Westminster Media Forum

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


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:


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

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


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

Delegate Pack

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


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates