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Forum seminar sponsors receive a range of benefits (subject to our core proposition of impartiality) - including:
See below for a summary of sponsorship and exhibition packages offered by Westminster Forum Projects - for more details, or to discuss other partnership arrangements, please contact Peter van Gelder.
In addition to our four main sponsorship packages we do also offer a range of standalone promotional options which may be purchased individually or alongside one another. Each of these options is available at every seminar run by Westminster Forum Projects
If you would like to discuss any of these options please contact email@example.com.
We have been pleased to have our current group of Forum core sponsors for several years now. Before any new core sponsors could join the group, we would of course, be required to check that any incumbent sponsors are comfortable with the new arrangement.
Our longstanding group of Core Sponsors across our forums are an invaluable source of advice and support.
For the core sponsors themselves, the relationship demonstrates at the highest level their strategic commitment to the impartial and constructive discussion of some of the most important issues in UK public policy, through a widely recognised vehicle which commands trust and respect from policymakers across Parliament, government and regulation, and from the other stakeholders.
For further details about how to join the Core Sponsor group for one of our forums or to begin the process of signing up please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the sponsorship team on 01344 864796.
The Core Sponsors of the Westminster eForum are Arqiva, BBC, BT, and KPMG.
About ArqivaArqiva operates at the heart of the broadcast and mobile communications industry and is at the forefront of network solutions and services in an increasingly digital world. The company provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio and wireless communications in the UK and has a growing presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. There are three business units:
Terrestrial Broadcast provides transmission for all UK terrestrial TV broadcasters, including the new networks being built for the Digital Switch Over. Transmission is also provided for BBC Radio and most commercial radio stations, both analogue and DAB. The company owns and operates two of the six UK digital terrestrial TV multiplexes, enabling major media companies to bring their TV and radio services to Freeview.
Satellite & Media provides global communication platforms to enterprise, government and broadcast customers around the world. It owns and operates teleports at key locations including Los Angeles, Washington, London and Paris, as well as comprehensive satellite capacity, an international terrestrial fibre network and extensive media facilities. These enable Arqiva to provide world leading organisations with a comprehensive range of services to deliver their data, broadcasts and media across the globe.
Wireless Access provides cellular, wireless broadband, voice and data solutions for the mobile communications, public safety, local government, and commercial markets. Arqiva is the largest independent provider of radio sites in the UK and Ireland. With its own spectrum, the company can provide complete mobile communications networks including backhaul links.
Arqiva has its headquarters near Winchester and other major UK offices in London, Warwick, Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire. The company is owned by a consortium of investors led by Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group. Major customers include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, BSkyB, Classic FM, the five UK mobile operators, the RNLI and the Metropolitan Police.
The BBC exists to enrich people’s lives with great programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain. Its vision is to be the most creative, trusted organisation in the world.
The BBC provides a wide range of distinctive programmes and services for everyone, free of commercial interests and political bias. They include television, radio, national, local, childrens’, educational, language and other services for key groups. The BBC also runs orchestras, actively develops new talent, and supports training and production skills for the British broadcasting, music, drama and film industries.
BBC services are used by over 96% of the UK population every week and the Corporation is funded through a television licence fee.
The new Royal Charter which started on 1st January 2017 sets out five purposes for the BBC. They are:
The BBC word mark and logo are trade marks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under licence. BBC logo © BBC 1996
BT is one of the world’s leading communications companies. We provide the essential backbone for fixed telephone services, mobile network operators and much of the UK’s terrestrial TV distribution.
BT is organised into a number of separate businesses:-
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 10,000 partners and staff. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 148 countries and have more than 113,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative.
Within KPMG’s Information, Communications and Entertainment practice we focus on the issues faced by our media clients in this period of unprecedented change. The much heralded convergence is finally a reality, with the traditional lines between media, communications and technology companies now rapidly blurring. The digitisation of content, the explosion in broadband capacity and take up, and the rapid fall in the cost of data storage are forcing ‘old media’ companies to consider their future business models and to forge unprecedented partnerships. As traditional revenue streams fragment, and historic price points become unsustainable as the perceived value of content declines, the challenge is to ensure content is available as widely as possible to maximise potential revenues.
Broadband has enabled the coming of age of the internet, with online trading, the phenomenon of social networking and the rapid migration to online of advertising spend all causing seismic shifts in the business models of many old media companies. The music industry was the first to feel the force - it is now the turn of the broadcasters, newspapers and the film industry. For all media companies, the survivors will be those with the foresight and boldness to change with the times.
