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Cyber Resilience Week

 

The UK is a leader in digital transformation. Yet the way we’ve transformed the work we do, business, interactions with public services and communication with each other is increasingly vulnerable. Our personal, organisational and national ability to be more effective in detecting, managing and responding to cyberattacks that threaten this transformation will be critical in enabling our continued growth and innovation.

There are multiple events happening from 11-15 September across the UK which aim to inform and advise you on the latest Cyber Security. So check out the programme of conferences, salons, workshops and online events, and why not get involved to help build a resilient culture where more people have the confidence to talk about and share their cyber experiences.

Have you signed up for any events yet? Find the full program of events and more information here:
http://digileaders.com/cyber-resilience-week/

Events

Tendering Masterclass June

Date: 13th June 2017
Location: Central Manchester
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

Topics covered:

  • Find opportunities to bid in public/private sectors
  • ‘Qualify’ opportunities; building sound business cases
  • Recognise ‘golden rules’ of bidding ensuring bid process is managed in efficient and effective way
  • Understand what it takes to create a winning bid, not merely a compliant one
  • Identify business’s strengths, weaknesses, selling points
  • Begin to create a ‘knowledge base’

Business benefits will include:

  • Increased win rates; therefore business growth
  • Ability to manage processes and bid contributors to ensure the best possible bid/proposal is submitted on time, every time
  • Building of new skills; reaping the benefits of personal and professional development.

Agenda

09:30 Registration

10:00 Class Start

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Provided)

16:00 Class Closed

For more information please see here.

Events

Business Women’s Network

Our guest speaker for the June event sponsored by BMI Healthcare will be Kevin Thompson, Head of HealthFirst who will be speaking at the lunch on ‘Employee Wellbeing: The New Rationale.”

At the Business Women’s Network events, we are keen to build on the developments, focusing on gender and business issues that have taken place over the last 12 months. We would very much like you to be a part of the exciting developments and continue to work with us to build upon the success of the programme. We would also encourage you to share your views on:

  • Ideas for future developments of the GMCC Business Network for Women – including events
  • Key gender issues affecting business
  • How GMCC should be the voice of its members on those issues in 2017

These events are not to be missed and offer an excellent networking opportunity for the 90+ attendees – so book now to attend!

If you are interested in sponsoring one of these events or would like more information, please email victoria.kerr@gmchamber.co.uk

Itinerary

  • Registration and networking: 12noon
  • Lunch: 12.30pm
  • Round table discussion
  • Guest speaker
  • Feedback session
  • Close of meeting: 2.30pm

Who is this suitable for?

All businesses are welcome – come along and see what Chamber networking can do for you and your business

Price

Standard: £50.00 + VAT

Member: £25.00 + VAT

For more information see here.

News

Arts Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is once again holding a competition for emerging contemporary artists and we have some great sponsorship packages available. Read more..

The GM Arts Prize was launched last year, thanks to a grant from Arts Council England and sponsorship from the business community.

The Chamber received 220 entries for last year’s inaugural GM Arts Prize. The winning entry (pictured) was by Manchester-based photographer, digital artist and film maker, Andrew Brooks.

Entries for this year’s prize have now closed. The overall winner and three runners-up will be presented with awards at the Chamber’s Annual Business Dinner on 18 May at Victoria Warehouse.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 (with £150 of vouchers from art suppliers Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith), with the three runners-up each receiving a cash prize of £750 (with £50 of vouchers from Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith). Shortlisted entries and the winners will receive exhibition space to display their artwork in the Chamber Summer 2017 Exhibition.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 GM Arts Prize, please contact chris.fletcher@gmchamber.co.uk

Regional, Vacancies & Opportunities

Reframed 2017 – Personal Development Programme

 

Interactive and Immersive Storytelling

Creative England Reframed


Lighthouse and Creative England present Reframed, a new programme of talks and workshops exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.


The worlds of film, gaming, theatre, design, art and technology are becoming increasingly converged, with interactive and immersive environments such as 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video bringing us closer to a seamless blending of physical and virtual worlds.

Reframed brings together leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Aimed at those wanting to learn more about designing and producing interactive and/or immersive work, Reframed will shine a light on the intrinsic and underlying principles of non-linear and interactive narratives, and the platforms and technologies which best serve them across different types of projects.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Reframed presents a  project development programme, aimed at creatives wanting to design and develop content in interactive and immersive environments, such as: 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video. Made up of five residential sessions run at Lighthouse between June – October 2017, the programme will support six selected individuals/teams to each develop a project idea in an intensive, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Placing the audience/user at the heart of the experience and drawing on technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives to inform the development process, it will include structured training sessions, peer-to-peer exchange and feedback, project mentors and online support. Apply for Personal Development Programme

Programme Details

Date: July – October 2017

Venue: Lighthouse Cost: £300 per project

Participants: 6 individuals/teams

Application Information

Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Interviews: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June 2017

Successful applicants notified: Monday 19 June 2017

Applications are invited from any of the following fields:

– Film, documentary, animation

– Games – Interactive arts or media

– VR / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality

– Immersive Theatre

Applicants may have experience of one or more of the following, although the list below is not extensive:

– Writing, directing, producing, animation

– Artist, illustration, graphic novels

– Coding, interactive design, games development

– Set design, production design, sound design, VFX, cinematography

Please note: participants do not need to have prior experience of working in this area. It’s the strength of your ideas we’re interested in, not your track record of producing similar work. Lighthouse aims to help improve diversity across the creative sectors by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their practice and careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section in the Application Guidelines for further information.