London, England SW1

"This seminar will be an opportunity to contribute to the Government’s current major re-assessment of the support needed for the UK’s creative industries.

The event will bring policy makers together with frontline practitioners from across the creative industries, and others with an interest in the issues, to look at the implications of the Government’s recently published Strategy Paper - and at the options for future action.

The stakes are high. The UK creative industries are world leaders with an importance to the nation’s economy comparable with financial services. But the UK’s creative economy faces increasing impact of global competition, emerging technologies, changing consumer habits and new business models.

Education and diversity have been identified as key enablers for the UK’s continuing creative competitiveness - but how can these be delivered and where should the emphasis be?

The impartially-structured discussion at this seminar will help decision makers in government and the private sector refine their understanding of the issues and views about the way ahead  - and, in particular, consider the way that perspectives and aspirations for policy development from across the creative industries interrelate."

Speakers include Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism, DCMS, and Will Hutton, Director, The Work Foundation, will be giving keynote addresses.

Official Website: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/mediaforum/diary.aspx

Added by nico_macdonald on January 7, 2008