Francine Houben at Apeldoorn conference in Liverpool
Francine Houben is one of the fifty Dutch delegates at this year’s Apeldoorn conference, held in Liverpool from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 November 2014. The theme of the thirteenth Apeldoorn conference is Art Works: Exploring the Social and Economic Value of Culture.
The Apeldoorn conference is a bi-lateral conference series between the UK and the Netherlands, which has become a forum where the most influential commentators, policymakers, politicians, business leaders, academics and civil society representatives from both sides of the North Sea.
Fifty British and fifty Dutch delegates from the worlds of the arts, industry, science, academia, politics, government and civil society, will come together for three days to share ideas, expertise and best practice on how culture can contribute to the economic and social structure of cities and societies at this time of economic uncertainty in Europe.
Other guests include: Jet Bussemaker, Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science; Hon Ed Vaizey MP, British Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy; Ruth Mackenzie CBE Artistic Director, Holland Festival; Wim Pijbes Director, Rijksmuseum and others.