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Philip Dodd

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Philip Dodd, Director

Philip Dodd is an internationally recognised expert in the field of culture and creative industries. He is regularly invited to speak and advise on the creative industries, from Chaoyang District Government, Beijing, to Sapporo City Government, Japan to the UK and appears frequently in the international media from the Financial Times to BBC World Service. He has helped the UK government develop its cultural and creative industries strategy and is credited with helping to develop the government’s ‘Cool Britannia’ strategy. In 2000, while director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, he founded the globally recognised Cultural Entrepreneurs Club: a support agency for over 500 of London’s creative businesses. He has developed major creative industries degrees at British universities and is a visiting fellow and visiting professor at various universities. He was recently named “one of the top 50 UK design gurus‿ by Design Week magazine and one of the “top five creative entrepreneurs‿ by Elle Deco.
Philip Dodd has travelled and worked very regularly in China since 1998, when he was invited to accompany Prime Minister Tony Blair on his first visit to China. Since then he has established many networks in China and is a recognised authority on China by the UK’s creative and cultural industry community. He is the European consultant to the Li Ka Shing Foundation. He is an award-winning broadcaster and editor, and currently presents a weekly programme for the BBC. In 2004 he was described in The Guardian as “one of two of the cleverest analysts of the political-cultural changes of his generation.