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Gaming industry and retail in the digital economy examined

07 March 2016

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee examines the role of small business and self-employment in gaming industry growth, and the development of digital retail and buying online.

Witnesses

Tuesday 8 March 2016, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Jo Twist, CEO, Ukie
  • Chris van der Kuyl, Chairman, 4J Studios
  • Philip Oliver, CEO, Radiant World

At 10.30am

  • Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium
  • Paul Misener, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Amazon

Purpose of the session

This session aims to cover:

  • Issues surrounding the growth of the UK gaming industry – such as the role of SMES and the self employment – and what can be done to encourage further growth and innovation, looking at issues such as digital skills and the role of the Government.
  • Issues surrounding the changing nature of retail, shaped increasingly by the digital transformation in the way we buy goods.

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