This year the CMC welcomed delegations from China and Malaysia, accompanied by a group of UKTI advisors from just about every corner of the globe – this was the International Exchange.
Prior to arriving in Sheffield, the group visited London – where they were hosted at the Mind Candy Offices in Shoreditch by Michael Acton Smith and team, and then Salford, for a tour of BBC Children’s and Media City and a showcase of Northwest talent at Salford University. Thanks to all those organisations who helped us build bridges in this way.
On arrival at CMC, the Exchange were welcomed by Creative Sheffield and international legal firm DLA Piper who hosted a dinner (now we know Sheffield’s best Chinese restaurant!) Thanks again to them and to Alice and Eve from our own team who channeled so many people through meetings over the course of the week.
And finally thanks to UKTI who gave financial and logistical support for the whole Exchange event.
If you made progress in meetings with any members of the International Exchange delegations – . Success stories can stimulate future support, allowing us to develop the Exchange concept further.