Forums and meetings were hosted at the Shanghai Theater Academy on Friday as part of the 2019 Yangtze River Delta International Cultural Industries Expo.
Scholars and entrepreneurs in the region gathered to discuss the future development of urban cultural industries.
The academy announced cooperation with the Shanghai Data Exchange Corp to set up a research center for urban cultural data.
Huang Changyong, the academy's president, also released a report on the analysis and evaluation of the current cultural industries in Chinese cities.
Scholars were also invited to exchange views on new opportunities for the industry’s future development at a round-table forum.