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Tom Bloxham MBE is keynote speaker at Creative Industries Federation roadshow

22 Apr 2015

Join the Federation at the iconic Whitworth Gallery at 5pm on Monday, 27 April for the launch of the first of their gatherings of all the creative industries, public arts and cultural education from across the UK


Once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, a resurgent Manchester is increasingly seen as the epicentre of a 'Northern Powerhouse' and crucible of a new Creative Revolution.

  • 5-6pm - UKTI 'Going Global' - Maximising International opportunities
    An introduction from UKTI Regional Director Clive Drinkwater into how the UKTI supports the creative industries expansion into overseas territories, case studies from Manchester based K7 Media and Nine Lives Media.
  • 6pm - Introduction to the Federation - From Federation Chief Executive John Kampfner
  • 6.15pm - Keynote Speech - Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman Urban Splash
  • 6.30pm - ' Manchester: Capital of the Creative Revolution?' - Panel discussion and Q&A featuring local experts from across the creative sector who will debate and engage with the wider audience to address the issues facing Manchester's creative future

    Panellists include:

    Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council Engl Lou Cordwell, CEO, Magnetic North
    Malcolm Garrett, Creative Director, Images&Co and Co-founder, Design Manchester
    Charles Lauder, Chair, Contact Theatre
    Helen Bullough, Head of CBBC Productions
    Sir Richard Leese, Leader, Manchester City Council
    Chaired by John Kampfner, CEO, Creative Industries Federation and Dr Maria Balshaw, Director, the Whitworth and Manchester City Galleries   
  • 7.30pm – Networking Drinks Reception - The South Gallery
    Your chance to continue the debate and network with leading national and local figures from across the creative industries.

Get involved and make a difference

This event is free to attend, however spaces are limited so please register early by emailing:

Please note that Federation members will be given priority access to all events. To register your interest in membership. please contact:

Further information

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