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Creative Industries Networking: EXPORTING YOUR CREATIVE IP

Connecting SA's creative businesses to export programs. Hearing from successful South Australian creative exporters.

About this event

You've created an outstanding creative product or service. You've developed a local market. But how do you take the next step and expand your business interstate and overseas? This Q&A style networking session aims to stimulate discussion and answer your questions.

Join us from 5.30pm, for a 6pm start, on Thursday 15th July at St Paul's Creative Centre for our Creative Industries panel and networking session on export.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni MP will open EXPORTING YOUR CREATIVE IP and welcome our panel, which comprises State and Federal government export program experts and creative business leaders who have successfully cracked the export market. Hear from:

Millie Millgate, Executive Producer, Sounds Australia. Millie is responsible for the roll out and representation of the Australian music industry at key international music events, including; SXSW (South by South West in Austin, USA), The Great Escape (Brighton, UK), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, Germany) and A2IM Indie Week (New York, USA). She has been instrumental in the growth of Australian music worldwide having overseen the marketing, networking and showcasing activity undertaken at 80 different international events, in 69 cities, across 25 countries since 2009.

Philip Mayes, Managing Director and Founder of Mighty Kingdom. With more than 15 years experience, Philip has worked on games for brands like Hellboy, Spyro, Star Wars, LEGO and Disney. Philip founded Mighty Kingdom in 2010 and made the decision to focus exclusively on games in 2013. Since then he has grown the company from 5 to 125, a journey that has involved taking Mighty Kingdom public, listing on the ASX in April 2021. He is an advocate for the return of large scale console game development to Australia and has worked to develop the ecosystem required to support it when it does.

Justin Harman, Tradestart Advisor at Austrade, Department for Trade and Investment. Justin is an experienced export trade facilitator. In his current role, Justin supports over 250 South Australian exporters with business coaching, market research and development, trade promotions and introductions, product development and trade.

Gus Acton-Cavanough, External Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Gus is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Gus has worked in a variety of roles overseas and in Australia, including the bilateral Fiji and India desks, South-East Asian regional desk, and protocol office. He returned to South Australia in early 2021 to commence a ‘domestic posting’ in DFAT’s Adelaide office, liaising with business, the State Government, academia, and the wider community in a trade and economic-focused role.

Ask questions of the panel during the formal session and then meet and network with fellow business owners from across the sectors of the creative industries. Soft drinks and nibbles provided, cash bar available.

Please note this event is on Level 1, of St Paul’s Creative Centre, corner Pulteney Street and Flinders Street, Adelaide, and is accessible by stairs only. For questions on access, please contact the Creative Industries team on 08 7320 3337 or email

This event will be livestreamed via the St Paul's Creative Centre Facebook page.

The session will be filmed and photographed, please let a member of our team know as you arrive if you don’t wish to be filmed or photographed.

Tickets are free but limited.

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