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Dr Benjamin Reid
Senior Researcher, Big Innovation Centre
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The Future of the Creative Industries: Making a full contribution to the UK recovery

Tuesday, 14 December 2010
08:30 - 10:30


The creative industries are rightly celebrated as a UK success story. But have the recession and major global industry change – including convergence, digitalisation, and international competition – eroded their ability to stay ahead internationally? And does the government have sufficient clarity on the role the UK creative industries play, both in the national innovation eco-system and as an engine for growth in the wider economy?

The Work Foundation’s new report – launched at this event, and produced jointly by the Knowledge Economy and Creative Industries Programmes – sets out the key policy issues and agenda for ensuring the UK’s creative industries can continue to thrive in the digital age: 

  • How should we understand the UK creative industries in a digital, globalised context?
  • How can we ensure the creative industries are on the front foot for the recovery of the UK’s economy? 
  • How is government policy positioned to meet the challenges faced by the UK creative industries?

  • Will Hutton, Executive Vice-chair, The Work Foundation (Chair)
  • Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Dr Ben Reid, Senior Researcher and author of report, The Work Foundation

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