Closing Conference

Speakers information

On this page, you can find additional information on the speakers who will present or partake in discussions during the ECIA Closing Conference on November 27-28 2014. The full programme can be downloaded below:
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Thursday 27 November

Isolde Hallensleben

Moderator

Isolde Hallensleben

Isolde Hallensleben is a Dutch television presenter, broadcaster, program developer and writer of short stories. She will be moderating the panel discussions on the first conference day.

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Kajsa Ollongren

10:05 – 10:15 Welcome

Kajsa Ollongren

Kajsa Ollongren is the current alderman of Economic Affairs and the vice-mayor of Amsterdam. She manages the Air and Seaport, Monuments, Art and Culture, Local Media, Investments and District Centre portfolios.

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Rasmus Wiinsted Tscherning

10:15 – 10:50 Presentation of the ECIA recommendations

Rasmus Wiinsted Tscherning

Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning has been the Managing Director of CKO since its establishment in 2008. Rasmus is also chairman of the European Creative Industries Alliance - ECIA - appointed by the European Commission DG Enterprise.

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Jet Bussemaker

10:50 – 11:10 Presentation of the final report

Jet Bussemaker

Jet Bussemaker is the current Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the Rutte-Asscher government.

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Elzbieta Bienkowska

10:50 – 11:10 Presentation of the final report

EU Commissioner of Enterprise & Industry

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PIPS:LAB

11:30 – 11:45 Opinion poll

PIPS:LAB

PIPS:LAB is hard to describe. ‘Is it art, is it data mining, is it marketing, is it performance? It’s damn engaging and entertaining in any case,’ as described by TEDxAmsterdam 2012.

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Kajsa Ollongren

11:45 – 13:15 Panel Discussion about the ECIA final report

Kajsa Ollongren

Kajsa Ollongren is the current alderman of Economic Affairs and the vice-mayor of Amsterdam. She manages the Air and Seaport, Monuments, Art and Culture, Local Media, Investments and District Centre portfolios.

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Gian Paolo Manzella

11:45 – 13:15 Panel Discussion about the ECIA final report

Gian Paolo Manzella

Gian Paolo Manzella is a European Investment Bank staff member on leave and currently a member of the Council of the Lazio Region. He was elected in March 2013 in the political group Per il Lazio, supporting the Regional President Mr. Nicola Zingaretti.

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Barbera Wolfensberger

11:45 – 13:15 Panel Discussion about the ECIA final report

Barbera Wolfensberger

In January 2014 Barbera Wolfensberger was appointed as Chair of the Topsector Creative Industries and Vice-Chair of the Dutch Creative Council. She is also member of the board for Cinekid.

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Olli-Poika Parvainen

11:45 – 13:15 Panel Discussion about the ECIA final report

Olli-Poika Parvainen

Olli-Poika Parviainen currently works as one of the four vice mayors of the city of Tampere. He has a BA in media studies and he is currently doing his master’s thesis on information sciences.

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Karine Daniel

11:45 – 13:15 Panel Discussion about the ECIA final report

Vice President of Nantes Metropole, Nantes, France

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Caroline Norbury

14:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: implementation of the ECIA recommendations

Caroline Norbury

Caroline Norbury, MBE is the founding Chief Executive of Creative England and dedicated to championing the creative industries. Creative England invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media.

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Jordi Sellas

14:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: implementation of the ECIA recommendations

Jordi Sellas

Jordi Sellas i Ferrés is the General Manager for Creation and Cultural Industries of the Government of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain). Before holding this position, he worked as a New Business and Digital Manager and Digital Marketing Advisor for different organisations.

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Doortje van Unen

14:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: implementation of the ECIA recommendations

Doortje van Unen

Doortje van Unen is deputy director of the Amsterdam Economic Board, an organization that promotes collaboration between businesses, knowledge institutions and governments to strengthen the worldwide position of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

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Kari Kankaala

14:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: implementation of the ECIA recommendations

Kari Kankaala

Mr. Kari Kankaala is one of the three Executive Directors with the city of Tampere. Kari’s units are responsible for strategic urban development, housing policy, land policy and use, economic innovation policy development, sustainable development, employment as well as city...

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Michael Hofegger

14:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: implementation of the ECIA recommendations

Michael Hofegger

Michael Hofegger is head of the department Creative Industries & Innovation at Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws), Austria’s federal promotional bank. The department’s main focus is to support the Austrian Creative Industries through several funding programs and capacit...

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Bas Verhart

14:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: implementation of the ECIA recommendations

Bas Verhart

Bas Verhart is a Dutch creative entrepreneur, and currently co-founder of THNK, TheAmsterdam School of Creative Leadership (www.thnk.org). Bas has initiated multiple award-winning organizations in the creative industries. He is a global thinker and a member of the TED Global, ...

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Mattia Corbetta

14:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: implementation of the ECIA recommendations

Mattia Corbetta

Mattia Corbetta is a member of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development's Technical Secretariat, where he deals with the national policy on innovative startups and other measures in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Ragnar Siil

15:45 – 17:15 Parallel Session 1: Cross-Sectoral Innovation and the use of Voucher Systems

Ragnar Siil

Managing Partner of the Creativity Lab, and former Estonian Undersecretary for the Arts, Estonia. He is also the Chairman of the European Union Expert Group on Cultural and Creative Industries.

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Gertraud Leimüller

15:45 – 17:15 Parallel Session 2: Access to Finance

Gertraud Leimüller

Gertraud Leimüller is the elected president of the Creative Industries platform Creativ Wirtschaft Austria, a nation-wide competence centre and platform for Creative Industries – entrepreneurs as well as individuals.

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Helena Acheson

15:45 – 17:15 Parallel Session 3: Cluster Excellence and Internationalisation

Unitleiterin Kreativ Wirtschaft, Medien und Film Gesellschaft, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Friday 28 November

Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning

10:00 – 10:10 Moderator; introduction

Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning

Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning has been the Managing Director of CKO since its establishment in 2008. Rasmus is also chairman of the European Creative Industries Alliance - ECIA - appointed by the European Commission DG Enterprise.

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Albert Boswijk

10:10 – 10:50 Keynote: The revolutionary power of the experience economy – from experience to value creation

Albert Boswijk

Founder of the European Centre for the Experience Economy, visiting faculty at Roskilde University Centre and University of Aalborg

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Carsten Schierenbeck

10:50 – 11:10 Future EU policy for Cultural and Creative Industries

Carsten Schierenbeck

Carsten Schierenbeck is a Policy Officer working in the area of cluster policy aiming at facilitating industrial change through service innovation, creativity and eco-innovative solutions and the development of emerging industries.

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Catherine Magnant

11:30 – 11:45 Keynote: Culture Creativity and Innovation

Deputy Head of Unit Culture policy and intercultural dialogue, DG Education and Culture

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Mikolt Csap

11:45 – 12:00 Keynote: ICT for the creative Industries

Mikolt Csap

Representative of DG Connect

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