NSA Conference 2012

Peter Lathan

imageThe National Skills Academy Creative and Cultural annual conference for 2012, to be held on 6th and 7th March at The Lowry in Salford, will explore the real return on investment in skills and what impact this is having on the theatre and live music industries.

The sector is a growth industry predicted to expand 40% by 2020, but is confronting some of the most challenging economic circumstances of recent history and so the conference will discuss how it can work better in collaboration with young people and education, looking at the issues, exploring possible responses and focusing on real, practical solutions.

John Hayes MP (Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning) will be the keynote speaker, and he will be joined by some of the most influential figures from the creative and cultural sector including:

  • Jason Carter (Event Director, Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra London 2012)
  • Julian Bird (Chief Executive, Society of London Theatre)
  • Paul Latham (Chief Operating Officer International, Live Nation Entertainment)
  • Simon Waugh (Head of Apprenticeships, National Apprenticeship Service)
  • Julia Fawcett (Chief Executive, The Lowry)
  • Jim Tough (Area Executive Director North, Arts Council)
  • Andrea Stark (Area Executive Director, East and South East, Arts Council)
  • Alan Graver (Managing Director, Skyblue)
  • Chris Nicholls (Operations Director, White Light)
  • Chris Scott (Trustee, Rock School at Harwich)
  • Dianne Taylor-Gearing (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Univeristy of the Creative Arts)
  • Martin Sim (Principal, Salford City College)
  • Matt Lane (Head of Thurrock and Thames Gateway, Royal Opera House)
  • Maxine Room (Principal, Lewisham College)
  • Pauline Tambling (Joint CEO, Creative & Cultural Skills)
  • Robin Auld (Operations Director, Purfleet Training Centre, CCSkills)
  • Signe Sutherland (Deputy Principal, North Hertfordshire College)
  • Susan Royce (Chair, Axis)

To book tickets go to http://nsa-ccskills.co.uk/industry-conference-2012/booking