The countdown is on to the annual gathering which brings together industry powerhouses and creative heavyweights from some of the world’s most talked about businesses.
Semi Permanent 2016, August 12-13, has a packed line-up of speakers, interactive and inspiring workshops, film screenings and for the first time this year, panel discussions on the Future of Business and the Future of Content.
“Semi Permanent evolves as the world evolves” says organiser, Simon Velvin.
“My aim is to promote relevant topical conversations and I am both nervous and excited about the new panel discussions. They should certainly open up debate as I have tried to make them diverse and topical so they are not singular and agreeable in views”
The Future of Content often poses more questions than it does answers -is content really king anymore? Or is it context? When will virtual reality really take off, or is it already here? This panel will explore - the evolving landscape of content platforms, what good design looks like and some of the challenges designers and agencies are facing.
The panel includes Duncan Shand of leading NZ digital agency, Young + Shand; Rebecca Carrasco, Creative Director at Clemenger BBDO Sydney; Shana Allen, who launched Twitter in Australia in 2013 and is a frequent speaker on content strategies and lastly Ted Cohen, American digital entertainment industry executive, formerly of EMI Music and now managing partner of TAG Strategic.
The Future of Business panel will discuss what businesses need to stay relevant in this evolving media landscape and how to create meaningful experience through creativity, new business models and the importance of culture and diversity.
The panel includes Melissa Clark Reynolds, successful entrepreneur and CEO of a number of technology companies; Peter Biggs, National Chief Executive of Assignment Group New Zealand, Sven Baker, Chairman and group CEO Designworks and Cecelia Herbert the leader of Diversity & Inclusion for Google Australia and New Zealand.
Not to be forgotten are the other award winning, game changing industry leaders who fill the two day symposium. These include: