After previous successful editions in Ghent (2013) and Brussels (2015), a third edition of Creative Ville followed in 2019 in the magnificent Handelsbeurs of Antwerp! Recharging creatives with fresh ideas, inspiring insights and valuable connections. The event was filled with a carefully curated line-up of both local and international speakers from all creative industries.
The creative industry in Flanders is booming. Upcoming talents from fashion, design, film, music, theatre, gaming or advertising have been surprising us every day with their creativity and are furthermore internationally putting our region on the map. But there are also challenges: the translation from creative concept to commercial success is not always easy.
Creative Ville is the conference in Flanders for individuals who want to get inspired about entrepreneurship in the creative industry. Prominent talents, young heroes and corporate mediators share their experiences through talks and break-out sessions. This, encompassing all 12 creative industries. That way, designers can also learn from architects, or filmmakers from game developers.
Creative Ville 2019
This year Creative Ville took place on November 22nd in the Handelsbeurs of Antwerp. There were different stages: the mainstage welcomed eight keynote speakers and on top of that, no less than seven backstage talks were hosted. On creativeville.be, you can find more information about this last edition.
The mainstage speakers were Aral Balkan, Bent Van Looy, Mike Monteiro, Bert Hamelinck, Dimitri Verhulst, Sara Riis-Carstensen, Sofie Van de Velde and Dries Depoorter. The backstage talks were given by Christina De Witte, Lander Gyselinck, Wim Vanlessen, Debby Wilmsen, Tim Vekemans, Cyborn and Cecilia Verheyden.
Watch the aftermovie here:
"An event where you will hear stories, projects and opinions of creatives in various fields that will either shock you or make you laugh, but most of all will motivate you or feed your gut to reach for the stars."