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New creative industries export strategy launched at Createch

The Creative Industries Council (CIC) Createch conference took place in London this week, bringing together industry leaders, international delegations and attendees from different creative and tech disciplines to hear from industry experts and connect with each other.

To coincide with the event, a new three-year export strategy for the UK creative industries was published.

The strategy sets out a raft of recommendations to help the UK achieve its target of increasing the value of exports of creative services and goods by 50% between 2018 and 2023. Recommendations cover areas such as improving links with Trade Commissioners to promote the UK creative industries in the priority export markets of China, USA, Europe, the Middle East, and Japan.

The strategy was developed by the Creative Industries Trade & Investment Board (CITIB), which was set up as part of industry commitments in the Creative Industries Sector Deal agreed between ministers and the CIC in 2018.

Read the strategy document in full here.

Ones to Watch

The Ones to Watch report was also launched during the Createch. Compiled by innovation specialists Springwise with support from London & Partners, Digital Catapult and the GREAT campaign, Ones to Watch features fifty breakthrough UK businesses and projects harnessing creativity and technology.

From the worlds of film and television, Pact members Imaginarium and Factory 42 were recognised alongside Dneg, Framestore, Big Couch, Alchemy, Smartzer and Rewind.

Read the Ones to Watch report here.