The International Forum, held in the six official languages of the United Nations and bringing together figures from all backgrounds, was designed to be the major global event for the purple economy.
The first edition was held at Espace Cardin in Paris, from 11 to 13 October 2011, under the patronage of UNESCO, the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Abu Dhabi 2013
The 2nd International Purple Economy Forum took place at the INSEAD Campus in Abu Dhabi on 9 December 2013. Its theme was “The cultural challenges of the globalized economy”.
Before the 3rd International Forum is held in China, Marrakesh has been hosting a first African Forum on 4 and 5 November 2016, devoted to the major issue of “Climate threats, cultural responses”.
It took place before the opening of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22).