Be More Manchester

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Be More Creative returned with Be More Manchester – an unmissable celebration of Greater Manchester’s unique creativity and thriving creative industries. The exclusive two-day event explored the exciting opportunities for creative growth and celebrated the voices, companies and organisations that have helped Manchester become the second largest creative capital in Europe.


   Host introduction

Introduction to the day with Georgie Barratt.

   Be More Inspired

Creative opening from poet and author Lemn Sissay MBE.

   Be More Creative

Keynote Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO Creative England.

   Be More Open

In Conversation with Ged Doherty.

   Be More Ambitious

The personal journeys of people creating new businesses in the region.

   Be More Innovative

Panel: The Future of Storytelling.

   Be More Manchester

Andy Burnham Keynote.

   Be More Connected

Networking with local street food vendors, drink vendors, live DJs and an opportunity to experiences various creative technologies.