Priorities for the creative industries in Wales: media, culture and supporting the creative economy

A Westminster Policy Forum for Wales seminar that will focus on the opportunities and challenges for the creative industries in Wales.


Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified.
Guest of Honour: Alun Davies MP, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language
Please note the date of this seminar has changed.

It follows the final report from the ongoing Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry into Broadcasting in Wales - which examines the suitability of current funding and governance arrangements, along with the cultural value of Welsh language broadcasting and the economic impact of the sector. It also comes in light of the UK Government White Paper on the next BBC Charter.

The conference will bring together stakeholders from across the media and wider creative sectors with policymakers from both the Welsh and UK Governments, and the National Assembly for Wales.

Delegates will consider options for supporting the growth of Wales’ creative economy, along with the way ahead for investment and innovation in content creation and distribution across all forms of media, as consumer requirements and technology constantly evolve.

Sessions will also examine the issue of plurality of content that is ‘by Wales, for Wales’, particularly the extent to which news output - across print, online, radio and television - reflects the increasingly devolved political settlement.

Speakers include Ffilm Cymru Wales Chair Michael Gubbins.

Find out more and book your place here.