Forthcoming events

The Westminster eForum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and regulatory agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to technology. These include representatives of technology businesses, their business and domestic customers, and their advisors; interest groups and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators, along with members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.

The Westminster eForum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Jacob Kohnstamm

Jacob Kohnstamm

David Smith

David Smith

The future for data protection in the UK and Europe: privacy, technology and reform

Thursday, 8th May 2014
Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman, Dutch Data Protection Authority and Chairman, Article 29 Working Party and David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director, Data Protection, Information Commissioner's Office

Maarten Haijer

Maarten Haijer

Next steps for gambling policy: regulation, taxation and new opportunities

Tuesday, 20th May 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, European Gaming and Betting Association

Colette Mahoney

Colette Mahoney

Smart cities: innovation, infrastructure and the opportunity for the UK

Thursday, 12th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Colette Mahoney, Head of Unit, Smart Cities and Sustainability Unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett MP

The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett MP

Cyber security 2014 - policy priorities for the UK and Europe

Tuesday, 1st July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett MP, Chair, National Security Strategy Committee

Steven Norris

Steven Norris

Karen Clarke

Karen Clarke

Cloud Computing: migration, infrastructure and competitive advantage

Thursday, 4th September 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Steven Norris, President, Data Centre Alliance and Karen Clarke, Vice President UK & Ireland Applications, Oracle

David Sear

David Sear

Nick Stringer

Nick Stringer

Digital and mobile marketing: innovation, partnerships and value for money

Tuesday, 11th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: David Sear, Chief Executive, Weve and Nick Stringer, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Internet Advertising Bureau

Social media

Q1 2015
Central London

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Growth in the telecoms sector
  • The digital consumer
  • Big Data
  • Digital Government
  • Protecting children online
  • Digital payments
  • Broadband
  • Internet Governance

Core Sponsors

The core sponsors of the Westminster eForum are Arqiva, BBC, BT, ISBA - the Voice of British Advertisers, KPMG and O2.

The BBC logo is a trade mark of the British Broadcasting Corporation and is used under licence. BBC logo © BBC 1996. KPMG International's Trademarks are the sole property of KPMG International and their use does not imply auditing by or endorsement of KPMG International or any of its member firms.

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Lord Alli, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Viscount Astor, Lord Avebury, Adrian Bailey MP, Rt Hon the Lord Barnett, Dame Anne Begg MP, Henry Bellingham MP, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Jake Berry MP, Lord Birt, Crispin Blunt MP, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Rt Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, Lord Bragg, Julian Brazier MP, James Brokenshire MP, Chris Bryant MP, Richard Burden MP, Baroness Buscombe, Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable MP, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Christopher Chope MP, Stephen Crabb MP, Philip Davies MP, Rt Hon Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, Lord Dubs, Rt Rev the Lord Eames, Louise Ellman MP, Natascha Engel MP, The Earl of Erroll, Nigel Evans MP, Michael Fabricant MP, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Paul Farrelly MP, Rt Hon Don Foster MP, Baroness Fritchie, Roger Gale MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Mike Hancock MP, Lord Harris of Haringey, Nick Harvey MP, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, John Hemming MP, Charles Hendry MP, Lord Hollick, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Baroness Kidron, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Norman Lamb MP, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Professor the Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Lipsey, The Earl of Listowel, Tim Loughton MP, Peter Luff MP, Lord Luke, Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Lord Maxton, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, Andrew Miller MP, Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Austin Mitchell MP, Baroness O'Cathain, Chi Onwurah MP, Sandra Osborne MP, Lord Patel, Lord Puttnam, Baroness Rawlings, Lord Razzall, Professor the Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, John Robertson MP, Andrew Rosindell MP, David Ruffley MP, Lord St John of Bletso, Adrian Sanders MP, Andrew Selous MP, Julian Smith MP, Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Rory Stewart MP, Jo Swinson MP, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Viscount Tenby, Andrew Turner MP, Rt Hon the Lord Wakeham, Robert Walter MP, Mike Weir MP, Admiral the Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, John Whittingdale MP, Rt Hon David Willetts MP and Tim Yeo MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.