Creative & Cultural Skills Annual Conference 2015 - Building a Creative Nation: The Next Decade

  • The Backstage Centre High House Production Park, Vellacott Close Purfleet, Essex RM19 1AS United Kingdom

About the conference

On 5 March 2015, Building a Creative Nation: The Next Decade will bring together leaders from across the creative industries and education for a day of inspiration, networking and best practice.

Speakers/sessions include:

  • Lord Tony Hall, Director General, BBC (and Founding Chairman, Creative & Cultural Skills)
  • Nick Boles MP, Minister for Skills and Equalities
  • Paul Latham, Chief Operating Officer, Live Nation
  • James Jefferson, Creative Director and Co-Founder, Equator
  • Apprentices debate the future of the creative industries. Debate chaired by Marcus Davey OBE, CEO, Roundhouse 
  • Hasan Bakhshi MBE, Director, Creative Economy, Nesta discuses Creativity vs Robots
  • Nii Sackey, CEO, Bigga Fish
  • What needs to be done to build a sustainable creative economy? Discussion with: Cathy Walsh OBE, Principal and Chief Executive, Barking & Dagenham College; Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE; Marie-Therese McGivern, Principal and Chief Executive, Belfast Metropolitan College; Baroness Jones of Whitchurch. Chaired by Martin Bright, Chief Executive, The Creative Society
  • Councillor John Kent, Leader of Thurrock Council