The Ultimate Seminar comes back to Westminster to inspire a future music generation

Music 5 December 2017

The Ultimate Seminar, in its eighth year, was hosted at the University of Westminster, and was attended by over 40 leading music industry leaders who offered their expert insights to Westminster students and the public.

Organised by Cre8ing Vision in association with University of Westminster, the Seminar is the largest European free music event that provides its attendees with a chance to learn valuable business skills, gain insights into their chosen field and benefit from networking opportunities.

The seminar programme boasted seven panel discussions and a conversation titled ‘Be Inspired’ with music manager Ben Mawson from TAP Management who looked after Lana Del Ray and Dua Lipa. Other notable speakers at the event included Stacey Tang from Columbia Records UK; Jammer from BBK; Rachel Campbell from WIRED PR promoting Stormzy; and Serene Sass from Warner Music UK.

Previous speakers have included record breaking music artists Labrinth, Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, Snow Patrol and Naughty Boy.

Kienda Hoji, Principal Lecturer at the University of Westminster, said: "The Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design were again proud to have been a partner in the organising of the Ultimate Seminar in November. This year, like in previous years, the event was an amazing success which attracted the attendance of many high-level individuals and organisations within the music industry. Our involvement is a great demonstration of the University of Westminster’s continued commitment to the pursuit of excellence in the field of music industry education.” 

With access to top names in the music industry, expert insight and valuable music business skills were offered to those who attended the free event. All attendees were given the chance to participate in music masterclasses and enhance their future employability by attending speed networking sessions with established music professionals.

Cre8ing Vision is a ‘not-for-profit’ company aiming to provide people with first hand insight into the music, sport and creative industries. They encourage young adults to be confident in their future success by running a series of seminars, educational programmes and internships.

The University of Westminster works to support innovative programmes that help educate and inspire the next generation of leaders.

Learn about the University's Department of Music.

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