Neil is an entrepreneur, tech/digital industries consultant, and music industry survivor. He is also a member of the board of directors of the the Welsh Film Agency (Ffilm Cymru) and co-founder of Cardiff Start, the city’s tech startup community. He also represents Cardiff as part of UK Government’s Tech City UK Cluster Alliance. After many successful years in the music industry (both as a label boss and a performer in over 30 different countries), set up merchandising startup Ramp, and is the co-founder of TEDxCardiff and Ignite Cardiff.
Making money from merchandise - lessons from the music industry. Neil will talk about how merch has become increasingly important as both a revenue generator and a means of fan engagement. He will also look at what the trends will be in the future, and how the gaming sector can benefit. In conjunction with UKIE, Ramp are planning to launch a merch platform for gaming companies, and this will be an opportunity for you to discuss and influence how you think this platform might work for you.