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.

Liz Nicholl

Liz Nicholl

Barbara Slater

Barbara Slater

Women and Sport: priorities for participation, leadership and commercial investment

Thursday, 29th January 2015
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive, UK Sport; Lisa O'Keefe, Executive Director for Insight, Sport England and Barbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport

James Heath

James Heath

Debbie Manners

Debbie Manners

Adam Minns

Adam Minns

UK television production: commercial opportunities, market dynamics and skills

Thursday, 12th March 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: James Heath, Director of Policy and Charter, BBC; Debbie Manners, Managing Director, KEO films and Chair, Pact Council and Adam Minns, Executive Director, Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA)

Max Farrell

Max Farrell

Policy priorities for architecture and the built environment - design, planning, skills and international growth

Tuesday, 24th March 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Max Farrell, Partner, Farrells and Clare Devine, Director, Architecture and the Built Environment, CABE at Design Council

Prospects for the UK music industry - market dynamics, commercial opportunities and the value of live

Thursday, 16th April 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Antony Bebawi, EVP Digital & Society Relations, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and a senior speaker confirmed from BPI (British Recorded Music Industry)

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

Tuesday, 21st April 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Nigel Dacre, Chair, Local TV Network, Director, Notts TV and CEO, Inclusive Digital and Jeff Henry, Chief Executive, Archant

Tina McCann

Tina McCann

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

Thursday, 21st May 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Tina McCann, Managing Director, Nickelodeon UK; Anna Home, Chair, The Children's Media Foundation and senior speaker confirmed from BBC

James Heath

James Heath

David Mahoney

David Mahoney

Prospects for public service broadcasting and the UK television market

Tuesday, 2nd June 2015
Central London

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

News and current affairs - digital trends, business models and policy priorities

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Central London

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

Funding the arts and culture

Q4 2015
Central London

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Youth Media
  • The business of sponsorship
  • Advertising
  • Fashion

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.