Creative Future/Nordic Summit 2015: KreaNord Closing Conference
Nov 30-Dec1, 2015 

KreaNord has been fostering Nordic cooperation for cultural and creative industry development during 2008-2015.
The closing conference of KreaNord was also the launch pad for the Nordic Lighthouse project on culture and creativity for growth.

Creative Future Nordic Summit 2015



Moderator Matti Toivonen, journalist

Day 1: November 30th

Address: Kiltasali, Lapinrinne 1, 00180 Helsinki

14:15     Doors open: coffee & networking

15:00     Opening words by Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications

15:20     KreaNord, Best practices and lessons learnt. Göran Hallin, Kontigo AB, SE


15:45     EntreNord, Best practices and lessons learnt. Margrete Bak, Karlbak, DK


16:05     Nordic Future. Carina Christensen, Managing director, Nordic Innovation, NO


16:30     Creative Future. Where do we go from here? Panel Discussion: Moderator Rasmus Wiinstedt                      Tscherning, Center for Cultural and Experience Economy, DK. Participants                                                    Risto Kuulasmaa (YLE), FI, Margrete Bak (Karlbak)Görän Hallin (Kontigo AB)Carina                              Christensen (Nordic Innovation).
               Outline by Risto Kuulasmaa (YLE) and Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning (Center for Cultural and                          Experince Economy) - The Media Evolution and the Future of Television

17:30     End of day



Monday evening party starting 7:30 pm


Address: Teatteri Forum, Yrjönkatu 31, 00100 Helsinki

Dinner and program

Ilona Jäntti, Aerialist/choreographer 

Noora Kiili Chanson d'Amour 






Participation for free and participation by invitation.



Registrations and cancellations until Nov. 23rd 12:00 pm. 


No show fee 100 € + VAT.


Recommended participation 2-3 person by organisation. 






Day 2: December 1st

Address: Kiltasali, Lapinrinne 1, 00180 Helsinki



Moderator Matti Toivonen, journalist


When creativity strikes - expect the unexpected

8:30       Coffee

9:00     When creativity strikes - expect the unexpected, Welcome by Mystery Speaker


Solutions for renewal | Building bridges


9:15      Business renewal and innovation fueled by cross-sectoral cooperation: cases from design and                       fashion. Betina Simonsen, Managing Director, Innonet Lifestyle

9:40     CLICKNL,  the Dutch Creative Industries. Linde Gonggrijp, CLICKNL The Dutch creative industries                   knowledge and innovation network


10:10    Managing a creative crew and brand: cooperation based on trust. Karoliina Korppoo, Colossal                     Order Ltd

10:30    The European Creative Business Network. Leo van Loon


11:00     Break


New rules of business | Game Changers


11:15    Creative content as an investment - a new approach to IPR financing. Timo Argillander,                               Managing Partner IPR.VC Management Oy


11:35    Keynote: How smart organizations innovate in the disruptive world: ways of surviving. David                       Rowan, editor of WIRED magazine's UK edition


12:30    The New Wave of Value Creation. Nuppu Gävert, Ville Tikka, Wevolve -The New Wave Company


12:55    Closing Remarks /  Summit Wrap Up   


13:10    LUNCH



Also performing singer songwriter Aino Venna.



David Rowan, editor, WIRED magazine UK

David Rowan is editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine, Conde Nast’s award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming our world. He’s taken 120 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Nest and countless other disruptive start-ups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.

Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland


Göran Hallin, partner, Kontigo AB, Sweden
Göran is a partner in Kontigo. He is one of the nation's leading evaluator of complex projects and programs with nearly twenty years experience in local and regional development, regional growth issues, regional growth policy and industrial and innovation policy issues.

Margrete Bak, Karlbak, Denmark
Margrete is a partner in Karlbak - Arena for entrepreneurship, and project manager for EntreNord. She has taken different roles in numerous actions for self-employment, microbusiness and new ways of organising entrepreneurial activities for more than 15 years. Margrete has a wealth of experience in inspiring for entrepreneurship and employment in urban well as in rural areas.  

Carina Christensen,Managing Director, Nordic Innovation

Nordic Innovation is a Nordic institution working to promote cross-border trade and innovation.

Working under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation is a key player in implementing the Nordic trade, industry and innovation partnership programme.


Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning,Center for Cultural and Experience            

Economy, Denmark

In his daily job Rasmus is the Managing Director of the Center for Cultural and Experience Economy (CKO) of Denmark. His key areas of expertise are policies to support creative industries, industrial innovation policy, policymaking, policy assessment, and instrument development/assessment. He has extensive experience working at EU/international, national and regional local level.

Betina Simonsen, Managing Director, Innonet Lifestyle, Denmark
Betina Simonsen has the last 25 years worked in the lifestyle industry in different international management positions out posted in Japan, USA and the UK  and in a Design School. The last 7 years she has been in charge of one of Denmark's most professional cluster awarded the EU Cluster management benchmarking: GOLD.

Linde Gonggrijp, CLICKNL, Netherlands

CLICKNL is the Dutch creative industries knowledge and innovation network, connecting inquisitive researchers to enterprising creative people. Together they work on sustainable solutions to societal and economic challenges.

Karoliina Korppoo, Colossal Order Ltd

Karoliina Korppoo has been working as a game designer at Colossal Order for over four years. She has background in graphic design and QA, but has found her calling in design. She is the lead designer of Colossal Order’s latest title, Cities: Skylines.


Leo van Loon, The European Creative Business Network, Netherlands
Together with 15 agencies from 10 countries, Leo van Loon is Founding Partner and director of the European Creative Business Network, now representing 120 creative centres in 22 EU-countries. ECBN is an international network to stimulate entrepreneurship, growth and innovation.

Leo’s ambition is to empower every individual to contribute to society with their specific talents. Leo’s vision is one where entrepreneurship is the way to realizing dreams. This combined makes talent development and entrepreneurship his main work areas.

Since it’s 2005 foundation, Leo’s PopVox has coached over 1.000 youngsters in starting up their own companies, garnering a great many successes.

In 2008 Leo opened the Creative Factory Rotterdam, a creative incubator located in an old grain silo with a wonderful view which houses over 70 companies (2.500m²) as well as a club and event halls (1.600m²). The Creative Factory is a private initiative in close cooperation with partners from business, education and government and has been acknowledged a best practice by many organizations, including the European Commission.


Timo Argillander, IPR.VC Management, Finland

Timo Argillander is Managing Partner at IPR.VC Management, a venture capital investor specialising in media content investments. He has a long background in media and tech industries as an entrepreneur, Apple exec and management consultant.

Ville Tikka, Wevolve - The New Wave Company, Finland

Ville is the Strategy Director of Wevolve. He is traversing the frontiers of cultural and technological revolution, and helping companies and organizations identify opportunities for better business. Ville has over a decade of experience of design research, culture and technology foresight, and creative strategy.

Nuppu Gävert, Wevolve - The New Wave Company, Finland

Nuppu is the Research Director of Wevolve. Her speciality is to understand the emerging socio-cultural and behavioral shifts and help companies and brands to become exponentially more value creative. In the past eight years, Nuppu has been working with exceptional creative agencies and organizations in both New York and Helsinki.

Matti Toivonen - moderator, Finland

Journalist at Finnish Broadcasting Co. YLE TV1, Puoli seitsemän -show.

TV journalist specializing in private finance and business with long experience of live shows and magazine programmes in varying production environments. Also interested in innovation journalism.