Dear <<First Name>> ,

As the summer approaches, we bring you a short newsletter with some highlights of the ECBN programme and activities. Look below and find a little bit on what we and the sector are doing at this very time.


Have you heard about THE ARTS+? It is a fair, business festival and international meeting place for the culture and creative industries, launched in October 2016 during the Frankfurter Buchmesse looking to exploit the potential of digitalisation for creative content and to develop new business areas. International artists, opinion leaders and experts as well as an impressive range of exhibitors and ourselves will present innovative approaches from the fields of publishing, museums, architecture and design, brands and agencies. In October, the Business Festival begins its second year.

What's cooking

Creative hubs are vital to the creative economy, this has been pretty established, but what exactly do we talk about when we use the term "hub"? As a response to the ongoing debate on this issue, we are currently working on the development of a comprehensive tool to categorize and visualize each individual hub's identity. To be released early 2017.

ECBN has been invited to participate in a public hearing organized by the European Parliament on the very relevant topic of “Implications of Brexit for Culture and Education”. This is a big step for us, as it reinforces the role of ECBN as representative of the CCI in Europe and towards the European Union. 

What's next
Coming up on our yearly calendar is the European Creative Industries Summit, the main conference in Europe on the topic of CCI policy and innovation. Planned for November 27th, we will release a programme soon so keep an eye out for the save the date as we hope to meet you there.

The European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a network of creative development agencies and creative centres. Our aim is to support the creative and cultural industries to internationalise – to do business and collaborate across Europe.

We help our members access and participate in the “Champion’s League” of European policymaking.

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