Since the start of Made2Measure in 2015, we have hosted a yearly conference in Maastricht. The form of this conference varies from year to year.
In 2015, we started off with the Maastricht Symposium on the Creative Economy. We invited key figures from Maastricht and its surroundings to discuss what was needed in order for Maastricht’s creative economy to blossom.
In 2016, we partnered up with The Artist and the Others and the conference became significantly larger. Being part of a knowledge institution, Made2Measure organised a day for academics together with the Financial Management Association. During this event, researchers from all around the world presented and discussed their research around the theme ‘Finance and Investment in Creative Ventures‘. We were also happy to host Prof. Raghavendra Rau from Cambridge Judge Business School as a keynote speaker. In addition to the academic event, there was a day focused on the creatives in Maastricht. Together with The Artist and the Others we organised ‘Everyone is an Artist‘ in centre ceramique. During this day, we had several interesting speakers from the field and a number of workshops for creative students and professionals to choose from.
In 2017, we again collaborated with The Artist and the Others to host another Conference on Cultural and Creative Industries. The first day was held at the Forza Fashion House where different speakers presented their view about the artist as an entrepreneur. The day was concluded by a discussion between speakers and a very interesting tour hosted by Maastricht-LAB, which took participants to the different creative hubs in Maastricht. The second day was reserved for different workshops and took place at MAFAD.