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UK Creative Festival Announces First Wave of Speakers

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2022’s theme is 'Pirates of Creativity, Mavericks of Leadership and disruptors of the future'

Only in it’s second year, the UK Creative Festival today announces it’s first wave of speakers for the 2022 event. Taking place on the 6-8th September in Margate, the UK’s infamously artistic seaside town, this years festival centers around ‘Pirates of Creativity, Mavericks of Leadership and disruptors of the future’; some of the most forward-thinking and ground-breaking minds within the creative community will come together to discuss some of the most pressing issues the creative industries face today. Chosen from among the UK’s very best industry leaders, together, they combine a diverse wealth of creative expertise, skill and talent. This years speakers include:

  • British photographer and founder of Rankin Creative/ Rankin
  • CCO, Havas London / Vicki Maguire
  • COO, Dentsu Creative EMEA / Ete Davies 
  • CCO, Leo Burnett / Chaka Sobhani
  • Group creative director, Anomaly / LA Ronayne
  • Presenter, Uncertainty Experts / Sam Conniff
  • Founder, Uncommon / Nils Leonard
  • Founder and Bringer of… The Boom! / Scott Morrison 
  • Founder and CEO, MTArt Agency / Marine Tanguy
  • Partner, HemingwayDesign and Vintage by Hemingway / Wayne Hemingway

Home to the Creative Circle awards, the UK Creative Festival not only showcases current leading talents, but offers a platform to those wishing to step into the creative industries, allowing young people from across the country to attend and hear about the extraordinary work that’s being created and how they can build a creative career.

“As the UK’s first free-to-access careers fair and through its support of The Creative Foundation, the UK Creative Festival is arguably the only creative symposium that is genuinely contributing to improve talent accessibility and representation within the UK creative industry. As someone who believes that inclusivity and representation is fundamental to the creative and commercial future of our industry, I’m excited to be participating in this year’s event and I’m most looking forward to being inspired by and connecting with the talented emerging creatives who will be attending the festival.” Ete Davies, COO, Dentsu Creative EMEA

“I never even knew that 'being creative' was a career when I was at school. Now, I want all young people to know it is. That they can believe in their unquestionable talent. That what they think isn’t crazy. That they are valued and we want to hear them.  And, now’s the time to create the future they want to see.“ Scott Morrison, Founder and Bringer of… The Boom!

Jeremy Green, CEO, UK Creative Festival, said: "We're delighted to present such an impressive line-up of talent from across the creative industries and there are a few big surprises yet to be announced.  Last year we hosted our first Creative Festival and we were over the moon with just how well received it was by the UK creative community. This year we've been astounded with the support so far. We really feel that  the industry wants to have a British home; the event is a celebration of the creative industries, with an energy of change.  It's a hub for networking, reconnecting with peers, creative conversation and bringing these wonderful careers and opportunities to a new generation of people. We want to unite the industry, to get people behind the issues that affect all of us, to make real change and as creatives to solve those problems, collectively. The UK Creative Festival is the perfect space for this to happen - we are Pirates of Creativity, Mavericks of Leadership and disruptors of the future" 

More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks, as will topics of conversations that will be addressed over the three days of the festival. Follow UK Creative Festival across its social media channels to be kept regularly updated. Tickets are available from

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