Reemé N. Idris And The Influencer Conference - London
Industry member Reemé N. Idris is co-producing the first London edition of the Influencers Conference on October 6th and 7th. The Influencer Conference 2011 is a content platform designed to bring together tastemakers and influencers in technology, marketing and advertising, arts and music, philanthropy and entrepreneurship to discuss the current and future landscape of Influencer culture.
We catch up with Reemé for an exclusive interview.
What is your role in the event?
The conference, founded by Philip McKenzie of FREEDMC kicked off in NYC last year and expands to both London and Berlin this year - my role has been to co-produce London's conference and introduce the concept, helping build relationships between it and partners such as British Council & Courvoisier's The Future 500 as well as Sandbox who I came through.
It's been fantastic to bring other collaborations together with the likes of The Industry, The Neon Birdcage, Canvas8 not to mention lots of other dynamic individuals who have shared my enthusiasm for the opportunities for insight the conference is set to bring about.
Aside from the more obvious production related aspects, I've been really excited to work with our venue host Alice Fung of the new Hub Westminster, who runs parallel with the conference and aims to encourage open discussion and collaboration between change-makers and start ups, all within what's set to be a rather amazing space. We've been doing most of our pre-production in the construction site that is currently been made-over by Alice and her team in the nick of time to host our event. So whilst we're really thrilled to have found such a perfect fit with Hub Westminster, navigating this launch has required a bit more imagination and flexibility (not to mention faith) than usual!
I'm looking forward to getting the London edition off the ground for what's set to be some very insightful conversation.
How long have you been working as a stylist and producer? Are your two roles always separate or do they converge on many projects?
I began styling quite by accident for niche music magazines back in 2008. While I was putting myself forward for written based roles, the opportunities to style instead were offered... Production related work has rolled off of the back of that, as you'll often find yourself organising shoots taking cues from the client and facilitating the other creatives on the same project.
Personally, I've found that while the two roles can of course be separated; demand for my own input has always been due to elements found in a production related capacity as opposed to one as a fashion stylist, although my background in that is nevertheless invaluable.
How have you used The Industry to create new business for The Collective by Reemé and Nina?
Whilst I was always aware of the direct contacts and new working relationships that being part of The Industry would encourage, the speakers and contributors to the live events have spurred me on personally and creatively to progress my own business - whether it be by re affirming my own ideas or instilling a new perspective, I've found the like minded nature of other members extremely rewarding.
The Industry's MD Courtney Blackman will be moderating the panel discussion The Art of Storytelling - Defeat, Triumph & the Journey at the Influencer Conference while The Industry's editor, Rebekah Roy will be a panellist.
Members of The Industry are invited to the evening cocktail receptions that will take place on both of the conference days. Attendees will have an opportunity to network and mingle with fellow panelists and delegates.. For more information please contact Reemé via The Industry Directory.
For details about the Influencer Conference, click here.
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