Children’s Global Media Summit (CGMS) 2017 will take place in Manchester, UK from 5th to 7th December with around 1,600 delegates from all over the world. It will be a can’t-miss event for animation professionals.

The Summit happens every three years from 1995 and provides a forum for producers, broadcasters, educators and regulators and other professionals committed to the improvement of quality media for children. The first Summit was held in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, it has been to London, Thessaloniki, Rio De Janerio, Johannesburg, Karlstad, and Kuala Lumpur.

The BBC curates the programme as the lead content provider for the Summit. The Summit’s vision is to redesign the future of media for young people, for many of whom the digital world is without limits or end, an unlimited resource with unlimited possibilities for the unlimited generation: Generation U.

Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, says: “We’ll be taking charge of the Children’s Global Media Summit in Manchester, gathering together the world’s most important content creators, tech companies and policy chiefs to help shape the future of children’s media. This Summit is a great example of what we’re doing to lead the way in reinventing public service broadcasting.”

The World Summit on Media for Children Foundation (WSMCF) President, Dr Patricia Edgar says: “With a new focus on digital media for young audiences across the world as well as a hugely ambitious legacy project being planned, I know that the impact of these three days will have a major ripple across our media landscape. ”

Speakers already announced include:

  • Aaron Haroon Rashid, CEO at Unicorn Black, creator of Burka Avenger
  • Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children’s & BBC North
  • Andy Yeatman, Director for Global Kids Content, Netflix
  • Jeffrey D Dunn, President and CEO, Sesame Workshop
  • Lucy Murphy, Head of Kid’s Content, Sky
  • Malik Ducard, Global Head of Family and Learning at YouTube
  • Dr Maya Göetz, International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television, Germany, and of the Prix Jeunesse Foundation
  • Peter Salmon, Chief Creative Officer, Endemol Shine Group
  • Tony Hall, Director-General, BBC

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