Sky News broadcasts events “live in person”.
Organized by Trevor Phillips on Tuesday 12 October in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Sky News Will throw Big ideas live, the first in a series of live events designed to bring together a diversity of perspectives from across the country to brainstorm solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the UK today .
“Sky News has proven over the past 18 months that we provide a vital public service in making the critical topics of our day accessible and accessible to our viewers. This is an ambitious next step in bringing Sky News specialists into communities across the country and examining some really big ideas. – John Ryley, Head of Sky News
The broadcaster’s biggest names will be joined by business leaders, industry commentators and politicians in an interactive conference-style setting to explore ideas surrounding the most important issues in our society. Each event is designed to address an area of specialization – ranging from business and economics, the arts, climate, science and health, and technology.
Held in Magna in the old Templeborough Steelworks in Rotherham, symbol of South Yorkshire’s industrial heritage, the first event will explore “How to revive UK businesses and economy in the wake of the pandemic”.
Sky News’ Ed Conway, editor-in-chief of economics and data, business presenter Ian King and presenters Trevor Phillips and Samantha Washington will host panels and talks with guests including former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney , Siemens UK CEO Carl Ennis, UK CEO of Arla Foods, Ash Amirahmadi, climate activist and former Sheffield Mayor Magid Magid and CEO of Smart Green Shipping – Diane Gilpin. There will also be contributions from an in-person audience of regional business voices.
“Our business and economics specialists and data journalists are some of the best in the business, so this first topic was an obvious choice. Big Ideas Live will move away from the streaming news and instead create a format for breaking down the important issues of our time, starting with reviving the UK business and economy. – John Ryley, Head of Sky News
Analysis of the Sky News The data journalism team will explore what the data tells us about the impact of the pandemic on UK businesses and economy. The event will focus on the future of jobs, the future of green growth, and the future of the North as an engine of post-pandemic economic growth. The event will be broadcast live across the Sky News’ website and app as well as appears throughout the day on the Sky News TV channel.
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