Factory Assembly 2014: Creative Industries Conference
Thursday, 25 September 2014 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)
Registration and networking
Welcome and introductions. Sara Williams, Chief Executive Staffordshire Chambers
Keynote speaker: Ian Livingstone CBE, Champion of the Creative Industries "Supporting the Creative Industries, it’s not just a question of Money"
1. How to plan for success on one page
3. International Opportunities
Keynote Speaker: Fraser Doherty, SuperJam (Entrepreneur & Author) "Concept development, barriers, more barriers and finally...success?"
1. The Importance of branding
2. Sources of finance to grow your business (incl. crowd funding)
3. Expanding your workforce
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Garvie, Chief Creative Officer Sony Entertainment "Better ways to develop better ideas."
Round up and Close.
If you have registered for a ticket and are not already signed up to the Make It Your Business programme you will be invited to sign up to this free business support initiative. Make It Your Business is a Stoke-on-Trent City Council programme that provides a free web based platform designed to link local businesses with each other and to contracting opportunities within the area to create a vibrant local supply chain and acts as a hub for business development and training http://miyourbusiness.stoke.gov.uk