Programme

The political events of 2016 signal a new chapter in UK history and have opened a range of opportunities and challenges for the media. Not only will the coming months determine how and to what extent the existing EU framework for media regulation will continue to apply domestically, the export environment for UK producers will be transformed. Such a profound shift in the geopolitical environment will challenge the very foundations of the existing settlement for broadcasting, telecommunications and the creative industries, and upset existing settlements for public service and media freedom.

9.00 Registration and Coffee
   
9.45 Introduction and Welcome
Tom Kibasi, 
Director, IPPR
 
9.50 Keynote Speech: Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR (chair)
   
10.30 Plenary Panel: The UK and the EU: Our Creative Industries and the Single Market
Ayesha Hazarika, Senior Adviser, BPI (chair)
Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Ingrid Deltenre, Director General, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
John McVay, Chief Executive, Pact
Adam Minns, Executive Director, COBA
   
11.30 Coffee
   
11.45 Keynote Speech: Rona Fairhead, Chair, BBC Trust
Damian Tambini, Director, Media Policy Project, LSE (chair)
   
12.15 Parallel Panels
 
Parallel Panel 1: The Power of Platforms: The UK and Europe
Eni Lecture Theatre
Damian Tambini, Director, Media Policy Project, LSE (chair)
Paddy Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School
Magnus Brooke, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ITV plc
Alistair Law, Head of Policy UK and Ireland, Sky
Mimi Turner, Former Senior Vice President Strategy, VICE Media and Former Marketing Director, TheLADBible
 
Parallel Panel 2: Connectivity and Connectedness
Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre
Nigel Warner, Director, Lexington Communications; Co-founder, Creative Access and Associate Fellow, IPPR (chair)
Julian Ashworth, Group Director of Policy Strategy, BT
Baroness Dido Harding, Chief Executive, TalkTalk Group plc
Helen Milner OBE, Chief Executive, Good Things Foundation
David Rodman, Executive Director, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Virgin Media
 
13.15 Lunch
   
14.00 Keynote Speech: Sharon White, Chief Executive, Ofcom
Jane Martinson, Head of Media, the Guardian (chair)
   
14.40 Parallel Panels
 
Parallel Panel 3: Media Regulation: The BBC and Distinctiveness
Eni Lecture Theatre
Professor Lis Howell, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, City University London (chair)
James Heath, Director of Policy and Charter, BBC
Sophie Jones, Head of Corporate Relations, Channel 4
Mark Oliver, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates
 
Parallel Panel 4: Fake News, Truth and Informed Electorates
Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre
Charlie Beckett, Professor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE (chair)
Jonathan Heawood, Chief Executive, IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor for the Press
Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media
Megan Lucero, Director, Local Data Lab, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
 
15.45 In Conversation with Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism, City, University London (chair)
   
16.15 Closing Remarks
Damian Tambini, Director, Media Policy Project, LSE
 
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