Creative Company Conference (CCC)

Venue: Muziekgebouw

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2009
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As far creativity has been regarded as the preserve of artists and designers, but this quality is gaining ever more significance for managing directors and company founders. Faced with the challenge of globalisation, mental flexibility is now essential and companies large and small are showing that innovation and creativity strengths and sustainable business operations go hand in hand.

We believe that making money from ideas is the key to the creative economy and the future of business in the Western world. We are moving from the left-brain - price, quality, digitized, analytical Knowledge Economy to the right-brain stuff that has less to do with systems and predictability and more with creativity, imagination and innovation.

The Programme

The programme consists of 6 slots over the day with an unconventional mix of presentation styles. Each presentation will run for 45 minutes followed by a Q & A session facilitated by the MC. At regular intervals, during the course of the day, in between presentations, a disruption or surprise performance will take place to keep the delegates on the edge of their seats.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ji Lee
Creative Director , Google Creative Lab
Ji Lee is a brilliant designer who has worked on advertising campaigns for brands including Nike, Coca-Cola and Samsung. He is also the initiator of The Bubble Project which allowed citizens to strike back at the adverts that surrounded them.

Louis Rossetto and Timothy Childs
Founders , TCHO
Timothy Childs and Wired co-founder Louis Rossetto have built San Francisco-based TCHO , a factory capable of producing 4,000 tons of chocolates with new versions emerging as often as every 36 hours.

Amnon Levav
Managing Director, SIT International
Amnon Levav is a facilitator of workshops in new product development, problem solving and advertising, a lecturer on various aspects of innovation and Managing Director of SIT International. SIT International is a company dedicated to the development ad application of Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT). The SIT method combines creativity with structures and predictable processes to deliver Systematic Incentive Thinking

The Founders

The Creative Company Conference BV is company founded by Dutchman Rudolf van Wezel and South-African Ravi Naidoo.

Van Wezel has more than 20 years experience in the international creative industry as a book and magazine publisher. He founded and is
Chairman of BIS Publishers, Frame Publishers and Mark Publishers.

Ravi Naidoo is an entrepreneur in the creative industry in Cape Town. He founded and is chairman of the media company Interactive Africa and of the Design Indaba Conference, which is, by many, regarded as the best design conference in the world. It was awarded with the ‘Best Conference in the world award’ in 2005 by the international conference organization EIBTM.