After the successful top managers’ meeting most recently held in Stockholm, CIRCOM Regional in conjunction with BBC East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire is organizing a follow-up session on 1st December 2017 in Hull, the UK Capital of Culture 2017.

This will be 4th in a series of fora for senior managers, the leaders in public regional broadcasting, which successfully addressed Strategies for Regional Broadcasting. The feedback from the senior managers who attended the meetings was very positive, both concerning the presentations and discussions on strategy and, not the least, the opportunity to meet and network with European colleagues. This led to a wish for another meeting before the end of this year.

The theme of the forum will be Working in Partnerships - we will consider how public service broadcasters can work effectively with other local and regional media. The BBC is about to start a partnership with the UK News Media Association which will create 150 new journalism jobs, a shared data journalism unit, and a facility allowing local news providers access to local BBC material.

The full agenda for the meeting will be issued by the end of August.

We are very much looking forward to this follow-up meeting and hope to gather most of the senior managers that met in Dublin, Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm for this unique occasion to share knowledge and exchange best practice.