Using Creativity and Innovation to Transform Your Business

8 May 2014

This year's Business Innovation for Growth (BIG) Conference theme is 'Transformation: Mission & Ambition' – how creativity and innovation can unlock expanding and emerging markets. BIG conference will be Lancashire's contribution to IFB2014.


Chris Sanderson – The Future Laboratory
Mat Hunter – Design Council
Phil Jones – Brother UK
Wayne Hemingway MBE – Hemingway Design

plus others to be announced

The event will showcase inspiring examples of business innovation & growth and Future scope the impact of new ideas and possibilities in business through stimulating discussion and debate.

As the economy moves into a period of growth, business leaders need to respond quickly to take advantage of expanding and emerging markets plus increased demand for goods and services. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of business growth. Business leaders will have to keep pace with the changing environment in readiness to respond to client's needs and expectations.

BIG 2014 will combine keynote speakers, workshops and seminars with practical demonstrations and case-studies to showcase what is possible and inspire new ideas through an exploration of the following:

New Technologies: game changing technology and the internet of things

Making money while you sleep: effectively exploiting Intellectual Property (IP) and business modelling

International Innovation: the benefits of collaborative innovation across continents

Our relationships with users: understanding the user whether its product, digital or service development


Pre registration for the conference is essential via the Eventbrite page. FREE to businesses and organisations registered or operating in Lancashire, Blackburn and Blackpool Delegate Ticket: £60 / Early Bird & concessions: £45

Creative Lancashire strives to realise the potential in creative and commercial partnerships. The organisation has a network of over 3000 members, and presents workshops, seminars and other business support activity in collaboration with Arts Council, Design Council and other strategic partners. Creative Lancashire is a service provided by Lancashire County Council through its economic development company Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL): /

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