The 23rd Nations & Regions Media Conference will tackle some of the key issues that are facing broadcasters and producers across the UK today. It will promote talent and production outside London, explore global media markets and assess the impact of digital convergence.
The conference is a forum for content creators, producers, broadcasters, policy makers, commissioners, regulators, independents, freelancers and new entrants to come together at a time when audiences across the Nations and Regions have never been more relevant in the wake of Brexit.
A range of keynote speakers and panel sessions, from TV, radio and online, will debate media content creation, production, consumption and policy. The conference will also give independents from across the UK an opportunity to showcase their work, and talk to radio and TV commissioners during the ‘Meet the Commissioners’ sessions.
Speakers for 2017 will be announced shortly. In recent years the Nations and Regions Media Conference has welcomed the following guests to deliver keynote addresses: Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (2015), award winning writer and producer Josh Weinstein (2015), Michael Rosenblum, CEO RosenblumTV and NYVS (2015), Jenny Baxter, Chief Operating Officer of BBC England (2015); Harriet Harman QC MP, Labour Deputy Leader and Shadow Culture Secretary (2014); Peter Fincham, ITV’s Director of Television (2014), Steve Morrison, Co-Founder and Chairman of ALL3Media (2014); Stuart Cosgrove, Director of Creative Diversity at Channel 4 (2013); Scottish Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop (2013); Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport (2012); Adam Crozier, Chief Executive of ITV (2012); Diane Coyle, Vice Chair of the BBC Trust (2012); David Abraham, Chief Executive Channel 4 (2011); Kip Meek, Chairman, YouView (2011); and Erik Huggers, Director of Future Media and Technology, BBC (2010).
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£90 early bird rate, rising to £120 from 1 February 2017
Tuesday 28 March, 18.00: Evening drinks and networking reception with welcome address and keynote speaker.
Wednesday 29 March, 09.00 – 17.00: Full day, with refreshments and lunch included in the ticket price.