XpoNorth On The Road in Wick

XpoNorth On The Road in Wick

Thu 26 Jan 2017 / News


EVENT: XpoNorth On The Road
DATE: Thursday 9th February 2017 
TIME: 10:30am - 8:30pm
LOCATION: Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick, KW1 5BA

Another jam-packed day of panels, presentations and chat, this time in Wick, looking at how to make a success of your creative career. This one day version of XpoNorth offers the chance to meet a range of industry specialists, look at a range of challenges and opportunities and put your own questions forward.

All free, the sessions are open to any level of experience. Whilst the different sessions available are aimed at specific parts of the Creative Industries, the content of the sessions is still very relevant to anyone regardless of what your creative passion is – crowd funding, looking at the challenges and opportunities of a rural base, licensing content amongst others.

Check out the programme:

10-30 -1200    Joan Johnston - "Engaging The Consumer Through Genuine Provenance" and Fiona Chautard - 'Textile Conversations'
Scotland has a broad array of premium producers from owner/makers to large global suppliers. The provenance of a product is becoming more important as conscious consumers search out authentic brands with genuine stories to tell. 

12.05 -13.20    Russell McLean – Crime pays
What is the secret of good crime writing? Why does my novel keep getting rejected? What are editors, publishers and readers looking for?

14.00 - 15.00 What do you do? A short introduction to what the different public sector agencies can do to help.
There is a wealth of support and information available from the public sector, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out exactly who does what. 

15.05 – 16.15    Professor Donald MacLean - Developing your business strategy…the Highland way
In today’s business world, ideas around successful organisations are often defined through terms such as ‘profit-maximising’ and ‘growth-driven’. While relevant, these terms don’t necessarily support the full picture for ambitious businesses in rural regions. Creative businesses that are closely linked to community and place need more than a ‘one size fits all’ approach to business strategy.

17.00 – 18.15    Tristan Aitchison- Introduction to Editing with Final Cut Pro X
Learn the basics of editing and storytelling in this interactive, hands-on session. 

18.20 -19.20    Ally Gray – Market focus: Digital distribution
EmuBands Managing Director, Ally Gray, will be discussing how to distribute your music to leading digital retailers such as iTunes, Spotify, Tidal and Amazon MP3. Offering attendees a comprehensive overview of the process, the session will also look at strategies to maximise your releases on these services.

19.30 – 20.30    Alex Howell – Working with commercial partners
RAWK Agency Founder and Group Account Director, Alex Howell, will discuss how creative businesses can attract brand partners for their projects.

All speakers are available for one to one meetings as well as Jeni Oliver (International Executive, Creative Industries), Iain Hamilton (HIE Head of Creative Industries).
Creative Industries Network managers, Amanda Millen, Alex Smith, and Kate Hooper will also be available for a chat.

For any queries about the programme and to book your time slot for a 1 to 1 with them, please email Iranzu Galdeano indicating who you would like to meet with and your preferred time.

To find out more details about the programme and register your FREE place to attend, visit Eventbrite.