Richard Hallward, Founder & Chairman, Imagine Live Media
Richard is an entrepreneur, producer, writer and musician. He is founder and chairman of CEEQA and owner of its operating company Imagine Live Media, the leading market insight platform and main industry awards for commercial real estate investment in Central & Eastern Europe and Southeast Europe established in 2003. He is also Co-founder of Poland’s leading fashion and luxury brand media production and PR agency, Warsaw Creatives.
An experienced organiser of shows and productions, Richard has worked with the likes of Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats, Macy Gray, Morcheeba, Kim Wilde, Gloria Gaynor, Bonnie Tyler, Sister Sledge, Bananarama and Hot Chocolate. He has created and led numerous high profile transformative projects and enterprises across arts, culture, entertainment, government and business, among them best-selling poetry anthologies Beyond Bedlam (Anvil Press Poetry) and Fire Readings (co-publisher with Franks Books) alongside Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Andrew Motion and Carol Ann Duffy. He is also founder and organiser of the Madnicity Pavilion for the 2022 Venice Biennale and founder of the Zabinski Foundation, among other noted projects.