Creative Collabs

What is the role for the creative industry in the Netherlands and what are the opportunities collaborating internationally? The annual turnover of Dutch creative industries is 7.1 billion euros. Part of this turnover is earned abroad, ranking the Netherlands in 8th place for creative export across the globe. Dutch creativity is conquering the world with an open-minded, conceptual and practical approach that generally heralds the ‘less-is-more’ principle.

In our showcase, New Dutch Wave Co-Founder Danny Frietman talks to the Director-General Culture and Media from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Barbera Wolfensberger and US Business Developer and Liaison Creative Holland, Marjan Blumberg.

Barbera Wolfensberger

As the Director-General Culture and Media from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Barbera Wolfensberger is responsible for the departments of Heritage & Arts, Media & Creative Industry, International Policy, the National Archives and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.

Since the nineties she has worked for several Dutch and US companies. She has worked for famous retailers like HEMA, Etos and Intratuin. and also for advertising agencies like BBDO, Young & Rubicam and JWT.

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Marjan Blumberg

Senior advisor on international market strategy, communications and impact management for the tech, media and creative industries through public – private initiatives.

Amsterdam based, previously in the US for 13+ years, advised 200+ European technology, media and creative companies on market-entry strategy, communications, market research, investor presentations, introductions to customers, investors and partners.

Background in media, broadcast journalism and marketing communications, working across the US, Middle East and Europe.

Danny Frietman

Danny Frietman is an entrepreneur and key driver of new initiatives in the enterprise digital market. With a key focus on sharing knowledge between public and private organizations, he has created an eco-system which is tailored to address specific needs in this challenging market. Danny is the co-founder of New Dutch Wave during SXSW and Dutch pavilions during Mobile World Congress and Smart City Expo. He is also co-founder of GovTechNL and is investor in multiple ventures.