SYLVIA AMANN, Director of inforelais (www.inforelais.org) (Austria)
Sylvia is a culture and creative economy policy development expert and strategic consultant for the European institutions, ministries as well as cultural organisations. Already her work as INTERREG IVC Creative Industries capitalisation expert (2012-2015) included the in depth analysis of innovation needs of the creative sectors and the elaboration of recommendations for regional policy makers. In addition, Sylvia developed several innovation strategies for the generation of cross-sectoral benefits. She advises cities and regions for the establishment of creative industries policies. Since 2011, Sylvia Amann is member of the EU expert group on creative industries and acts as co-chair on innovation and entrepreneurship. She is member of the European Capital of Culture selection panel and the Linz UNESCO City of Media Art advisory board.