Get Animated 24 ‘UK Business of Animation’ conference

Industry News  |  08 January 2024

The upcoming conference is set to be a bigger event at a new venue in Birmingham.

The Get Animated ‘UK Business of Animation’ conference takes place on 1-2 May 2024 at the new venue Millennium Point Conference Centre in Birmingham, England.

Get Animated 24 is now a full two-day business conference with educational panels, which will include a new marketplace for the UK animation industry. Panellists confirmed so far include Hasbro (Toy Company), Aardman (Studio), Blue Zoo (Studio), Jellyfish Pictures (Studio), Tim Searle (Producer/Director), Cantilever Media (Finance Producer), Toys n Playthings (Magazine), Tim Patterson Consulting (Production Consultant), Larkshead Licensing (L&M Agent), Reemsborko (Anime L&M agent), Nicola Webster (Press Relations), Kirsty Barr/Grapevine PR (Press Relations), Kong Studios (Studio) and Bulldog Licensing (L&M Agent), with more being confirmed shortly.

We have now gone bigger and packed in more business content for Get Animated 24, due to the huge success of the inaugural conference in October last year, which had the BBC, Paramount, Warner Bros. Discovery and the UK Department of Business and Trade as highlight panellists.

I looked at the location of UK studios and Birmingham seemed a great central location for everyone to get to. We hold our sister Brands & Retail L&M winter conferences at Millennium Point and the venue is in my opinion the best in the country, and we are also helping to promote UK regional growth.

We have Birmingham International Airport only a ten-minute train ride from the venue so for international visitors and commissioners it should be easy to get to especially from Ireland. Birmingham is only 1 hour 13 minutes from London Euston, 2 hours from Wales and around 5 hours from Scotland.

Ryan Beaird, CEO of Get Animated Conferences

An early-bird rate, two-day conference ticket costs £166.66, with the offer ending on 31 January. This includes entry to the two-day conference to watch the panels, opportunity to hold meetings at the UK marketplace, lunch and refreshments and entry to the Get Animated first night party, which includes complimentary drinks and canapes. There are also 50 student and recent graduate seats available.

Tickets and registration for Get Animated 24 can be bought on their website here.