Digital Sync Mission United Kingdom

In collaboration with Dutch Music Export we are continuing our digital road trip. After a succesful sync mission to Europe, we are now crossing the channel to the United Kingdom.

On November 24, we will (digitally) take off to the U.K. Gathered in a venue in Amsterdam we will be (digitally) joined by experts from the U.K. and you will get the chance to expand your network in all industries. We’ll start the day with a workshop to loosen up for the mission at hand, followed by an inspiring keynote. After a lunch break (included!) we will dive into a ‘how-to’ on doing business in the UK. Once you have gathered all the information you need to know about the UK, we will start with the main event: The Roundtable talks with our U.K. experts! We will end the day with some well-deserved drinks and while doing so, we will be joined by a special guest.

A detailed program including a list of experts will follow in the lead up to the event – and will be shown below.

Costs? We will charge a little!
In order to maintain the quality of the digital sync mission, we will charge €50,- to participate. Although we charge a little fee, there are still only limited spots available. In case we receive more submissions than available spots, we’ll make a selection based on your profession to maintain professional diversity.

It is no longer possible to sign up for the Digital Sync Mission to the United Kingdom. The deadline has expired.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:15 Opening
10:15 – 11:15 Personal Branding Workshop: Karen Oldhoven
11:30 – 12:15 Keynote: Will Quiney
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 13:45 Nederlandse cultuur in het VK: Brexit, kansen en uitwisseling
14:00 – 14:30 Scoren in het VK: de zakelijke do’s and don’ts
14:45 – 15:05 Roundtable: round 1
15:15 – 15:35 Roundtable: round 2
16:00 – 16:20 Roundtable: round 3
16:30 – 16:50 Roundtable: round 4
17:00 – 18:00 Drinks and bites

You can view all the participants on this page.


Karen Oldhoven (Personal Branding Expert, NL)

Personal Branding Expert Karen Oldhoven is a speaker, chair and entrepreneur. Enthusiastic whirlwind Karen advises and manages creative entrepreneurs and professionals to focus and develop their Personal Brand, to help them become stronger and increase added value to their business partners. With a background in media, she passionately speaks on personal leadership, the era of human skills and personal growth. In addition, she contributes to African organization African Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum.

Will Quiney (Music Supervisor, UK/US)

Will Quiney is a multi-award winning music supervisor with over 14 years experience in the film and music industries. After starting out in music video and film production, he now soundtracks feature films (including Matthew Vaughn's box office hits Kick-Ass 1 & 2) as well as having a prestigious career in supervision in theatrical marketing. For ten years he has worked consistently on hundreds of major worldwide trailer campaigns for clients including Warner Bros, A24, Netflix, Universal, Fox, StudioCanal, becoming Europe's foremost trailer music supervisor at Empire Design in London.

In 2017 he relocated to the US to join creative agency Mob Scene as senior theatrical supervisor working on major campaigns for clients including Warner Bros and Sony. 2018 saw Will join Los Angeles trailer agency GrandSon as the senior music supervisor. During his three years he worked on a multitude of prestigious creative trailer projects, soundtracking campaigns such as Roma, Downton Abbey, Uncut Gems and The Green Knight. In 2021 he won a Golden Trailer award for Best music for his work on the campaign for Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and the Music and Sound Award for Best Re-record or Adaptation in a trailer for CODA.

Koen Guiking (Policy Advisor Culture, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, UK)

Koen is a cultural policy officer at the embassy in the United Kingdom. He is actively involved in persuading cultural institutions in the UK to work with Dutch makers. With his background in communication, he publicizes all the cultural exchange that arises, he also leads British authorities to contacts in the Netherlands, after which he leaves the discussions to the experts.

Daniel Tserepnin (Business Development Coordinator United Kingdom, RVO, NL)

Daniel Tserepnin works at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( and fulfils the role of Business Development Coordinator for the United Kingdom. In this role he is mainly responsible for steering and facilitating governmental activities aimed at trade promotion towards the UK, serving as a liaison between the International Trade Network and the Dutch Business Community in the Netherlands. Prior to this role, he coordinated the trade activities for Central and Eastern Europe and was responsible for the Startup & Scaleup Internationalization Program at RVO. Before joining the RVO, Daniel worked as an international projects lead at several organizations, among which StartupDelta (now TechLeap) and StartupAmsterdam.

