About the event

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

2013 statistics

1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Joe Godwin


BBC Children's

As Director of BBC Children's Joe Godwin is responsible for the strategic direction of the BBC's services for children – the two digital TV channels, CBBC and CBeebies and their websites and mobile apps. 

After reading History at Manchester University, Joe joined the BBC in 1986, working at BBC Southampton in regional news. In 1989 he joined the Children's Programmes department as a trainee, and worked as an assistant producer, studio director and producer on shows such as Blue Peter, Going Live and Record Breakers. From 1997-2000 he was Editor of Children's Presentation.

In 2000 he moved to Nickelodeon UK, holding a number of posts including Head of Original Production and VP Interactive Director.

Joe returned to the BBC in 2005 as Head of Children's Entertainment, and in 2009 Joe took up his current post as Director Children's.

In 2011, Joe led the move of the entire Children's department to its new home at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Joe is a member of the BAFTA Children's Committee, The Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing of the British Board of Film Classification, and a Trustee of the National Museums of Liverpool.

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