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Creativity: the commercial superpower

Tunnel Visions, one of Culture Mile's most creative projects

Hear from senior business leaders from across the City about why creativity and innovation have never been more important for commercial success.

Learn how leveraging creativity is driving innovation, developing skills, increasing staff engagement and helping attract talent to businesses across Culture Mile and the City of London. This event is free to attend.

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0800     Doors open

Breakfast & networking

Performance by members of Music in Offices’ workplace choirs (including Aviva, DLA Piper, Macquarie, Stewart’s Law and Trowers & Hamlins)

 0830     Welcome

Sian Bird, Partnership Manager, Culture Mile            

0835     Creativity; the commercial superpower

The Lord Mayor of the City of London

0840    Keynote: Creativity is critical

Dan Makoski, Chief Design Officer, Lloyds Banking Group          

 0900     Culture Mile: Bringing together culture & commerce

Sian Bird, Partnership Manager, Culture Mile

 0905     Research Insights: The Creative Enterprise & Innovation Report

Callum Lee, Managing Director, BOP Consulting

0915     Panel One: How important is place in maximising creativity?

 Charles Armstrong, Founder & CEO, The Trampery (chair)

Lucy Musgrave, Founding Director, Publica Associates

Maria Adebowale-Schwarte, CEO, Foundation for Future London

Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director, Barbican Centre

Olaide Oboh, Director of Partnerships, First Base

0945     Case Study: Music in Offices

Tessa Marchington, Managing Director, Music in Offices 

0950     Panel Two: How important is creativity in the battle for talent?

Alison Coward, Founder, Bracket (chair)

Andy Sandoz, Chief Creative Officer, Deloitte

Kerrigan Procter, CEO, Legal & General Capital

Marcia King, Deputy Director, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Tom Heylen, London Managing Partner, DLA Piper

1020     Closing remarks

The Lord Mayor of the City of London

 1025     Thanks & Close          

Tim Jones, Culture Mile Manager, City of London Corporation

1030     Coffee & networking

First preview of ‘The Hidden City’ photography exhibition by Emile Holba, commissioned by Culture Mile

1100     Doors close