The Creative Cities Convention is the leading annual meeting place for film, TV and digital content creators working outside London

We visit a different UK city each year, so wherever you’re based do join us to enjoy unmissable networking opportunities, informative sessions, top speakers, household names, commissioner speed-dates, policy-making and a fabulous party.

 

We will be announcing our location for April 2025 in the coming months so do watch this space!

Our last conference - Bristol 2024

On April 23-24 we visited the wonderful Bristol Beacon and enjoyed a record audience of almost 400 delegates from right across the UK. Our brilliant stakeholders (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Paramount and Pact) helped make possible an unbeatable line-up of senior leaders and we were delighted to welcome back our partners UKTV and Banijay UK.

We were delighted to be joined this year for the first time by YouTube, Netflix and Sky. We focused on new technologies, the power of drama, international deal-making, the future of factual and the freelance crisis that has been ravaging our industry of late. We didn’t have all the answers but there’s power in numbers and the conference offered people working in the screen sector outside London a chance to discuss the issues that really matter to them and to get to know one another at our now legendary evening networking party.

Thanks to all our 50 speakers, to our amazing delegates and to Bristol for making us so welcome.

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2024

Bristol

THEME: NEW AGE, NEW FRONTIERS, reflected the profound impact of artificial intelligence and creative technologies on the industry, coupled with insights on how to expand business in international markets.

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2023

North East

THEME: OPPORTUNITY. 2023’s CCC took place at the historic Boiler Shop in Newcastle on April 26-27 with over 300 attendees and more than 45 incredible speakers.

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2022

Birmingham

THEME: TACKLING THE TALENT CHALLENGE. 2022 saw a welcome return to a physical conference, this time at the cool Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham on April 28-29.

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2021

Online

THEME: ARE YOU READY TO GO GLOBAL. Like everyone else, the CCC was struck down by the pandemic in 2020 and held online in 2021

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2019

Cardiff

THEME: LET’S BE FRIENDS. Our 2019 event was held in Cardiff’s magnificent Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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2018

Leeds

THEME: WHO CARES ABOUT SOCIAL INCLUSION. The inaugural Creative Cities Convention took place in at the Leeds College of Music (now the Conservatoire) in Leeds in April 2018.

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