A Run Down of Cardiff Creative Industry Events

Keeping abreast of market trends is one of the best ways to stay competitive and get a clear picture of where your industry might be heading.

Whenever there is an opportunity to hear from experts and peers, you should take it, so it’s important to stay abreast of any local events that could help you better understand your field and network with like minded people.

Cardiff is a hotbed of creative industry activity and as such, has its fair share of events to broaden your perspective, develop practical skills and grow your network.

1. Cardiff Digital Marketing Conference

Date: September 4-5, 2019

Price: £197 – Super Early Bird Rate (£150 off)

Location: Online (live streamed)

The Cardiff Digital Marketing Conference will cover the latest in digital marketing trends and know how. It is live streamed and will cover everything from reinforcing customer loyalty to driving stronger consumer engagement. With speakers that challenge the way things are done, you can come away from the talks daring to try something bold and new to catapult your business to the top.

The event will last two days, with general sessions happening on the first day and master classes for those who want to gain a competitive edge on specific topics on the second day. For those who can’t watch live, the all access pass provides online access to all the presentations on demand for one whole year.

2. Llawrydd a Chreadigol | Creative Freelancing: No Funny Business

Date: June 20, 2019

Price: Free

Location: Unit 7a, The Glee Club, Cardiff Bay

Freelancers in the creative field carry the unique burden of having to constantly stave off instability in their careers. Lighten the load for one day at Creative Freelancing: No Funny Business. This event is designed to be where creative freelancers can come together and share their experiences while working under the weight of the current creative labour economy.

The latest event featured findings from Dr. Dimitrinka Stoyanova Russell’s report, along with Dr. Nick Butler, on how full-time UK-based stand-up comedians can find employment. It also has a stand-up set by Lorna Prichard, as well as a panel with Talia Loderick and Gavin Johnson on topics such as finances, digital, and well-being.

3. Smarter Wales: Consumer of the Future

Date: June 12, 2019

Price: Free but limited tickets

Location: Senedd, Yr Oriel, Cardiff Bay

Consumers are getting more and more tech savvy while also gaining awareness of technology’s impact on the planet. They expect innovation, efficiency, and convenience in the products they use with as few adverse effects on the environment. In the realm of energy, it is becoming increasingly more important to address these growing concerns.

The latest Smarter Wales: Consumer of the Future event had Minister for Environment, Energy, and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths lead a discussion with industry leaders on market innovations and opportunities for future smart energy consumers.

Creative workers in the energy sector can acquire new methods of messaging to conscious consumers by participating in future events.

4. Digital Women Wales Presents – This is Your Stage and it is Showtime!

Date: June 6, 2019

Price: Free

Location: Horizons Bar, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay

Women have long since proven themselves capable of great, groundbreaking success even in the male-dominated space of tech. However, even with social norms progressing towards the acknowledgement of women’s contributions to the industry, there are still systemic barriers that affect the personal experiences of women wanting to advance in their profession.

Innovation Point seeks to confront these challenges head on through their Digital Women Wales Presents event. In their latest event “This is Your Stage and it is Showtime!,” women from all over the tech industry engaged in a panel featuring creatives and business people that tackled ways for women to recognise their value and realise their potential in their chosen careers.

The Digital Women Wales Presents event is set to be inspiring with informative and honest talks about the specific obstacles and opportunities women face in tech.

5. Entrepreneur Network Event – Innovation

Date: September 18, 2019

Price: Free

Location: NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, One Central Square

There are many attributes to being a successful entrepreneur, but arguably the most important one to have in this high-tech age is the ability to shake up the status quo. While some have the good fortune of being born with it, knowing how to think disruptively is a skill that can be trained.

The Entrepreneur Network Event at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator in Central Square, where you can listen to innovators and learn to adopt the mindset of disruptive thinking. After the event, you should be able to pinpoint the resources that can foster visionary goals and arrive at game-changing solutions by knowing what questions to ask.

6. FSB Let’s Get Creative – Small Businesses and Cardiff Capital Region

Date: June 7, 2019

Price: Free

Location: Federation of Small Businesses, 1 Cleeve House, Lambourne Crescent

The UK economy is built on the backs of small business owners. Through its robust creative sector, South East Wales is set to become an even bigger contributor to the nation’s economic development in the face of Brexit.

At the last FSB Let’s Get Creative event, the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal facilitated conversations between the region’s small business owners. The event hosted a space for local entrepreneurs in the creative sector to discuss the distinct challenges they face. By voicing their concerns during the event, small business owners directly influenced the development of the government-backed City Deal programme.

Don’t miss out on future discussions with your fellow Cardiff small business owners and confirm your attendance at the next FSB Let’s Get Creative event.

7. Digital Tuesday presents – What’s Next For Tech in Wales?

Date: June 4, 2019

Price: Free

Location: NatWest Accelerator Hub, One Central Square

Wales has grown into having an integral role in the rapid development of the UK’s tech sector, as evidenced by the increasing number of successes of innovative companies that call Welsh lands home.

In Digital Tuesday’s latest event “What’s Next For Tech in Wales?”, tech leaders came from all over the country to speak on the region’s potential to becoming more crucial to the nation’s burgeoning digital industries. The discussion also covered investment opportunities led by London tech investor The Grumpy Entrepreneur.

Digital Tuesday is a monthly meeting of experts in digital technologies held all over South Wales and feature insightful and invigorating exchanges with industry movers and shakers.

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