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February 2018

Save the date: Yorkshire Day

Save the date: Yorkshire Day

BPIF and CDi  will once again host celebrations for Yorkshire Day at an event on 1 August 2018 at the Oracle Bar, Leeds, to celebrate the print, creative and digital industries in the North. However this year in a welcome collaboration, the event will be run in association with the Stationers’ Company and sponsored by Garbutt & Elliott and Ad:Venture.

Last year’s event welcomed key figures in the creative and digital community and advocates from the public sector such as Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, and members of the Leeds 2023 campaign to make Leeds the European City of Culture. (This year we expect to hear what has become the exciting alternative!)
2017 speakers included Henri Murison, from Northern Powerhouse Partnership who spoke to guests about the continued strength of the North in these particular industries and departing CDi President, John Watson, on innovation in the North.

This year’s event starting at 12pm and finishing at 3pm will again include brief presentations from key industry figures and an opportunity to network over a BBQ lunch.

Robert McClements, President CDi,  explains “The BPIF / CDi Yorkshire Day lunch has become established as an important calendar event. It is a great honour for me to serve as President of CDi, and to follow in the footsteps of John Watson who had so ably continued the ‘Watson tradition’ initiated by brother Victor Watson CBE DL. This year I’m delighted to announce that we will hold it in association with Stationers’ Company in the presence of honoured guests, both the Master and Clerk of our industry’s livery company, maintaining our goal of reaching forward with technology with just a little recognition of its secure foundations – please make a note in your diary now. I look forward to seeing you in the summer.”

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