The Future of Media Conference 2014

Event Info

Thu 10 Jul, 2014 from 9:30am - 5:00pm
University of Salford
Manchester, M50 2EQ, UK
Cost: £299 + VAT


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Keynote Speaker

Graham Bryce - Group Managing Director, Bauer Media


Dave Young - Director of Programming, Box TV

Rick Murray - Executive Producer, Shine North

Seamus Simpson - Professor of Media Policy, University of Salford

Matt Stagg - Senior Manager of Network Strategy, EE 

Nigel Linge - Professor of Telecommunications, University of Salford

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We have a small number of exhibitor spaces available for this event, if you would like to enquire about this then please email cpdatsalford [dot] ac [dot] uk or call 0161 295 3000

Overview The UK's creative industries are a real success story. They are worth more than £36 billion a year; they generate £70,000 every minute for the UK economy; and they employ 1.5 million people in the UK. According to industry figures, the creative industries account for around £1 in every £10 of the UK's exports. With the right support, they have the potential to bring even more benefits to our culture and economy. The Government supports these industries through financial incentives, promotion at home and abroad, and reducing unnecessary regulations.

The UK's media industry is one of these success stories. It is a powerful symbol of an open and free society, as well as an important part of the economy. At the same time, the Government wants to make sure that appropriate regulations are in place so that everyone's rights are protected, and so that the UK has a plurality (or mix) of owners in the media industry. It did this through the Digital Economy Act 2010, which was introduced to provide a regulatory framework which could support emerging and future digital media services in the UK.

Britain's media industries are changing. By making sure press, digital, broadcast and mobile services are available to all and responsibly managed, the UK government continues to encourage and support a thriving sector.

The Future of Media Conference 2014 will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and debate the changing face of UK local,regional and national media. Experts from the sector will provide a detailed exposition and lively critical examination of leading edge issues in digital media and their potential consequences in a raft of areas, such as technology, content sourcing, production, narrow and broadcasting, and evolving relationships with audiences and consumers

As we emerge from the downturn, organisations across every industry are debating how to acquire and relate to customers in an entirely new world. For those in media, the rise of digital platforms is sure to present the greatest challenge as consumers transition online. This event will bring key stakeholders together from across the media landscape. Key points addressed on the day will include:

  • What is current and likely forthcoming in the future UK media landscape
  • Supporting the growth of digital radio services and infrastructure leading to a decision on a radio switchover
  • Creating a local TV framework so that local TV services can be set up across the UK
  • Making sure that there is a plurality (or mix) of media owners
  • The benefits of sharing new technology and networks across the industry
  • Ensuring that media and technology are accessible to the widest range of people, including by encouraging the use of subtitles, and by hosting the e-Accessibility forum
  • Looking to mobile for future growth
  • Keep pace with smart technology in order to deliver the requirements of a "smarter" consumer
  • Will there always be a place for traditional broadcasting?
  • Characterising success through the quality of content
  • Multiplying the number of broadcast platforms through digital technology
  • Enabling content in the digital age
  • Blurring the boundaries between technology and broadcasting
  • Understanding the implementation and monetisation of content
  • Unveiling opportunities to engage audiences and raise revenues through online platforms

Target Audience Delegates will include Chief Executives; Head of Production; Freelance Journalists; Commercial Directors; Managing Directors; Directors of Journalism and Communications; Heads of Local TV Licensing; Heads of Network Supply; Programme Managers; Production Executives; Media Lawyers; Media Consultants;Production Assistants; Creative Directors; Heads of News; Development Executives; Development Assistants; Heads of Entertainment; Directors of Creative Diversity; Publicists; Managing Editors; Heads of Policy; Heads of Programmes; Directors of Broadcasting; Business Development Managers; Communications Managers; Corporate Affairs Managers/Directors; Academics; Camera Operators; Floor Managers; Broadcast Engineers; Freelancers; Content Creators and will be drawn from the public, private and voluntary and community and independent sectors and all those with an interest in the future of media.



Salford Professional Development
0161 295 3000