Category: International Business

Business Design for Lifestyle Success

My lightbulb moment was in Albania, in the summer, a few years ago. I was backpacking around the Balkans but also carrying my laptop because I needed to keep in touch with my clients by email. As a one-person business, I couldn’t delegate to colleagues, and nowadays everyone expects an immediate response. Gone are the days of shutting down …

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Creative Business Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

During the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses around the world are responding creatively, finding new opportunities and adding value in imaginative ways. This page empowers and inspires Creative Business Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis. A new ‘COVID-19 Business Strategies’  tookit plus several other online toolkits and courses are now available as part of extensive online …

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Oman Creative Economy Presentation

David gave a Creative Economy presentation at an event in Muscat, Oman, based on his international experience of the creative industries. His presentation “The Digital and Creative Economy” was made online to an audience of Oman Government officials, employees and others. David spoke about the opportunities for governments to use the creative economy in the …

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United Nations Creative Economy presentation

David made a United Nations Creative Economy presentation at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He was invited by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to share his experience of working in the Creative Economy worldwide. His presentation was entitled: “The Creative Economy and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Worldwide Perspective”. In his …

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Creative Hubs Development Project

David advised on creative hubs development at E3 Youth Development Hub in Nelspruit/Mbombela in South Africa. He worked with founders Catherine Churchill and Iris Felix at E3 and also facilitated a workshop on the creative industries worldwide, to inform and inspire stakeholders and the wider community. This added to the local discussion about creative hubs …

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International Advisory Council appointment

David has been appointed to the International Advisory Council of Creative Hub Switzerland. Since 2013 Creative Hub Switzerland has been helping Swiss creative talent to commercialise innovative products and services – economically, ecologically or socially. In addition to advanced training modules and networking events we also offer access to a wide network. With these three …

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Creative Clusters Conference in Transilvania

David was a guest speaker at a creative clusters conference in Cluj-Napoca in the Transilvanian region of Romania. The Transylvanian Clusters International Conference (TCIC) was organised by the Northern Transylvanian Clusters Consortium and held in the city of Cluj in September 2019. David pictured with Ania Pascalau and Laura Suteu, who led the conference organising …

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Travel Industry Speaker on the Orange Economy

David was a travel industry speaker on the Orange Economy at the national Congress of ANATO in Medellin, Colombia. His speech title was: “Inspiration for Travel Agencies from Creativity, Innovation and the Orange Economy Worldwide”. “At the ANATO Congress, David inspired us with useful business techniques for travel agencies. His speech included interesting examples and stories about creativity …

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This invisible hand controls cultural exports

What’s the connection between the Batman logo and a t-shirt design using clever wordplay in Arabic? These cultural exports are both subject to copyright and can only be reproduced with permission. Hollywood’s creations are recognised worldwide, to the extent that we talk about ‘cultural imperialism’ and the dominant position of western culture in an increasingly …

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Creative Business Speech in Spain (video)

David gave a creative business speech in Spain at a creative industries conference for fashion designers, organised by the WORTH Partnership Project. His keynote speech “How to be a Successful Creative Entrepreneur” was billed as a Masterclass at the beginning of the WORTH Partnership Project Weekend which was held at Ciudad de las Artes y …

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