Creative Leaders Festival

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The Creative Leaders Festival is a two-day virtual event for creative industry professionals based in Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and Lancashire.  

Hosted by The Growth Company and supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the festival has been developed in response to the challenges that have arisen in the sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to inspire, energise and re-connect the North West’s creative business community.
 
The virtual event will feature keynote speeches from political leaders, insightful panel discussions and sector specific roundtable sessions, as well as a virtual exhibition and peer to peer networking.  The festival will give you the opportunity to share knowledge and best practice, hear from industry specialists and discover all the wide ranging support that is currently being made available to the sector from Government, Local Authorities and industry associations.
 
Join us for two days of connectivity and content, offering you the latest insight, information and solutions that you need to stay ahead of the curve and succeed.
 
Key activities:
·         Keynote speeches from political leaders
·         Sector specific roundtables for in-depth discussion and focused networking
·         Live content from trusted names in the creative industry
·         Virtual exhibition featuring an array of trade bodies, businesses and organisations who provide support to the creative industry sector
·         Thought-leadership panel discussions to keep you informed and develop solutions to current challenges
·         Virtual networking with one-to-one and/or one-to-many video chats
 
We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

NB: Parts of the event will be recorded, please see our privacy policy for further details  https://www.businessgrowthhub.com/privacy-policy

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Schedule

· Stage
Opening of Creative Leaders Festival
· Stage
The Creative Future and empowering creatives to succeed
Lou Cordwell OBE
· Sessions
What is the Creative Scale-up progamme
· Stage
National Investment Landscape for creatives
Jessica Jackson Jenny Tooth
· Sessions
Live Q&A - Intellectual Property and why its important to creatives
Steve Kuncewicz
· Sessions
Live Q&A - Understanding Investors and what they are looking for
Jenny Tooth Jessica Jackson
· Stage
Staying ahead of the game: how can innovation help agencies adapt?
Jake  Welsh
· Sessions
Live Q&A - What are landlords doing for creatives?
Liam Kelly Robert Binns Catarina King Rob Valentine
· Stage
The Virtual and The Visual (AR/VR)
· Sessions
Are you making the most of your R&D spend?
Ray Bradnock Nigel Holmes
· Stage
What next for the fashion industry
sarah obrien
· Stage
Creative Scale-up opening
· Sessions
How to scale up your company for growth
Karen Holden
· Stage
The future for publishing and content platforms
· Sessions
How do you maximise you social media activity
· Stage
Building with design for the future
· Sessions
Live Q&A - What are landlords doing for creatives?
Liam Kelly Robert Binns Catarina King Rob Valentine
· Stage
Film & TV looking through the lens
· Sessions
Live Q&A - Intellectual Property and why its important to creatives
Steve Kuncewicz
· Stage
Gaming - It's not all fun and games
Rob Hewson
· Sessions
Live Q&A - Access to Finance
· Stage
Breaking boundaries in performing arts and music
· Stage
The way forward into a bright and creative future

Speakers

Steve Kuncewicz
Steve Kuncewicz

Partner and Head of Creative, Digital & Marketing Sector Group - BLM

sarah obrien
sarah obrien

Co-founder | Make Thread

Lou Cordwell OBE
Lou Cordwell OBE

Co-Chair GM LEP and Founder/CEO magneticNorth

Ray Bradnock
Ray Bradnock

Specialist Tax Consultant

Rob Hewson
Rob Hewson

CEO & Creative Director at Huey Games

Liam Kelly
Liam Kelly

CEO of Make CIC

Robert Binns
Robert Binns

Managing Director - Cotton Court

Sam Whitear
Sam Whitear

Creative Scale-up programme - Project Manager

Karen Holden
Karen Holden

International Trade Advisor

Nigel Holmes
Nigel Holmes

Head of R&D Technical Operations - Catax

Jessica Jackson
Jessica Jackson

GC Angels Investment Director

Rob Valentine
Rob Valentine

Bruntwood Partnerships Director

Catarina King
Catarina King

Co-Owner Society 1

Raj Kundalia
Raj Kundalia

Cyber security at CYFOR

Keith Farrell
Keith Farrell

Director at Old Hall Films

Jenny Tooth
Jenny Tooth

Chief Executive UK Business Angels Association

Jake  Welsh
Jake Welsh

Executive Creative Director

Tickets

Free
Hosted by

The Growth Company

Booths

Creative Scale-up Programme

Creative Scale-up Programme

Creative Scale-up Programme

Greater Connected

Greater Connected

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