The Power of the Creative Industries
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ABOUT THE EVENT
South Australia's creative industries are a dynamic contributor to our economic and cultural landscape. In a world where innovation is essential for the Arts to realise its potential, how do we recognize the pivotal role that creative industries play? In addition to its direct economic value, creative industries can contribute to our cultural identity, generate tourism impact through higher yield visitation and provide invaluable community engagement. This event will bring together industry experts, policymakers, and creative minds to explore how art, design, media, and technology drive economic progress. Expect to gain valuable insights into how creative thinking can foster entrepreneurship, job creation, and investment opportunities in South Australia.
Join AmCham for an insightful discussion where we delve into the potential and value of the creative industries. This event is an opportunity to delve into the practical intersection of creativity and economic growth and where we fit, as a state, in our export of talent, IP and tech to US and beyond.
Date: Thursday 9 November 2023
Time: 5.00PM - 7.00PM
Location: Adelaide Festival Centre
Hon Andrea Michaels MP, Minister for Small & Family Business, Consumer & Business Affairs, & Arts
Andrea Michaels is the State Member of Parliament for the seat of Enfield and the Minister for Small and Family Business, Consumer and Business Affairs and the Arts. Andrea’s family fled war-torn Cyprus in 1974, landing in South Australia in 1976 when she was just 11 months old. Andrea’s family arrived with nothing but the clothes on their backs. From these humble beginnings, Andrea’s parents proved that Australia was indeed the lucky country. clubs in the Enfield electorate. Andrea is a true believer in a fair go for everyone in our community and is a strong social justice advocate passionately calling for reforms to end homelessness and poverty in our community. She is passionate about supporting local businesses, improving essential services and ensuring good educational outcomes for all. Since arriving in Australia, Andrea has benefitted from the opportunity of obtaining a good education which provided her with wonderful employment opportunities and the chance to run her own business. Andrea knows that it is important that we provide good opportunities for our children to thrive.
Ben Bishop - Strategy & Transactions Partner, EY
Ben Bishop is a Strategy & Transactions Partner at EY. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and specializes in advising governments, corporates, and public institutions on complex strategic decisions. That advice is shaped from experiences across various sectors, such as energy, education, technology, health care, and public policy. Ben spends most of his time assembling and leading great teams and is a strong advocate of influential leadership. He has led and managed several high-profile and cross-border projects in the UK, US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Ben is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also the Chair of the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to fund innovative research to prevent, treat, and cure mental illnesses. Ben is based in Adelaide, with his wife, 3 kids and a Border Collie. He travels frequently to meet clients and teams, reads broadly and is always keen for a hit of tennis.