Afanti Media is pleased to announce the return of the Wales Screen Summit on 15-17th May 2023 at Cardiff’s Parkgate Hotel.
Speakers confirmed to date include: Chief Content Officer, UK at Paramount, Ben Frow; BBC Director of Unscripted, Kate Phillips; Chief Content Officer for Channel 4, Ian Katz; Chief Executive Officer, S4C, Sian Doyle; EVP of Content at All3Media International, Maartje Horchner; Managing Director of Business Development & Global Strategy at Pact, Dawn McCarthy-Simpson OBE and Channel 4 Head of Daytime and Features, Jo Street.
The full Summit schedule will shortly be announced, and this year’s event will allow delegates to have the opportunity of 1-2-1’s with commissioning editors, as well as see exclusive film and television screenings.
Early bird tickets are now live via www.walesscreensummit.com.
This leading industry event was launched in 2022 with the inaugural Wales Screen Summit (WSS)/Copa Cyfryngau Cymru taking place in Cardiff, supported by Creative Wales, BBC, Channel 4, S4C, Channel 5 and Netflix and attended by over 230 delegates.
Keynote speakers from the first Summit included; BBC Director of Nations, Rhodri Talfan Davies; Chief Content Officer for Channel 4, Ian Katz; Chief Executive of S4C, Sian Doyle and Chief Content Officer, Llinos Griffin-Williams; Deputy Chief Content Officer, UK Paramount, Sebastian Cardwell; Chief Executive, Pact, John McVay; Head of Specialist Factual, Channel 4, Shaminder Nahal; Acting Director of Drama at the BBC, Ben Irving; Commissioning Editor BBC Documentaries, Beejal-Maya Patel; BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning Editor, Julie Shaw and Head of Commissioning at BBC Wales, Nick Andrews.
Emyr Afan, Summit Director and Pact National Representative for Wales said: “As the dust settles on a tumultuous year in broadcasting, the cost-of-living crisis is at the forefront, but now there is good news around the certainty of C4’s future, we will be looking at how the industry will fund and sustain growth with a greater view on partnerships, international co-production, and sustainable production.”
Wales Screen Summit (WSS)/Copa Cyfryngau Cymru has received direct support from Welsh Government via Creative Wales, who are once again the Summit’s headline sponsor, alongside sponsorship partners including Channel 4, S4C, BBC Cymru Wales, Wales, Pact TAC and Hugh James. The creative industry in Wales has an annual turnover of £1.7 billion – 14% up from 2017, and currently employs 35,400 people.
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