Knowledge Exchange

Special Event

Best Emerging Talent Festival 2022

29 Sep 2022 15:30 - 18:05
  • Member Ticket (Corporate & University): RMB 500
  • Non-member Ticket (Corporate & University): RMB 750
  • Individual Student Ticket: RMB 50
  • Participating Graduate Ticket: Free
  • Online webcast

Organised by the Creative Industries & Marketing Committee, the Best Emerging Talent Festival 2022 is the largest showcase of fresh creative Chinese talent from the UK.

Event Details

The Best Emerging Talent Festival 2022 is a celebration of emerging talent returning from the UK’s best creative institutes. Showcasing over 100 graduate portfolios, this Festival aims to directly introduce fresh creative talent to international agencies and businesses across China who are seeking quality talent.

By joining this event, you will gain exclusive access to a rich pool of Chinese talent graduating from a wide range of creative courses, as well as enjoy a half-day webinar of panels and talks that unites UK creative educators with creative industry experts in China.

 

Our creative talent pool website

With a BET Festival ticket, you can scroll through over 100 graduate portfolios from a wide range of creative disciplines, and get in direct contact with the candidates. Our jury of six industry experts has also hand-picked their top selections to feature on the website, which you can access on 29 September. Categories include:

  • Advertising & Art Direction
  • Digital Design & UX
  • Fine Art, Illustration & Visual Media
  • Graphic & Communication Design
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Motion & Animation
  • Spatial & Experiential Design

 

 

The Chinese talent pool have successfully graduated from the UK’s best Universities & Colleges specialising in world-class creative education. The institutes below are represented in this 2022 cohort of talent:

  • Royal College of Art
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Loughborough University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Leeds
  • Glasgow School of Art

You can connect with graduates directly, or BritCham Shanghai can help to facilitate this process.

The Talent Jury

Walter Barroso
Lead Design Manager,
Zhejiang Zhengte
Darren Crawforth
Executive Creative Director,
Media.Monks
Wen-Xi Chen
Creative Director,
Design Bridge
Yingjiu Liu
Deputy Director,
Rockbund Art Museum
Austin Pietrobono
Senior Motion Designer,
JWDK
Siu Tang
Executive Creative Director,
The Orangeblowfish

The Festival half-day webinar

On 29 September, our half-day online webinar offers a packed agenda of talks and panels with inspiring creative educators from the UK, and industry creative entrepreneurs in China. Accessible from the UK and China, this online event is a great chance for students and companies to gain a better understanding of the creative market in China and future opportunities for collaboration and employment. See the agenda and speakers below:

The Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Derek Yates
Acting Head of Design,
Ravensbourne University, London
Keynote Speaker
Professor Juliette MacDonald
International Dean, Donghua University – University of Edinburgh Joint Institute, Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation
Panelist
Walter Barroso,
Lead Design Manager,
Zhejiang Zhengte
Panelist
Darren Crawforth
Executive Creative Director,
Media.Monks
Panelist
Wen-Xi Chen
Creative Director,
Design Bridge
Panelist
Austin Pietrobono
Senior Motion Designer,
JWDK
Panelist
Charllotte Qin
Senior Designer,
JWDK
Panelist
Siu Tang
Executive Creative Director,
The Orangeblowfish
Panelist
Lammy Xu
Creative Lead,
The Orangeblowfish
Welcome Remark & Moderator
Kirsten Johnston
Founder & CEO, JWDK; Chair, Creative Industries & Marketing Committee, BritCham Shanghai
Moderator
Kathy Lou
Head of Marketing (Greater China) & Brand (Asia),
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Event Host
Jacquelien Postigo Brussee
China CEO,
Jones Knowles Ritchie

Agenda

  • 3:30 pm Opening by Jacquelien Postigo Brussee, China CEO, Jones Knowles Ritchie (event host); Welcome remark by Kirsten Johnston, Founder & CEO, JWDK; Chair, Creative Industries & Marketing Committee, BritCham SH
  • 3:40 pm Introduction video of ROCKBUND
  • 3:50 pm Keynote speech ‘The benefits of involving industry as collaborative partners’ by Derek Yates, Acting Head of Design, Ravensbourne University, London
  • 4:30 pm Panel Discussion ‘Trends in the Creative Industry in China’
    • Walter Barroso, Lead Design Manager, Zhejiang Zhengte
    • Wen-Xi Chen, Creative Director, Design Bridge
    • Siu Tang, Executive Creative Director, The Orangeblowfish
    • Austin Pietrobono, Senior Motion Designer, JWDK
    • Darren Crawforth, Executive Creative Director, Media.Monks
  • 5:00 pm Keynote Speech ‘The Changing Landscapes of Creativity’ by Professor Juliette MacDonald, International Dean, Donghua University – University of Edinburgh Joint Institute, Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation
  • 5:30 pm Panel Discussion (Language in Mandarin) ‘Building a Successful Creative Career in China’
    • Wen-Xi Chen, Creative Director, Design Bridge
    • Charllotte Qin, Senior Designer, JWDK
    • Lammy Xu, Creative Lead, The Orangeblowfish
  • 6:05 pm End

* The Chamber reserves the right to alter the above agenda at its sole discretion.

Notes:

  • For online attendees, you will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password around 5 pm, 28 September 2022. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.
  • In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email Eloise.Zhang@britishchambershanghai.cn before 5 pm, 27 September 2022. 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 cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.

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