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Why Are The Creative Industries Vital To The Economic Recovery?

Why Are The Creative Industries Vital To The Economic Recovery?

Venue & Event Details

In the week that sees the UK’s creative industries celebrated on SXSW’s international stage and recognised within Tech Nation’s Report on UK Tech, we invite you to join us as we discuss how the creative industries are turbocharging innovation across the sector, as a driver for future growth.

Prior to the pandemic, the creative sector was growing at four times the rate of the UK economy as a whole and experienced strong growth across all parts of the UK. With the right measures in place, the UK’s creative industries will be well placed to recover swiftly and strongly and play a central role in the UK’s future economic success.

Our purpose in hosting this webinar is:

  • Highlight the value and jobs that creative industries can bring to local economies across the country, from major cities to market towns and rural clusters
  • To brief you on the findings of the first of our CreaTech research with Tech Nation
  • Set the findings in the context of existing collaboration with creative clusters around the UK
  • Invite your support for the development of creative industry clusters in your area
  • Invite your participation in helping to develop our UK CreaTech narrative for the second stage of research
  • Invite you to nominate companies and case studies for our CreaTech Ones to Watch


  • Tim Davie CBE, Industry Co-Chair, Creative Industries Council & Director General, BBC
  • Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture
  • Jessica Driscoll, Head of Immersive Technology, Digital Catapult
  • Janet Hull OBE, Chair, CIC CreaTech & Director of Marketing Strategy, IPA
  • Dr Josh Siepel, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)
  • Sarah Windrum, Chair of Digital Creative, Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) 
  • Dr George Windsor, Head of Insights, Tech Nation


  • Rosa Prince, Editor, The House magazine

Bookings & info
To find out more information and to register for your free place, please visit the website.

Date & time
Thursday 18th March, 2021 12:00 - 13:00
Online webinar
Bookings & info

Free to attend.

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