Don’t miss the British Council Creative Industries Expo

by Yemi Olowu

 

 

The British Council Creative Industry Expo commenced on Monday, 5 December, 2011. The first day had a good number of informed discussions, Keynote speeches and exhibitions. If you missed it, there’s still time to catch up. Check out the programme below.

Creative Industries Expo Event Programme

December 5

7:00a.m – 9:00a.m       Registration 

9:00a.m – 9.30a.m       Welcome: David Higgs, Country Director, British Council Nigeria

9.30a.m – 10.00a.m      Keynote Speech 1 Chief Edem Duke, Nigerian Minster for Culture and Tourism

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Keynote Speech 2 – Mr Ian Livingstone OBE, Life President, Eidos UK

10.00a.m – 12.00p.m     The Creative Industries: Opportunities and Challenges

An overview of UK and Nigerian experiences in developing creative industries for social and economic growth.           

Discussion Panel

·       Dr Martin Smith – Special Adviser, Ingenous Media, UK

·       Joke Silva – Director, Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts

·       Remi Ogunpitan – Managing Director, Integrated Broadcast Services and Technologies

·       Ituen Basi – Award winning fashion designer

·       Omoyemi Akerele, CEO, Style House Files (organisers Lagos Fashion and Design Week)

Moderator:      Seke Somolu – Writer / Film maker

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m       Policy Frameworks for the Creative Economy

·       What kinds of relationships can be forged between public agencies and the creative economy?

·       What kinds of policy and regulatory models are suited to generate jobs, wealth and cultural engagement?

·       How can creative practitioners, industry reps, and associations influence this agenda?

Discussion Panel

·       Efere Ozako – CEO, Efere Ozako & Associates Initiative

·       Greg Odutayo – President, National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners

·       Ben Tomoloju – Cultural Activist & first Arts Editor for the Guardian Newspaper

·       Martin Smith – Special Adviser, Ingenious Media, UK

·       Margaret Bolton – Consultant, UK Third Sector Policy

Moderator:  Ben Tomoloju – Cultural Activist & first Arts Editor for the Guardian Newspaper

4.40p.m – 6.00p.m       Professional Clinics: Theatre, Music, Fashion, and Film Businesses

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Music and Fashion Showcase

Other Activities

12.00p.m – 6.00p.m      Creative Business product and service trade exhibition

9.00a.m – 5.00p.m       Web Clinic powered by Google 

December 6

Different strand options available for various interest areas 

Strand 1

The Creative Entrepreneur

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Intellectual Property, Copyright and Creativity

·       Creativity and the public domain: strategic protection and IP rights

·       Pirate economies and the question of enforcement

Discussion Panel

·       Ian Livingstone OBE – Life President, Eidos UK

·       John Asein – Director, Director, Nigerian Copyright Institute, Nigerian Copyright Commission

·       Ayo Ayeni – Intellectual Property Lawyer/Consultant, Managing Partner, Law & Allied Resourcery

·       Efere Ozako – CEO, Efere Ozako & Associates Initiative

·        Charles Ebuebu, Head of Legal and Anti – Piracy Unit, HI Media, Owners of Hi Media

Moderator:      Kaine Agary Editor, DTalkShop, publisher of Nigeria’s first law related tabloid

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m       The Creative Economy in the Digital Space

·       Innovation and the digital media economy – what’s the impact?

·       New business models to harness digital growth

·       Africa’s mobile revolution

Discussion Panel

·       Tom Broughton – Digital Media Strategist, UK

·       Bärbel Mauch – Independent Producer and representative of Documentary Association AG Dok, Germany

·       Thomas Tielsch – Independent Producer and representative of Documentary Association AG Dok, Germany

·       Seyi Taylor – CEO, Noah69 Company

·       Eloi Bela Ndzana – Independent film producer, Cameroon

·       Juliet Ehimuan – Country Manager, Google Nigeria

Moderator:      Gbenga Sesan – CEO, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, 1st Youth ICT Ambassador Nigeria

4: 30pm – 6:00pm        Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film showcase

Strand 2 

Blended Solutions: Public and Private Sector Development Models for the Creative Industries

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Mapping the Creative Industries

·       Creative Industries: Where does the money flow? Where is value created?

·       Identifying and developing appropriate lending interventions

·       The investor’s perspective

Discussion Panel

·       Martin Smith – Special Adviser, Ingenious Media UK

·       Evelyn Oputu, MD, Bank of Industry

·       Roberts U. Orya – M.D, Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM Bank)

·       Busola Holloway – President, Independent TV Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN)

·       Andy Amenechi, Coalition of Nollywood Guilds and Associations (CONGA)

·       Bolanle Austin Peters – CEO, TerraKulture

Moderator:      Emem Ema – CEO, Vzhunmedia Limited

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m       Coordinated Approaches to Policy Development

·       The impact and value of the arts and creative entrepreneurship in national life

·       Education, skills and training – key ingredients, common deficits

·       Inter-ministerial and strategic approaches to the creative economy

Discussion Panel

·       H.E Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi – Executive Governor Rivers State

·       Margaret Bolton – Consultant, UK Third Sector Policy

·       Dr. Will Rea – Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts &  Communications, University of Leeds, UK

·       Roberts U. Orya – M.D, Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM Bank)

·       Evelyn Oputu, MD, Bank of Industry

Moderator:  Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner, Red Media Group

4: 30pm – 6:00pm        Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Showcase

Other Activities

9.00a.m – 6.00p.m       Creative Business product and service trade exhibition

9.00a.m – 5.00p.m       Web Clinic powered by Google

December 7

Moderator:      Makin Soyinka, Director, Lagos Film Office

09.00a.m – 09.30a.m     Presentation: Mapping Nigeria’s Creative Economy – Professor Emmanuel Dandaura, National President, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes

09.30a.m – 10.00a.m     Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges of the Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur – Mo Abudu, CEO, Inspire Africa

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Presentation: The Public Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy – Mr Nzan Ogbe, Chairman of the Festival Planning Committee and Special

Adviser to the Cross River State Governor

10.30a.m – 11.00a.m     Presentation: The Private Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy – Mr Jibril Aku, MD EcoBank, Nigeria

11.00a.m – 1.00p.m      Q and A

1.00p.m – 2.00p.m       Break

2.00p.m – 5.00p.m       Round Table on Creative Industries Development in Nigeria

8.00 p.m – 10.00p.m     Closing Gala: Closing Keynote – H.E Senator Liyel Imoke – Governor Cross Rivers State

Other Activities

09.00a.m – 6.00p.m      Creative Business product and service trade exhibition

9.00a.m – 5.00p.m       Web Clinic powered by Google

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