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 sue.harris@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Paola Ottonello

Paola Ottonello

Ruth Holdaway

Ruth Holdaway

Priorities for women and sport - participation, audiences and commercial investment

Thursday, 25th February 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Paola Ottonello, Gender Equality and Communication Officer, Sport Policy and Programme, European Commission and Ruth Holdaway, Chief Executive, Women In Sport

Nicola Solomon

Nicola Solomon

Assessing key issues in book publishing - monetising content, sector skills and new avenues for growth

Thursday, 3rd March 2016
Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Emma House, Director for Publisher Relations, The Publishers Association and Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive, The Society of Authors

Monica Arino

Monica Arino

Next steps for European media policy: the UK audiovisual industry and impact of AVMSD reform

Tuesday, 15th March 2016
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Lorena Boix-Alonso, Head of Unit, Converging Media and Content, DG CONNECT, European Commission; Monica Arino, Director of International Affairs, Ofcom and Katharina Ribbe, Head of Content Regulation, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Lynda Adams

Lynda Adams

Mark Felix

Mark Felix

The UK fashion industry - digital strategies, IP, international competitiveness and policy priorities

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

Guests of Honour: Lynda Adams, Deputy Director of Designs, Intellectual Property Office; Mark Felix, Director, Online Trade, John Lewis and Adam Mansell, Chief Executive Officer, UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)

James Heath

James Heath

The BBC and UK creative industries in the next Charter period

Wednesday, 13th April 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: James Heath, Director of Policy and Charter, BBC

Ashley Highfield

Ashley Highfield

David Holdsworth

David Holdsworth

Pete Clifton

Pete Clifton

The UK local media sector - audience growth, partnerships and policy priorities

Thursday, 21st April 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ashley Highfield, Chief Executive Officer, Johnston Press; David Holdsworth, Controller, English Regions, BBC and Pete Clifton, Editor-in-Chief, Press Association

Alice Webb

Alice Webb

The future of children's content - market competition, PSB investment and advertising regulation

Thursday, 5th May 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children's, BBC

Caroline Norbury

Caroline Norbury

Creative industries in England - regional growth, funding models and policy priorities

Thursday, 19th May 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive Officer, Creative England

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

Tuesday, 7th June 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: A senior speaker from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Nick Pontefract

Nick Pontefract

Bill Sweeney

Bill Sweeney

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

Thursday, 16th June 2016
Central London
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

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 info@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk 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, 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, Sir Roger Gale MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Baroness Henig, Lord Hollick, Lord Holmes of Richmond, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, 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 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.