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South West Creative Industries Conference

Wed 03 May 2017





11.30am - 4.15pm

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South West Creative Industries Conference

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South West Creative Industries Conference 

If you are in the creative industries in the South West then this essential mini conference is ideal for you. It will give you the chance to understand today’s landscape and how your ideas can effect the future.

The event is designed to discuss the future business needs of the creative industries sector and use your feedback to inform the government’s strategy for investment for the Heart of The South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HOTSW).

Who’s it for? Business owners, directors, CEO’s of Digital, Media and Communication Design companies in Devon and Somerset.


11.30 – 12.00 Lunch and Networking

12.00 – 12.20 Ben Neild University of Exeter – Introduction to the LEP productivity plan and break out discussion.

12.20 – 12.45 David Waterhouse Associate Director, Strategic Development
Design Council – Design Economy Report SW Headline information.

12.45 – 1.00 Roger Proctor MBE Proctor+ Stevenson – Case study Barriers to growth. (What are they?)

1.00 – 1.30 Linda Middleton Jones Export Business Solutions – Post Brexit export issues and top tips and break out discussion.

1.30 – 2.15 Professor John Boult Brunel University London and Matt Desmier Wise Old Uncle (Silicon Beach Bournemouth) – Resources for the future. (What would you like?) Case study and break out discussion.

2.15 – 2.30 Coffee

2.30 – 3.15 Adrian Ash, Strode College- Julie Yates, Bridgwater and Taunton College – Skills for World Class business (What do you need?) Higher skills and flexible training models. Hannah Harris, Plymouth College of Art “Power skills not soft skills”.Group discussion.

3.15 – 4.15 Informing the HOTSW productivity plan: What do we need to invest in regionally to improve business growth and development for our sector in the SW?

Group discussion and development of action plan. Facilitated by Andrew Knutt and Richard Holt of Creative Innovation Centre.

Spaces are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment. 

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Venue: Exeter Phoenix

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