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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call the sponsorship team on 01344 864796.
The Core Sponsors of the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum are AECOM, 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 120,000 members, the Institution is the market leader among professional engineering bodies. It is the go-to organization with the global reach that truly represents and reflects breadth of 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 Sponsors of the Westminster eForum are Arqiva, BBC, BT CityFibre and KPMG.
Arqiva is a leading UK communications infrastructure company enabling a vibrant digital economy. We are behind the scenes and central to millions of vital connections. We are pioneers in an always on, always connected world.
Every day our infrastructure and associated services enable millions of people and machines to connect wherever they are through TV, radio, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT).
We are an independent provider of telecom towers, with around 8,000 active licensed sites, and the only national provider of terrestrial television and radio broadcasting.
Our technology enables us to work with everyone from mobile network operators, such as BT-EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three to independent radio groups and major broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Turner and CANAL+ to utility companies such as Thames Water.
We provide digital and satellite services and distribution for international clients in Europe, the U.S., the Far East and Australia, including Turner and Canal+ and the Al Jazeera Network.
At Arqiva, we are investing to ensure that the UK has the communications infrastructure it needs to thrive in an increasingly connected world. From carrying the BBC’s first television broadcast in 1936 to launching the UK’s national DAB radio and digital terrestrial television networks in the 2000s, we strive to continuously find ingenious and smarter ways to support our customers.
The BBC's mission has remained the same for almost 100 years; 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 91% of UK adults each week and BBC News is the source people are most likely to turn to for news they trust and for impartial, accurate coverage.
The Corporation is funded through a television licence fee and 95% of it's controllable spend is focused on content and delivery with just 5% spent on running the organisation.
The current Royal Charter, which started on 1st January 2017 sets out five purposes for the BBC. They are:
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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:-
CityFibre is the UK’s leading alternative provider of full fibre broadband infrastructure, with wholesale open-access full fibre networks in over 50 towns across the UK, delivering reliable, gigabit-capable full fibre connections to consumers in the public sector, business community, mobile operators and residential markets.
Full fibre connectivity is revered for its gigabit speeds, near unlimited bandwidth and consistent reliability. CityFibre is making significant investments in towns and cities across the UK as we look to rapidly expand the number of homes and businesses which have access to full fibre.
As part of our £2.5 billion investment programme, we are bringing full fibre to one million UK homes and businesses by 2021 and 5 million by 2025 - leading the drive to build the digital infrastructure needed to support the UK’s communities, businesses and wider economy.
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 Core Sponsors of the Westminster Media Forum are Arqiva, BBC, BT CityFibre and KPMG.
The Core Sponsor of the Westminster Health Forum is Boehringer Ingelheim .
Improving the health of humans and animals is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus in doing so is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention.
Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals.
As a family-owned company, Boehringer Ingelheim plans in generations and focuses on long-term success. The company therefore aims at organic growth from its own resources with simultaneous openness to partnerships and strategic alliances in research. In everything it does, Boehringer Ingelheim naturally adopts responsibility towards mankind and the environment.
More information about Boehringer Ingelheim can be found on www.boehringer-ingelheim.com or in our annual report: http://annualreport.boehringer-ingelheim.com.
The Core Sponsor of the Westminster Education Forum is Cambridge Assessment .
At Cambridge Assessment, our purpose is to help learners demonstrate and fulfil their potential. As a department of the University of Cambridge, we provide education programmes and exams in over 170 countries, offering global recognition through our three awarding bodies OCR, Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge Assessment International Education. Each year we unlock the power of education for millions of learners of all ages and abilities.
We have unrivalled depth of experience in national education systems, international education and English language learning. We are an international not-for-profit organisation with unique strengths and 160 years of expertise. We support and learn from teachers, schools and governments and together we are shaping education and creating a confident future for learners and a real and lasting impact on the world.
Our qualifications are backed by the largest research capability of its kind and this enables us to help teachers, learners and governments stay at the forefront of education and unlock its power. Our research is not just about ensuring our qualifications and services are the very best for learners, it is also designed to add to knowledge and understanding about assessment in education, both nationally and internationally.
We strive to open doors for learners, to unlock the power of education and give them the confidence to thrive. We work with many national educational organisations and ministries through our international organisations, Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge Assessment International Education. We work to improve standards of education, creating opportunity for learners around the world.
Cambridge Assessment has a high number of experts, with proven experience in curriculum and assessment design, and as a part of the University of Cambridge has access to world-leading resources, skills and research. We work in collaboration with institutions such as University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and Cambridge University Press to offer a comprehensive service to our partners.
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The Core Sponsor of the Westminster Business Forum is Economic Insight .
Economic Insight is an economics consultancy that provides an unrivalled level of client service. Our unique proposition is that we combine the rigour of technical economics with the consultancy skills of leading strategy houses. We use economics to provide our clients with a fresh perspective on the issues that matter most to them and to support superior decision making.
Our expertise is in helping clients solve critical, real world, strategic problems across the areas of business strategy, regulation, competition law and public policy. Our track record of delivering value-adding results means that we are trusted by major private and public sector organisations to advise at the most senior level. We work across all sectors, from fast moving consumer goods and retail through to regulated utilities. Our breadth of experience allows us to offer cross-sector insights that help our clients achieve their objectives.
As you would expect of a firm of specialist economists, our advice is underpinned by rigorous economic, statistical and financial analysis. But it’s how we use our analysis that makes us different. Our focus is on translating it into clear and valuable advice for our clients. In our opinion, that’s what makes economics relevant.
The Core Sponsor of the Westminster Higher Education Forum is Unite Students .
Unite Students is the UK's largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country's world-leading higher education sector. We currently provide homes for over 50,000 students in circa 130 properties across 22 leading university towns and cities in England and Scotland. Unite also has a strong development pipeline, which will deliver more than 6,000 beds in the next three years.
Our 1,400 people are driven by a common purpose: to provide the students who live with us a 'Home for Success' and to be the most trusted brand in the sector. We do this through quality service, quality people and quality properties, all designed on the basis of an unrivalled insight into students' needs and preferences.
Unite's accommodation is high quality, safe and secure, and located close to university campuses, transport links and local amenities. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security, and high-speed Wi-Fi. MyUnite, our mobile app, provides practical support such as instant messaging and maintenance requests.
Our commitment to customer service is powered by an innovative, in-house operating platform. It provides a wide range of benefits to our students, such as an optimised online booking process, as well as providing us with a unique ability to drive value from our portfolio through scale efficiencies and revenue management.
Alongside delivering quality service, our other strategic priority is delivering growing and sustainable earnings. A key part of this strategy is growing the number of beds let though partnerships with mid and high tariff universities which are experiencing record levels of student demand. We currently partner with 60 higher education institutions, guaranteeing that approximately 60% of our rooms are let under multi-year, 'nomination agreements' providing high visibility of forward occupancy and rental growth.
Unite is also the founder of and major donor to the Unite Foundation, a charitable trust established to support talented students facing challenging financial circumstances through the provision of free accommodation annual scholarships. The Foundation has so far provided scholarships for 209 young people working in close collaboration with 27 universities.
Founded in 1991 in Bristol, Unite Group is an award-winning Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 250 Index.
For more information, please visit Unite's corporate website www.unite-group.co.uk, the student site www.unitestudents.com or the Unite Foundation www.unitefoundation.co.uk.
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.
To discuss any further information or to suggest a conference please either submit the information below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.