Opening Keynote: Ben McOwen Wilson

Ben McOwen Wilson opens CMC 2022 exploring ‘What Next…’

As MD of YouTube UK, Ben works with some of YouTube’s largest global media partners as well as many of the platform’s most-recognised creators.

YouTube’s huge reach, its influence on the way kids experience the world – and the platform it gives kids to also influence the world  – place it firmly at the centre of what matters to the delegates coming to CMC.

As a senior figure in broadcasting and digital media, working across 5 continents over the last 25 years, Ben is uniquely placed to consider ‘what next’ – as young people’s media consumption undergoes immense change.


The Opening Keynote includes a presentation by Changemaker Aneeshwar Kunchala – a conservation and wildlife phenomenon. At only 7 years old he’s already won multiple awards for his campaigning and recently made it all the way to the Britain’s Got Talent final. In this moving and motivational speech, Aneeshwar will share what inspires him and how we can all help to communicate the vital conservation message to the next generation. Not to be missed!
Changemaker Producer David Hallam