Westminster Media Forum

Delivering the creative industries Sector Deal - innovation, IP and access to finance

Morning, Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Central London


This timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss what needs to be put in place to successfully deliver the Creative Industries Sector Deal, recently agreed between the Government and the creative industries as part of the Industrial Strategy.

The agenda focuses on next steps for key elements of the Deal, looking at investment, intellectual property, the talent pipeline and priorities for the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) being launched by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and will also assess what is missing from the Deal and how it might evolve in the future.

Sessions will consider the way ahead for attracting and retaining talent, including skills development, career pathways and diversity, and discuss what further support is needed to grow private sector investment and exports, and enable IP holders across the UK to attract backing.

Planned sessions will examine the expected launch of the Creative Industries PEC - considering research priorities and fostering creative clusters, including partnerships with business and higher education - and how the sector can meet the needs of tomorrow’s audience through innovation and collaboration, as well as next steps for policy and championing the creative industries.

Guests of Honour

Caroline Norbury

Chief Executive Officer, Creative England

Jack Karet

Head of Creative Industries (Non-Screen), DCMS

Guests of Honour

Caroline Norbury

Chief Executive Officer, Creative England

Jack Karet

Head of Creative Industries (Non-Screen), DCMS

Keynote Speakers

Jon Zeff

Independent Consultant

Alice Hu Wagner

Managing Director, Strategy, Economic and Business Development, British Business Bank


Lord Clement-Jones

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Creative Industries


Theresa Wise

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Television Society

Eliza Easton

Principal Policy Researcher, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta

Professor Andrew Thompson

Chief Accounting Officer, Arts and Humanities Research Council and Chair, Research, Innovation & Strategy Advisory Board, Research Councils UK

Jeremy Silver

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Catapult

Andy Payne

Partner, Good Shepherd Entertainment; Chair, Advisory Board, British Esports Association; Board Member, UKIE and Chairman, Appynation

Graeme Thompson

Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Sunderland

Speaker confirmed from UK Export Finance

Nick Capaldi

Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales