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.

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
This event is CPD certified

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

UK sports policy - funding, participation and strategic priorities

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Stewart Harris, Chief Executive, Sportscotland; Sarah Powell, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Wales; Jennie Price, Chief Executive, Sport England ; Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive, UK Sport 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
This event is CPD certified

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

The UK fashion industry - priorities for domestic manufacturing, export and skills

Thursday, 22nd October 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: John Miln, Chief Executive Officer, UK Fashion and Textile Association and Lorna Fitzsimons, Managing Director, Lorna Fitzsimons Consulting and Director, The Alliance Project and Textile Growth Fund

The future of the BBC and priorities for Charter renewal

Thursday, 5th November 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Senior speakers confirmed from the BBC; BBC Trust and BBC Worldwide

Media for the millennials: youth audience insights, content innovations and strategic priorities

Thursday, 26th November 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from Maker Studios

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Media workforce – skills and diversity
  • Women and sport
  • Communications regulation

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.