Brexit Conference. The creative industries beyond Brexit

15th March 2018  01:00 PM - 07:30 PM (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

A year on from the triggering of Article 50, the Federation is hosting a major conference on Brexit and the creative industries. The symposium will provide business-critical insight into the current state of the negotiations, discuss challenges and opportunities for the sector after the UK's exit from the EU and offer practical advice on future-proofing your organisation.

The afternoon will feature a diverse programme including interviews, discussions and Q&As with senior politicians, key advisors, and of course creative industry leaders from across the UK and Europe. It will conclude with a drinks reception giving the opportunity to meet, network and discuss the day’s topics. 

Join us in London on Thursday March 15, 2018 for the UK's major Brexit conference for the creative industries.

View the programme here

Ticket information

Members: £85+VAT

Non-members: £400+VAT

Member organisations are able to buy up to three tickets.
Individual members are able to buy one ticket.

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We will hear from political representatives, creative leaders and opinion formers including:

Amanda Levete, founder and principal, AL_A
Amma Asante, BAFTA award winning writer/director 
Bronwen Maddox, director, Institute for Government
Chris Hirst, chairman and CEO, Havas UK and Europe
Dia Chakravarty, Brexit editor, The Daily Telegraph
Diane Banks, literary agent, Diane Banks Associates
Faisal Islam, political editor, Sky News
Frédéric Meseeuw, senior institutional advisor, Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels (BOZAR)
Jamie Coleman, founder, Codebase
Jon Rennie, managing director, Bait Studio
Jordi Sellas i Ferrés, advisor on culture and creative industries
Kirsty Lang, broadcaster, BBC
Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director, Young Vic
Manick Govinda, arts professional and co-founder, Artists for Brexit
Michelle Carwardine-Palmer, managing director, National Theatre Wales (NTW)
Munira Mirza, adviser on arts and philanthropy
Paul Nurse, director and chief executive, Francis Crick Institute 
Paul Pacifico, CEO, Association of Independent Music
Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, chair of the Exiting the European Union Select Committee
Rt Hon Ian Blackford MP, SNP Westminster Leader
Sabina Baciu, ORICUM Association, Romania
Sarah Dear, director, Elmwood
Shona McCarthy, chief executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
Suella Fernandes MP, parliamentary under secretary of state, Department for Exiting the European Union 
Tamara Rojo, artistic director and lead principal dancer, English National Ballet
Tim Snowball, director and partner, head of public affairs, FHF London

More names will be released in due course.