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The Phoenix Summit is an uprising of creative minds and will give New Zealand's creative community a positive forum to discuss leading issues and be inspired by those who are making a change.

Featuring guests such as John Legend's manager, Lady Gaga’s Creative Director, former Editor-in-Chief of MTV International and leading NZ and Australian speakers, the conference will take place on stage with short informative panels and keynote speakers.

Announced speakers include:

Ty Stiklorius
Ty Stiklorius is the Founder and CEO of Friends at Work, a management, entertainment and social-impact company which supports the careers of artists including John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Lindsey Stirling, Katell Keineg, RuthAnne and Saleka Night.

Rob English
Rob English has lead the creative vision on initiatives for Fortune 500 brands including Vitamin Water, Reebok and Google. Outside of traditional advertising he has creative directed for artists like Lady Gaga, John Legend and Lindsey Stirling. 

Allison Shaw
Allison is the CEO and founder of Manic Monkee, a firm that does strategic business and lead development, brand experiences and storytelling, Shaw produces festivals/events and aligns brands with sponsorship/partnerships.

Mark Roach
Mark has over 25 years experience in the music industry across a number of roles such as recording artist, indie record label owner, artist manager, licensing & copyright manager, music reviewer, broadcaster and creative director. 

Te Aroha Grace
As a descendant of Orākei, Te Aroha seeks to implement the Iwi Algorithm.

Martin Emo
NZ-based Martin Emo is an education researcher, music technology trainer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher and PHD candidate.

Jan Hellreigel
Jan Hellriegel has been writing, recording and performing her music for over 30 years. She is a passionate advocate for Kiwi songwriters and the protection of their musical works.

Julia Parnell
Julia Parnell is an award-winning producer and documentary director. During 20 years working in the entertainment industry, Julia has developed a singular ability to create striking work with emotional depth

Anna Coddington
Anna is known for her powerful live performances and as a prolific, unique songwriter who has been a finalist for the prestigious Silver Scroll songwriting award, and written for other artists and been commissioned to write for various projects.

The day is hosted by Dominic Bowden and Hamish Pinkham. Click here for full schedule.