15 & 16 November 2016
Swissotel Hotel, Sydney

WELCOME

From creation and distribution to interaction and consumption, the media industry is in the throes of reinvention.

The boundaries of content have been shattered as platforms extend their reach to a global audience, threatening traditional models yet opening up limitless opportunities for media businesses and brands.

On the 60th Anniversary of Australian Television this influential event delves into the media industry’s enduring – and renewed – potential for innovation.

Executives from across the media spectrum; including television, film, radio, music, games and publishing; will join brand and agency stakeholders, regulators and investors for two days of stimulating discussion into the models and strategies that are determining industry success and new opportunities for growth.

 

WHY ATTEND?

The Business of Media Summit is an event like no other, a unique opportunity that congregates an esteemed gathering of media and entertainment stakeholders from across Australia.

This strategic event is your guide to media change and reform

▶  Uncover what it takes to be a real game changer and powerhouse in media today
▶  Learn how new industry paradigms are transforming media business models
▶  Be Inspired by the most distinguished local and international masters of media
▶  Explore the strengths and weaknesses of emerging and traditional forms of media
▶  Discuss how distribution models and revenue streams can keep pace with digital disruption
▶  Network in the ideal professional environment with the best minds in media
▶  Determine what the future holds for media

 

 

 

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SPEAKERS


Michael Ebeid

Managing Director

SBS

Liz Walsh

Executive Director - Brand Marketing & Client Engagement

Forbes Media (USA)

Jora Gill

Chief Digital Officer

The Economist (UK)

Jacqui Feeney

Managing Director

Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand

Sam Toles

Head of Global Content & Distribution

Vimeo (USA)

Jason Pellegrino

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Google

Angela Mackay

Global Publisher, FT Live and Managing Director Asia Pacific

Financial Times

Russel Howcroft

Chairman

Think TV

Kurt Burnette

Chief Revenue Officer

Seven West Media

Kylie Rogers

Managing Director

Mamamia

Mark Lollback

Chief Executive Officer Australia & New Zealand

GroupM

Greg Sneddon

General Manager, Disney Media Distribution Australia & New Zealand

The Walt Disney Company

Marina Go

General Manager - Hearst Brands

Bauer Media

Chris Freel

Commercial Director Australia & New Zealand

Pandora

Richard Finlayson

Director of Television

ABC

John O’Sullivan

Managing Director

Tourism Australia

Michele Garra

Executive Director

Telstra Media Group

Anthony Everard

General Manager

Big Bash League

Edward Fong

Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

Ubisoft

Ian McClelland

Managing Director

Guardian Australia

Joe Talcott

Chairman & Host

Myki Slonim

Managing Director

Vice Australia

Joan Warner

Chief Executive Officer

Commercial Radio

Mark Drasutis

Chief Product Officer - Digital

News Corp

Jason Juma-Ross

Head of Technology, Entertainment & Communications

Facebook

David Anderson

Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning and Director of Digital Network

ABC

Deanne Weir

Managing Director, Content Aggregation

Foxtel

Alistair McEwan

Senior Vice President, Commercial Development, Asia & ANZ

BBC Worldwide

Ben Rolleston

Vice President, Commercial & Business Development

Viacom International Media Networks, Australia & NZ

Jon Satterley

Chief Digital Officer

Village Roadshow

Bill Wheaton

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Media Division

Akamai

Jonathan Harley

Director of Media Partnerships

Twitter

Senior Representative

Akamai Technologies

SESSIONS



Tuesday 15th November

08:20

Registration, Refreshments & Networking

08:50

Opening Address

Twenty Twenty
Joe Talcott 1

Joe Talcott
Chairman & Host

09:10

Opening Keynote

Jora Gill

Jora Gill
Chief Digital Officer
The Economist (UK)

09:45

Outlook Session

Setting the Scene: New Directions at the Intersection of Media and Society

Media reform. Content revolution. Changing media solutions. The immense impact of social, technological, economic and regulatory pressures upon the media landscape calls for open-minded – and savvy – business responses. 2016 is a critical year for the media industry to seize new business opportunities, audiences and innovations. What differentiates the types of media that are succeeding in 2016 from those that are declining? How are media businesses using market knowledge to make decisions about revenue models, spending allocation and planning? To what extent can new revenue streams co-exist with current models? How can media teams best equip themselves to deal with the challenges of reform?

