Alex Mahon and Ben Frow announced

Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon has confirmed that she’ll be taking part in this year’s Creative Cities Convention. In what is shaping up to be a seismic year of change for Channel 4, as the broadcaster prepares to set up its new national HQ in Leeds and creative hubs in Bristol and Glasgow, Alex will share her thoughts on what’s to come in 2019.

We also welcome back Ben Frow, Director of Programmes at Channel 5, for an exclusive chat with Kirsty Wark. He will update us on his initiative to work with the most talented producers outside the M25, which was enthusiastically received when Ben made the announcement at last year’s Convention. Delegates will be first to hear how he is faring in this ambition to increase regional output.