TO BE PUBLISHED July 2020
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will assess next steps for developing the creative industries in the UK.
We expect a major focus to be the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with discussion expected on:
- the impact on the creative industries and how they will need to adapt going forward,
- recovery, and what further support may be needed for the sector beyond measures such as the recently announced emergency support package for businesses and self-employed workers.
With the immense challenges facing the sector, the requirements for research, support and innovation being considered at this conference take on increased importance, including:
- funding and support,
- collaborative innovation, drawing in higher education and research institutions, policymakers, and all sections of the creative industries,
- business development across the UK regions and nations,
- research to inform decision making, and
- strategies for improving the UK’s competitiveness and positioning in the global creative industries sector.
- Where next for the UK’s creative industries?;
- Growing the creative economy: examining the Creative Industries Cluster Programme so far;
- Key priorities for research - utilising latest insights and identifying knowledge gaps, widening evidence base to inform policymaking, and making the case for investment;
- Driving innovation throughout the UK - intellectual property protection, and access to talent, business development support and finance; and
- Positioning the UK at the forefront of creative innovation and sustaining sector growth - key priorities going forward.
Areas for discussion:
- The Creative Industries Clusters Programme - as it nears the halfway point in its mission to bring together businesses and HEIs into creative hubs across the UK - assessing progress in:
- encouraging innovative use of data and new technologies,
- driving the creation of globally competitive creative businesses,
- delivering local-level economic impact - including in job creation and skills development,
- supporting smaller creative businesses, and
- insights and learning, and prospects for similar schemes and scaling up in the future.
- The Policy and Evidence Centre, set up under the Creative Cluster Programme to help realise the full potential of the creative industries to the economy - looking at:
- research priorities and assessing key knowledge gaps, and
- how research can be used to address the most important challenges facing the creative sector.
- Innovation and support already on stream - tapping into schemes such as:
- Funding options for creative industries research including:
- The roles of policymakers, higher education and research institutions, and the creative industries themselves in:
- collaborative working to deliver the insight-gathering and further research that the sector most needs, and
- research management and delivery of an evidence base that can inform future policy, and decision-making and strategy across the creative industries.
- Intellectual property, looking ahead with:
- the Government confirming that it is not planning to implement the EU Copyright Directive as part of the Government’s regulatory divergence agenda, and
- what the sector needs from future copyright regulation and legislation in the UK to incentivise R&D in the creative industries.
Policy officials attending
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stake holders.
It’s certainly the case with this one. Places have been reserved by officials from the DCMS; the Department for International Trade; HM Revenue & Customs; the Intellectual Property Office; Ofcom and UKRI.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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