Watch: Reflections on Children's Global Media Summit 2017

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by Simon Austin
Andy Burnham

Senior media industry figures from across the world visited Manchester for a landmark discussion on the future of children’s digital media and keeping young people safe online.

Speakers at the Children’s Global Media Summit included the Duke of Cambridge Prince William, BBC Director-General Tony Hall and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

Hosted by Manchester Central, a central theme of the event was who should take responsibility for keeping children safe in a digital world. The Summit was curated by Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, which is based at MediaCityUK, Manchester.

World media leaders in Manchester to discuss the future of children's entertainment

Burnham said: "I think it is a great tribute to everybody in the city that we have managed to bring such a prestigious event here. It is great that people are coming here debate how we help young people to negotiate a complex world."

Marketing Manchester, BBC Children’s and Conference Partners International created the successful bid to host the event in Manchester.

The Children’s Global Media Summit was founded in 1995 in order to help secure the future of children’s programming in a rapidly-changing world.