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Expand your creative horizon at the Creativity World Forum 2017!

The  Creativity World Forum 2017 is getting closer! The flagship conference and gathering of the DC-Network brings together and inspires more than 2000 people to discuss creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship. Pioneering grassroots & industry leading giants will headline this year’s edition, organised in Aarhus (Denmark) by our fellow DC-colleagues of the Central-Denmark region. Discover the program and buy your ticket at www.cwf2107.com!

Making cities for people: report on the Reverse Mission 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

From 27-30 June 2017 the Districts of Creativity Network’s ninth Reverse Mission took place in Rio de Janeiro, hosted by the city hall’s Institute Rio Human Patrimony (IRPH) and the Federation of Industries from the State of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN). The main theme of this study visit was “making cities for people”: how can creativity and innovation be fostered to tackle urban challenges?  Continue reading Making cities for people: report on the Reverse Mission 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

Hong Kong Becomes a Member of the DC Network

During an international study visit in Noord-Brabant, Hong Kong was welcomed as the newest member of the Districts of Creativity Network.

The network was initiated by Flanders (Belgium) in 2004 as a group of regions around the world that put creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship high on the agenda. The exchange of knowledge an experiences supports the members in achieving the best conditions in their regions to create prosperity and well being through creativity and innovation.

Next to Hong Kong, the DC-Network exists of the following regions: Baden-Württemberg, Rhône-Alpes, Lombardy, Catalonia, Scotland, Central-Denmark, North-Brabant, Tampere, Oklahoma, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Karnataka and Flanders.

Pascal Cools, director of Flanders DC, the initiator and coordinator of the network is convinced by the added value of Hong Kong: “as a major gateway to Asia, Hong Kong can play an important part in the network. With events such as the Business of Design Week it has become an important creative business hub. The network and knowledge of our Hong Kong partner are a true asset for the DC-Network and we look forward to exchanging experiences and exploring cooperations. ”

William To, creative & programme director of PMQ, the organisation that represents Hong Kong in the network, also sees unique opportunities for Hong kong. “Hong Kong has always been a connector between the west and the east. We can share our experiences on creativity, but also learn from the other regions and countries across the world throughout this network.”

Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma

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On March 31, Creative Oklahoma presents their Creativity World Forum. The forum will be both a gathering of the Districts of Creativity Network and a conference in its own right. Education and innovation specialist Sir Ken Robinson, Michael Strautmanis of The Walt Disney Company and Flanders DC manager Pascal Cools are some of the headliners of the Forum.

More info on the conference

Reverse Mission to Oklahoma

Oklahoma will be hosting this years fact finding reverse mission for the Districts of Creativity. Kiplinger put Oklahoma City on his ‘Great Cities for Starting a Bussiness list’. Forbes is keeping an eye on the city when it comes to startups and innovation. No coïncidence that this region is a member of our network.

From March 26 till 28, Oklahoma will provide the opportunity to meet the organisations and key players in this booming region that will host the 2015 Creativity World Forum only a few days later.