The Big Creative UK Summit on: Creative Investment

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Over three days at The Big Creative UK Summit, we’re plunging into conversations around creative investment, observing both its current climate and what the forecast looks like for the future.

Financiers across the Creative Industries predict how we make the move to sustainable investment for our businesses and crafts, while scaling enterprises demonstrate the doors that open when backed with funding and share their ideas that have revolutionised creativity as we know it. 

Take a look at the investment-focused sessions coming your way from 6-8 March.

Wed 6 March – State of the Nation 

Creative UK’s Caroline Norbury OBE presents the state of the UK’s creative industries. Exploring inclusive growth, and the greatest challenges of the next 12 months. Followed by the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who will share their thoughts on the future of creativity and the importance of sector growth. Brought to you by Creative UK.


Wed 6 March (In-person) | Fri 8 March (Online) – In Conversation with Karen Blackett 

Karen Blackett OBE, WPP’s UK President, discusses the need for inclusive business growth with diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core. 


Wed 6 March – Investment for Innovation 

How will the UK’s creative economy reach it’s potential as a driver for social and economic growth? We consider the current industrial strategy, examples from other international territories and the challenges and opportunities around greater R&D and innovation investment. Brought to you by Lewis Silkin.


Thurs 7 March – A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Creative Economy  

If our future economy is to be a creative economy, we must now ensure it is built on solid DE&I foundations. What role does industry play in developing a strong and diverse workforce for the future? Brought to you by Lewis Silkin.


Fri 8 March – Investing in the Future of Virtual Production 

Steve Garratt of Giggle Media talks about the importance of facilitating the skills gap in virtual production (VP) and his hopes for the growth of VP in Bristol. With added insights on how Creative UK’s Creative Growth Finance Fund II has supported Giggle’s expansion.


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