David is a Creative Economy speaker at conferences and other events around the world. He brings his international experience of new business models in the creative economy to audiences worldwide. David’s keynote speeches, presentations and workshops inform and inspire both creative entrepreneurs and policy makers in the creative economy. David has spoken about the Creative Economy at the European Commission in Brussels and the United Nations in Geneva.
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“David has been a pleasure to work with since day one when we have approached him. His name was specifically chosen based on his expertise and background as a creative keynote speaker. We are especially appreciating the attention to details given by David and flexibility to fit the conference theme promoting the creative economy in Saudi. Audiences from different backgrounds were highly influenced by the content presented by David throughout his two sessions “Creative Economy Worldwide” and “Combining Business With Creativity”. Local speakers and guests have approached David in different ways and he was pleasantly attending all requesting. ACE Events as an organizer had a very smooth experience with David until the last day, which we are highly thankful for and this is definitely a presence that we look forward to have in more events to come in future.”
Mais El-Ras. Ejadah Saudi Arabia Creative Economy Conference and Exhibition. Saudi Arabia.
As a Creative Economy speaker, David has delivered speeches and presentations at conferences, summits, international forums and other events including the following:
United Nations (UNCTAD), Geneva HQ, Switzerland
Presentation: ‘The Creative Economy and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Worldwide Perspective’
Astana International Forum, Kazakhstan
Speaker on “Creative Economy: Promoting Sustained and Inclusive Growth”
Unlocking the Creative Economy, South Africa
Speech about the creative economy worldwide to inspire local stakeholders to boost the creative economy in the specific context of South Africa.
European Commission. Brussels, Belgium
Creative Economy presentation on skills in the creative economy, creative entrepreneurship and the connection between the creative economy and other industry sectors.
Northern Transylvanian Clusters Consortium, Romania
Speech on ‘Transformation through Creativity’ in the context of the creative and digital economy, in the city of Cluj, Romania.
Germany’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries
Keynote speech at international conference on Transformation with the Cultural and Creative Industries.
ANATO National Congress, Colombia
Speech on “Inspiration for Travel Agencies from Creativity, Innovation and the Orange Economy Worldwide” in Medellín, Colombia.
Creative Business Summit Africa
Speech on ‘The Business of Creativity’ at this pan-African conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
Speaker on creative entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy International Forum “Territorios Innovadores” in Bogotá, Colombia.
Curaçao Creative Economy
Keynote speaker at the ‘Connecting the Dots’ event for creative entrepreneurs in Willemstad, plus workshops on business strategy and intellectual property.
Festival Naranja Creative Economy Conference
Keynote speech on ‘Successful Creative Entrepreneurship in the Orange Economy Worldwide’, plus a workshop and interviews in Bogotá, Colombia.
Creative Industries Enterprise Week
Keynote speech on ‘Creativity and Business’, giving international examples of success in the creative economy for creative entrepreneurs in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.
International Creative Industries Conference
Keynote speech on ‘Creative Business in the Digital Economy’ at the Third International Creative Industries Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia.
World Summit of Creative Industries
Creative Economy Speech on ‘How to be a Creative Entrepreneur’ at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), Moscow.
Korea Creative Economy Forum
Keynote speaker on ‘Creativity and Business’ at Government-level national event in creative city Seoul.
Saudi Arabia Ejadah Confex
Ejadah Creative Economy Conference and Exhibition in Saudi Arabia 2016. Keynote speech on the Creative Economy and presentation on Creative Entrepreneurship. (more…)
Samsung Conference. Portugal
Keynote speaker on “Creativity and Business” in the Creative Economy at corporate event in Lisbon for technology giant Samsung Portugal.
Chile Cultural Economy Conference
Conference speech on ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ at conference hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Chile.
Think up Culture!
Conference speech on Creativity, Culture, Tourism and Economic Development in Mallorca, Spain.
Biz Labs, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Interactive creative business development workshop for startups and businesses in the digital and creative industries.
Enterprise Week, Donegal, Ireland
Keynote speech on Creativity and Business, plus workshop for creative entrepreneurs and individual business advice sessions.
Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK)
Presentation on ‘Business Growth in the Creative and Digital Industries’ to entrepreneurs and startups at Innovation Center Kosovo in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Speech on business models for design businesses in the Creative Economy. Event hosted by the Brazilian Association of Design Companies (ABEDESIGN) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Creative Industries Agency. Russia
Presentation on Creativity and Business in the Creative Economy at the Summer School for Russian creative entrepreneurs in Moscow.
“Working with David has been a great pleasure and a fantastic learning experience, his presentations and workshops full of strategic knowledge and valuable insights plus his warm approach to people left the public tremendously engaged, inspired and eager to follow trough the learnings. I highly appreciate the professionalism and dedication to the project and the quality time spent with David on a personal level, very much recommend his mentoring! Looking forward to work together again in the near future.”
Juan Diego Ortiz – Coolture Investments, Bogota – Colombia
Organisers of Festival Naranja.
Creative Economy Speaker
David is a world-class international speaker at conferences, conventions, forums, summits, exhibitions, launches and other events. He speaks on a wide range of topics and themes relating to the Creative Economy. These include creative business, business growth and creative entrepreneurship. He speaks about business models in the creative economy with authority. Intellectual property and licensing, raising finance, innovation and leadership in the Creative Economy are also speech topics. David’s international experience and expertise in the creative economy includes: business strategy, marketing, communications, international business, strategic marketing, creativity and entrepreneurship.
“We are very grateful that David could be our Key Note Speaker at our Curacao Creative Economy event. There is a lot of uncertainty for the creative entrepreneurs in Curaçao. A lot of our creatives often worry that they are making the wrong choice to continue working in the creative industry. David’s keynote was an inspiration to many of them, some of them coming up to me afterwards telling me that now they are confident that it is the right choice and that they are now motivated to make it work! Thank you David!”
Eloise van Wickeren. Film Commissioner at the Ministry of Economic Development in Curaçao.
As a specialist creative economy speaker, business consultant and author, he has worked in more than 60 countries around the world. David is in demand internationally and frequently speaks to audiences of businesses and entrepreneurs in the creative economy.
His audiences also include professionals involved in supporting creative economy development, including economic development agencies, government ministry officials, creative business advisors, creative economy debates, creative economy conferences, creative hubs, incubators, workspaces and creative business support organizations.
David is listed as a TED Speaker and was the keynote speaker at TEDx Napoli on the subject of creativity, at TEDxENCGJ, Morocco on Authentic Marketing and at TEDx Tromsø, Norway, on Empowerment and Creative Entrepreneurship.
David’s speeches draw on his own experience as an entrepreneur, his work with successful businesses worldwide, his research and his writings. David’s creative industries business books are often available for conference delegates as part of the arrangements to book him as a keynote speaker. Signed copies of his books are ideal gifts for conference delegates and event participants.
An experienced creative industries keynote speaker, David speaks at conferences, corporate events, forums and summer schools. In addition he speaks at creative hubs, startup events, creative cities conferences, confex events, conventions, summits and trade shows. Also, his speeches are suitable for launches, international summits and conventions. He gives speeches and presentations at executive meetings, management conferences, company events, promotional events, and staff conferences. David has been a guest speaker at “away days” and other internal company meetings for company directors, senior executives and at corporate strategy events.
As a Creativity Consultant he is a keynote speaker on ‘How to Profit from Creativity in Business’.
David is the author of two books on creative entrepreneurship. His books have been published in translations in thirteen countries around the world. His books can be available at your event when David is a keynote creative economy speaker. Contact David for more details and to make arrangements.
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