Create! Innovate! Grow!

This conference will address a new policy agenda to maximise the innovative contributions of European creative industries to the wider economy. Creative industries represent highly innovative companies with the potential for strong economic impact and a foreseen growth potential as one of Europe’s most dynamic sectors.

This conference will be organized in cooperation with CLICKNL, the Dutch knowledge and innovation network of the Topsector Creative Industries.

About the European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA)
ECIA is one of the first concrete measures at European level promoting creative industries and their impact on the European economy. ECIA’s overall task is to advocate the role of the creative industries as a catalyst for innovation and structural change and to propose new policy instruments that will maximise the innovative contributions of the creative industries to the European economy. At the conference the results of the 3 year ECIA project will be presented and discussed.

Conference programme:

Presentation of the ECIA final report with 10 policy recommendations
Panel discussion with politicians on EU, national and regional level about the recommendations of ECIA
Panel discussion with practitioners about the implementation of the recommendations
Break-out sessions: sharing experiences and next practices
Conference speakers are a.o.:

EU Commissioner, to be confirmed
Ms Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Culture and Education, the Netherlands
Ms Kajsa Ollongren, Vice-mayor of Economic Affairs and Art & Culture, city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mr Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, chair ECIA, managing director CKO Denmark
Ms Caroline Norbury, CEO Creative England, UK
Mr Gian Paolo Manzella, Regional Councillor for Lazio Region, Italy
Ms Barbera Wolfensberger, chair Topteam Creative Industries, the Netherlands
Several high level representatives from Ireland, Finland, France, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Estonia, Austria, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands.

Register now!
The conference is free of charge and is organised by the Amsterdam Economic Board, coordinator of the ECIA platform, in partnership with the city of Amsterdam. To attend the ECIA closing conference on November 27-28, please register here:
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Target group
The conference gathers policymakers on European, national and regional level, intermediaries and cluster organisations with focus on the creative industries.

Detailed programme
For more information, please download the full programme at the event page.

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