cultural and creative industry can develop. This is a new field and it requires a breakthrough in human resource training and investment policy.
Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Van Phong emphasised that culture and the development of the cultural industry are not only a driving force but also an important resource for the sustainable development of the capital city.
In the field of creativity and cultural industry development, Phong affirmed that Hanoi always considers the subjects of this process as enterprises, artists, artisans and the masses. The State plays the role of creating a legal corridor and supporting conditions for creative subjects to devote themselves to and enjoy the creative process.
The Hanoi leader also vowed to create a favourable environment and ecosystem for innovation and development of cultural industries. Hanoi also commits to actively seek out valuable units, organisations and creative models for cooperation and development.