KPMG has a keen understanding of these challenges, and the specific threats faced by each of the media segments – broadcasting, advertising, music, film and publishing – enabling us to provide tailored services that address our clients’ needs. For example, our intellectual property, strategic and commercial intelligence and IT advisory specialists are ideally placed to help guide our clients through the challenges posed by the changes this sector faces.
Our teams of sector professionals can work with you to help you achieve your objectives and keep ahead of the game in this ever challenging environment.
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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.
The Core Sponsors of the Westminster Media Forum are Arqiva, BBC, BT, and KPMG.
The Core Sponsors of the Westminster Health Forum are Boehringer Ingelheim, and Optimity Advisors.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, Boehringer Ingelheim operates globally with 142 affiliates and a total of more than 47,400 employees. The focus of the family-owned company, founded in 1885, is researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.
Taking social responsibility is an important element of the corporate culture at Boehringer Ingelheim. This includes worldwide involvement in social projects, such as the initiative “Making more Health” and caring for the employees. Respect, equal opportunities and reconciling career and family form the foundation of the mutual cooperation. In everything it does, the company focuses on environmental protection and sustainability.
In 2013, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about 14.1 billion euros. R&D expenditure corresponds to 19.5% of its net sales.
For more information please visit www.boehringer-ingelheim.com
Optimity Advisors is an international consultancy based in Europei and the USA, providing policy advisory and strategy, service and technical transformation. For over 25 years, our health policy practice has carried out numerous evaluations and impact assessments, as well as economic analysis, data analytics and data visualisation assignments. We focus on engaging collaboratively with organisations to enable them to navigate change, mitigate risk and succeed in an industry that is re-inventing itself at its very core.
Our experienced healthcare team has a range of academic and professional backgrounds, combining international, national and local industry experience with postgraduate qualifications in fields including politics and social sciences, economics, law, health and public policy. Our professional experience results from working across all aspects of the NHS including policy, regulation, research knowledge, innovation, commissioning and providing.
We focus on the following healthcare areas:
Our international portfolio includes working with clients such as Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and health plans, Medicaid and Medicare regional health programmes, and integrated mental health providers. In addition, we have worked with numerous European agencies such as DG Sante (formerly Sanco) and CHAFEA.
Our national portfolio includes, support for NHS England, Department of Health, Public Health England and NICE. Our local and regional portfolio includes support for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), health and social care providers and local and regional authorities.
To find out more about us and the work we do please visit www.optimityadvisors.com
The Core Sponsors of the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum are Burges Salmon, and Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value.
Everything the firm does is driven by the needs of its clients. By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where the firm has extensive knowledge and experience, Burges Salmon is able to achieve the best outcomes for clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies to private individuals and families. The firm provides these sophisticated clients with a wide range of services, often at critical moments when astute legal advice and commercial guidance is needed. Working collaboratively, in partnership with clients, Burges Salmon forms its thinking around their needs to ensure delivery of the right solutions when it matters.
We understand the legal and commercial challenges inherent in any project and are renowned for our creative approach to problem solving. We combine market-leading experience and legal expertise to help clients overcome the challenges of their sectors, particularly in the delivery of energy, environment and transport infrastructure projects in complex regulatory environments.
Drawing on a pool of expertise from across the firm, our collaborative approach allows us to build the right team for each client. Our team of specialist lawyers is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK, providing a seamless service throughout all stages of the project life cycle - from financing, planning and real estate through to construction and operation.
We are known for ground-breaking work in the energy sector and understand the opportunities, technologies and challenges that the sector presents.
The energy sector moves quickly. Our clients need advisers who understand not only where the sector is today, but also where it will be tomorrow. Our award-winning energy lawyers innovate and deliver creative solutions. From ground-breaking infrastructure projects to unparalleled regulatory insight, we provide the very best advice on all aspects of energy law. We work at the cutting edge of the sector. Our reputation is built upon first-of-a-kind projects and deals, and we provide expert advice throughout the project/plant life cycle.
Our environment team is nationally recognised, operating across natural resources and the built environment.
We work with the full spectrum of clients, from government and regulators to private sector funders, developers and infrastructure service providers. We are well known for our expertise across utilities, water, waste management, urban regeneration and social infrastructure.
We combine specialist expertise in energy efficiency, carbon law, water law, environmental risk management and compliance with award-winning real estate, projects, corporate and construction procurement teams. This has made us the firm of choice for complex, groundbreaking projects across the fast-changing natural resources and built environment sectors.
With decades of experience in the sector, we offer in-depth legal expertise across all modes of transport and transport infrastructure.
The transport sector remains vital to the country’s economic health and there are ambitious plans in place that will continue to enhance the UK’s passenger and freight systems in the years ahead. Our industry-leading transport lawyers have deep insight into the sector and unparalleled expertise in transport law. Our advice covers all aspects of transport law from the development of cutting-edge autonomous vehicles to more traditional transport infrastructure, road and rail, airports and ports.
