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 jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Antony Bebawi

Antony Bebawi

Next steps for the UK music industry - digital strategies, IP protection and the value of live

Thursday, 16th April 2015
Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Antony Bebawi, EVP Digital & Society Relations, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Ged Doherty, Chairman, BPI (British Recorded Music Industry)

Nigel Dacre

Nigel Dacre

Jeff Henry

Jeff Henry

David Holdsworth

David Holdsworth

The future for local media: plurality, revenue models and policy priorities

Tuesday, 21st April 2015
Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Nigel Dacre, Director and former Chair, Local TV Network; Director, Notts TV and Chief Executive Officer, Inclusive Digital; Jeff Henry, Chief Executive, Archant and David Holdsworth, Controller, English Regions, BBC

Tina McCann

Tina McCann

Anna Home

Anna Home

The future of children's content - latest trends, commercial opportunities and safeguards

Thursday, 21st May 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Tina McCann, Managing Director, Nickelodeon UK and Anna Home, Chair, The Children's Media Foundation

James Heath

James Heath

David Mahoney

David Mahoney

PSBs in the evolving television market - investment, competition and regulation

Tuesday, 2nd June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: James Heath, Director of Policy and Charter, BBC and David Mahoney, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Ofcom

The future of news: partnerships, engagement and diversity

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Joanna Geary, Head of UK News Partnerships, Twitter and Jim Waterson, Deputy Editor, Buzzfeed UK

Dr Ros Lynch

Dr Ros Lynch

EU copyright reform and the digital single market - priorities and challenges

Tuesday, 8th September 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Dr Ros Lynch, Director, Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office; Antony Walker, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, techUK and Richard Mollet, Chief Executive Officer, The Publishers Association and Chair, Alliance for Intellectual Property

Jennie Price

Jennie Price

Liz Nicholl

Liz Nicholl

Alison Oliver

Alison Oliver

UK sports policy - funding, participation and strategic priorities

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Sarah Powell, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Wales; Jennie Price, Chief Executive, Sport England ; Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive, UK Sport; Alison Oliver, Interim Chief Executive, Youth Sport Trust and a senior speaker confirmed from Sport NI

Arts and culture in the UK - priorities for funding, partnerships and access

Thursday, 8th October 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Chris Murray, Director, Core Cities Group; Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive Officer, Arts Council Wales and Dr Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, Greater London Authority

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Advertising
  • Women and Sport
  • Film
  • Media workforce – skills and diversity
  • Future of BBC

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

Lord Alli, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Viscount Astor, Lord Avebury, Rt Hon Sir 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, 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 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 Sir Gerald Kaufman MP, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Rt Hon 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 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, Tim Yeo MP and Baroness Young of Hornsey. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.