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Email: [email protected] Web: www.meshgh.com Phone: 024326425 Address: P. O Box Wj324, Accra 31/06/17 INVITATION TO SUPPORT GHANA’S LARGEST CREATIVE CONFAB With a very strong belief that CreaƟvity and InnovaƟon is the new fronƟer for development, MESH was established as a non-profit organizaƟon consisƟng of a versaƟle team of energeƟc and innovaƟve young Ghanaians who are dedicated to using their skills in design, creaƟve wriƟng, photography, videography and proficiency in social media to facilitate the meeƟng, exploring and sharing of Ghanaian creaƟvity. We do this through MESH CreaƟve Confab, MESH Lab, MESH TV and MESHGH.com with an aim to help fuel a creaƟve revoluƟon that will accelerate naƟonal development. MESH also serves as a portal for discovery and a source of inspiraƟon for Ghana’s design and creaƟve community. What is MESH CreaƟve Confab? MESH CreaƟve Confab is the largest annual event that brings together the very best of Ghanaian creaƟvity under one roof for the purposes of meeƟng, exploring and sharing creaƟve ideas, projects, products and services. The primary target group for MESH CreaƟve Confab events include established and young up and coming arƟsts, creaƟve entrepreneurs and businesses in the Culture and CreaƟve Industries (CCI) value chain. Sessions include Keynote PresentaƟons by renowned creaƟves, Panel discussions, CreaƟve PresentaƟons, Live CreaƟve Session and an Expo. These offer opportuniƟes for networking, collaboraƟon, market expansion and discovery among individuals and organizaƟons within the CCI value chain.
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Email: [email protected] Web: www.meshgh.com Phone: 024326425 Address: P. O Box Wj324, Accra

31/06/17

INVITATION TO SUPPORT GHANA’S LARGEST CREATIVE CONFAB

With a very strong belief that Crea vity and Innova on is the new fron er for development, MESH wasestablished as a non-profi t organiza on consis ng of a versa le team of energe c and innova ve youngGhanaians who are dedicated to using their skills in design, crea ve wri ng, photography, videography andprofi ciency in social media to facilitate the mee ng, exploring and sharing of Ghanaian crea vity. We dothis through MESH Crea ve Confab, MESH Lab, MESH TV and MESHGH.com with an aim to help fuel acrea ve revolu on that will accelerate na onal development. MESH also serves as a portal for discoveryand a source of inspira on for Ghana’s design and crea ve community.

What is MESH Crea ve Confab?

MESH Crea ve Confab is the largest annual event that brings together the very best ofGhanaian crea vity under one roof for the purposes of mee ng, exploring and sharing crea veideas, projects, products and services. The primary target group for MESH Crea ve Confab events includeestablished and young up and coming ar sts, crea ve entrepreneurs and businesses in the Culture andCrea ve Industries (CCI) value chain. Sessions include Keynote Presenta ons by renowned crea ves,Panel discussions, Crea ve Presenta ons, Live Crea ve Session and an Expo. These off eropportuni es for networking, collabora on, market expansion and discovery among individuals andorganiza ons within the CCI value chain.

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Expectedpar cipants

include a crosssec on of theGhanaian CCI

value chainincluding but

not limited tothe following

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Crea ve individuals andprofessionals such as thefollowing:• architects•fashion designersdigital and graphicar sts, illustrators• web designers• fi lmmakers• music ar sts• poets• writers e.t.c.

Organiza ons, companies and startups that off er cre-a ve products and services such as thefollowing• crea ve agencies• adver zing agencies• branding fi rms• PR fi rms• Crea ve ins tu ons• Ar st galleries• Interior design fi rms• Architecture fi rms

such as the following:• Electronics dealers• Gadget dealers• Camera and equipmentdealers• Print and publishing• Sta onery• Art supplies• Computers andaccessories

such as the following• Ministry for Tourism,Culture and Crea ve arts• GHAMRO• Copy Ghana• Cultural departments of foreign missions

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This session is aimed at sharing insights into the business of crea vity with an emphasison how to make ideas happen. In this session, we invite outstanding individuals whohave chalked remarkable success in their various crea ve disciplines to deliver 15minute presenta ons that aim to educate, inform and inspire. Past speakers includedevelopment architect Professor Henaku Addo, Branding expert Nana K. Duah, Archi-tect Joe Osae Addo, Ace photographer Emmanuel Bobbie, Filmmaker Nicole Amarteifi o and Fashion Designer Ayesha Obuobi Ayensu amongst other outstanding crea ves.

These are discussion that touch on various topics that directly aff ect the business ofcrea vity. It features a moderator and a panel of resource persons and experts in cre-a ve and other tradi onal fi elds in very indepth conversa ons that largely involve and engage the audience.

In this session, we invite various crea ve individuals and professionals, crea ve busi-nesses,service providers, ar st entrepreneurs, changemakers and thought leaders todeliver 15 minute talks on how their various ini a ves and projects are contribu ng tona onal and con nental development. These are designed to inspire, inform, educateand entertain. It also gives the audiece a whistle stop tour of industry trends and hap-

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The MESH Expo is a unique pla orm that showcases the en re spectrum of crea vity in Ghana from the individual freelance crea ves to the largest mul na onal crea ve agencies. A wide array of products and services are displayed in a typical expo style with crea ve individuals, startups, organiza ons, adver sing, PR and Brandings agen-cies as well as fi rms in the fi elds of fashion, architecture, interior and product design. Also on display are organiza ons that off er products and services that target thecrea ve community. It will also feature young up and coming crea ve individuals and startups.