Joan Warner 1

Joan Warner
Chief Executive Officer
Commercial Radio

Ian McClelland 1

Ian McClelland
Managing Director
Guardian Australia

Angela Mackay 1

Angela Mackay
Global Publisher, FT Live and Managing Director Asia Pacific
Financial Times

Deanne Weir 1

Deanne Weir
Managing Director, Content Aggregation
Foxtel

10:35

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:15

Partner Keynote

11:45

Consumer Session

The ‘Me’ in ‘Media’: Profiting from Consumer Preferences

The customer imperative is the keystone of relevant media strategy. The “anywhere, anytime” mentality of today’s consumers is setting new benchmarks for convenience, choice, personalisation and user experience. Mobile screens, over-the-top content and on-demand media models are transforming the viewing habits of millions. What are the most important media consumption trends in Australia? How can media organisations ensure they are agile enough to keep pace with – and monetise – changing consumer habits? What methods can drive truly informed decisions about price, quality and customer service?

Edward-Fong-1

Edward Fong
Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand
Ubisoft

Richard Finlayson 1

Richard Finlayson
Director of Television
ABC

Michele Garra 1

Michele Garra
Executive Director
Telstra Media Group

12:35

Keynote

Jason Pellegrino 1

Jason Pellegrino
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Google

13:05

Lunch & Networking

14:05

Content Session

Conveying the Right Content: Strategic Storytelling in a Digital Era

The success of today’s content strategies revolves around consumer interaction, analytics, market research and a deep understanding of what makes audiences tick. Amid an exponential growth in content, viral and shareable media are crucial in the war for views. What defines innovative content experiences? What strategies can boost returns on in-house content investments? What can well-established media companies learn from new entrants, and vice versa? How can media organisations develop profitable content alliances?

Kylie Rogers 1

Kylie Rogers
Managing Director
Mamamia

Jacqui Feeney 1

Jacqui Feeney
Managing Director
Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand

Jora Gill

Jora Gill
Chief Digital Officer
The Economist (UK)

Myki-Slonim-1

Myki Slonim
Managing Director
Vice Australia

14:55

Keynote

Re-imagining Television 60 Years On
Russel Howcroft 1

Russel Howcroft
Chairman
Think TV

15:35

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

16:05

Distribution Session

Dynamic Delivery: New Avenues of Media Distribution

In the Information Age, audiences are diverging and platforms are converging. Digital content, online video and social media indicate the blurring boundaries between media producers and consumers. Why are distribution models changing? How can media organisations decide whether to develop new distribution channels internally or through partnerships? What are the benefits and detriments of user participation and crowdsourcing in media?

Ben Rollesten 1

Ben Rolleston
Vice President, Commercial & Business Development
Viacom International Media Networks, Australia & NZ

chris-freel-1

Chris Freel
Commercial Director Australia & New Zealand
Pandora

greg-sneddon-1

Greg Sneddon
General Manager, Disney Media Distribution Australia & New Zealand
The Walt Disney Company

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David Anderson
Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning and Director of Digital Network
ABC

16:55

Content Keynote

Towards the Next Stage of Multiplatform Engagement
Sam Toles 1

Sam Toles
Head of Global Content & Distribution
Vimeo (USA)

17:35

Closing Remarks from the Chairman

Joe Talcott 1

Joe Talcott
Chairman & Host

17:40

Networking Drinks Reception

18:40

Close of Day One

Wednesday 16th November

08:50

Registration, Refreshments & Networking

09:05

Opening Remarks from the Chairman

Joe Talcott 1

Joe Talcott
Chairman & Host

09:10

Keynote

Mark Lollback 1

Mark Lollback
Chief Executive Officer Australia & New Zealand
GroupM

09:50

Technology Session

The Metrics of Success: Technology, Data and Analytics in Media

From visionary and disruptive to practical and popular, technology has a complex impact upon the media landscape. Online video, live streaming, subscription video on demand, Ultra HD, virtual reality and personalised, interactive interfaces are transforming the design, speed and impact of media. How will technology continue to make user experience more immersive, relevant and attention-grabbing? What are the metrics that matter most when deciding whether or not to adopt a new technology? How will the role of human insight change as the success of media professionals is increasingly defined by data and analytics?

