Stellar Line Up at Createch 2018

26 April 2018

Following the successful launch earlier this month of the Industrial Strategy Creative Industries Sector Deal, the Createch 2018 Summit (#createch) in London on June 12th will bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs, artists and technologists to showcase the international growth potential of burgeoning Createch sector built on the interaction of creativity and technology.

Confirmed speakers include:

Julian Baker, Global Chief Creative Officer, Imagination

Tim Davie, CEO BBC Worldwide

The Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Nicola Mendelsohn, CBE, Co-Chair Creative Industries Council & VP EMEA Facebook

Stef Calcraft, Executive Chairman, Dentsu Aegis Network UK

Sarah Golding, IPA President and CEO The & Partnership

Jeremy Silver, CEO Digital Catapult

Luke Scott, RSA Films

Steven Chang, Corporate Vice-President of Tencent, will speak on China’s Createch eta. The afternoon will focus on a series of 8 breakout sessions, showcasing Createch innovation. There’ll be sessions on AR and VR, Personalisation and Experiential, AI and the Internet of Things. Lewis Silkin will be taking an in-depth look at Blockchain and IP and Kingston Smith will talk finance and funding.

The focus of the summit, part of London Tech Week, is on the opportunities and challenges of Createch collaborations worldwide.

Analysis has suggested that £36bn of Gross Value Added in the UK creative industries- about 43% of the total - can be attributed to Createch job roles. This figure is expected to increase as Createch is more widely used.

Createch 2018 will seek to:

  • Further define the global proposition for UK Createch enterprises
  • Accelerate Createch business models in different industries
  • Catalyse international Createch partnerships

Topics covered will include making business sense of disruption, humanising technology, leveraging technology for consumer engagement, and storytelling.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, said:

Our creative industries are an economic and cultural powerhouse and this union with the technology sector will make sure they continue to thrive as we build a Britain fit for the future.

This event is at the nexus of creative and digital industries and it is in this space where our bread will be buttered in the years to come. We are determined to ensure the UK cements its position as the most creative and innovative place on earth.

Createch 2018 takes place from 09:30 to 18:00 on June 12th at:

Code Node

10 South Place



Tickets are priced at £150.

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Article originally published on Createch Industries.

Stellar Line Up at Createch 2018