Over 50 people from the creative industries in Singapore attended the Manchester Business Club Media Seminar at the Conrad Centennial hotel in Singapore on 26 July.
Companies represented include Red Dawn Productions, creative studio Furryfish, Sitting In Pictures and E1 Studio (animation and games development studio).
The keynote speaker was respected media authority Kenneth Tan, COO and Director (Film, Animation and Publishing) at the Media Development Authority of Singapore. He gave an overview of the media landscape in Singapore and spoke about the potential opportunities for collaboration between the two cities.
Another highlight was a speech by Andy Baker, CEO and Founder of Manchester-based MOFILM and an early pioneer of downloadable music and made-for-mobile films. Andy discussed opportunities for Singapore businesses in Manchester.
Attendees took part in a workshop consisting of presentations by speakers, interactive discussions, Q&A sessions and a networking lunch.
Zoe Ensor, Director of External Relations, MIDAS said: “The Manchester Business Club Media Seminar in Singapore provided a unique opportunity to engage with businesses in the Far East looking to invest in Manchester.
“The relationships built at the event can only serve to strengthen Manchester’s standing as a leading business destination for the creative, media and digital industries.”
The half-day event was followed by a networking event in the evening with alumni from the University of Manchester and Manchester Business School meeting representatives from Deutsche Bank, Etihad Airways and various Singaporean organisations.
Jonathan Bailey, Director of External Affairs at the Manchester Airports Group, added: “The seminar was a great opportunity for collaboration between the media, digital and creative companies in Manchester and Singapore. Combined with Singapore Airlines’ recent announcement that it will increase the Manchester to Singapore link to a daily service, this will help to forge strong economic links between foreign companies and those based here in Manchester. The seminar builds on the success of other Manchester Business Club events, such as the recent launch in New York”.