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Sally Magnusson joins final set of speakers announced for XpoNorth on June 24-25

By Margaret Chrystall

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THE final instalment of guest announcements for XpoNorth – which launches its first digital reimagining of the conference on June 24 and 25 – will include broadcaster and author, Sally Magnusson in conversation with literary agent, Jenny Brown.

Sally Magnusson
Sally Magnusson

Also joining the line-up of over 60 speakers taking to the digital stage will be music consultant, Josh Rabinowitz who will be discussing Everything You Wanted To Know About Music Placement But Were Afraid To Ask!

Those with an interest in writing and publishing will have the chance to hear Sally talk to the agent Jenny Brown as they discuss everything from the author/agent relationship to the challenges and rewards of writing historical fiction.

From the world of fashion, craft and textiles will be Trend Bible’s trend forecaster, Naomi Pollard. Naomi will be discussing lifestyle trends post-pandemic and looking at how the current crisis will shape the way people feel and behave.

The heritage sector is a key focus for the conference this year with the XpoNorth Heritage programme supporting museums and heritage organisations to help develop new ideas and find innovative solutions to challenges facing the industry. Anna Lowe, co-founder of the most downloaded museum app, Smartify,

Delegates will have the chance to hear fromon creating enhanced visitor experiences and how to remotely engage with the world.

XpoNorth presents its first virtual version this year.
XpoNorth presents its first virtual version this year.

The conference will end with the previously-announced keynote speech from Edinburgh-born producer, Richard Brown. Brown was the driving force behind HBO’s globally successful anthology series, True Detective, and has served as executive producer on all three seasons of the critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning show.

As well as the speaker programme, delegates of XpoNorth 2020 will also have access to dedicated training spaces, networking opportunities, specialist advice sessions, showcasing hubs and social spaces as well as pre-event workshops with speakers including a private pitch session for publishers to connect with a panel of producers looking for the next book to option.

Talking about XpoNorth 2020, Iain Hamilton, head of creative industries at Highland and Islands Enterprise said: “In under 11 weeks the XpoNorth team has worked tirelessly to reimagine the usual conference as this new digital offering.

“The outstanding line-up is truly international and I urge anyone involved in the creative industries to pre-register for tickets so we can meet as one to share and learn together how to best drive true innovation in the creative sector.”

Delegates can register to attend XpoNorth 2020 Digital Edition for free here: https://bit.ly/XpoNorth2020

For more information and to view the full event programme please visit www.xponorth.co.uk

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