Priorities for the UK Creative Industries workforce post-Brexit

Thursday 30 March 2017
TBC Central London, SW1A 2ET


Join our CEO Seetha and a number of industry leaders as they discuss the Creative Industries workforce post-Brexit

This timely seminar will consider priorities for the UK creative workforce in the run-up and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. It takes place in light of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the Creative Industries, with a particular focus on the sector’s ability to attract and retain talent from around the world.

The conference also follows the Creative Industries Council’s recently published growth strategy, Create Together, which sets strategic industry and government goals over the next five years aimed at fostering an industry-led skills and education system and a transparent and diverse workforce.

Sessions will assess the potential impact of changes to access agreements within the EU single market on the UK’s creative workforce, as well as consider the sector’s priorities for equipping current and future generations with the skillsets required to maintain and drive the UK’s global competitiveness.

Areas for discussion include:

  • Education and skills – current and future skill gaps, and improving careers information and links with education providers; widening apprenticeships and work-based training schemes; and supporting the teaching of creative subjects in schools;
  • Professional development – improving access to affordable training and development for freelance professionals; and developments in online training and peer-to-peer networks;
  • Diversity – supporting access to the creative professions for diverse and geographically dispersed talent;
  • The UK in a global talent market – safeguarding an internationally competitive workforce and attracting the best overseas talent; and
  • Policy priorities – including access to the EU single market and freedom of movement; funding gaps for education and SMEs; new market opportunities; and options for tax reform to support the freelance workforce.

Who will be speaking?

The seminar will be chaired by John Nicolson MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), speakers include:

  • Seetha Kumar (Creative Skillset)
  • Dr Mark Dittmer-Odell (Confederation of British Industry)
  • Deborah Annetts (Incorporated Society of Musicians)
  • Sally Benton (Design Council)
  • Morag Blazey (Ebiquity)
  • Julian Cobley (The Skills and Growth Company) 
  • Emma de la Fosse (Ogilvy and Mather Group) 
  • Dick Penny (Watershed Media Centre) 
  • Denise Proctor (Noise Festival) 
  • Dr Jonathan Wardle (National Film and Television School)

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About the Westminister Media Forum

The Westminster Media Forum is strictly impartial and cross-party, and draws on the considerable support it receives from within Parliament and Government, and amongst the wider stakeholder community. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own. Forum events are frequently the platform for major policy statements from senior Ministers, regulators and other officials, opposition speakers and senior opinion-formers in industry and interest groups. Events regularly receive prominent coverage in the national and trade press.

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Priorities for the UK Creative Industries workforce post-Brexit

TBC Central London, SW1A 2ET


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