Ineke Klosterkemper / coomedia
Fon: +49 (0) 40-642257612

We would like to thank the NRW-Forum’s long-term partners for their crucial contribution, which enables us to realise exhibitions and projects and to offer an ambitious programme.  Through their commitment they contribute to the advancement of contemporary culture as well as to the further development of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.


As of 1 April 2017, HUAWEI is now a partner of NRW-Forum Düsseldorf for the field of mobile photography. HUAWEI places special emphasis on the camera built into its smartphones and cooperates with Leica for this purpose. Joint projects and activities revolving around smartphone photography are planned for the partnership between HUAWEI and NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.

“With its exhibitions, events and diverse formats, the NRW Forum is a setting that makes space – both virtual and real – for new ideas. This is exactly the spirit we want to embody with our devices: a platform for creative thinkers, for communication and artistic esprit,” says William Tian, Country Manager Germany & Vice President Sales Western Europe, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group, explaining the rationale behind the promising partnership.

The fact that HUAWEI has its European headquarters in Düsseldorf is another reason for the local focus of its commitment. “HUAWEI attaches importance to not being an island but rather part of the community and doing what it can for the city.”

HUAWEI is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.  With its three business divisions Carrier Network, Enterprise and Consumer, the company offers expertise in areas including network infrastructure, cloud computing solutions and end devices such as smartphones, PCs, tablets and wearables.

CEWE has been a supporter of the NRW-Forum since 2016. Together we realise joint projects in cultural education. For example, in 2016, photo book workshops were offered in conjunction with all the big exhibitions. For 2017, there are plans for outdoor and indoor exhibitions based on cultural education projects. CEWE makes these possible through its printing services and by providing the displays.

“Every day, we experience how photos affect people”, says Dr Rolf Hollander, the CEO at CEWE. “As an innovative photo service company we are delighted with the cooperation with the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. Everyday culture and art come together here.”

The photo and online printing service CEWE, with 12 high-tech production sites and around 3,400 employees, is an established technological and market leader in 24 European countries.  As Europe's leading photo service company, CEWE has traditional roots in the cultural product of photography and, therefore, supports various projects that are related to photography. CEWE can see people's enthusiasm for the medium of photography on a daily basis and the company is aware of the cultural and social significance that photographic sequences have, even - or especially - in the digital age.

The law firm Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partners entered into a long-term partnership with the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf in 2016. Joint projects have already been realised, such as the guided tour “Paragraphen, Recht und Kunst: Die Jura-Tour“ [Paragraphs, Law and Art - The Legal Tour].

“The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is an esteemed cultural institution and well-known throughout Germany that, in recent years, has consistently realised extraordinarily successful and highly regarded photography exhibitions”, says Dr Norbert Bröcker, a lawyer and Partner at Hoffman Liebs Fritsch & Partners in Düsseldorf. “At Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partners we are looking forward to realising numerous joint projects with the NRW-Forum in the coming years“, says Partner Lothar Köhl about the long-term commitment of the Düsseldorf-based law firm Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partners.

Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB operates with more than 40 lawyers at its Düsseldorf location. The law office provides advice to medium-sized enterprises and family business owners as well as to international groups and also to the public sector.  The range of advisory services covers all the branches of the law that are relevant for business life. This includes not only the traditional fields but also more specialised branches of the law. Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partners act not only in an advisory capacity, but they also have considerable experience in court procedural matters.


Partner projects

Panel discussion in the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf with the support of CEWE:
"Photography is dead - long live photography!"

On October 11, Erik Kessels, artist, Jörg Uhlenbrock, director of Fotokultur Marketing CEWE, Dr. Ulrike Lehmann, Art Coach and Johannes Steger, editor of the Handelsblatt came together under the direction of Alain Bieber, artistic director of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, to have a discussion about the potentials of technical development in photography as well as the challenges of the massive use and spread.


Our Partner HLFP uses the facilities at the NRW-Forum exclusively for specialist presentations and seminars in an inspirational and creative environment. These may be held over breakfast or in the evening, on various subjects and are rounded off with a visit to an exhibition. At a meeting where the topic was legal certainty in social media, Alain Bieber, Artistic Director and curator of the EGO UPDATE exhibition, gave a welcoming speech with topical references to social media.

CEWE Photobook-Workshop 

In cooperation with our Partner CEWE, in 2016, thematic photo book workshops with Ruslan Varabyou were offered in conjunction with all the big exhibitions.  The photographer explained what is important in the development of a visual language narrative and he helped with the design and layout of the CEWE PHOTO BOOK. The best projects are exhibited at the NRW-Forum.

Huawei P9 Launch

Huawei and Leica jointly developed a dual-lens camera, for the Huawei P9 smartphone, for more brightness, focus and contrast. The product launch in Germany took place at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, the prime destination for innovative photography and in close proximity to where the Huawei Western European headquarters are located. There was the possibility to marvel at the photographic output of the new smartphone at an exhibition on-site and to try out the camera at experience stations. In addition, there was reporting by Vogue, the media partner. 

Why become a partner?

Distinct, creative and flexible - the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, as one of the most important and innovative photographic authorities in Germany, is an exciting partner for a cooperation.

The NRW-Forum is a vibrant institution. In 2016 alone, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf hosted 14 exhibitions, 28 events, 1 trade fair, 1 festival and showcased 127 artists. Under the direction of Alain Bieber, the number of visitors has grown steadily. Just under 100,000 visitors come to see this institution every year. With its topical, contemporary and innovative themes and a focus on digitisation, it elicits a huge response, especially from the creative scene, too. It is uniquely positioned in Düsseldorf’s cultural scene with respect to the subjects of photography, pop culture and digital culture.

As a partner, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf provides diverse opportunities and potential for large, medium-sized and also small enterprises. In dialogue, we can develop distinct approaches within the scope of a partnership with the institution and/or one related to an exhibition that will have a positive impact on a company’s specific goals in terms of CSR, marketing, sales and which will also be of relevance to HR objectives.

We invite you to contact us:

Ineke Klosterkemper / coomedia
Fon: +49 (0) 40-642257612

Next Level 2016 NRW-Forum © NRWKS / Foto: B. Babic


Mobile Photography Partner

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf · Ehrenhof 2 · D - 40479 Düsseldorf
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