By Rachel Ogbu
If you’re a student with a creative eye and you’re reading this, then you’ve come into some luck! The British Council’s presenting its first Creative Industries Expo in December and is looking for aspiring, emerging or established professionals in any of these creative industries – Advertising, Architecture, Art, Crafts, Design, Fashion, Film, Music, Performing Arts, Publishing, Software & Computer Games, TV and Radio.
You get a chance to meet creative people and learn new skills, develop and expand entrepreneurship skills, understand how investors think; and learn how to protect your intellectual property, use digital media to promote your work, deal with the government and influence public policy and do business with the UK; and then get to meet like-minded professionals, policymakers, and business leaders.
The expo holds on 4 – 7 December, 2011 at the Ekpo Centre of theEko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Keynote Speakers are Nigeria’s Minister for Culture and Tourism, Chief Edem Duke and the Life President of Eidos, Ian Livingstone, OBE.
Other confirmed speakers include:
• Rotimi Amaechi, Governor, Rivers State
• Liyel Imoke – Governor, Cross River State
• Greg Odutayo, President, National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners
• Joke Silva, Director, Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts
• Robert Orya, MD, Nigerian Export Import Bank
• Uche Eze, CEO, BellaNaija,
• Audu Maikori, CEO, Chocolate City Group.
Register today at www.creativeexponigeria.org. To win the free delegate pass , all you need to do is share this on Twitter, Facebook or via your blog.
Tweet: “British Council @BCNigeria Creative Industries Expo 2011, 4 – 7 December 2011, Eko Hotel & Suites www.creativeexponigeria.org”, or post the information above on your blog or as a Facebook note.
Send a link to the post (tweet / blogpost / Facebook note) to [email protected]. Include a line about your course, your year of study, and your school.