International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES HERO

International Creative Industries Day

27 JUNE 2018

Entertaining the world, employing nearly 30 million people and generating global revenues of more than $2 trillion, the creative and cultural industries are a shining star in the world of business.

If the predictions about the huge changes in our working lives are correct, the creative sector can only grow, providing more entertainment, information and education to content-hungry people spending less time at work.

How can creative businesses better work together for mutual benefit? How can your business more effectively export culture and creativity? With artificial intelligence threatening so many jobs, is this one of the few sectors where workers can really add inimitable value?

The 2018 International Business Festival’s Creative Industries Day focused on technologies and considered how creatives including gamers, artists and music industry professionals can forge new productive relationships. 

The event examined how to secure stability and opportunity in a changing world and showcased international market opportunities. Delegates met with future partners, buyers and investors and worked to develop profitable, meaningful relationships.

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27 June 2018
    • Futures Stage
    • Futures Stage

    A very modern visionary, on a mission to breathe new life into old concepts, Wayne Hemingway is the brains behind of one of the UK’s largest design companies – House of Hemingway.

    Built from humble beginnings, Wayne and his company thrive on the philosophy of improving the things that matter in life, obliterating the ordinary, with strikingly powerful but practical design.

    From selling second-hand clothes in a London market to founding the ‘Red or Dead’, Wayne is a man with artistic culture and creative energy coming out of every pore. A challenging thinker, with captivating energy, Wayne will host the day with an inquisitive charm and well-versed veracity. 

    Speakers
    Wayne Hemingway MBE
    Founder & Fashion Designer
    Hemingway Design
    • Futures Stage

    Increased globalisation, new and emerging markets, changing customer behaviour and innovative ways of creating and accessing content are causing extreme shifts in the consumption of global culture and creativity.

    This session brings a strong selection of international cultural organisations together to examine a new strategy for exporting culture and creativity, and will consider how the sector can be used as an effective tool for international diplomacy.

    Is European culture and creativity accessible and prominent enough in the globalized world? Could leaving the EU also herald exciting opportunities international businesses looking to trade with the nation’s creative industries?

    An indispensable session for creative and cultural businesses and consumers looking to grow, sell and buy better in a post Brexit world.

    Delivered in partnership with The Culture Diary

    Speakers
    Alice Webb
    Director
    BBC Children’s & BBC North
    Dr Lifen Zhang
    Professor at the School of Journalism
    Fudan University, Shanghai
    Farooq Chaudhry
    co-founder and Producer
    Akram Khan Company
    • Futures Stage

    ‘Without the gale of creative destruction, business cannot develop and thrive’. Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter pretty much coined the concept of disruption 100 years ago. So why do so many businesses still find creative thinking a challenge?

    How genuinely disruptive are the creative industries and what advice can successfully disruptive creative businesses share with those who are failing to really grasp the generally accepted but often confusing notion.

    This session will delve beyond the buzzword and get to the bottom of the agony and the ecstasy of true creative disruption. An essential and entertaining session for businesses looking to reignite their creative spark.  

    Speakers
    Adam Galloway
    Managing Director
    Launchcode Digital
    Cat Lewis
    CEO & Executive Producer
    Nine Lives Media
    Lou Cordwell OBE
    CEO
    magneticNorth
    Richard Pay
    Lead Creative
    Uniform
    • Futures Stage

    Technological advancements are propelling change in the physical workplace. Office culture and design is becoming more tech savvy, portable, social, and collaborative, from virtual reality projections and 3-D printing, to interactive data-driven design and collaborative workstations.

    The way we work has fundamentally changed from the hierarchical organizations of just a few years ago, and so have the requirements needed from a workspace.

    Multinational corporations like Google and Amazon are predictably leading the way, with open, interactive and inspiring spaces taking over rows of desks. What can we learn from this progressive approach? What are the impacts on business performance and what lessons can smaller companies, with smaller budgets, take from these tech giants?

    Where we work and how the location operates plays a hugely significant role in almost every aspect of business and this enlightening and enterprising session will redefine the workplace of the tomorrow, possibly leading to some redesign and remodelling of your own. 

    Speakers
    David Coats
    Director
    WorkMatters Consulting
    Jeremy Myerson
    Director
    WORKTECH Academy
    Robyn Dooley
    Director and Learning Designer
    OH
    • Futures Stage

    The number of tech employment opportunities is expected to surge by 12% by 2024, which will lead to great competition for top IT professionals.

