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13th December 2016

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at College Day for Nottingham Trent University, UK

Every year the Schools of Art and Design; Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; and Arts and Humanities; converge in the heart of Nottingham Trent University for their College Day. This is when the future vision and positioning of the arts and design offer of the University are explored. Tom will talk about the ways universities need to not only respond to agendas for their city but to set them; on how they can be more open, collaborative and radical; and on the opportunities that exist to converge civic and institutional interests. This will reflect on our work for universities internationally, not least in terms of how they respond to changing demographics, business models and an unpredictable global environment.

9th & 10th December 2016

Tom Fleming speaking at Rise Up Summit, Cairo, Egypt

Rise Up is the biggest tech and creative summit in the Middle East and North Africa. It brings together over 5,000 entrepreneurs, investors, education institutions and civil society organisations to explore best and next practice in business and development. Tom is speaking on the invitation of the British Council Egypt, with which TFCC are advising on a creative economy programme for this incredible country.

Tom is providing a keynote speech on the importance of the creative economy. He is then participating in a panel discussion on hubs and clusters for the creative industries.

The Rise Up Summit came at the end of a week of meetings and engagements where TFCC and the British Council explored partnership and investment opportunities with key organisations concerned with growing the Egyptian creative economy.

29th November 2016

TFCC Co-commissioned to Undertake an Internationalisation and Export Study of the Estonian Creative Industries

TFCC, working with Civitta, the leading economic and social development consultancy of the Baltic region, has been commissioned by the Government of Estonia to analyse the internationalisation and export activities of Estonian creators and creative companies. This will assess the international reputation, breakthrough potential and collaboration possibilities of the Estonian Creative Industries.

Our approach will be through a programme of interviews at key international festivals and events, surveys and workshops with industry.

Estonia has for over a decade prioritised the Creative Industries as a major sector for economic development and its wider cultural renaissance is viewed as central to the country's relative success as an innovative and attractive place for talent. TFCC has built a longstanding relationship with Estonia and the wider Baltic region, supporting sector development and championing the energy and distinctiveness of the creative scene.

November 24th 2016

Tom Fleming to Speak at Open Daegu, South Korea

At a time when the UK and USA are opting to look inward, to close their borders and encourage cultural division, Daegu, a major metropolitan city in Korea with a population of 2.5 million, aspires toward a creative city of civic vibrancy, colour and opportunity.

Tom will present his perspectives on how cities across the world are embracing their creative talent and engaging diverse communities. He will do this through a critique of the creative cities narrative and by introducing some good and not so good practice from the UK and across the world.

Under the theme of 'Creative City, Daegu', Tom will be joined by leading experts from around the world in the fields of culture, creative economy, liveability and civic participation.

4th November 2016

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy appointed to deliver a Creative Industries Strategy for Glossop, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been appointed by High Peak Borough Council to produce a Creative Industries Strategy for Glossop. The objective of this is to understand how the cultural and creative capital of Glossop can be better harnessed to benefit the social and economic life of the former mill town in Derbyshire. In doing this we will be exploring, among other things, the current strengths of the town and how they can be supported, the challenges and barriers to success that creative individuals and businesses face and the potential and appetite to attract more businesses from Manchester or other locations. We will also look at the current gaps in provision for Glossop in terms of local education, skills, support, facilities and networks and what we can learn from comparable places.

In considering the infrastructure needs of the sector, we will consider the potential role of existing heritage assets such as the Municipal Buildings, Market Hall, Town Hall and Victoria Hall.