Report – First Timers’ Reception

Posted on: Wednesday 06 July 2022 10:43am by Yosr Saber


  • The Conference is known for its friendliness, so don’t be afraid to talk to strangers.
  • Make use of the speed meetings, as they are a great opportunity to get business done fast.
  • Make sure you have fun too!

After two years of a global pandemic and social distancing, getting together at the Head of Steam pub in Sheffield at the First Timers’ Reception for drinks and the opportunity to mingle with like-minded people in the UK’s children’s media industry was a refreshing way to kick start The Children’s Media Conference 2022.

The room was buzzing with many conference first-timers eager to establish contact and have inspiring and meaningful conversations with individuals who share their passion for children’s media. Equally excited were the repeat visitors and veterans of the conference, who were seeing old friends and making new ones.

The CMC is proud of its reputation for being the most friendly and accessible kids’ media conference, but for the shy and hesitant to mingle, the games set up by the Reception team helped first-timers break the ice and initiate conversations. Attendees also got to meet and receive words of advice from key folk in the kids’ entertainment industry, who recommended we made use of the conference to talk to strangers. They also guided us on how to set up speed meetings to get actual business done and sell ideas during our time at the conference.

If you missed this year’s First Timers’ Reception, don’t miss the event in 2023; it’s guaranteed to give you a head start and help you make the most of all the possibilities the conference has to offer.

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Yosr Saber

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Yosr Saber

Kings College London, Postgraduate Student

My name is Yosr Saber. I am originally from Cairo, Egypt but have been living in London with my husband and two children since January 2014.  I graduated from the American University in Cairo back in the year 2000 and worked for over 9 years in advertising both at Ogilvy&… Read more