The Westminster Media Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and regulatory agencies to engage in timely discussion on public policy relating to the media with key stakeholders. 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 consults Parliamentarians, senior departmental officials, regulators, industry representatives and major interest groups.
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.
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The future for local media - TV, print, radio and the web
Thursday, 30th May 2013
Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
This event is CPD certified
Guest of Honour: Peter Davies, Director of Radio Content & Broadcast Licensing, Ofcom
Copyright - next steps for UK policy and content in the digital single market
Tuesday, 9th July 2013
This event is CPD certified
Guest of Honour: Sean Dennehey, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Patents, IPO
Competition in content - broadcast rights, convergence and extracting the value of premium media
Thursday, 18th July 2013
Guests of Honour: Julian Ashworth, Director of Group Industry Policy, BT Group and David Wheeldon, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BSkyB
The British fashion industry - intellectual property, manufacturing and talent
Tuesday, 15th October 2013
Guest of Honour: Caroline Rush, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council
Emerging options for funding for the arts
Next steps for the British film industry - one year on from the Film Policy Review
The following issues are being considered for future events:
- Supporting content creation in the UK
- Next steps for the BBC
- Next steps for regulation of the media sector - plurality, trust and growth
- Children's media
- Free to air television
The core sponsors of the Westminster Media Forum are Arqiva, BBC, BT, Clifford Chance, ISBA - the Voice of British Advertisers, KPMG and O2.
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Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum
Lord Alli, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Viscount Astor, Lord Avebury, Rt Hon the Lord Barnett, Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP, Dame Anne Begg MP, 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, James Brokenshire MP, Chris Bryant MP, Richard Burden MP, Baroness Buscombe, Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable MP, Alun Cairns MP, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Christopher Chope MP, Lord Clement-Jones, Stephen Crabb 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, Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, Nigel Evans MP, Michael Fabricant MP, Paul Farrelly MP, Rt Hon Don Foster MP, Roger Gale MP, Stephen Gilbert MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Mike Hancock MP, Nick Harvey MP, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, John Hemming MP, Charles Hendry MP, Baroness Henig, Lord Hollick, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Rt Rev Graham James the Lord Bishop of Norwich, Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Norman Lamb MP, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Professor the Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Lipsey, Tim Loughton MP, Peter Luff MP, Lord Luke, Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Lord Maxton, Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch the Lord Bishop of Manchester, Ann McKechin MP, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, Andrew Miller MP, Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Austin Mitchell MP, Baroness O'Cathain, Sandra Osborne MP, Lord Patel, Lord Puttnam CBE, Baroness Rawlings, Lord Razzall, Professor the Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, John Robertson MP, Andrew Rosindell MP, David Ruffley MP, Adrian Sanders MP, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Andrew Selous MP, Lord Shipley, Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Jo Swinson MP, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Viscount Tenby, Andrew Turner MP, Rt Hon the Lord Wakeham, Robert Walter MP, John Whittingdale MP, Rt Hon David Willetts MP and Tim Yeo MP. Please note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.