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Please note: The agenda remains subject to change
More sessions - including all World Media Marketplace sessions - to be added soon.

Week 1

Date Times Details Tags Access
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Building a media for the future
Speaker Bio:
Wolfgang Blau, Global Chief Operating Officer and President, International, Condé Nast, UK
Leadership, Sustainability Access:
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Owning the game
Speaker Bio:
Claire MacLellan, Chief Operating Officer, Future plc, USA
Innovation, Leadership Access: Delegates only
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 The future of media: a map for navigating bumps, potholes and other barriers in the road
Speaker Bio:
Justin B. Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media Group, USA
Innovation, Leadership, People Access: Delegates only
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 Panel discussion: Developing and supporting innovation as part of organisational culture
Speaker Bios:
Dr. Kerstin Fröhlich, Head of Innovation Management, Spiegel Verlag, Germany
Lihui Zhang, President, Founding Director & Secretary General , Caixin Media, Caixin Foundation, China
Innovation, People Access: Delegates only
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Building media for a new world, now even more digital than before
Speaker Bio:
Ashish Thomas, CEA, Summit Media, Philippines
Transformation Access: Delegates only
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:15 - 14:15 Lessons from the transformation of the company formerly known as Weight Watchers
Speaker Bio:
Anna Hill, Senior Vice President, WW UK, UK
Brands, Transformation Access: Delegates only
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 Advertising in the new media revenue mix – a perspective from India
Speaker Bio:
Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director, Vikatan Group, India
Advertising, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Advertising in the new media revenue mix – a perspective from Europe
Speaker Bio:
James Wildman, CEO Hearst UK and President Hearst Europe, Hearst UK, UK
Advertising, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 How Insider Inc. became an international digital media behemoth worth watching
Speaker Bio:
Claudius Senst, Member of the Business Insider Executive Team, Insider Group, USA
Digital, Innovation Access: Delegates only
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Launch of FIPP’s latest Global Digital Subscriptions Snapshot
Speaker Bio:
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP, UK
Membership, Revenues, Subscriptions Access: Delegates only
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 You need not be big to win at subscriptions
Speaker Bios:
Jan Moberg, CEO and Editor in Chief, TU Media, Norway
Svein-Erik Hole, Head of Digital, TU Media, Norway
Membership, Revenues, Subscriptions Access: Delegates only
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Subscribers as friends – lessons from ZEIT’s membership model
Speaker Bios:
Wencke Karla Tzanakakis, Head, Friends of DIE ZEIT, DIE ZEIT, Germany
Lennart Schneider, Project Manager »Freunde der ZEIT«, »DIE ZEIT«, Germany
Membership, Revenues, Subscriptions Access: Delegates only
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 The rise of the micro venture and niche media
Speaker Bio:
Anita Zielina, Director of News Innovation and Leadership , Craig Newmark J-School at CUNY, USA
Innovation Access: Delegates only
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Building a Forever Transaction with your readers, using the same principles as Netflix, LinkedIn and the Silicon Valley giants
Speaker Bio:
Robbie Kellman Baxter, Strategy Consultant and Author, Peninsula Strategies, USA
Membership, Revenues, Subscriptions Access: Delegates only

Week 2

Date Times Details Tags Access
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 The business of news
Speaker Bio:
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, UK
Innovation, News Access: Delegates only
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 How luxury brands add millions to their turnover by coaching their most strategic asset – their people
Speaker Bio:
Sharron Lowe, Success Coach, Speaker and Author, Lowe & Associates, UK
Brands, Leadership, People Access: Delegates only
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Innovation and the critical success factor in business success – how to make it work
Speaker Bios:
Juan Señor, President, Innovation Media Consulting, UK
John Wilpers, Senior Director USA, Innovation Media Consulting, USA
Innovation, Leadership, People Access: Delegates only
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Navigating highly challenging business environments
Speaker Bio:
Frederic Kachar, CEO, Infoglobo and Editora Globo, Brazil
Leadership Access: Delegates only
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Lessons in consumer engagement from a financial services giant
Speaker Bio:
Ali Crossley, Managing Director, Distribution, Legal and General Insurance, UK
Brands Access: Delegates only
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 New approaches to brand content
Speaker Bio:
Will Roth, Vice President of Content and Strategy, The Foundry, Meredith Corporations, USA
Brands, Content Access: Delegates only
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Making brands into media
Speaker Bio:
Nicola Murphy, Group CEO, River, UK
Brands, Content Access: Delegates only
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 The search for diversified revenues
Speaker Bio:
Markus Grindel, Managing Director, Global Brand Licensing, Condé Nast, UK
Diversification, Innovation, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 What being locked up in North Korea taught Euna Lee about documentary film-making
Speaker Bio:
Euna Lee, Special Assistant, Voice of America, USA
Content, Video Access: Delegates only
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Diversifying the revenue stacks – pathways to sustainable revenue models
Speaker Bio:
Lee Fentress, VP Business Development, Los Angeles Times, USA
Diversification, Innovation, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 How The Washington Post’s video whizz engages millions of youthful fans for the venerable news brand
Speaker Bio:
Dave Jorgenson, Producer and Writer – Creative Video, The Washington Post, USA
Content, Video Access: Delegates only
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:30 - 10:30 What is a media company nowadays, and what are the pillars defining its success?
Speaker Bio:
Marc Walder, CEO, Ringier AG, Switzerland
Leadership, Transformation Access: Delegates only
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 National Framework for Shared Audience Data, Audience Measurement, and Advertising Reporting for Digital Media / Case Study BRAT Romania
Speaker Bios:
Kimmo Kiviluoto, Chief Data Scientist , Syno International, Finland
Arina Ureche, General Manager , Biroul Român de Audit Transmedia, Romania
Access: WMM
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 What happens when you apply a startup mindset to building a new international media business
Speaker Bio:
Joey Chung, CEO & Co-Founder, The News Lens, Chinese Taipei
Digital, Innovation Access: Delegates only
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Transforming the USA’s oldest, continuously published weekly magazine
Speaker Bio:
Erin O’Mara, President, The Nation, USA
Transformation Access: Delegates only
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Digital transformation and politics: are media being left in the dust?
Speaker Bio:
Rolando Zubirán, CEO and Curator , MIT Sloan Management Review, Mexico
Transformation Access: Delegates only

Week 3

Date Times Details Tags Access
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 Women changing the world: From magazine stylist to personal brand and diversified business
Speaker Bio:
Connie Aluoch, Fashion Stylist, Image Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Entrepreneur and Fashion Lecturer, Connie Aluoch Styling Management, Kenya
DIversity, Inclusivity, Innovation Access: Delegates only
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Moving the dial on gender and more inclusive newsrooms – practical steps towards driving culture change
Speaker Bio:
Meera Selva, Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, UK
DIversity, Inclusivity, People Access: Delegates only
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Making change happen
Speaker Bio:
Shona Pinnock, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Meredith Corporation, USA
DIversity, Inclusivity Access: Delegates only
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Women changing the world: Making science more accessible in a shifting media landscape
Speaker Bio:
Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief National Geographic and Editorial Director National Geographic Partners, National Geographic, USA
Content, DIversity, Inclusivity, Leadership Access: Delegates only
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 How Zetland developed a wildly successful, reader-funded audio model for long-form content
Speaker Bios:
Tav Klitgaard, CEO, Zetland, Denmark
Lea Korsgaard, Editor in Chief, Zetland, Denmark
Audio, Content, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 What award-winning podcasts will look like in 2021 and beyond
Speaker Bio:
Erica Anderson, Executive Producer for Kara Swisher, Vox Media, USA
Audio, Content Access: Delegates only
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 What audiences love – lessons from Audible’s entertainment category and Covid-19 initiatives
Speaker Bios:
Rachel Ghiazza, Head of Content, Audible, USA
Susan Jurevics, Head of International, Audible, USA
Audio, Content Access: Delegates only
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 Using AI and sentiment analysis to match publishers and journalists in a global content marketplace
Speaker Bios:
Lena Späth, CEO, The Story Market, Germany
Doris Wiedemann, CMO, The Story Market, Germany
AI, Content, Innovation Access: Delegates only
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 When the physical and digital eventing worlds collide
Speaker Bio:
Mike Hay, President, Ringier Trade Media, Hong Kong
Digital, Events, Innovation Access: Delegates only
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Developing sustainable events
Speaker Bio:
Simone Broadhurst, UK
Events, Sustainability Access: Delegates only
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 What next for events?
Speaker Bios:
Amy Thompson, Vice President of the Fitness Group, Active Interest Media, USA
Adrian Newton, Events Director, New Scientist, UK
Events, Innovation Access: Delegates only
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 Covid-19, false news, rumour and reliable scientific health journalism – lessons for everyone caring about the truth
Speaker Bios:
Jaya Shreedhar, Media and Health Consultant, Writer, Medical Doctor at Internews Network, India
Dennis Andre Ballwieser, General Manager, Wort & Bild Verlag, Germany
Mia Malan, Executive Director and Editor in Chief , Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism, South Africa
Content, FalseNews, Trust Access: Delegates only
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Fake future: What Reuters has learnt from deep fakes
Speaker Bio:
Hazel Baker, Global Head of UGC Newsgathering, Reuters, UK
Content, FalseNews, Innovation, Trust Access: Delegates only
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Panel discussion: Trustworthy journalism in a disorderly world
Speaker Bios:
Churchill Otieno, Managing Editor for Digital, Nation Media Group, Kenya
Dawn Kissi, Co-founder, Emerging Market Media, USA
Maureen Hoch, Editor and Managing Director of Digital Content, HBR.org, Harvard Business Publishing, USA
Matt Egan, Global Editorial Director, IDGC, UK
Content, FalseNews, Innovation, Trust Access: Delegates only
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Using AI and data to combat hate speech online
Speaker Bio:
Timothy Quinn, Principal Co-founder, Founding Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Hatebase, Attributable Analytics, OMX, Canada
Digital, Innovation, Trust Access: Delegates only

