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Global thought leader Like Minds holds first ever event in Liverpool

By May 1, 2018 No Comments

The power of creativity and great design to make or break a business will be the central theme of a special event run by global thought leaders Like Minds on Thursday June 28th, as part of the International Business Festival in Liverpool.

Like Minds Create – a partnership with Creative England – is an unmissable gathering for anyone working in and with the UK’s creative industries. The one-day event, supported by the Design Business Association and Liverpool Vision, unites leading designers and the people who commission them.

The event at Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre on Albert Dock will welcome more than 300 key international players with a wide range of expertise in the fields of creative marketing, design and branding and their clients.

Eight outstanding keynote speakers, along with leading design agencies and buyers, will demonstrate the huge impact of design and branding in attracting target audiences and keeping companies ahead of their competitors.

Kate Mayall from Creative England’s marketing team in Manchester says, “Creative England helps unlock talent and ideas across the creative industries to drive prosperity. We are excited to be partnering Like Minds for this one-day event, the first of its kind in Liverpool, bringing together the best of Britain’s creative and design professionals.”

Loretta Clancy of the Design Business Association says: “It was a no-brainer for us to support Like Minds at its first event in the North West of England, where creative talent is shaping and driving the economy. The DBA represents a vibrant community of design consultancies and design-driven businesses. Everything we do is about championing good design and its pivotal role in making businesses more effective.” 

Like Minds was invited to run the bespoke day focussed on the power of creativity as part of Liverpool’s three-week International Business Festival.    

The impressive line-up of speakers includes Professor Malcolm Garrett of Design Manchester, Dawn Paine of Liverpool-based The Extraordinary Club, Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO of Creative England, and Chris Moss, creator of multi-billion-dollar brands including Virgin Atlantic and Orange.

A limited number of discounted advance tickets are available: Early bird £145, Buddy Up £125 each. Full price tickets cost £195 +VAT.

Just 25 tickets are also on sale for an exclusive Speakers Dinner the night before (Wednesday June 27th) at the Pullman’s Hotel in Liverpool, where diners will be able to meet and talk with the key speakers. Tickets for the dinner cost £125 +VAT.

There are still opportunities for businesses and organisations interested in sponsorship.


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Drew Ellis: telephone 07860 728483, email

Sarah Jepson: telephone 01392 459409,

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