Creative Circle 2018

How can a brand still use the power of creativity in a time of social responsibility?

Can disruption and provocative messages exist in tandem with equality and sustainability?

How to avoid the green washing communication trap?

What does ‘purpose-driven marketing’ really mean?

"Getting CMOs, creative minds, journalists, agency directors, opinion leaders, CEOs, creators and scientists together in one room to put their heads together and discuss what our shared responsibility is as an industry."

Over the years, Amsterdam has frequently played host to the Epica Awards conference and ceremony – and we’ll be returning again this year.

On November 14-15 the city will host the Epica Creative Circle – under the theme “Will responsibility kill creativity?” – and the Epica Awards ceremony.

It will kick off with a meet & greet dinner at the KIT’s “Tropen” restaurant on the evening of November 14. Many of Epica’s jury of journalists will be in attendance. This will be followed the next day by workshops with brands, agencies and the media on how to hit communications goals and remaining creative while ensuring social responsibility.

The Epica Awards ceremony on the night of November 15 will be a glittering and entertaining celebration of the winning work, attended by winning agencies and clients, the journalists on our jury, and local guests. DJs from our friends Sizzer will spin the party into a frenzy after everyone has picked up their prize.

the KIT, or Royal Tropical Institute is a national heritage building, and a centre of expertise, education and intercultural cooperation dedicated to sustainable development.

Program November 14th

19:00 - 23:00 Meet and greet journalists over dinner - location Cafe De Tropen

Program November 15th


10:00 - 11:00 Opening and keynote speakers plenary to start the day
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 13:00 Round table sessions I
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:45 Round table sessions II
15:45 - 16:00 Break and move to big hall
16:00 - 17:00 Round up plenary


19:00 - 19:30 Doors open
20:00 Epica Awards prize giving ceremony
22:30 After party
03:00 The end

Brands and agencies can book their table now on the event page:

Or by contacting Kyra Roest at