    With the number of tech positions in web development, biomedical engineering, cybersecurity and analysis expected to grow exponentially within the next year, your business may struggle to acquire the right set of IT skills.

    Here, Liverpool’s three universities unite with Invest Liverpool, to showcase some of the extraordinary tech talent available in the region. Far from the dated stereotype, the men and women with the desired IT skills are becoming highly sought-after in a human-resource scarce market.

    This session will reveal why the ‘geeks’ will inherit the earth, provide invaluable insight from leading tech ‘evangelists’ and computer scientists, clearly outlining the latest IT skills your company needs to be on the look-out today for a brighter tomorrow.

    Speakers
    Carrie Wootten
    Knowledge Transfer Manager
    Immerse UK
    Dr Atif Waraich
    Head of Department of Computer Science
    Liverpool John Moores University
    Dr David Reid
    Associate Professor, Computer Science
    Liverpool Hope University
    Professor Katie Atkinson
    Professor of Computer Science & Head of the Department of Computer Science
    University of Liverpool
    Stephanie Power
    curator and producer, The Futures Stage
    Invest Liverpool & 2018 International Business Festival
    • Futures Stage

    An extraordinary business showcase event. Eight high-calibre businesses, seek transformative scale-up investment, by pitching innovative new business ideas to a distinguished but discerning panel of top reps, from UK Business Angels Association. Tense, thrilling but potentially totally rewarding.

    UKBAA

    • Futures Stage

    ARM licenses chips for everything from smartphones and TVs to passports and lift-control systems.

    Each year, two are shipped for every person on the planet.

    And Simon Segars has a mission: a world of data and intelligence that enhances human capability.

    He’ll talk to us about the power of an ecosystem to power the future and the importance of leadership.

    Speakers
    Simon Segars
    Chief Executive Officer
    ARM Holdings
    • Futures Stage

    The British Film Industry is worth a block-busting £4.13BN. Twickenham Studios is poised to open a brand new movie lot in Liverpool’s iconic Littlewoods Building, complete with two huge soundstages, offering ample space for interior shots.

    How important to the city region is this exciting development? How can the city plan ahead to meet the demands of the modern film industry? An inspiring tale of ambition, bravery and reaching for the stars, led by Hollywood heavyweight director, Timur Bekmambetov and UK drama Director, Betsan Morris Evans. Not to be missed.

    Speakers
    Betsan Morris Evans
    Drama Producer / Director
    Timur Bekmambetov
    producer/director & founder
    Bazelevs
    • Futures Stage
    • Knowledge Hub

    Join the Festival team for drinks, canapes & entertainment in our final carnival-themed social event in honour of the International delegations attending this year's International Business Festival. Sign up here 

27 June 2018
    • Knowledge Hub

    During the past decade, the creative economy has become a topical issue on the international economic and development agenda. It is a dynamic emerging sector in world trade and is at the forefront of global sustainable development - with creativity, knowledge and access to information being increasingly recognized as engines for growth.

    The Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) of the International Trade Centre (ITC) will present the benefits for the creative businesses offered by its freely accessible online platform Sustainability Map.

    Speakers
    Sandra Cabrera
    Advisor Sustainability Standards & Value Chains
    International Trade Centre (ITC)
    • Knowledge Hub

    As today's corporations try to define their digital strategies of the future, there is a danger that they become bogged down into a poorly understood and somewhat undefined 'cyber-environment'.

    As traditional organization perimeters disappear, an increase in cyber threats can seriously delay and negatively impact a corporate's digital innovation efforts.

    Speakers
    Klaus M. Brisch
    Partner, Certified Attorney in Information Technology and Global Head of Technology
    DWF
    • Knowledge Hub

    Hear about the effective ways of conducting business with the creative industry in Africa, how technology is contributing to a surge in quality creative work in Africa, and what the future holds for the creative industry within Africa. 

    Speakers
    Maurice Dezou
    West Africa Consultant
    2018 International Business Festival
    • Knowledge Hub

    In just over eighteen years, the Akram Khan Company has become one of the most innovative dance companies in the world. 

    Hear from Farooq Chaudhry, Producer, Akram Khan Company on how exporting turned around the Akram Khan Company’s fortunes, becoming a key income stream and earning them a legion of international dance enthusiasts.

