UK video games industry - innovation, commercial opportunities and next steps for policy

The Royal Society, London, UK

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The UK video games industry - innovation, commercial opportunities and next steps for policy, organized by the Westminster Forum Projects will take place on 16th April 2015 at the Royal Society in London, United States Of America.


08:30 AM - 01:00 PM General Hours

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16 Apr 2015
16 Oct 2014

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Stanley Goh

Stanley Goh

Chief Executive at Nepcoe Greenstar Group Ltd

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan

Co-Founder and Analyst at Midia Consulting Blackburn, United Kingdom
Jeff Hughes

Jeff Hughes

Chief Executive, Omnifone at Omnifone London, Canada
Charles Caldas

Charles Caldas

CEO at MERLIN B.V. London, Canada
Phil Sherrell

Phil Sherrell

Partner at Bird & Bird London, Canada
Nuala Donnelly

Nuala Donnelly

Sponsorship & Partnerships at O2 UK London, Canada
James Cobb

James Cobb

CEO at Crowd Connected Guildford, United Kingdom
Antony Bebawi

Antony Bebawi

EVP Digital and Society Relations Europe at Sony ATV London, Canada

Schedule & Agenda

Thu, 16 Apr 08:30 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration and coffee
Thu, 16 Apr 09:00 AM - 09:05 AMChairu2019s opening remarks
Lord Clementu2010Jones, Member, Allu2010Party Parliamentary Group on Music
Thu, 16 Apr 09:05 AM - 09:15 AMThe UK music industryu00a0u2010u00a0key issues and trends
Mark Mulligan, Cou2010Founder and Analyst, MIDiA Research
Thu, 16 Apr 09:15 AM - 09:50 AMThe growth of digital musicu00a0u2010u00a0commercial opportunities and challenges
Antony Bebawi, EVP Digital & Society Relations, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Senior representative, streaming serviceQuestions and comments from the floor
Thu, 16 Apr 09:50 AM - 10:40 AMA digital music marketu00a0u2010u00a0dynamics, artist remuneration and the outlook for growth
How is the impact of a wellu2010established digital music market set to develop and widen in the future: in terms of perceptions of themonetary and cultural value of music, the power of established and emerging artists and the role of the record label? Are artistu2019scontracts fit for the digital age; how are they set to change as the digital market develops, and what will be the key issues in anyrenegotiation? What are the emerging commercial challenges and opportunities for streaming services to work for all parties, toinnovate and to expand into new markets? How can they build consumer loyalty, and how can streaming services continue to achievea competitive edge in winning subscribersu00a0u2010u00a0through additional content, bundling, partnerships, pricing and exclusives? What are thelatest developments in intelligent recommendation systems to enhance discoverability of new music? How will the role of data andanalysis evolve to support the future of digital music services?u00a0u00a0Lance Phillips, Partner, Digital Media and Music, SheridansJeff Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, OmnifonePaul Pacifico, Manager, AllStars and Director, Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)Charles Caldas, Chief Executive Officer, MerlinPete Downton, Chief Commercial Officer, 7digitalQuestions and comments from the floor with Mark Mulligan, Cou2010Founder and Analyst, MIDiA Research
Thu, 16 Apr 10:40 AM - 10:45 AMChairu2019s closing remarks
Lord Clementu2010Jones, Member, Allu2010Party Parliamentary Group on Music
Thu, 16 Apr 10:45 AM - 11:10 AMCoffee
Thu, 16 Apr 11:10 AM - 11:15 AMChairu2019s opening remarks
Senior Parliamentarian
Thu, 16 Apr 11:15 AM - 11:25 AMDomestic and international priorities for supporting the UK music industry
Ged Doherty, Chairman, BPI (British Recorded Music Industry)
Thu, 16 Apr 11:25 AM - 12:10 PMIn Sync? UK and European copyright law
What are the latest developments in how UK Government and industry are working to support an environment in which the musicindustry can thrive, and what are the next steps? How successful has the Creative Content UK initiative been thus far and whatchallenges does it face going forward? As the European Commission announce their intention to publish plans for the development ofthe EU digital single market, how would any reduction in the barriers which block the free flow of online services and entertainmentacross national borders affect the UK music industry and what would be the likely impact on creator reward of increased sharingacross borders? With evidence presented of a link between music piracy and subsequent visits to legal digital music stores, are punitivesanctions the most effective way of reducing piracy and increasing revenue for the music industry going forward?Phil Sherrell, Partner, Bird & BirdJohn Smith, General Secretary, Musiciansu2019 Union and President, International Federation of Musicians (FIM)Mark Isherwood, Director, RightscomSenior academicQuestions and comments from the floor with Ged Doherty, Chairman, BPI (British Recorded Music Industry)
Thu, 16 Apr 12:10 PM - 12:55 PMLive music, digital innovation and brand partnerships
Has the full potential of the Live Music Act been fully realised and what further activity could be beneficial to the industry around thederegulation of live music? With revenues increasingly being generated away from record sales, how can the live sector continue toinnovate and engage audiencesu00a0u2010u00a0both domestically and internationally? How are new generation locationu2010aware technologiesu00a0u2010u00a0forexample Crowd Connected at Wireless Festivalu00a0u2010u00a0offering commercial and other opportunities for live music events?u00a0u00a0How can theindustry further capitalise on the marketing potential of the data collected at the event and postu2010event? As consumer brandsincreasingly become an essential part of the business of music, what are the latest partnerships with artists, festivals, live shows andtechnology and how are these set to develop?u00a0u00a0Jo Dipple, Chief Executive, UK MusicNuala Donnelly, Head of Sponsorship for The O2, Telefu00f3nica UKGary Reid, Managing Director, Bands and BrandsJames Cobb, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Crowd ConnectedQuestions and comments from the floor
Thu, 16 Apr 12:55 PM - 01:00 PMChairu2019s and Westminster Media Forum closing remarks
Senior ParliamentarianPeter van Gelder, Director, Westminster Media Forum

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