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

Next steps for UK sports policy - competitive participation, co-ordination and funding models

Thursday, 15th May 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive, UK Sport

Simon Mellor

Simon Mellor

Supporting the UK performing arts sector - talent, funding, partnerships and marketing

Thursday, 5th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Simon Mellor, Executive Director, Arts and Culture, Arts Council England

Maria Martin-Prat

Maria Martin-Prat

Viscount Younger

Viscount Younger

Dominic Young

Dominic Young

Next steps for copyright policy: UK and European reform

Thursday, 19th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Maria Martin-Prat, Head of Unit, Copyright, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission; Viscount Younger, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual Property, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Dominic Young, Chief Executive Officer, The Copyright Hub and Founder, Ytrium

Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury

Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury

Amanda Nevill

Amanda Nevill

Next steps for the UK film industry - implementing the Film Policy Review

Thursday, 17th July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chair, Film Policy Review Panel and Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, British Film Institute

Michael Denny

Michael Denny

The UK video games industry - innovation, commercial opportunities and next steps for policy

Thursday, 16th October 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Michael Denny, Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Prospects for the British Fashion Industry - domestic manufacturing, commercial opportunities and workforce challenges

Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: John Miln, Chief Executive Officer, UK Fashion and Textile Association

Richard Mollet

Richard Mollet

Prospects for the UK publishing industry - market dynamics, revenue opportunities, taxation, and public libraries

Tuesday, 4th November 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, The Publishers Association

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • The UK music industry
  • Growth in the creative industries
  • Planning for the future - next steps for built environment policy
  • Future of public service broadcasting
  • Youth Media

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 the Lord Barnett, 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, 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 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.