About CWF 2019

Creativity World Forum 2019: CHANGE THE INEVITABLE

The Creativity World Forum (CWF) is an international congress, annually organized by one of the members of the Districts of Creativity Network. The main goal is to inspire entrepreneurs, governments, civil society organizations, educational institutions and creatives from all over the world to work together towards a meaningful and resilient society. Different perspectives and promising solutions to social issues arise by connecting with each other, by using the power of creativity.

The CWF has previously taken place in Antwerp (2018), Aarhus (2017) and Oklahoma City (2015).

This year, the Creativity World Forum 2019 will take place on 21, 22 and 23 October in Brabant, the Netherlands. During this international three-day event about creativity and innovation, more than 1,500 professionals and creative minds from all over the world come together. The CWF2019 programme will involve these creative thinkers and doers by offering new perspectives, by showing different attitudes and by working together on creative solutions and approaches. Day 1 and day 3 will take place in Eindhoven with a various programme filled with inspiring speakers, exhibitions, performances and plenty of network opportunities. More than 100 local and (inter)national speakers and influencers will share their view on creativity and its contribution to (social) challenges and solutions. On day 2, visitors will visit one of the five different locations (HUBs) in Brabant, each with a relevant theme: food, mobility, resources, inclusiveness and progress.

The theme “Change the inevitable” is a call to action. The world around us is becoming increasingly complex and paradoxical. Major social issues are truly crying out for a change. The challenges we all know, such as global inequality, refugee issues, climate change, air pollution, etc. are enormous.  Yet we must and can help to change it for the better. This requires a different approach both in the way we think and in the way we move forward. During the CWF2019, people who put this into practice speak their minds. Also visitors can contribute as it is essential to join forces and take collaborative action. During CWF2019 people can change the inevitable together!


From idea to plan, from programme to invitations, from hospitality to logistics….
Our team will make sure that CWF2019 will rock!
Questions? info@cwf2019.com.

Joyce Bokhoven

Event Director & Creative Producer

Kirsti Pol

Programme Director

Diana van Bokhoven

Programme Manager

Linda van Hulten

Event Manager

Selma Coppoolse

Partnerships & Sales

Quinta Post-Theeuwes

Event Coordinator

Amarins Hielkema

Coordinator DCLivingLab

Elske Verbraak

Coordinator DCLivingLab


The Creative Council, composed of prominent individuals from education, social organizations, government and business, gives advice and offers connections. We would like to introduce everybody:

Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans

Gemeente Oss

Ralf Embrechts

Director/ ambassador
MOM Tilburg / Quiet500

Leon Giesen


Mechtild van den Hombergh

Director of Organisation
Design Academy

Caroline Hummels

Professor Design and Theory for Transformative Qualities at the department of Industrial Design
Eindhoven University of Technology

Bob Hutten

De Verspillingsfabriek

Hugo von Meijenfeldt

SDG Coordinator in the Netherlands
The ministry of Foreign affairs

Nienke Meijer

Chairman of the board of directors
Fontys Hogescholen

Piet Menu

Artistic Director
Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Elisabeth Minnemann

Chairman of the board of directors
Breda University of Applied Sciences

Paul van Nunen

General Manager
Brainport Development NV

Jan Pelle

Brabantse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (BOM)

Ruud Rabelink

Board of Director

Henk Rosman

REWIN West-Brabant

Paul Rüpp

President of the executive board
Avans University of Applied Sciences

Eric van Schagen

VNO NCW Brabant-Zeeland

Yolande Ulenaers

Chairman of the board of directors
Koning Willem I College

Barbera Wolfensberger

The Director-General of Culture & Media
The ministry of Education, Culture and Science

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