European Parliament Creative Week

The event will showcase the achievements of the European Parliament in the field of Cultural and Creative Industries. Furthermore it will explore future trends in the field of creative industries and digitalisation. ECBN Managing Director Bernd Fesel will take part in the conference as a guest speaker.

Panel 1

Culture, Creativity and Media literacy as a catalyst for democracy

Panel 2

What do the cultural and creative sectors need from the new EU?

Guest speakers

MEPs Pervenche Beres, Dr Christian Ehler, Helga Trupel

Kimmo Aulake, Ministerial Adviser, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

Olaf Coenen, Vice President International Publishing for Europe, Latin America and Asia, Electronic Arts and Chairman of the ISFE Board

Bernd Fesel, European Creative Business Network

Fabrice Fries, Chairman and CEO of Agence France Presse

Dr Leif Goritz, chairman of the supervisory board of Thalia and CEO of Herder Verlag

Lisa Lang, Founder & Inventor Elektro Couture, Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech

Sonja Schwetje, editor in chief n-tv, the German news TV-channel

Dr Tamas Szucs, Principal Adviser in DG Education and Culture TBC

Jonathan Taplin, former tour manager for Bob Dylan, film producer for Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders & Gus Van Sant

Slawomir Tokarski, Director of Innovation, DG GROW

Thierry Wasser, Perfumer Guerlain

Interested in attending? Send your details (full name, date of birth, nationality and ID number) to MEP Dr. Christian Ehler at:


European Parliament, Brussels

Paul Henri Spaak Building; Room PHS 3C050

Wiertzstraat 60

1047 Brussels