The themes for NFF 2015 are two

Creative industries – growth engine for the future?

Creative industries have become important components of knowledge based economies and account for higher than average growth and job creation, where measureable. They are also vehicles of cultural identity that play an important role in fostering cultural diversity. During the last decade, a number of governments around the world have recognised the importance of the creative industries and started to develop specific policies to promote them. A growing body of analysis, statistics and mapping exercises on the relationship between culture, creative industries and economic development have been produced to give officials in these countries the raw data they need to make policy.

Simpler, smarter and innovative public services.

How can governments deliver services better and more efficiently? This is one of the key questions governments all over the world are constantly dealing with. In recent years countries have had to cut back government spending at the same time as demand from citizens for more high quality service is increasing. Public institutions, just as companies, must adapt and develop over time. Rapid technological advancements and societal changes have forced the public sector to reform the way it operates and delivers services. The public sector needs to innovate to adapt and advance in the 21st century.