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8th November 2018

Beyond the Hype: Re-wiring the Growth Agenda, Norwich, UK

Tom Fleming is a keynote speaker to an audience of policy-makers, investors and cultural sector leads at this major summit in Norwich. He will provide a perspective on where we have reached in terms of culturally driven growth in our cities and regions. He will explore the challenges and issues which need to be addressed urgently if the cultural and creative industries are to make a bigger difference to growth and opportunity across UK cities and regions.

8th - 9th November 2018

The 2nd Creative Ukraine Forum, Kiev

Our senior consultant, Andrew Erskine, is one of a small number of leading international experts invited to participate in the second Creative Ukraine Forum in Kiev. Andrew will speak as part of a panel considering the development of the Creative Economy in Ukraine, sharing best practice from the UK and internationally. Other speakers include the Mayor of Kiev and head of the City State, former professional boxer, Vitali Klitschko, as well as other high profile politicians and cultural leaders.

The Forum is organised by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and implemented under the Culture Bridges Programme, which is funded by the EU and managed by the British Council in partnership with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in Ukraine. The event is also supported by the EU-funded project 'Association4U' and the initiative 'Ukraine 2030. The Doctrine of Sustainable Development'.

8th November 2018

RECnPlay Restival, Recife, Brazil

TFCC consultant Pedro Affonso Eco Franco will present at this exciting event which focuses on the creative transformation of Recife. The event brings together urbanists, technologists and creatives to explore notions of resilience and growth in Recife and other major Brazilian cities.

6th November 2018

Re-thinking Global Cultural Policy, Sao Paulo, Brazil

TFCC consultant Pedro Affonso Evo Franco is set to participate in a major UNESCO symposium. The event explores the challenges and opportunities of implementing the 2005 UN Convention on the Protection and Promotion of a Diversity of Cultural Expressions - from the perspectives of national and local development.

Pedro will reflect on our work in Brazil in evaluating creative industries development programmes. This includes entrepreneurship and skills programmes in three states as part of Newton-funded activities for the British Council. Other speakers included Sergio Sa Leitao of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, and Daniele Cliche of UNESCO.

17th October 2018

Tom Fleming to keynote at the 2018 festival of the Indonesian Creative Cities Network, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesian Creative Cities Network brings together municipalities and creative intermediaries from across Indonesia to share ideas, explore good practice and raise the profile and agenda for the creative and cultural sector. This 4th ICCN Festival is to be held in Yogyakarta, a city with an incredible blend of cultural assets and dynamic, youthful creative economy.

Tom will speak about the approach to creative industries development internationally - from policy to grassroots initiatives. He will reflect on how second and third tier cities have become vital hubs for creative practice and how they are increasingly networking with one another to build capacity and confidence.

Tom is also in Indonesia over this period to undertake research as part of our work with the British Council - where we are exploring the impact of their creative economy work in Indonesia. Vietnam, Colombia and Nigeria.