Founded in 1847 in Birmingham, our original statement of our purpose was "To give an impulse to invention likely to be useful to the world", which is not so different from our present mission statement to "Improving the world through engineering".
Today, working hard to support our 115,000 members, the Institution is the market leader among professional engineering bodies. It is a go-ahead organization with global reach that truly represents and reflects the profession: encouraging professional registration and long-term career development.
As a global community of mechanical engineers represented in over 140 countries, the Institution is the largest network of mechanical engineering knowledge, skill and opportunity in the world. With an ever growing membership based outside the UK, we develop and maintain key partnerships with leading multi-national employers to ensure their technical workforces are trained to the highest standard. By equipping engineers with the right skills, knowledge and experience to help them develop, we contribute to strengthening the world’s leading companies.
We encourage high profile education initiatives which inspire the next generation to work in engineering, and get engineers featured in the global media and heard by government.
We are committed to ensuring that the views of engineers are well represented in the public domain. Thanks to its internationally recognised thought leadership around energy, climate change and future transport, the global press trusts the Institution as a source of expert opinion. With a proven track record for understanding the needs of government, our well respected expert knowledge is sought by politicians to shape policy.
The Core Sponsor of the Westminster Education Forum is Cambridge Assessment,
Established over 150 years ago, Cambridge Assessment operates and manages the University's three exam boards as well as the largest educational research capability of its kind. We are a not-for-profit organisation.
Cambridge Assessment plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering educational assessment to eight million learners in over 170 countries every year. We are an integral part of education and training both in the UK and worldwide.
In addition to our work in test delivery and development, we also offer guidance on education policy and strategy around the world. We use our expertise to inform assessment debates and to influence and shape thinking by sharing our views and presenting our research on assessment. We believe that educational research plays a vital role in the continuous improvement of educational and assessment policies and practices.
Cambridge Assessment’s three exam boards are:
OCR is one of the UK's leading and most respected examining bodies, providing a wide range of qualifications to meet the needs of learners of all ages and abilities. OCR delivers qualifications and support services to more than 13,000 schools, colleges and other institutions across the country. OCR is recognised as having the most integrated offering of qualifications, covering general, vocationally-related and occupational.
Cambridge English Language Assessment provides the world's leading range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English. We have been at the forefront of English language assessment for 100 years. Over 4 million people a year take our exams, and many millions more use official Cambridge English materials to prepare and learn.
The Admissions Testing Service is part of Cambridge English Language Assessment. It offers a range of tests and tailored assessment services to support selection and recruitment for educational institutions, professional organisations and governments around the world.
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5-19 year olds. Our qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world. We provide globally recognised qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE (now accredited in the UK), Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS and A Level and Cambridge Pre-U, which open doors for learners worldwide. We work in partnership with ministries of education, qualifications authorities and examination and assessment boards around the world
We have established a centre of excellence in assessment - the Cambridge Assessment Network. The Network is committed to the sharing of knowledge and the professional development of those involved in the process of assessment.
Our research capability is instrumental in providing the evidence base for key areas of assessment strategy and its work is widely published. Externally funded research is also under-taken, including for the regulators in the UK and for many education ministries. The results of our research are widely published in well-respected major journals as well as being presented at seminars and conferences. We also have our own publications, Research Matters and Research Notes.
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We are always busy producing our forward events calendar for new conferences on areas of evolving or emerging policy. If none of our existing seminars were what you were looking for, we always welcome pitches from sponsors to run an event on their preferred sector.
So long as it meets our impartial, professional and commercial criteria we could go forward with the suggested event in close consultation with the sponsor.
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Westminster Forum Projects prides itself on professionally organised and run impartial conferences. However we also lend our expertise to supporting bespoke conferences under client’s branding through our separate Westminster Policy Conferences division. Using our sector-leading organisational skills, access to best pricing on facilities and support, and extensive contacts database we produce white-label seminars to order and to full client specifications.
Westminster Policy Conferences has a long record of organising conferences, receptions and other events on behalf of Parliamentarians, government departments, regulators, NGOs, higher education institutions and business groups.
Our input can be in the form of the total organisation of an event, or more simple customised support to suit individual requirements.
All seminars produced by WPC are treated like one of our own and of the upmost importance to us. They are conducted to the same standard we expect from events under our own brand - currently with over 240 conferences a year attracting speakers and delegates at high levels in Parliament and Whitehall; the education, legal and health professions; the business community and their advisors; third sector and community groups; academia and the reporting media.
To get in touch about working with Westminster Policy Conferences please either use the form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.