Westminster Media Forum

Next steps for regional development and the creative industries in the UK

Morning, Thursday, 14th December 2017

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss the next steps for the development of regional creative economies - as well as their role in the wider social and economic growth of the UK.


It takes place following the publication of an Independent Review, led by Sir Peter Bazalgette, which sets out proposals for an Industrial Strategy early sector deal with the creative industries, and recommends further support to promote regional growth in the industry.


Sessions will examine key priorities for encouraging cross-sector collaboration, stimulating investment, and addressing skill shortages and talent retention, as well as options for reviewing fiscal frameworks, funding and business support in light of devolution.


Further sessions will assess the contribution of the sector to wider local socio-economic growth and the part it plays in placemaking - including serving regional audiences, delivering representational content and encouraging local engagement.


Delegates will also consider the future position of the regions in the international market and their role in maximising the global reach of the sector, including the development of export capabilities and supporting new trade relationships with emerging markets.


 



Guests of Honour

Paul Bristow

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England

Richard Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, EndemolShine UK; Member, Pact Council and Chair, Creative Skillset

Dawn Paine

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Creative England

Guests of Honour

Richard Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, EndemolShine UK; Member, Pact Council and Chair, Creative Skillset

Paul Bristow

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England

Dawn Paine

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Creative England

Chair

Bambos Charalambous MP

Speakers

Sally Joynson

Chief Executive, Screen Yorkshire

Dick Penny

Managing Director, Watershed

Tom Campbell

Specialist, Creative Industries, Digital & Creative, Knowledge Transfer Network

Speaker confirmed from The Creative Quarter, Nottingham

Sara Pepper

Director of Creative Economy, Cardiff University

Speaker confirmed from Walpole

Professor Andrew Chitty

Creative Economy Champion, Arts & Humanities Research Council and Professor of Creative and Digital Economy, Royal Holloway, University of London

Tom Hadley

Director of Policy & Professional Services, Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Mary-Alice Stack

Chief Executive, Creative United