    Speakers
    Farooq Chaudhry
    co-founder and Producer
    Akram Khan Company
    • Knowledge Hub
    This session will highlight the success of Isle of Media through success stories, the many business / funding opportunities available, and touch on why its lifestyle is encouraging more people to call it home.
    Speakers
    Michael Wilson
    CEO
    Isle of Media
    Zoe Guilford
    Consult
    Isle of Man Government’s Department for Enterprise specialising in Film & Creative Industries
    • Knowledge Hub
    Hear from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CiPD) about how small UK businesses can build ambition and HR capability, including the benefits of getting HR basics right. And explore the current and future resources that they have on offer to help SME’s build their HR knowledge and capability, including information, practical guidance, tools, and training.
    Speakers
    Ben Willmott
    Head of Public Policy
    CiPD
    Warren Howlett
    Head of HR Content
    CiPD
    • Knowledge Hub
    Take a break, grab some lunch, plug and connect with the office and enjoy some networking meetings in our Global Connections Lounge. 
    • Knowledge Hub

    Where to start in a huge and diverse market such as the United States? Is it better to select a point of entry where sector demand is highest, or is it feasible for businesses to plan to serve customers across the US? And what are the logistical realities of despatching goods from the UK against establishing a manufacturing, warehouse and sales presence on the ground?

    This practical session will examine the barriers and options available to help you develop your strategy for cracking the USA – A true land of opportunity with Chris Ames, Head of U.S. Desk, HSBC UK.

    Speakers
    Christopher Ames
    Head of US Desk
    HSBC UK
    • Knowledge Hub

    Increasing digitalisation can mean that busy creatives can stray ever further from real-life relationships with nature and people. This interactive seminar will explore why they should engage with the natural world more, and how it can be a source of inspiration, innovation, and personal well-being. 

    Speakers
    Dan Ryan
    Learning Curator
    Eden Project
    Tom Stevens
    Associate
    Eden Project
    • Knowledge Hub

    Production and post production facilities can help any creative business expand. No longer confined to our nation’s Capital, new facilities film production and post production facilities are securing global contracts and creating incredible work. Learn more about what they can offer your business.  

    Speakers
    John Moffat
    Development Director
    • Knowledge Hub

    The Creative Industries Federation will share our insight and advice on how creative enterprises can find the right finance for them.

    So, if you are a creative business or freelancer thinking about accessing external finance, come join us! We look forward to hearing your stories about what works, what doesn’t and what more can be done to support you and your creative ambitions.

    Speakers
    Charlotte Chung
    Deputy Head of Policy & Research
    Creative Industries Federation
    Jenny Tooth OBE
    CEO
    UK Business Angels Association
    • Futures Stage
    • Knowledge Hub

    Join the Festival team for drinks, canapes & entertainment in our final carnival-themed social event in honour of the International delegations attending this year's International Business Festival. Sign up here 

27 June 2018
    • UK Innovation Hub

    Genius ideas breed greater ingenuity. That’s why our UK innovation Hub forms an essential component of the diverse 2018 International Business Festival offer.

    Developed in partnership with Her Majesty’s Government, the UK Innovation Hub represents the most remarkable advancements taking place in British business today.

    At the UK Innovation Hub you can expect to engage with more than 35 leading British businesses throughout the Festival and discover how they are using AI, big data, clean growth, future mobility, and the needs of an ageing society to revolutionise business and rise to global challenges.

    With input from the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial StrategyInnovate UK, the Department for International Trade and the GREAT Britain campaign, there is no better place for businesses to see and experience the very latest British ingenuity.

    Delegates will:

    UK Innovation Hub

    Without innovation business stagnates, slows down and fails to ignite the passion that powers every industry. Visit the UK Innovation Hub, absorb the free-flowing inspiration on offer and use this information to become a leading innovator in your sector.

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27 June 2018
    • Hosted Events
    HOSTED EVENTS NOTICE
    • Hosted Events
    SheTrades is the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) global initiative to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.  ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. 
    • Hosted Events
    The European Search conference, showcases winning campaigns from International SEO and PPC agencies and in-house marketing teams. 
    • Hosted Events
    Accessing the Asian Music Markets will highlight opportunities that exist between UK and Asian markets. 
    • Hosted Events
    This exciting free event for the games industry will bring together high calibre publishers and investors to meet a hand-picked selection of the UK’s finest games developers – all looking for investment and funding.
    • Hosted Events
    Discover how your business can embrace immersive technology.
    • Hosted Events

    Bringing together hand-picked host organisations with most influential stakeholders from past, current and future games and key commercial suppliers, the Major Events Summit creates an exciting platform that includes two days of knowledge share and collaboration.

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