XpoNorth, Scotland’s leading creative industries conference, returns as an interactive digital experience from 16-17 June. XpoNorth 2021 is set to bring together top international speakers, creative business leaders and creative industry students, for the chance to learn, network with peers and discuss new ways of working. 

A diverse panel of national and international speakers from creative, digital and heritage sectors will take to the virtual stage over two days including Professor Suzannah Lipscomb (historian, author, broadcaster); Patrick Grant (fashion designer); Kim Hawes (music industry pioneer); Pauline Moore (Outlander producer) and many others.   

Kate Forbes (Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy) said: “The creative industries are fundamental to Scotland’s economic recovery from the pandemic. The sector has proved to be resilient and adaptable, pioneering innovative new ways of reaching its audiences. 

“XpoNorth 2021, with its diverse range of speakers, provides the ideal opportunity to exchange ideas and ensure that the Highlands and Islands’ creative industries emerge from these difficult times in a strengthened position.” 

Charlotte Wright (Chief Executive, HIE) said: “There is great potential to increase productivity and growth in Scotland’s Creative Industries. It has particular significance for us because of its economic and community role across many parts of the country, notably in rural areas.”  

Register for XpoNorth 2021 conference here