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[ecrea] Television from the Nations and Regions 2007

Wed Nov 08 16:35:20 GMT 2006

>Some of the UK television industry's biggest names including Michael 
>Grade*, Simon Shaps, and
>David Liddiment head the line up for this year's Salford Conference 
>on Television from the Nations
>and Regions.
>Now in its 14th year, the Salford Conference is the most important 
>forum to discuss television
>from a non-metropolitan perspective.
>The 2007 Conference, to be held on 11 January 2007 at the Lowry 
>Centre, Salford Quays, will
>focus on the opportunities presented by the new digital world for 
>the industry outside London. It
>will look at the effect on the rest of the country of the BBC's 
>proposed move to Salford, and as the
>commercial TV industry changes at bewildering speed it will look at 
>the future of ITV in the
>Nations and Regions. There will be discussions on the new platforms 
>and interactive media and a
>chance to meet the experts. The Conference will showcase new 
>platforms and technologies, offer
>a scriptwriters' master class, and provide an opportunity over lunch 
>to "Speed Date the
>With over 400 delegates attending, Salford will also give its usual 
>exclusive opportunities to
>network, to make contacts, to ask relevant questions, and to learn more.
>Can you really afford not to be there?
>Speakers include:
>Malcolm Brinkworth MD, Touch Productions, and Vice Chair for 
>Television of PACT Council
>Branwen Davies Development Manager, Telesgop Television
>Richard Deverill Controller of Children's, BBC
>Simon Fell ITV Local Interactive
>Ben Gale Executive Producer, Factual Programmes, BBC
>Michael Grade* Chairman, BBC
>Jessica Lee Scriptwriter
>David Liddiment Creative Director, All3Media
>Anthony Lilley MD, Magic Lantern
>Matt Locke Head of Innovation, BBC New Media
>Jane McCloskey Director of Programmes, ITV West
>Alistair Moffat Independent Producer
>Kim Peat Head of Religion, Arts, and Daytime, Channel Five
>Simon Shaps Director of Television, ITV
>Keith Temple Script Writer
>Charles Wace Chief Executive, TwoFour Group
>Please check at for further information.
>The Chair of the Conference is Steve Hewlett, Writer and Broadcast 
>This year, all delegates will be warmly invited to an exclusive 
>Pre-Conference Presentation and
>Party hosted by mediacity:uk, who will unveil details of the new 
>media city planned for 2010 at
>Salford Quays. This will be held at the Lowry on the evening of the 
>10th January.
>The Main Sessions of the Conference include:
>The Keynote Speech: Michael Grade* Chair of the BBC
>Life Beyond the M60? How will the BBC move affect the rest of the 
>Nations and Regions?
>The Future of ITV: How important are the regions to its survival?
>Speed Date the Commissioners: Meet the Commissioners from the major 
>channels face to face,
>one to one.
>Writing for the Nation from the Regions: Master class with script 
>writers and script editors. How to
>get your work broadcast on old and new media
>Digital Media Showcase: See the equipment, see the future, meet the 
>experts, and get ideas.
>New Platforms, New Opportunities: What are these? Are you equipped to change?
>The Salford Conference was established in 1993 by the International 
>Media Centre at Salford
>University. Since then, it has become a vital part of the debate 
>about the future of British
>Broadcasting. Over the years, every senior figure in UK broadcasting 
>has appeared on the
>Conference platform. The Conference provides a national forum to 
>explore, discuss, and celebrate
>broadcasting and production in the Nations and Regions from a non 
>metropolitan perspective.
>The Salford Conference is the only major television event with this 
>focus. Last year for the second
>year running it attracted 400 delegates from across the industry. 
>For further information on the
>conference please visit our website,, or 
>contact Luise Nandy 0161 2956217
>/ Ruth Heritage 0161 2952667.
>We hope to see you there.
>* Indicates speakers who have accepted but still have to confirm.

Carpentier Nico (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
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