Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
The Fifth session of the Creative Republic will be held in AVNOJ Museum in Bihać on 14 and 15 September, and will bring together leading regional experts from the communications industry and people from the world of business.
The Creative Republic is a creative communications festival that offers, through panels and lectures, new creative solutions for real business problems, exchange of business experiences and examples of good practice with new trends from the advertising and marketing world. For the fifth consecutive year, the Creative Republic holds its sessions in Bihać, the town on the beautiful Una river, where, besides the famous names of the creative industry, it also attracts people of different profiles from across the region.
Creative Republic was born as an answer to the need to bring the communications industry closer to the local community and economy, and has grown into a project of mapping Bihać as the center of creative industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is therefore of great importance for the promotion of the great tourism potential of the town of Bihać and the entire country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Apart from the extremely friendly and warm atmosphere at the AVNOJ Museum, which facilitates mutual communication between the audience and the lecturers and encourages the development of new friendships, the Creative Republic is characterized by exclusively regional lecturers, who confirm that our region has top experts in this field with each new session of the Creative Republic.
“We are happy that for four years now Bihać is a regional center for the creative industry for a couple of days at least, and that it brings the industry elite to the banks of Una river. Feedback from previous lecturers and guests are always extremely positive, and hearing their desires to return again is a proof that the idea itself, and all our work on the Creative Republic, is both meaningful and effective,” said Nermin Nino Kasupović, Program Director of the Festival.
The visual identity of the fifth Creative Republic is signed by Mireldy design studio, headed by Art Director Imelda Ramović.
“The Creative Republic unites the regional creative scene and promotes the development of creative communication skills. This free, creative territory, for the fifth consecutive year, will host the ‘session’ of creatives from various fields of advertising. As every serious republic needs to have its coat of arms, so the fifth edition of the Creative Republic has a symbol that was inspired by the historic symbols of the city of Bihać, transformed into a creative play and vision of the free Creative Republic,” said Imelda Ramovic, a designer who raised a monument to monuments.
Inspiring stories were shared last year by Branimir Brkljač, Boris Šurija, Boris Kovaček, Dijana Tepšić, Darko Bosnar, Ivan Stanković, Ismir Omeragić, Kristina Ercegović, Maher Al-Osta, Milena Mijatović, Sanda Mešinović, Slavimir Stojanović and Vesna Beganović, and who will fill our creative batteries with great ideas and motivation to implement them this year? That still remains to be seen.
Last year, after the Creative Republic, we asked several participants to share their impressions. Here we will highlight the responses we received from Branimir Brkljač (Terra Panonica) and Ivan Stanković (Communis).
“When I came up with the title of my lecture for this conference, How to become/stay an experienced beginner, I couldn’t even imagine how appropriate the title and the theme were. Everything about the conference Creative Republic of Bihać is different from any conference I’ve been to, or spoke at. From the very name, over the venue, to the people who were part of it and all the formal and informal conversations and socializing during the conference. I met young people from Bihać and the surroundings and was impressed by their ambition and the desire to change the world. Even the people I have known before, I have experienced here in a new and different way, so in a way I met them anew. Altogether, this produced a special positive energy and sense of belonging to that and to such a Republic. In the end, we talked and agreed on what we will do and how we will do it next year, and nobody (still) invited us to come. But, nevermind… I already know we will come again!” said Branimir Brkljač.
“I’m delighted. So much so that I decided to write an article about positive things that give hope that not everything is lost. As for my impressions, Ekrem you can freely write in my name whatever you want, and make it all more than just positive. I had never been to Bihać, unbelievable …. I’ll come back next year because this was a fantastic experience!,” wrote Ivan Stanković in an email to Media Marketing.