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15-16 April 15

Tom Fleming speaking at 3rd CARIFORM-EU Business Forum, Montego Bay, Jamaica

The CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum is an international trade and business development conference designed to connect Caribbean, African, European and Pacific businesses. The forum will focus on agro-processing (cocoa, herbs and spices), music and higher education sectors.

This high-profile event will bring together over 150 carefully selected stakeholders to develop and build international partnerships through participating in business to business meetings, networking and professional consultations.

The forum seeks to build on the success of the first two events and support the ongoing efforts of Caribbean businesses to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with European counterparts to increase trade and investment and build local capacity and know-how.

Tom Fleming will speak on opportunities for EU-Caribbean collaboration and trade in the creative industries. He will also chair a session on music policy and investment.

28 March 15

Andrew Erskine speaking at Tallinn Music Week, Estonia

Tallinn Music Week is an annual industry event and the biggest indoor event in the Baltic-Nordic Region. Andrew Erskine, Senior Associate at TFCC, will deliver a speech on the role that creativity can play in making cities more dynamic and successful. Hundreds of artists from all over the globe will be performing alongside a busy conference programme on industry issues and an eclectic food and entertainment programme during the week long festival.

24 March 15

Disruptive spaces for the new Creative Economy, Birmingham, UK

Andrew Erskine, Senior Associate at Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, is speaking and chairing at the day long Disruptive Spaces event - part of Birmingham's Digital Week. The event is at BOMLab - a new space for art, technology and science in the heart of Birmingham. Over 80 participants from across the UK have signed up to hear a range of speakers from, among others, the BBC, MediaLab Madrid and Birmingham University. The day long event is billed as examining "the future of cities and what is making the new creative economy tick...Birmingham is a city buzzing with imagination and experimentation. Its emerging creative and technology networks contribute not only to the city's efficiency and sustainability; they are also what make Brum so unpredictable and full of possibility."

18 March 15

TFCC Presents at SELEP Creative and Cultural Industries Meeting

As part of the commission to develop a creative economy strategy for Essex, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) presented initial findings at the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) meeting for Creative and Cultural industries. The meeting was held at High House Production Park, an international centre of excellence for the creative industries. Going forward, much of TFCC's role will involve building a comprehensive picture of the sector with emphasis on the benefits of cohesion across the SELEP.

12 March 15

Tom Fleming speaking at the conference Cultural And Creative Crossovers in Riga, Latvia.

Organised by the Latvian Ministry of Culture and European Commission, this conference invites experts from across Europe to discuss the contribution and impact of cultural and creative crossovers (or spillovers) on growth, innovation, sustainable development and social well-being. Tom Fleming will explore the Transformative Power Of Culture And Creativity In Making Our Cities Better Places To Live. This will build on TFCC's major research project on 'Spillovers: Effects of Public Investment in Culture, the Arts, and the Cultural and Creative Industries', commissioned by a collective of European Arts Councils, and leading consultancy work in urban and regional development across the world.