Santander ICCE Salons

Santander ICCE Salons


Thanks to support from Santander, this year ICCE has been able to broaden its range of ICCE Salons, evenings in conversation with industry professionals. On January the 22nd ICCE was very proud to host a Salon evening with the great Ed McKeon.

Ed is a musician who doesn’t perform or compose. He is co-director of Third Ear Music, producing and commissioning new music in the UK, from features on Heiner Goebbels, Annie Gosfield, Brian Eno, Gorecki and Stockhausen, to gallery projects based on the voice. He’s also an occasional broadcaster for BBC Radio 3, a visiting tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire, an adviser on programmes with early career composers, and writes and speaks on new music. He has also worked with Arts Council England South East, was Director of Oxford Contemporary Music, London Sinfonietta, spnm, and Spitalfields Music, and is generally a greatly respected mover and shaker on the UK music scene!

It was a wonderful evening, informative, insightful and inspirational.


Our next SANTANDER & ICCE SALON is pleased to host


Kenny Ewan & Clare Rhodes


Kenny Ewan, Program Manager, Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF)

Kenny obtained a degree in architecture in his native Scotland, before moving to Peru to work with ProWorld Service Corps, an international development NGO, as the Regional Director for Latin America. He worked with isolated, indigenous communities across the region, to support local people to design and implement sustainable and practical development projects – ranging from constructing fish farms and school buildings to facilitating enterprise development and training for grassroots youth and women’s groups. Kenny returned to the UK in 2009, as part of the CPF start-up team, to take up his role as Programme Manager

Claire Rhodes, General Manager, Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF)

Claire joined the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation in 2009, attracted by CPF’s goal to be an organization led by smallholder farmers for smallholder farmers.  Previously, Claire’s worked with a number of organizations to promote the leadership of smallholder farmers and grassroots communities within international development processes.  This has included seven years with the US-based non-profit Ecoagriculture Partners, coordinating a programme to enable smallholder farming communities across the world to share knowledge with each other, as well as consultancies with the United Nations Development Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UK Department for International Development. Claire holds a Masters in Environmental Technology (2001).

Where:            RHB 355

When:               Tuesday January 29th 2013 at  5:00 pm – til not too late!

Followed by

Anna Blackburn & Russell Edson

of GJE  European Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Wednesday 20th February

Anna graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class Honours Degree in Neuroscience (Biology), for which she was awarded the class prize. She entered the trade mark profession in 2005 and joined GJE in 2010, having previously worked in two other legal 500 trade mark attorney firms. Anna qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2009 and was awarded the John Parker Memorial Award for one of her professional exams.

Anna advises clients on all aspects of trade mark practice including filing strategy, trade mark selection and prosecution, validity and infringement and oppositions at both UK and Community level. She has experience of working with a wide range of clients from large multinational companies to small and medium-sized enterprises in a number of fields, including entertainment, publishing, fashion retail and electronics.
Russell joined GJE in 2007 and qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2011. Russell enjoys providing commercially relevant IP advice to a broad range of clients, including individual inventors, SMEs and product development companies, as well as multinational corporations. He has specific experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and abroad in a range of technical fields, such as GPS tracking systems, inventory tracking systems, renewable energy devices and systems, power grid management systems, high volume packaging solutions, consumer product dispensing devices, building foundation systems, printing and secure printing systems, electrical fuse design, electro-mechanical devices, mechanical lubrication systems and beverage containers and dispensers, among others. Russell has also been involved in filing and defending EPO oppositions in areas including mechanical lubrication systems, improved hydrodynamic hull designs, and anti-counterfeit printing systems.