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Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference 2018

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The Lowry
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford , M50 3AZ
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      Building a Creative Nation: The Future Workforce. Supporting innovation for skills, recruitment and apprenticeships.

      Our 2018 National Conference will be held on Tuesday 17 April at The Lowry, Salford and our Skills Awards will be held the evening before, Monday 16 April at 6pm.

      As promised, we are taking the conference on the road and we’ll be located in the fantastic gallery and theatre complex in Salford Quays, overlooking Media City.

      **Awards are now SOLD OUT but a limited number of tickets are still available for National Conference** 

      Keynote Speakers

      Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
      Rebecca Long Bailey, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
      Julia Fawcett OBE, The Lowry
      Diane Lees CBE, Imperial War Museum
      Yvonne Kelly, Barking & Dagenham College
      Sir Gerry Berragan, Institute for Apprenticeships
      Paul Dennett, City Mayor Salford City Council
      Mags Patten, Arts Council England
      Hilary Carty, Clore Leadership Programme
      Tina Lewis, National Trust
      Michael Davies, Department for Education
      Lynsey O’Sullivan, The Lowry


      Programme 

      Timings and speakers subject to change.

      9:00 - REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

      Welcome
      Julia Fawcett OBE, The Lowry

      Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
      Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP

      Arts Council England’s Goal 4: workforce development and diversity
      Mags Patten, Arts Council England

      Opportunities and challenges with entry-level recruitment
      Tina Lewis, National Trust

      Panel Discussion: Supporting innovation for skills, recruitment and apprenticeships
      Seetha Kumar, chief executive of Creative Skillset, leads a discussion on skills chaired by Diane Lees, CBE, Imperial War Museum.

      Apprenticeships reform: an update from the CEO of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
      Sir Gerry Berragan, Institute for Apprenticeships

      What do we need from future leaders in the creative industries?
      Hilary Carty, Clore Leadership Programme

      REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

      Breakout Sessions – Round 1
      Book from one of seven breakout sessions (see below for more details).

      • 1.Processes and Apps for Productivity
      • 2.Break-out with CLOCK!
      • 3.Britain’s got talent - so why don’t we use it?
      • 4.Influencing Governments: how can the creative industries make their case to ministers and politicians?
      • 5.National Skills Academy: everyone's a winner
      • 6.Future skills needs and challenges in the music industry

      LUNCH, EXHIBITION AND NETWORKING

      Breakout Sessions – Round 2
      Book from one of six breakout sessions (see below for more details).

      • 7.Creative talent pipeline
      • 8.Britain’s got talent - so why don’t we use it?
      • 9.Tour of Salford Quays
      • 10.Building a future workforce from the ground up
      • 11.Managing apprentices: a best practice approach

      REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

      Skills for the creative industries, a view from Greater Manchester 
      Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

      An update from the Department for Education on the proposals for the new 'T' level qualifications
      Michael Davies, Department for Education

      Taking forward the skills agenda for The Lowry
      Lynsey O’Sullivan, The Lowry

      Creating opportunities for young people
      Paul Dennett, City Mayor Salford City Council

      Apprentice debate: Building a Creative Nation
      Chaired by Yvonne Kelly, Barking & Dagenham College. Panel of apprentices and young creatives.

      Closing remarks and drinks reception
      Pauline Tambling, Creative & Cultural Skills

      18:00 - CLOSE


        Ticket Prices 

        (plus booking fee)

        Awards (inc VAT) - £60.00

        Conference (inc VAT) - £144.00

        Conference and Awards (inc VAT) - £186.00

        Conference - apprentice/intern (inc VAT) - £36.00

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