Forthcoming events

The Westminster Media Forum 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 the media. These include media professionals, representatives of the organisations they work in; their suppliers and 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 Media Forum 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

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Dominic Lake

The future for UK arts, culture and heritage - implementing the new strategy

Tuesday, 7th June 2016
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dominic Lake, Deputy Director of Arts, Libraries & Cultural Property, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Nick Pontefract

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Bill Sweeney

The new strategy for sport in the UK: implementation, participation and investment

Thursday, 16th June 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Nick Pontefract, ‎Head of Sport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer, British Olympic Association

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Jane Dyball

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Christian Harris

Next steps for the UK music industry - monetisation, policy challenges and the future of live

Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Jane Dyball, Chief Executive Officer, MPA Group of Companies and Christian Harris, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, Deezer

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The television production sector - international competitiveness, workforce priorities and policy options

Thursday, 14th July 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: David Cockram, Principal, Strategy, Ofcom and Laura Mansfield, Chair, Pact and Managing Director, Outline Productions

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Stephen Hull

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Jonathan Heawood

Digital news media: content strategies, monetisation challenges and priorities for regulation

Tuesday, 13th September 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Stephen Hull, Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post UK and Jonathan Heawood, Chief Executive Officer, IMPRESS

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Lindsey Clay

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Justin Sampson

The future of television and multi-screen advertising

Tuesday, 11th October 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: Lindsey Clay, Chief Executive Officer, Thinkbox and Justin Sampson, Chief Executive, Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB)

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Simon Morton

Sport governance in the UK - priorities for transparency, safe participation and diverse leadership

Thursday, 20th October 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Simon Morton, Chief Operating Officer, UK Sport

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Dan Brooke

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Tunde Ogungbesan

Media diversity on and off-screen - key initiatives, access and developing talent

Tuesday, 8th November 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: Dan Brooke, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Channel 4 and Tunde Ogungbesan, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Succession, BBC

In Production

Lots. The Westminster Media Forum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

Core Sponsors

The core sponsors of the Westminster Media Forum 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

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Media Forum are: Lord Alli, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Viscount Astor, Lord Avebury, Rt Hon Sir Kevin Barron MP, Sir Henry Bellingham MP, Baroness Benjamin, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Lord Birt, Crispin Blunt MP, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Rt Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, Lord Bragg, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Chris Bryant MP, Richard Burden MP, Baroness Buscombe, Alun Cairns MP, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Christopher Chope MP, Lord Clement-Jones, Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Lord Crathorne KCVO, 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, Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, Nigel Evans MP, Michael Fabricant MP, Paul Farrelly MP, Rt Hon the Lord Foster of Bath, Sir Roger Gale MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Rt Hon Damian Green MP, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Baroness Henig, Lord Hollick, Lord Holmes of Richmond, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Rt Rev Graham James the Lord Bishop of Norwich, Rt Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman MP, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Professor the Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Lipsey, Tim Loughton MP, Lord Luke, Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Lord Maxton, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Baroness O’Cathain, Lord Patel, Lord Purvis of Tweed, Lord Puttnam CBE, Baroness Rawlings, Lord Razzall, Professor the Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Andrew Rosindell MP, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Andrew Selous MP, Lord Shipley, Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Viscount Tenby, Lord Tope, Andrew Turner MP, Rt Hon the Lord Wakeham, Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP and Baroness Young of Hornsey. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.