Date: 30 November 2012
Venue: The University of Manchester
About the Summit
The one day conference will consider how culture and the arts can influence economic performance and the quality of life. The event will focus on the creative industries which have been identified as vital for future economic growth. The Summit will examine the key drivers of innovation and new forms of business models in creative industries. Consideration will also be given to how the cultural sector can contribute to vibrant places helping to create local ‘buzz’, which helps to attract skilled labour and high-growth businesses.
The Summit was held at the Chancellors Conference Centre in Manchester,
The UK~IRC are pleased to announce that the sponsors for this event were The BBC and The University of Manchester.
The event included 3 core sessions with industry speakers drawn from creative sectors, discussing:
- Cultural and creative industries
- The contribution of the arts and humanities to the commercial landscape
- Building creative places
|09.00-09.30||Welcome Coffee and registration|
|09.30-10.00||Welcome and Introductions – Professor Alan Hughes, UK~IRC Director Professor Rod Coombes, Deputy President of the University of Manchester|
|10.00-11.30||Session 1: Cultural and Creative Industries BBC Spokesperson David Dochery, Council for Industry & Higher Education (CIHE) Stephen Hodder, Royal Institute of British Architechts (RIBA)|
|12.00-13.30||Session 2 – The Contribution of the Arts and Humanities to the Surrounding Commercial Landscape Geoffrey Crossick, University of London Mark Llewellyn, Arts & Humanities Research Council Richard Russell, Arts Council|
|14.30-16.15||Session 3 – Building Creative Places Ian Dowson, William Garrity Associates Professor John Goddarrd, Newcastle University Rashik Parmar, IBM Closing Remarks|