In 2016, Nuqat ran the annual conference on ‘Powering the Creative Economy in the Middle East’ . This NUQAT conference looked at the ways the seventh sense, i.e the mechanism of the human mind that produces new ideas can develop innovation in the industries of the Arab world and beyond. Looking at the idea of alternative energy, we proposed that creativity should play a larger role in powering our economies as we move forward. During the conference we ran our first ever round of Exploration Sessions on three aspects of the Creative Economy. These Exploration Sessions brought together various academics, professionals, intellectuals, creatives, designers and more to discuss a given topic of the Creative Economy.