VLV Autumn Conference 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017 10:30 - Wednesday 29th November 2017 16:00

VLV’s Autumn Conference 2017 will be held on 29th November 2017 at the Geological Society, London W1 between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
 
We are delighted that Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of ITV, will be our keynote speaker at 10.30am. Peter joined ITV in May 2017 and will be able to reflect on his first six months at the broadcaster. Prior to joining ITV he was Chairman of the Arts Council of England for four years and led an independent Review of how the UK’s Creative Industries can contribute to the future of the country on behalf of the government which has just been published.
 
At the conference we will also be hearing from James Purnell, BBC Director of Radio and Education, on the BBC’s new strategy following the publication of its first Annual Plan under its unitary board. During the afternoon we will explore how UK independent production is changing as a result of the creation of BBC Studios and in response to the impact of global players like Netflix. Will this lead to less UK relevant public service content for audiences?   Mark Linsey, Director of BBC Studios, will join a panel of industry speakers. 
 
The VLV AGM will take place between 4.00 and 4.45pm.

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