WAKingOn Wednesday, November 12, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 2014 World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF) held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

The World Cities Culture Forum is a:

“…collaborative network of world cities that share a belief in the importance of culture for creating thriving cities.  [The two-day event brings together] city leaders, cultural experts and senior representatives from more than 25 cities around the world [who] will work together to explore the vital role of culture in the prosperity of global cities.

[The WCCF] will include interactive sessions and working groups, with Amsterdam’s approach to cultural policy used as the starting point for discussion between partner cities about their own successes, the challenges they face and what they might learn from each other.”

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