With a concious desire to depart from the typical talk-shop and showcasing of fi nal products, this session is designed to off er par cipants a fi rst-hand peek into the cre-a ve processes behind the produc on of products and services. It features diff erent ac vi es happening simultaneously with networking. Typical ac vi es include:1. Photography shoot and photo retouching.2. Live pain ng (Digital and analog).3. Live Graffi art.4. 3d modeling.5. DJ mixing.6. Musical/ Poetry performances etc.7. Video edi ng8. Sound produc on

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Introduc on

Over the last three years, MESH Ghana has been independently organizing the Ghanaian crea ve community through our three main wings, MESH Confabs, MESH Labs and MESH TV and MESHGH.COM. This has posi oned us uniquely as one of the main champions of Ghanaian arts and crea vity and our drive has been reinforced with recogni on from various bodies such as Africa Rising as part of 2016 Rising Startups to watch and Top 100 Globally Compe ve Startups from Ghana by The African Network of Entrepreneurs. We have also been nominated by Ghana Startup Network in the Art, Culture and Tourism Startup of The Year Category while our founder and director, Hassan Salih is named as one of the top 30 under 30 pioneers for 2016 by the ‘Future of Ghana’ publica on.

In line with the theme of Ghana’s jubilee Celebra on “Mobilizing for Ghana’s future” which resonates with our own mantra “Crea vity is the future” we are organising a special jubilee edi on of MESH Crea ve Confab with the theme “Mobilizing Crea vity for Ghana’s future”.

How you can partner and support1. With a budget of GHC 21,493.00, as detailed on page 8, we request either budgetary or product/service support towards organiza on and running of of a successful programme.

Why partner/ support MESH Crea ve Confab?Apart from the noble gesture of contribu ng towards a shared objec ve of helping drive a crea ve revolu on that will accelerate na onal development, your organizaton or ou it will be named and acknowledged conspicuously as a sponsor of the event in all promo material preceeding the event and on all media coverage based on the following available packages.

1. Budgetary support of up to GHC 10,000 will earn you a diamond sponsorship status.2. Budgetary support of up to GHC 7,000 will earn you a gold sponsorship status.3. Budgetary support of up to GHC 5,000 will earn you a silver sponsorship status.

Par cipa on will present an opportunity to sample the abili es of young up-coming crea ve talents, crea ve profes-sionals and trends among Ghana’s crea ve community. It will also present opportunity for networking, collabora on, recruitments and market expansion. Please fi nd below a breakdown of the the sponsorship packages and their bene-fi ts. Please note that we are able to customize a package for your specifi c needs.

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For media

Gold Sponsor(GHC 9,000)

Silver Sponsor(GHC 6,000)

Product/ service Sponsor(GHC 3,000)

Diamond Sponsor(GHC 12,000)

Expo booth

One minute pre-session adver sement

5 minute presenta on

Logo included in video adver sement

Brand mension in radio interviews

MC acknowledgement

Logo in newsle ers

Brand adver sement in event brochure

Dedicated social media mensions

Website men on

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MESH Crea ve Labs - Masterclass workshopsLogo lab - Introduc on to brand iden ty design - Nana K. Duah - Venue: Impact Hub AccraBasics of photography - Emmanuel Bobbie - Venue: AN0 Ins tute of Contemporary ArtIntroduc on to 3d modeling - Hassan Salih - Venue: Impact Hub AccraDate: 13th July, 2017, Time: 4pm -7pm each

Main Event:Date: 15th July, 2017.Venue: UGBS Auditorium, Legon, AccraTime: 9am - 7pm

Special Guests H.E Ron Strikker - Dutch Ambassador to Ghana (Awai ng confi rma on)Keynote - R. Yofi Grant -CEO of GIPC (Awai ng confi rma on)Guest Speaker - Dutch Expert (Awai ng confi rma on)

Panel Discussion - Mobilizing Crea vity for Ghana’s DevelopmentHon. Catherine Afeku - Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Awai ng confi rma on)Hon. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings - Member of Parliament for Klo ey Korle (Awai ng confi rma on)James Barnor - Veteran Photographer (Awai ng confi rma on)Nana Ofori-Ata Ayim - Cultural historian and art curator(ANO Ins tute) - (Awai ng confi rma on)Joe Osae Addo - Architect and founder of Archi-Africa -(Awai ng confi rma on)Dutch Design Expert (Awai ng confi rma on)

SpeakersMae-Ling Lokko - Architect- From waste to architectureStefania Manfreda - Designer/ Owner - Lokko 08 shop-Developing a Maker CultureEric Gyamfi - Photographer / Ar st-Challenging Stereotypes with photographyChief Moomen - Poet, Playwright - Heritage Theatre Series-A trip down memory lanePeter Sedufi a - Film Director-Makings of a hit fi lmNana Ofori-Ata Ayim - Cultural historian and art curator(ANO Ins tute)-Documen ng our heritageBlitz the Ambassador - Musician/ Filmmaker-Independent music and fi lmmakingSteve Ababio - Travel Photographer-Ghana’s hidden gemsNoela Wiyaala - Musician/ ar st-Africa to the worldAmeyaw Debrah - Blogger/ Social media expert-Social media for crea ve businesses

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Among other programmes and ini a ves, MESH Crea ve Confab is only one step towards reaching our goal of driving a crea ve revolu on that will help accelerate na onal development. We believe that MESH Crea ve Confab being the largest gathering of crea ve individuals, agencies, patrons and enthisiasts alike will provide a unique pla orm for your organiza on/ ou it to affi rm it’s commitment to cultural and crea ve development hence winning the apprecia- on and loyalty of Ghana’s emerging crea ve community.

Coun ng on your kind considera on and posi ve response.Yours faithfully,

...............................................Hassan M. Salih(Founder/ Crea ve Director)

Read about May, 2016 >>>>Photos from May, 2016 >>>>Videos from May, 2016 >>>>

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