In 2018 it’s recognised that the creative and digital sector in and around Bristol has many world class elements. It’s the second-largest centre for the creative industries in the UK, after London, and the most profitable per head.
Day by day, Bristol is pulling in and developing high-calibre individuals with world-class potential, and in the process it has become a magnet for international creative companies in search of a European base. These trends are also boosted by Bristol’s status as the UK’s leading smart city, delivering an innovation testbed from which the next wave of digital transformation is flowing.
What does this mean for the brightest, boldest and best companies in the South West? The session will consider these questions:
- Should buying Bristol, in creative terms, now be second nature to companies across the region?
- How does a company assess whether a creative agency is world-class and worth buying from? Does London really offer a gold standard that others can follow? Where’s the evidence?
- What examples are there of world-class local creative excellence and collaboration that can point the way and inspire?
- What are the upsides of buying Bristol rather than London in creative terms, for the West’s businesses? What are the risks?
- Does proximity matter when buying services in 2018?
- What kind of excellence should the Bristol area be highlighting and celebrating, so the steady flow of creative excellence that we have seen in recent years becomes a flood?
The opening plenary will help to set the agenda for the week’s activities. It brings together the region’s business leaders, wealth creators and creative visionaries in a powerful debate that should resonate for Bristol and beyond.
Extended coverage from the session will be shared widely after the event.
This event is by INVITATION ONLY. However if you feel you have a strong point of view or key points to bring to the discussion please email firstname.lastname@example.org