Opening Ceremony

Monday 18 November – 12:00 by invitation only
Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory

Presented by;
Jane Anthony, Executive Dean for the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries (UCLan)
Dr Andrew Ireland, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Digital and Creative Industries (UCLan)
Alan Keegan, Director of The Great Northern Creative Expo
Richard Albiston, Creative Producer of The Great Northern Creative Expo

Guest of Honour;
The Right Worshipful Mayor of Preston, David Borrow

Opening the sixth edition of The Great Northern Creative Expo in the Creative Innovation Zone will be the right Worshipful Mayor of Preston, David Borrow. The opening is hosted by the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries Executive Dean, Jane Anthony. Music and entertainment will be provided by the UCLan Confucius Institute before an exclusive screening of UCLan’s recent triumph, Sci-Fi in a Week, directed by Dr Andrew Ireland, Pro Vice Chancellor for Digital and Creative Industries at the university.

The screening is followed by a drinks reception, where film delegates will have the opportunity to meet with the Expo team, event sponsors and fellow filmmakers.

All guests will receive a free Official Great Northern Creative Expo VIP Bag.