Westminster Media Forum

Next steps for the creative industries Sector Deal - innovation, IP and access to finance

Morning, Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Central London


This timely seminar focuses on next steps for implementing the Creative Industries Sector Deal.

Discussion will focus on pulling together key elements aimed at supporting the growth of creative businesses - looking at funding and investment, support for innovation and IP holders, the talent pipeline, and priorities for creative clusters and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) being launched by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Delegates will assess next steps for implementing industry and policy commitments from the Deal, delivery issues around leadership and collaboration, and what further joint action might be needed to prepare for future challenges and maintain the UK’s position as a global creative hub in the context of the Brexit negotiations.

Guest of Honour

Caroline Norbury

Chief Executive Officer, Creative England

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


Dr Ros Lynch

Director, Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office


Irene Graham

Chief Executive Officer, The ScaleUp Institute

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

Alyssa Bonic

Head, Creative Industries, 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