4th Jul 2023

Unleashing Our Potential: Screen Sector Growth in the Nations and Regions

On: Tuesday 4 July 2023 from 9.30am – 1.00pm

At: Central London location AND via Video Conference

For: British Screen Forum Members, Associate Members, Future Leaders, and Invited Guests

We are pleased to announce a half-day conference in London on the morning of 4th July 2023 exploring the extant and potential policy levers which are most effective in harnessing the growth potential of the screen sectors outside London and Southeast England. The event has been curated by British Screen Forum with advice from national and regional screen agencies.

The event will feature an opening keynote from West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street and will look to answer the question: what does London need to know about building sustainable, long-term growth in the audiovisual sectors beyond the southeast corner of England? It will showcase and examine recent and ongoing policy initiatives, highlight opportunities to locate screen sector businesses and projects in the Nations and Regions, and bring together policymakers and senior industry figures from across the UK.

A copy of the full agenda alongside speaker biographies can be found here

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andy Street (Mayor, West Midlands)
  • Isabel Davis (Executive Director, Screen Scotland)
  • Gerwyn Evans (Deputy Director, Creative Wales)
  • Leon Forde (Managing Director, Olsberg•SPI)
  • Alison Gwynn (Chief Executive, North East Screen)
  • Professor Jonathan Sapsed (Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Newcastle University Business School/Co-Investigator, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre)
  • Rhodri Talfan Davies (Director of Nations, BBC)
  • Dr Tarek Virani (Creative Economies Lab, UWE Bristol)
  • Richard Williams (Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Screen)

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