Westminster Media Forum

The UK video games sector - competitiveness and growth, consumer protection, and priorities for policy in the new parliament

TO BE PUBLISHED March 2020


This conference will consider next steps for the UK video games sector - with sessions discussing future growth and competitiveness, consumer protection, and priorities for policy and regulation.


With a new parliament beginning its work, discussion will reflect key developments affecting the sector including:


Speakers


There will be keynote addresses from:


  • Steve Wood, Executive Director - Regulatory Strategy, Information Commissioner’s Office;
  • Victoria MacCallum, Deputy Director, Creative Industries, DCMS;
  • Brad Enright, Programme Director, Regulatory Framework and Outcomes, Gambling Commission;
  • Dr Jo Twist, Chief Executive Officer, UKIE; and
  • Ian Livingstone, Non-executive Chairman, Sumo Group and Co-Founder, Hiro Capital.

Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Centre for Internet and Gaming Disorder and Royal College of Psychiatrists; Marie-Claire Isaaman, Women in Games; Nick Nocton, Mishcon de Reya and Sean Taylor, InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise and International Game Developers Association.


The agenda


  • The UK’s positioning in the global video games sector - international competitiveness and value to the economy;
  • Sustaining high tech sector growth - access to talent and funding for product innovation, new business models and managing scale;
  • Data protection and future game design - the role of the ICO’s age appropriate design code;
  • Links between gaming and gambling - latest thinking and assessing what further oversight might be required; and
  • Policy priorities - for supporting the development of the UK video games sector.
  • Investment in R&D, supporting SMEs and market entrants, and priorities for meeting the skills demand; and
  • Protecting the interests of consumers - industry responsibility, reducing access to inappropriate content, and assessing the evidence and options relating to gaming disorder.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates