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UKTI Roadshow: SXSW & Midem Briefing

Wednesday, 28th August 2013

17:00 - 21:00

Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 3DQ



Our friends at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are hitting the road again this summer, bringing special guests from international conferences SXSW (USA) and Midem (France) to Newcastle to discuss opportunities for exporting for creative industries and artists wishing to showcase and do business abroad.

To help UK companies who are considering attending or applying for artists to perform at either of these events, or other international showcase opportunities, UKTI are working with partners around the UK to deliver a series of briefing events to tell you all about the opportunities that these important events can offer. The session will cover the major aspects of both events including SXSW Interactive, the application process, selection, planning & preparation, budgeting, the visa process, when to attend, advice on getting the most out of these events and selecting the best time to apply.

Guest speakers include Una Johnston (SXSW), Javier Lopez (MIDEM) and Phil Patterson (UKTI Music Industry Specialist). Representatives from industry trade organisations include James Gorely and Russell Thompson (PPL) and James Farrelly (AIM). This event is in association with Northern Film & Media (NFM) and representatives from Generator and NFM are available throughout to advise creative industries. 

The event will include short presentations from representatives of each event before the session breaks out into smaller Q&A groups to give artists and businesses a chance to discuss attendance in depth with the experts.

  • Find out about conferencing events and which events are right for you
  • Learn how to apply to play or attend trade events
  • Dos and Don’ts – Make the most of your time at events
  • Find out about available funding and support
  • Meet industry trade associations


The event takes place at Newcastle’s Live Theatre on Wednesday 28th August, 5-9pm.

Interactive, Tech and Film Companies are invited to discuss plans one-to-one with SXSW and Midem guests from 5-6pm, with talks and Q&As for Creative Industries and Music Businesses and Artists taking place from 6pm onwards. The event will be followed by networking drinks at the Theatre until 9pm.

Register below for limited free spaces. 20 spaces have been reserved by Northern Film & Media for filmmakers and other digital creatives. To register with NFM, click here.

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