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Next steps for regional development and the creative industries in the UK

Morning, Thursday, 14th December 2017
Central London (venue TBC)

Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar

Speakers:

Westminster Media Forum are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Paul Bristow, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England; Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, BFI and Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive Officer, Creative England.

 

Further confirmed speakers include: Tom Campbell, Specialist, Creative Industries, Digital & Creative, Knowledge Transfer Network; Professor Andrew Chitty, Creative Economy Champion, Arts & Humanities Research Council and Professor of Creative and Digital Economy, Royal Holloway, University of London; Mary-Alice Stack, Chief Executive, Creative United; Dick Penny, Managing Director, Watershed; and speakers confirmed from The Creative QuarterNottingham and Walpole.

 

Additional senior participants are being approached, but if you or a colleague would like to be considered as a speaker at this seminar, please contact the team at speakeroffers@forumsupport.co.uk specifying the event and session where you would like to speak and they will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are offering to speak yourself please don’t fill in a booking form, as this will be taken as an order and you will be charged for a place subject to the T&Cs.

 

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Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, BFI

Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive Officer, Creative England

Paul Bristow, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England 

 

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Tom Campbell, Specialist, Creative Industries, Digital & Creative, Knowledge Transfer Network; Professor Andrew Chitty, Creative Economy Champion, Arts & Humanities Research Council and Professor of Creative and Digital Economy, Royal Holloway, University of London; Mary-Alice Stack, Chief Executive, Creative United; Dick Penny, Managing Director, Watershed and speakers confirmed from The Creative Quarter, Nottingham and Walpole

 

 

 

This seminar will discuss the next steps for the development of regional creative economies - as well as their role in the wider social and economic growth of the UK.

 

It takes place in the context of increased regional devolution, with the appointment of new metro mayors, and is expected to follow the publication of an Industrial Strategy white paper later this year - with a commitment in January’s green paper for an ‘early sector’ deal with the creative industries.

 

Delegates will examine key priorities for promoting sector growth across the regions and for developing creative centres outside of London - with a particular focus on cross-sector collaboration, stimulating investment, and addressing skill shortages and talent retention. They will also consider options for reviewing fiscal frameworks, funding and business support in light of devolution. 

 

Further sessions will assess the contribution of the sector to wider local socio-economic growth and its role in placemaking - including serving regional audiences, delivering representational content and encouraging local engagement. 

 

Delegates will also consider the future position of the regions in the international market and their role in maximising the global reach of the sector, including the development of export capabilities and supporting new trade relationships with emerging markets.

 

Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • Developing the talent pipeline: identifying and addressing regional skill needs, improving links with schools, colleges and higher education institutions, and the role of creative hubs; 
  • Enterprise and training: promoting creative entrepreneurship and supporting SMEs, professional development and talent retention, and assessing the suitability of the new Apprenticeship Levy; 
  • Addressing regional imbalances: creative clusters, challenges around expansion and relocation, and attracting inward investment; 
  • Placemaking and serving regional audiences: impact on local socio-economic growth, encouraging local engagement and delivering representational content; 
  • Policy: options for localised strategy around funding, fiscal frameworks and business, as well as supporting access to international markets and building regional export capabilities; and 
  • Industrial Strategy: key priorities for regional development - particularly around trade, infrastructure and connectivity, and investment. 

 

The draft agenda is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster Media Forum. 

 

Networking

Westminster Media Forum seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and are CPD certified (more details). Typically, attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group numbering around 100, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior Government officials involved in this area of public policy, creative businesses, their suppliers and their advisors, the technology, infrastructure and telecoms industries, organisations and individuals representing the views of consumers and citizens, regulators, academics and reporters from the national and trade press.

 

Output and About Westminster Media Forum

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials at DCMS, DfE, Home Office, DCLG, DIT, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, Defra and other government departments; officials at Ofcom, Ofsted and other agencies affected by the issues; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

 

All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

 

The Westminster Media Forum is strictly impartial and cross-party, and draws on the considerable support it receives from within Parliament and Government, and amongst the wider stakeholder community. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own. Forum events are frequently the platform for major policy statements from senior Ministers, regulators and other officials, opposition speakers and senior opinion-formers in industry and interest groups. Events regularly receive prominent coverage in the national and trade press.

 

Booking arrangements

To book places, please use the online booking form

 

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to terms and conditions below.

 

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

 

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at Next steps for regional development and the creative industries in the UK(including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £210 plus VAT; 
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

 

For those who cannot attend:

  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for £95 plus VAT; 
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

 

If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please contact Peter Van Gelder at peter.vangelder.media@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities - not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The delegate fee includes copies of the presentations via PDF and refreshments. Cancellation policy is as follows: (1) cancellations 14 or more days before the event: £70+VAT cancellation fee per delegate; (2) cancellations less than 14 days before the event: no refunds. Cancellations must be submitted via the website. If you are unable to submit your cancellation via the website then the cancellation must be notified in writing to the Westminster Media Forum. No charge will be made for replacement delegates. Transfer of any confirmed booking between events is not possible. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and change the speakers without prior notice. The Westminster Media Forum is unable to grant extended credit and therefore must request that full payment be made within 30 days from the date of invoice. Should payment not be received within 30 days from the date of invoice, the Westminster Media Forum will apply an administration charge of £40+VAT, likewise for payments made to our account in error.

 

 

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