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The World Summit on Media for Children Foundation (WSMCF) has chosen Manchester and BBC Children’s as hosts for the next World Summit in 2017.  The summit will welcome over 1,500 delegates from around the globe to Manchester in December 2017.

World Summits on Media for Children are held every three years and provide a forum for producers, broadcasters, educators and regulators and other professionals committed to the improvement of quality media for children. The Summits have travelled around the world since they first started in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, it has been to London, Thessaloniki, Rio De Janerio, Johannesburg, Karlstad, and Kuala Lumpur.

With BBC Children’s as the lead content partner, Marketing Manchester and Conference Partners created the successful bid to host the 8th World Summit on Media for Children in 2017.

The World Summit on Media for Children Foundation is a global movement committed to developing and improving the quality of media for children.

WSMCF President, Dr Patricia Edgar when announcing the successful bid stated: “The members of the Foundation were unanimous in their agreement that Team Manchester’s bid was exceptional and one with which WSMCF will be proud to be associated.  We are pleased to be working with one of the world’s preeminent producers of media for children in the BBC and to see the emphasis on digital media, the inclusion of a creative children’s program and the ambition to leave a genuine legacy following the Summit.”

Dr Patricia Edgar AM

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