Dr Michal Hladký is director of Creative Industry Košice, which is the legacy organisation after Košice European Capital of Culture 2013. He is an author of the concept of the Košice ECoC bid project and has over 8 years of experiences with its implementation and sustainability strategy. Michal is leading on and is part of international projects for CCI’s development , mobilities and business models. He represented Slovakia in OMC expert group for export and internationalisation 2012-14. He is executive board member of European Creative Bussines Network with the role of EU projects lead. He is one of the authors of Košice Creative Economy Masterplan and Košice Cultural Strategy as well as the culture and creative industries policy advisor on city and regional level.