Scotland’s leading creative industries festival, XpoNorth, have unveiled their next wave of figures and speakers confirmed to participate at the one-of-a-kind event.
Taking place across 27 and 28 June in Inverness, XpoNorth 2018 will see a range of leading voices from across the national and international creative industries gather in the Highland capital to deliver one of the most exciting, inspiring, informative and unique events of its kind.
Thought-provoking and high-impact sessions explore multidisciplinary themes in today’s creative climate and feature the likes of Jen Topping (media commissioner and consultant, Channel D/Xbox), Aton Ben-Horin, (Global Vice President of A&R, Warner Music Group) plus Sara Kozak (Senior Vice President, Production, Investigation Discovery and AHC at Discovery Inc).
XpoNorth is funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
HIE’s head of creative industries, Iain Hamilton said: ‘We’re delighted to announce this exciting and diverse list of new speakers set to take part in XpoNorth 2018. ‘Finding the right quality and balance of content is a critical part of producing the seminar element of the festival and we’re thrilled with the range of speakers set to participate in this year’s conference.
‘It’s important that we develop a platform where we continue to attract high-level national and international speakers and deliver a great environment to connect them with our business infrastructure.’
The annual Inverness-based conference and showcase festival, formerly known as goNORTH, takes place over two exciting and energising days and nights in the Highland capital. A unique event in the creative calendar, XpoNorth is the only festival of its kind in Scotland covering craft, fashion and textiles; writing and publishing; screen and broadcast; digital and technology and music.
The conference element of the festival will return to Eden Court Theatre and Cinema and the live showcase programme will take place across several city centre venues.
The 2017 edition of XpoNorth attracted just under 2,500 delegates across the programme, produced 34 cross-creative seminars featuring a host of leading international speakers, showcased over 60 acts across the city, produced a diverse film screening programme, dedicated craft exhibitions, a gaming and technology playground, trade areas for regional, national and international partners and various training initiatives.
XpoNorth is completely free to attend and accessible to all. Click HERE for the full programme.