Archive | Speeches and Presentations

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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Workshops for Namibian Creative Entrepreneurs

David delivered creative business training workshops for Namibian Creative Entrepreneurs in Windhoek, Karibib and Swakopmund, in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week Namibia. The Creative Business Workshop in Windhoek on Monday 11 November included: – Creative Marketing – How to Make Money While you Sleep – Leading and Managing Creative Teams The Creative Business Workshop in […]

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Young Africa Botswana ‘Futuremakers’ presentation

David gave a business development presentation at Young Africa Botswana to the ‘Futuremakers’ group of young creative entrepreneurs. His presentation about creative business development was followed by a discussion about business techniques and models. This became an interactive workshop event and David also answered questions from the young creative entrepreneurs. The discussion included marketing, the […]

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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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A Conversation with David Parrish…

‘A Conversation with David Parrish’ was the style of the workshop session “Make Your Business Strategy Work for You” for independent creative entrepreneurs in Portugal. David facilitated this “In-Deep Session” at the at the at the INDIE WORKERS’ Bootcamp in Porto. The conversation focused on developing a business strategy to make the most of your […]

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Creative Pricing Workshop in Portugal

David delivered a Creative Pricing workshop for creative entrepreneurs at the INDIE WORKERS’ Bootcamp in Porto, Portugal. The workshop provided an opportunity to consider pricing policies from three different perspectives: calculating all costs to ensure breakeven or profit; the effect of pricing on customer perceptions; and options for selling or licensing intellectual property. The Creative […]

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European Commission presentation on Creative Industries

David gave a European Commission presentation at a meeting on the creative industries in Belgium. David’s European Commission presentation focused on creative entrepreneurship and business skills for creative entrepreneurs. The title was “Skills at the Crossroads between Creative Sectors and Industry”. In his presentation, David reported on his experience in Europe and worldwide, working with  […]

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Toolbox Narajna speech at Colombia 4.0

David was the international keynote speaker at the Toolbox Naranja event, which was part of Colombia 4.0 2019. The event was held in Bogotá in September 2019. His speech was entitled: “A Million Successful Small Creative Enterprises – Connected in Communities”.  In his presentation to Colombian creative entrepreneurs, David spoke about: – The Orange Economy […]

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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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Business Inspiration for Travel Agencies in Colombia (videos)

These videos are excerpts from David’s speech for travel agencies in Colombia, when he spoke at the National Congress of ANATO in Medellin, with his speech entitled “Inspiration for Travel Agencies from Creativity, Innovation and the Orange Economy”. Opening section in which David invites delegates to join him on “a trip around the world” to […]

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