Mark Gordon (Founder, Score Draw Music, UK)

Mark Gordon is a multi award-winning composer who runs the music production company Score Draw Music. With studios located in both the UK and Ireland, Score Draw provides original music and songs to a huge range of global clients and current work spans content for Channel 5/Milkshake, Nickelodeon Jr, PBS Kids, BBC and Sky. Mark’s composition work in Score Draw Music has included co-writing music for Dolly Parton to sing in a children’s animation series, a co-write in the 2018 Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water, and ongoing work across film, television and animation - as well as running the company on a day to day basis. Outside of the company, Mark is a member of the Ivors Academy Media Committee Board, sits on the Future Screens NI Board and also programmes Output Belfast - Ireland’s largest music conference.

Amelia Hartley (Director Music Supervision, Banijay, UK)

Amelia Hartley is the Director of Music Supervision for Banijay and looks after music use for the group while focusing on UK, working on a wide range of programming across drama, factual, music and entertainment. She has been with the company for over 20yrs and is the music supervisor on such projects as Peaky Blinders seasons 1-6 (BBC/Netflix), Black Mirror seasons 1-5 (Netflix), Pursuit of Love (BBC/Amazon), Fortitude seasons 1-3 (Sky Atlantic) and many more. She was nominated for two US Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror and has won Best TV Music Supervisor of the year at the Music Week Sync Awards in 2015 and 2018. In Feb 2020 she was named in ‘Music Supervisors to Watch’ in Variety.

James Marshall (Senior Music Supervisor, PlayStation, UK)

James Marshall is Senior Music Supervisor at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe as part of the PlayStation Creative Arts team, working on global ad campaigns, promotional videos and games currently in development. Recent projects have included Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Destruction AllStars, as well as the premiere PlayStation in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He also works on commercially released soundtracks for PlayStation titles across digital and physical formats with releases including Returnal and the Horizon Forbidden West: Isle of Spires EP. Before Sony he worked in radio, with a focus on music composed for and featured in games, assisting with game music specials on Classic FM.

Emma Middleton (Music Supervisor, Rubato Music, UK)

Voted “Music Supervisor of the Year” in 2020 at AIM Sync and both winner + nominee of Music & Sound Awards for work on The Crown Seasons 3 & 4 trailers, Emma is a trailer-specialist Music Supervisor and Consultant, who launched her freelance business, ‘Rubato Music’, at the start of 2021. Prior to that, Emma was in-house at a UK trailer agency – Create Advertising. Emma enjoys discovering and applying unusual or unexpected tracks to experiment and have fun with the trailer form, whilst keeping a firm handle on the necessary pacing and intensity required for these campaigns. Also a composer, Emma occasionally jumps in and gets her hands dirty – recent work: a collaboration on “The Witcher” Season 2 Teaser Trailer.

Michelle Stoddart (Founder, Stoddart Music, UK)

As a teenager, Michelle got her dream job working in a record shop and she hasn’t looked back. 25 years’ experience in the music industry, with a focus on synchronisation. She founded Stoddart Music in January 2018 and represents artists, songwriters, labels & publishers for creative synch placement in Adverts, Film, TV, Trailers and Games. Prior experience includes heading the Kobalt Music synch team, Sanctuary Records, Mautoglade and Acuff-Rose. Placements include Apple, Candy Crush, Instagram, Samsung, Mini, Nissan, Twitter, Levis, American Express, Very, Estee Lauder, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Halifax, Lexus, amongst many others including Film, TV, Trailers and games.

Ben Sumner (Managing Director & Founder, Feel For Music, UK)

Founder of music consultancy, Feel for Music, Ben Sumner is a music supervisor specializing in the field of video games. Twice voted Music Week Music Supervisor of the Year for Video Games and winner of a number of awards for music creation and supervision across gaming, advertising and radio. Ben has worked on music for numerous games franchises including Assassins Creed, Just Cause, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Far Cry, Final Fantasy, Life is Strange to name just a few. As well as numerous other projects including work for Google, Jaguar and the BBC. Having started out as a DJ/producer over 20 years ago, his career has spanned numerous artist and media projects in a variety of roles. Career highlights include remixing Candi Staton’s ‘You’ve Got The Love’, working with Florence & The Machine (Final Fantasy XV), Dua Lipa (Jaguar) and Daughter (Life Is Strange) and voicing a character for CBBC! More recent projects include Assassins Creed Valhalla, Life is Strange: True Colors and Outriders.

Supported by Dutch Music Export