The expos are organized by the Centre des arts (CDA), a digital arts center that is run by the commune of Enghien-les-Bains. Knowledge Capital has been working increasingly closely with the CDA since it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the organization in September 2015.
A casino along the shore of Lake Enghien
Outside the Centre des arts
The Bureau International des Expositions was having its General Assembly meeting in Paris at the same time. Ichiro Matsui, Governor of Osaka Prefecture, was in attendance as part of his efforts to promote expo activities and stopped by to visit the Knowledge Capital exhibit as well.
The expo laid the groundwork for future possibilities in other ways as well. One of the participants contracted with a local startup support organization to move into their new facility and provide related products. In other examples, a participant was asked to install a new system at a local school, while another entered sales negotiations for novelty goods at a local company.
An international competition was also held during the expo, and Knowledge Capital General Producer Takuya Nomura was again invited to serve as a judge this year in the visual arts and performing arts categories. The resulting Grand Prix winners were Urbrain and Erik Lorre (France) for their Image Latente in the visual arts division, and Marco Donnarumma (Italy) for his Corpus Nil in the performing arts division.