Week 4

Date Times Details Tags Access
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 A stalwart and still one of the best ways to engage … but what’s new with newsletters?
Speaker Bio:
Sunnie Huang, Newsletters Editor, The Economist, UK
Content, Newsletters Access: Delegates only
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Media organisations, people and culture in a Covid-19 world
Speaker Bio:
Lucy Kueng, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute at Oxford University, NZZ Media Group, Switzerland
Leadership, People Access: Delegates only
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Never say it cannot be done: From starting up a fanzine to producing Thriller Live – one of the world’s longest-running theatre productions
Speaker Bio:
Adrian Grant, Writer and Producer, Thriller Live and other productions, Baronet Entertainment, UK
Entrepreneurship, Innovation Access: Delegates only
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Why representation matters: diversity, equity and inclusion in the media industry
Speaker Bio:
Angie Byun, Principal, AB World LLC, USA
DIversity, Inclusivity, People Access: Delegates only
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Shaping consumer decisions and experiences: how does Covid-19 change the game?
Speaker Bio:
Luca Vergani, CEO - Italy, Wavemaker, Italy
Advertising, Content, Media, Relevance, Technology Access: Delegates only
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 The evolution of OTT across Asia and all content genres
Speaker Bio:
Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners, Singapore
Content, Innovation, Streaming Access: Delegates only
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Storytelling, user experience and revenue models – lessons from the battle for streaming supremacy
Speaker Bio:
Soumya Sriraman, President & CEO, Britbox, USA
Content, Innovation, Streaming Access: Delegates only
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:30 - 17:30 Lessons from Hollywood: Competing for consumer attention in an age fuelled by boundless data
Speaker Bio:
Amy Jo Smith, President and CEO, The Digital Entertainment Group, USA
Content, Innovation, Streaming Access: Delegates only
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:45 Building a 500m EUR Ecom business as a Magazine Publisher
Speaker Bio:
Torsten Bjerre Rasmussen, CEO, Egmont Publishing, Denmark
Commerce, Digital, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Media lessons from Africa’s most populous country
Speaker Bio:
Oghenevwoke Ighure, Territory Manager, Africa, PressReader, Nigeria
Digital Access: Delegates only
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:00 From publisher to platform – how Scott Lamb’s personal career journey gives him unique insight into trends driving digital platforms and media. Here’s what you can learn from him
Speaker Bio:
Scott Lamb, VP Publisher Growth and Strategy, Medium, USA
Content, Digital, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:15 - 16:15 The challenge for content – do you have a workable business model?
Speaker Bio:
Nina Zimmerman, Managing Director and CPO, Burda Studios Publishing, Germany
Content, Digital, Leadership, Revenues Access: Delegates only
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:00 - 14:00 Town Hall: Lessons for the future from the 43rd FIPP World Congress
Speaker Bio:
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP, UK
Content, Future, Innovation, Leadership, People, Revenues Access: Delegates only
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