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The Creative Industries & Marketing Committee represents a powerful network of international creative organisations and marketing professionals who operate in China. We support our community through advocacy, knowledge-sharing, mentorship and social engagement.
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Our purpose

Our purpose is to enable international creative industries of all sizes to maximise the impact of their work in China. We do this as a united and influential force — advocating for fairer market conditions, delivering essential industry knowledge, mentoring and training businesses, and enabling the best creative talent to enter our firms.

Who are our Creative Industries?

Creative Industries includes a diverse range of international creative firms — from large to small, from niche to multi-disciplinary. Despite our unique differences, we are a collective of ‘creatives’ who are empowered to share intelligence and become influential advocates on the issues that matter most to our community. Our Creative Industries include:


What we do

As a member company, you can benefit from the activities of this community in a many ways suited to your size or discipline:

Speak at our many Knowledge Exchange events to share your expertise and increase the profile of your firm and its people

Influence our Advocacy work contributing to the Chamber’s annual ‘Position Paper’ and ‘Sentiment Surveys’

Be part of our new Creative Industries Index, a directory of our international creative firms

Publish strategic research reports to promote your specialism further

Participate in an insightful Live Lounge Podcast about pressing issues such as “Pricing Creativity” or “Killing the Pitch”

Celebrate your industry awards amongst the wider community

Collaborate with other CI members for social impact initiatives in China

Recruit the best returning talent from the UK’s best creative colleges plus so much more!


Meet our Committee

Co-Chair & ExCo Sponsor

Kirsten Johnston
Founder & CEO, JWDK


Matt Mitchener
Head of Marketing – China, St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Vice Chair

Kathy Lou
Head of Marketing Asia, Hays

Ex-Officio Member

Gill Caldicott
Director East China, British Council; Consul (Culture and Education), British Consulate General Shanghai

Ex-Officio Member

Becky Zhu
Senior Trade and Investment Officer, Department for International Trade


Jacquelien Postigo Brussee
China CEO, Jones Knowles Ritchie

Joanna Hutchins
Global CEO, Cowan

Janet Jiang
Director of Marketing Communications & Events,
The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Theodore O’Mahony
Studio Director, GM & Founder, KANVID

Penny Jin
Founder and Managing Director, iStage Academy

Nick Miao
Sales & Marketing Manager,
HI-COM Translation

Oliver Pearce
Business Development Director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Steven Proud
Global Marketing Director,

Richard Seymore
Regional Director, Trade and Investment, China
Invest Northern Ireland

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S4 E2: Gaming in China – An industry perspective

The gaming industry is booming in China. At the recently concluded 19th ChinaJoy (the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference), a half-year report was released and stated that China’s gaming industry saw total sales revenue up 7.89 per cent year-on-year to hit 150.5 billion yuan ($23.3 billion) over the first six months in 2021. By the end of June in 2021, the number of game players in China topped over 666 million, up 1.38 per cent from a year earlier.

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BritCham Shanghai is an organisation proudly run by its members — for its members. Whether your business is based in China or overseas, we welcome you to be part of our community. Let's connect, and become a member today.