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19 May 11

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at First CREA.RE Inter-Regional Creative Economy Forum 2011

Tom will be speaking at the First CREA.RE Creative Economy Forum to take place in Poznan, Poland on 23rd May. Tom will be discussing "Investments in Culture and Creative Industries: Added value and potential for European Regions and Cities". His presentation will call for a re-appraisal of the role and rhetoric of the 'creative cities/regions' agenda and call for a more nuanced, rigorous and grounded approach, aiming to re-cast the creative economy as something that plays a different role in each context - from driving the economy to playing a more subtle role in wider social agendas.

CREA.RE (Creative Regions) is the European network of local and regional authorities for the better involvement of cultural and creative industries in EU regional programmes. Currently, the programme has partners in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Spain.

16 May 11

Tom Fleming interviewed by Mladina: Slovenia's leading political and cultural magazine

A feature length interview with Tom Fleming was published in Slovenia's leading political and cultural magazine, Mladina. Tom was asked to give his perspective on the role of the creative industries in the country's development. The interview discusses challenges and opportunities in a small, transitional country that is well located, has a great mix of cultural assets, yet is struggling to find a voice and distinctive role.

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13 May 11

Tom Fleming interviewed for Slovenian publication Bivanje

During the 'Creative Cities: Possibilities, Policies and Places' conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tom was interviewed for Bivanje (published monthly alongside Mladina magazine). The article can be found online here:

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12 May 11

TFCC programming Creative Entrepreneurship Conference in Tallinn, Estonia

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been working with Enterprise Estonia on a major conference "Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy", taking place in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2011. TFCC is producing and moderating the conference which will explore how to develop creative entrepreneurship to improve innovation and competitiveness through a dynamic mix of speakers from all over the world.

The programme, list of speakers and registration details can be found on the conference website:

09 May 11

Tom Fleming speaking at Europe of Nations: Myths of Origin - Modern and Postmodern Discourses, Aveiro, Portugal, 9-11 May

Tom Fleming will be a keynote speaker at the Europe of Nations conference 'Myths of Origin - Modern and Postmodern Approaches' taking place this week at the University of Aveiro, 9-11 May. The conference looks at the history of Europe, its origins and contemporary policies, as well as its myths.

Tom's keynote speech will look at: The Creativity Dilemma - what next for cities and regions?