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Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) developments we’re cancelling the events planned for 29-30 June in Copenhagen.

We have been in contact with many of our National Partners regarding cancellations or postponing of National Finals. In addition to this many countries have taken steps to contain the outbreak through travel restrictions.

In light of this, we have decided to cancel BRIGHT and Creative Business Cup Global Finals 2020, as we want to deliver the best possible and safe experience for you and the other participants.

It has been our primary concern not to put anyone in a situation, that could pose a risk to their health or wellbeing.

While the health crisis is evolving in most countries, we have found it is unlikely that we could gather almost 2000 people including National Partners and winners from 80 countries here in Copenhagen by end of June.

We hope that you are available again for BRIGHT in June 2021. We’ll be in touch to discuss future participation and collaboration, but please don’t hesitate to contact us beforehand.

Even though we have decided to cancel Creative Business Cup Global Finals, 2020 will still be full of Creative Business Network activities. We hope that many of you can attend the already planned activities for 2020. We’re hosting regional Summits in both Lagos Nigeria and Montreal, Canada. You can soon find more information on both on our website.

We hope you understand that this was an extremely difficult decision to make, but your health is more important to us than anything else.

The Creative Business Network team look forward to hopefully welcoming you to the biggest and brightest Creative Business Cup Global Finals ever in 2021!

Join us for a gathering of more than 1000 creative minds, business professionals and investors.

BRIGHT is the global forum for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and supporters of cultural and creative industries. Share your ideas and innovations, get inspired by the latest solutions and build your global network.

See you in Copenhagen in 2021!

If you are looking for the bright solutions join us at BRIGHT! Whatever you are searching for inspiration, funding or simply a good idea BRIGHT is the place.

At BRIGHT you will meet creative startups from more than 100 countries, brilliant speakers, investors, industry leaders and influencers. Be inspired by keynotes, panel discussions and workshops and create business opportunities and partnerships through networking opportunities.

BRIGHT 2021 will feature the following themes:

        • Tackling Tech
        • Sustainable Developments
        • Experience Technology
        • Play & Learn
        • Health
        • Travel & Hospitality
        • Music
        • Blockchain
        • Creative Africa
        • Women’s Entrepreneurship
        • Creative Business Investors
        • Creative Business Policy

BRIGHT will also host the annual Creative Business Cup Global Finals. Meet creative startups from around the world who pitch their ideas in front of an international jury. Contact us for more information about attending Creative Business Cup.

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BRIGHT is hosted by Creative Business Network, which consists of partners from more than 75 countries around the world. At Creative Business Network our aim is to bring the brightest minds from the cultural and creative industries together as a community. We believe that the cultural and creative industries have the skillset to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.


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What really drives me to come back here is seeing the passion that people bring to bear in terms of their concepts, their ideas and their innovation from all over the world

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Creative Business Cup is both a celebration of ideas and sort of a lab for creativity. The startups, investors, and jurors will open your mind to new ideas and new possibilities that will change the way you think. This event will help you understand that creativity is not just art — it’s everything you do in business, in leadership, and in life.
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(…) Innovation challenges and Creative Business Cup help attract the brightest minds and focus on solving real problems. The setup is a demonstration of how small and big businesses can work together to create real impact through innovation.”
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