Newsletter: New Events Announced

February 18, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please read on for details of:

* NEW - Members' Q&A with the leading contenders for London mayor

* First public speech from Maria Eagle as Shadow Culture Secretary

* Final call for applicants for our new post of Commercial Director

* A link to a short new film explaining who we are and what we do

* Events in Manchester and Cleveland

If you have not already signed up to become a member of our unique network, now is the time.

John Kampfner, Chief Executive

MEET THE NEXT LONDON MAYOR - Q&A WITH LEADING CONTENDERS 

Federation members are to get the chance to share their priorities with the leading contenders for the London mayoralty at two special events next month.

Labour candidate Sadiq Khan and Tory representative Zac Goldsmith will each take part in a one-hour talk and Q&A with our members from across the arts, creative industries and cultural education followed by the chance for more informal networking. 

With the sector the fastest growing part of the British economy since 2008 and one in six of all creative industries jobs in the capital, we expect a lively exchange.

We are delighted to working with our partners at the London Cultural Strategy Group.

MARIA EAGLE ON PSB AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES - HER FIRST SPEECH IN NEW ROLE

New Shadow Culture Secretary Maria Eagle will be offering a national perspective as she gives her first speech since taking up the post.

Ms Eagle will speak on public service broadcasting, the creative industries and cultural landscape to Federation members. 


NEW POST - COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR WANTED

The Creative Industries Federation is seeking a Commercial Director to play a pivotal role in our small but highly-focused team. This is one of the most exciting positions anywhere in the creative industries and arts.

OUR NEW FED FILM - WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

After a year in operation, we asked some of our members to talk about what we do, why we do it and what we have achieved to date. 

FUTURE TALENT AND SKILLS

Federation Chief Executive John Kampfner is to give the keynote speech at Future Talent in the Creative Industries, a Manchester Metropolitan University conference this month.

He joins a line-up on February 19 also including Jo Leah, managing director of Weber Shandwick, and Dave Moutrey, chief executive of Home, at the event hosted by the Creative Industries Cluster in association with the Manchester Publicity Association.

Eliza Easton, Policy and Research Manager, will be speaking at a free Future Creative Skills event with Stuart Birkett, managing director, ncjMedia, part of Trinity Mirror group, at Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) on February 16.

The Federation would like to remind all involved in the arts and creative industries to complete the CCAD's online survey on the skills that will be needed for the future.

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