Miguel Rivas

Miguel Rivas – Expert Spain

Miguel RivasMiguel has an extensive background conducting projects related to strategic planning and change in business clusters, revitalization strategies for urban economies and creative industries. He has been involved with policy decision making -Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia and was the CEO of Sevilla Global, urban agency for economic development. Currently Rivas works as an independent consultant and has been partner director of Grupo TASO since 2007.

He is also acting as associate adviser on strategic issues for CLAND, the cluster organization that brings together tractor companies in Andalusia-Spain in the creative-digital and new media sectors. CLAND is recognized by the main regional bodies supporting the creative cluster as an interface entity towards the creative and digital cluster.

From 2008 -2011 Rivas was the lead expert for Creative Clusters, a network of ten European cities within the URBACT framework dealing with the creative industries and local creative ecosystems. In this capacity, Rivas focused on cross-learning and capitalization.
He has been involved in more than sixty international seminars and conferences as organizer or guest speaker related to spatial economic development, many of them related to the creative industries.