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John Howkins is a leading figure in the global development of the creative economy.
His book, ‘The Creative Economy’, (Penguin, 2001) was the first account of the new economy. In John’s view, the creative economy is a way of working that enables individual ideas and inventions to become financial transactions. It is revitalising manufacturing, service and retailing industries. It affects where we want to live and work.
As a Director of ITR & Co, John has advised ABC, BBC, CBS, European Commission, IBM, News Corp, NHK, RAI, Shanghai Creative Industries Association, Sky TV, Sony, Time Warner, Universal Studios and other clients. He has worked in over 30 countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, UK and USA.
He is a Visiting Professor at the Shanghai School of Creativity, China, and Lincoln University, England.
He is the founder and Director of the Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property (www.adelphicharter.org). He devised the London Intellectual Property Advisory Service (called ‘Own It’).
He is Director of HandMade plc, a films and rights owner listed on London’s AIM market.
He was associated with HBO Inc and Time Warner Inc from 1982 to1996 with responsibilities for TV businesses in Europe.
He is Deputy Chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC). He is a Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on the Creative Economy. He is a former Chairman of the London Film School and Vice Chairman of the Association of Independent Producers. He is a former Executive Director of the International Institute of Communications (IIC).
He is the author of ‘Communications in China’, ‘Four Global Scenarios for Information’, ‘CODE’ and other books.