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Monday 29th July 2013 at 9am 0 Comments

Eric Huang will be the key-note speaker at the event Image: Eric Huang will be the key-note speaker at the event

A key event for everyone involved in the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland

‘Thrive’ is a half-day conference celebrating the success of Northern Ireland’s Creative Industries and exploring their increasing importance to our economic growth and job creation.

The re-scheduled event will now take place at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast on Tuesday 15th October 2013 from 9:15am - 1:45pm.

‘Thrive’ brings together international speakers and recognised leaders in the Creative Industries including Eric Huang (pictured). The event will showcase the work of the creative companies supported by the DCAL/Arts Council Creative Industries Innovation Fund and will provide an opportunity for practitioners and companies to network and share best practice.

Book your place for Thrive Now

The programme for the event is as follows: (subject to some minor changes)

9:15am   Registration/Exhibition

9:45am   Welcome and introduction by compere, Marie Louise Muir

9:50am   CIIF Showreel - featuring CIIF success stories to date

10:00am Opening address

10:10am In conversation with CIIF Project Showcases

  • Martin Neill, Airpos
  • Abigail Ryan and Ryan Bell, Abigail Ryan Homewares
  • Fionnuala Deane, Dog Ears
  • Colin Williams, Sixteen South
  • Jude Cassidy, Jude Cassidy Textiles

10:40am Key Note Speaker Eric Huang. Followed by Question and Answer Session

11:15am Coffee Break and Exhibition

11:40am Performance by CIIF client, Wireless Mystery Theatre

11:50am Break-out sessions

  • Dr Rachel Smart
  • Business Support & Investment Panel
  • Creative and Cultural Skills & Creative Skillset

12:30pm Closing address by Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

12:45pm Lunch with performance by CIIF client, Window Seats. Networking Opportunity.


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