The highly successful REMIX global summit, a series of creative industry discussions held exclusively in the world’s creative capitals, will return to Sydney as part of this year’s Vivid Ideas program at Vivid Sydney, Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase announced today.
“Leaders and influencers from the cultural and creative industries sector will converge in Sydney for REMIX, an engaging platform that aims to foster discussion and the exchange of ideas exploring how the creative sector can thrive and benefit from emerging technologies,” Ms Chipchase said.
“NSW is home to 40 per cent of Australia’s creative industries workforce and I’m delighted this event, which focuses discussion around the growth and development of the creative economy, will be hosted in Sydney during Vivid Sydney as part of the festival’s Vivid Ideas program,” she said.
City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the return of the REMIX summit was more evidence of the digital and creative economy thriving in Sydney.
“Sydney is cementing its place as a leader in the global digital and creative economy. Last year we were a proud sponsor of the first REMIX event in Sydney, and this year we’re particularly happy to host the event at Sydney Town Hall as part of Vivid Sydney.”
REMIX tackles the big ideas shaping the future of the creative and cultural sectors that are vital to the development of creative cities and growing the creative economy. 75 creative pioneers from around the globe will speak at REMIX Sydney including Google Cultural Institute Director Amit Sood, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, and Time Out Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rodrigues.
Topics that will explored during this year’s REMIX Sydney summit include; The Creative Revolution; The future of Story-telling; Educating the next generation; Beyond hype: Building, engaging and sustaining communities; The gaming revolution: Everyone’s a gamer; Changing direction: Tales of reinvention; Multi-channel culture: Strategies for developing new markets and Competing online: Getting above the noise.
Vivid Sydney (22 May-8 June) is an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas – the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Now in its seventh year, the event is owned and managed by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.
REMIX Sydney will be held at Sydney Town Hall from 2-3 June 2015. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.remixsummits.com/syd.