Creative3 2010

The inaugural Creative3 was launched to put creative industries in Australia on the map; and to harness the power of creativity, investment and enterprise by providing invaluable insights and practical learnings from some of the best in the business.

2010: The launch of Creative3

In 2010, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia established the inaugural Creative3 to connect creatives with investors, to provide practical insights on innovative business models and to build cross collaboration across the creative industries. Over 200 delegates attended the first year’s event to focus on the success characteristics for companies as well as key learnings for creative cities and countries to support the growth of creative industries. A 3-day event spanning three venues across Brisbane and creating the first $100k investment marketplace for creative industries, Creative3 started as a game-changing industry-focused event from the outset.

Our first year

Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, Vice Chancellor QUT
Creative3 Founding Partner

“Creative3 is just one example of QUT’s investment in the creative industries, strengthening our well-established position as an influential national and international leader in the development of this dynamic sector. The forum’s unique focus and structure will provide practical expertise, knowledge and networks and will be centred around achieving commercial outcomes for creative businesses.”

Anna Bligh MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts 2010
Creative3 Founding Partner

“Creative3 is a new international industry event that will empower both individuals and organisations to harness creativity, investment and enterprise by providing invaluable insights and practical learnings from some of the best in the business. It’s a wonderful opportunity for Queensland to be a leader both nationally and internationally in finding new ways for creative industries to forge vital links with the business sector.”

2010 Speakers

Speakers from 2010 Creative3 included

Adam Elliot

Creative³ Forum

Academy Award® winning director, Adam Elliot, has become one of the worlds most celebrated animators. For almost a decade, his films, UNCLE, COUSIN, BROTHER and HARVIE KRUMPET, have been viewed by millions of people around the world and have participated in over five hundred film festivals. They have won over one hundred awards, and in […]

Russel Howcroft

Creative³ Forum

Russel Howcroft has worked in the US, the UK and Australia. He started his own agency, merged it, sold some of it, bought some of it back, merged it again, sold it and then found himself back at the agency brand he loves the most – George Patterson Y&R, where he is now National CEO. […]

Michael Lynch CBE AM

Creative³ Forum

Michael Lynch CBE AM was Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre in London from 2002 to 2008. During his six-year tenure his most notable achievement was the radical transformation of the 21-acre Southbank Centre site, including the major refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall, which opened on-time in June 2007 to universal acclaim. Michael has […]

Graeme Wood

Creative³ Forum

Graeme Wood revolutionised the travel industry in Australia when he created the concept for, and co-founded, Wotif.com in 2000. From his simple and innovative idea, Graeme has grown Wotif.com into a global company with a team of over 400 employees worldwide. Graeme’s background is in information technology, with more than 30 years experience in the […]

Hugh Mason

Creative³ Forum

Beginning his career as an electronic engineering apprentice, Hugh Mason went on to read Physics at University. Shortly after graduating he became a science TV producer, joining the BBC’s flagship popular Science TV show, Tomorrow’s World, broadcasting live to an audience of 8 million. Hugh then went freelance and set up a successful independent TV […]

Margaret Manning

Creative³ Forum

Reading Room CEO and Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Fast Growth Business Awards) Margaret Manning was last year recognised at the Stevies Women in Business Awards, picking up the Best Entrepreneur in EMEA award. Margaret Manning is CEO of Reading Room, a global Top Ten Digital Agency (Interactive Media Awards) and the UK’s Third Top […]

Patrick Delany

Creative³ Forum

Patrick Delany is FOXTEL’s Executive Director – Sales and Product Development. He is responsible for channel acquisition, product formulation and development, disk drive and high definition strategy, and interactive and facilities division. Patrick has spent most of his working life in the subscription TV and TV production industries. In 2002, Patrick joined FOXTEL as Director […]

Sanjoy Roy

Creative³ Forum

Sanjoy Roy established Teamwork Films in 1989, a production house with wide ranging interests in the performing and visual arts, social sector and films and television, where he is currently managing director. Teamwork has offices in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, New Delhi and Singapore. Sanjoy has directed and produced a wide range of films and […]

Karen Walker

Creative³ Forum

Karen Walker is a fashion brand with a reputation for its original, effortless and unpre ten tious style. Karen Walker shows each season as part of New York Fashion Week and has permanent showrooms in London, New York, Tokyo and Sydney. Karen Walker is stocked in over 350 stores throughout the world in cities including […]

Michael Smellie

Creative³ Forum

Michael Smellie, Former Global COO for Sony/BMG, Asia Pacific head of BMG, MD of Polygram and rooArt in Australia. As an Australian, with a career in the music business spanning over 25 years and across five continents, Michael has a unique view on today’s global business. Starting his career as Finance Director with Chappell Music […]

Anna Rooke

Creative³ Forum

As CEO of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) since 2007, Anna’s goal is to build a vibrant and scalable creative industries sector in Australia. Anna has over 20 years’ experience in leading commercialisation, incubation and business development initiatives in the UK and Australia. She is passionate about nurturing startups and boosting early stage investment, establishing […]

In the press

Creative3 2010 media coverage

Creative3 event featured in The Australian, Australian Financial Review and Courier Mail as part of its launch strategy to raise awareness and attract delegates.

The History of Creative3

In April 2010, CEA initiated and hosted the first Creative3 to showcase the importance of creative industries as a driver of the Australian economy and the differing pathways to commercial success. Today, the creative industries is valued at US$2.25 trillion globally and more than $35 billion to Australian GDP.

Since launch, over 85 thought leaders and entrepreneurs have presented new models of creative business innovation to more than 1,500 delegates.

Creative3 is now Australia’s largest conference for creative entrepreneurs. At heart, Creative3 is about providing innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs with the insights to succeed in scaling their business.