June 26th 2020
Following the success of 2019’s Phoenix Summit, a follow-up event for New Zealand’s creative industry event has been announced as Phoenix Summit: Rising. Taking place on Friday 3rd July from 3pm at Auckland’s Wynyard Pavilion, the afternoon will feature a host of guest speakers including the founders and creative visionaries of Amici Forever and Incognito Artists, Geoff and Simone Sewell. They’ll be joined by Peter Dickens from MusicHelpsLive, performing artist and activist Pharaoh Swami, photographer Rachel Mataira and mnyou’s founder Scott Birnie.

Phoenix Summit: Rising aims to connect, inspire and rise up and create change. The event will offer an opportunity to advance and influence the future of New Zealand by bringing together those playing an active role in shaping it.

With the creative industry in a state of flux, sessions will explore the post-pandemic landscape and where future opportunities lie. The afternoon will also cover support and funding, and relevant technologies to carry ideas forward. 

Phoenix Summit’s founder Hamish Pinkham comments: “We were thrilled at the response to last year’s event, and we’re so looking forward to bringing together Auckland’s creative community to hear from our stellar line-up of guest speakers. We’re sure this event will deliver some thought-provoking conversations on how the industry has changed and adapted during this strange time.”

The line-up of special guests, to be interviewed by Dominic Bowden in Phoenix's signature style includes:

Featuring a line-up of inspiring and informative speakers, with tickets available from Eventbrite. General admission $20, students $15 and high school students $10. Phoenix Summit: Rising will preempt a larger Phoenix Summit event in late 2020 with more details to follow.

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