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Launch Social

After Hours – Launching Creative Industries Shanghai

26 Aug 2021 18:00 - 21:00
  • Member Price: RMB 200
  • Standard Price: RMB 250
  • In-person event

Join senior creative leaders for the launch of Shanghai’s first Creative Industries community. Learn more and enjoy the social drinks, stories and networking too.

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Event details

This event is fully booked now. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email your full name, company and job title to

BritCham Shanghai and its Creative Industries & Marketing Committee are excited to kickstart a new Creative Industries community initiative on Thursday 26 August 2021 at Rockbund.

Dedicated to the Creative Industries, this community aims to become a united platform from which international creative businesses can advocate, share intelligence and collaborate together in China.

Covering a broad range of creative disciplines, we divide the Creative Industries into six main subsets:

  1. Advertising, Marketing, PR & Publishing
  2. Design (Branding, Packaging, Furniture, Product, Fashion, etc)
  3. Architectural and Experiential (Exterior, Interior, Landscape, Spatial)
  4. Film, Video, Animation & Gaming
  5. Music, Theatre & Performing Arts
  6. Fine art, Print, Photography, Museums and Galleries

Inspired by UK-based organisations such as Creative England, Creative Industries Federation, Design Business Association and The Design Council — we seek to illuminate the collective value international creative firms delivers through their work across China.

Join this event to learn more about this initiative and to find out how you can take part in the events and activities of the community. We will also feature three creative stories from notable members to inspire your own journey as well as open networking.

The price of admission includes canapés and free flow of beer, wine and soft drinks.

Due to the limited spaces of the venue and to ensure that the event is relevant and effective, this particular launching event is only open for senior leaders in the creative industries. Please register your interest first. All registrations will be confirmed by BritCham Shanghai after review. A member of the team will get back to you within 3 working days.


  • 18:00-18:30 Registration & networking
  • 18:30-18:40 Welcome remarks & CIM Committee introduction
  • 18:40-18:45 British Consul-General’s speech
  • 18:45-19:15 Three inspiring creative journeys
  • 19:15-21:00 Networking & close


Please note that there are COVID-19 prevention procedures at the venue:

·           Wearing a mask is required.
·           Your temperature will be checked.
·           Your Green Code (随申码) and Shanghai Code (行程码) are required.

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff before 5 pm, 24 August. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.

The speakers

Welcome Address
Chris Wood
British Consul-General Shanghai
Event Host
Kirsten Johnston
Founder & CEO, JWDK
Co-Chair, Creative Industries & Marketing Committee, BritCham Shanghai
Story 1
John Munro
Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, Immersive
Story 2
Yu Kung & Crystal Liu
Director / Producer of Campfire Creative Productions
Story 3
Peter Marshall
Studio Leader, BDP


Lyceum Building is located at 185 Yuanmingyuan Road. Built in 1927, the building was designed by Atkinson & Dallas. The name of the building derives from Lyceum Theatre, the earliest drama theatre built by foreigners in Shanghai. The building features the style of modernism with details showing neoclassical style. It has eight stories in total, with the first to the seventh floors adopting reinforced concrete frame – the shear wall structure. Part of the eighth floor, which was built later, has steel columns. The external wall façade adopts brown face brick and white stone for veneer, concise and luxurious. The main entry door protrudes a little, with teeth-shape separation stones. The inter-storey window holes use continuous flat arc steel windows and horizontal lines, with strong rhythm sense. The top sticks out a veranda propped by Ionic columns. The window head has triangular gable decoration. The top storey is decorated in three directions with arcs. The middle is the arc heart, embedded with latch stone.

The construction was completed 1931. Then the Shanghai Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of the Republic was there. After New China was founded, in 1956 Shanghai municipality housing authorities took over, and gave it to Huangpu District Housing Administration Bureau for management. It was used by HSBC and English Chartered Bank.

Lyceum Building, Rockbund

兰心大楼, 洛克·外滩源

185 Yuanmingyuan Road, Shanghai

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