“Creativity and innovation are the key factors that will determine our future. Using their ability to conceptualise and imagine, the creative industries can make an important contribution to this future. They have the potential to strengthen our capacity for innovation. Our Topteam for the Creative Industries wants to fully realise this potential. The importance of engaging leaders from business, design, education and government in this is not only crucial but a necessity. World Design Forum is the platform that sets the example.”

Maxime Verhagen
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation