Culture. The Brussels Creative Forum, which brought together professionals from the world of culture and creativity for the first time, closed its doors on Sunday evening.
The presence of regional and municipal political representatives, combined with that of more than 1,000 industry stakeholders, set the tone for the first event of its kind.
The meetings and discussions organised at the BIP were a great success, predominantly among professionals, giving them the opportunity to talk about themes connected to the development of the cultural sector and the future in Brussels. The exhibitors who set up their stands in the marquee in the Place des Palais were popular with passing trade as well as visitors keen to find out more about what Brussels has to offer in terms of culture, a sort of cultural ‘shopping’ experience, that will be expanded upon next time. Those present talked about the value and pleasure of meeting other professionals, sharing ideas and even forging new relationships.
As well as this, the individual cultural and creative initiatives gave many the chance to introduce themselves to each other. This experience is one that the BRUSSELS CREATIVE FORUM will be repeating in the future, adding a more festive element for visitors… In line with the creative activities put on for children on the Sunday, which were an unmitigated success.
This first event of its kind has demonstrated to the organisers why it exists, opening up new areas to develop for next time. Immensely proud of their 3,000 visitors, the organisers would like to thank all participants, whether public or private.