XpoNorth Goes West - 18th February 2015

XpoNorth Goes West - 18th February 2015

Tue 27 Jan 2015 / Opportunities


18th February 2015
An Lanntair, Stornoway

Bursting at the seams this one-day mini conference will leave you armed with information and infused with inspiration.  We have a fantastic line up of industry insiders and professionals at the top of their game.

Register now to attend this FREE event – please provide your full name, company, job title, location.

  • 3.30pm - Registration
  • 4pm - Brand Alignment & Sponsorship
  • 5pm - Talent Schemes at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
  • 6pm - Transmedia Working / Netwars Case Study
  • 7.30pm - Networking Reception   
  • 8 - 9.30pm - One To Ones
  • 8.45pm - Live Music: Callum Macleod
  • 9.30pm - Live Music: Iain Spanish Mackay
  • 10.15pm - Live Music: Willie Campbell

If you are interested in a one to one, which will take place between 8pm and 9.30pm please email Jenny Welch stating who you would like to connect with, your phone number, business name and role.

Brand alignment & Sponsorship
Alex Howell and Aex Smith will discuss how creative businesses can attract brand partners for their projects. This interactive session will aim to offer an end-to-end perspective on the process, and look at the realities and growing opportunities for creative practitioners to forge collaborative relationships with commercial partners.

Talent Schemes, Guardian Edinburgh International Film and Television Festival
Campbell Glennie from the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival will open up the work of their talent initiatives and how you can apply to take part. With a wealth of experience in content production, management and showcasing, Campbell Glennie will provide a wealth of information for anyone interested and involved in filmmaking, particularly in finding out more about the opportunities available at the Guardian Edinburgh International Film and Television Festival.

Transmedia Working / Netwars Case Study
Telling the story in the 21st Century – this session focusses on new partnerships, new ways of working, new products and most importantly new revenue streams. Looking at opportunities in transmedia working, this session is aimed at anyone working in creative industries, particularly tv production, writing, app development/games. It will feature the hugely successful Net Wars project as an example of just what is possible, and will open applications for Pixel Lab, an international Transmedia event being held in Inverness in June 2015.

There will be a chance to have one to ones with the following people as well as network over informal drinks during the day topped off with some live music all taking place at An Lanntair.

Liz Rosenthal is the CEO of Pixel Lab Programme director for Digimart’s Global Digital Distribution Summit in Montreal She set up the UK office for Next Wave Films and is a consultant on cross media.

Sean Coleman is scriptwriter, novelist and producer Has created a number of successful cross platform projects for Living TV, Trouble, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox International Channel 4 and BBC Lead writer for Milli – a series of picture books, interactive story books for tablets and animated television shows for pre-school children Wrote a three part graphic novel series for cross platform Netwars: Out of CTRL Has now added first novel in the series with two more commissioned, film commissioned and tv series in discussion Game in development and app being released shortly.

Campbell Glennie is the Director of Talent Schemes at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, with responsibility for The Network and Ones to Watch. He also serves on the board of Four Corners, East London’s film and photography centre. Previous to that he was Marketing & Business Director for Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s biggest documentary festivals. Campbell was also Director of Exhibition at Future Shorts/Secret Cinema, a senior content producer for Screen International and Broadcast, and owned and edited Fest, voted the definitive independent Edinburgh Festival resource by The Times - as well as producing projects for BBC Worldwide and Radio 4.

Alex Howell is Director of Rawk Music and Azure North Ltd. He works on brand management and strategic campaign development, distribution & international development, touring logistics and production management and events management. He designs bespoke branding campaigns and specialises in aligning events and bands with brands such as Bacardi, Red Bull, Monster Energy Drinks etc. Rawk Music provides artist management, international licensing and production management.

Helena Ward – Creative Scotland – Portfolio Manager Creative Industries

Peter Urpeth – Industry Network Manage – XPONORTH writing and publishing

Amanda Millen – Industry Network Manager – XPONORTH screen and broadcast

Alex Smith – Industry Network Manager – XPONORTH Music

Jeni Oliver – Scottish Development International, Senior Development Manager, Creative Industries

John MacDonald – HIE, Account Manager

Iain Hamilton – HIE, Head of Sector: Creative Industries