Jon Satterley

Jon Satterley
Chief Digital Officer
Village Roadshow

Mark-Drasutis

Mark Drasutis
Chief Product Officer - Digital
News Corp

Blank-Male

Senior Representative

Akamai Technologies

10:40

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:10

Platinum Keynote

Bill Wheaton 1

Bill Wheaton
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Media Division
Akamai

11:35

Activation Session

Messages that Hit the Mark: Optimising Customer Engagement

Precise targeting is becoming a reality for marketers as artificial intelligence and sophisticated media planning change the face of advertising. Nonetheless, more audiences, especially Millennials, are skipping and blocking advertisements or opting for ad-free environments. What lessons are media companies learning about viable advertising revenue? How can sponsors and marketers develop a deeper and more relevant relationship with their consumers? What are the strengths and weaknesses of branded content? How can commercial messaging be tailored to different mediums for maximum effect?

Anthony Everard 1

Anthony Everard
General Manager
Big Bash League

John-O-Sullivan-1

John O'Sullivan
Managing Director
Tourism Australia

Alistair McEwan 1

Alistair McEwan
Senior Vice President, Commercial Development, Asia & ANZ
BBC Worldwide

12:25

Keynote Interview

Globalisation of Culture Through the Media
Michael Ebeid 1

Michael Ebeid
Managing Director
SBS

13:05

Lunch & Networking

14:05

Future Session

Fast Forward to the Future: Innovation, Participation and Value Creation

The insatiable human appetite for media looks set to grow in the future as media platforms, strategies and technologies continue to multiply. The media industry is becoming a true and tested innovator as it adapts to open-source intelligence, user-generated content and new forms of media participation. How are media innovators redefining what media is and what media means to society? How can media harness 21st-century audience preferences including user participation, sensory engagement and socially valuable content? Is the individual the media business of the future, or will organisations control the balance of power?

Jonathan Harley 1

Jonathan Harley
Director of Media Partnerships
Twitter

Marina Go 1

Marina Go
General Manager - Hearst Brands
Bauer Media

Jason Juma-Ross 1

Jason Juma-Ross
Head of Technology, Entertainment & Communications
Facebook

Kurt Burnette 1

Kurt Burnette
Chief Revenue Officer
Seven West Media

14:55

Keynote

Unleashing Innovation in a Changing Media World
Liz Walsh 1

Liz Walsh
Executive Director - Brand Marketing & Client Engagement
Forbes Media (USA)

15:35

Closing Remarks from the Chairman

Joe Talcott 1

Joe Talcott
Chairman & Host

15:40

Close of Summit

SPONSORSHIP



Platinum Sponsor



Being a sponsor of the Business of Media Summit actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of media industry decision-makers.

As a sponsor, you will benefit from suitable target market exposure and direct interaction with media leaders. Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.

Delivered by senior media executives, for senior media executives, the Business of Media Summit offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment

Angel Gomez Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@connectevents.com.au

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PRICING & PACKAGES

Early Bird
(Ends 14 October)
Inc. GST
Standard Rate
(From 15 October)
Inc. GST
Media Executive 1 Delegate $1595 $1995
Media Executive 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $4785 $5985
Service or Technology Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $2995 $2995
* A Service or Technology provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies technologies and/or business services to the primary audience of Media, Entertainment, Publishing, Content and Advertising executives. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.
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Terms & Conditions

Delegate Package:
Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

Payment & Discounts:
Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

Organiser’s Rights:
Connect Events endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Events reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Events reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event. In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Events to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectevents.com.au

Photography and Video:
Connect Events may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Events in any medium to any part of the world. By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Events in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events.

Cancellation Policy:
A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

Privacy Disclosure:
We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email privacy@connectevents.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectevents.com.au/privacy-policy

FAQ

What’s included in my delegate pass?
A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

Is there a group booking discount?
Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@connectevents.com.au

Can I transfer my pass?
A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@connectevents.com.au

How do I receive my delegate pass?
Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

What is a Service or Technology Provider?
A Service or Technology provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies technologies and/or business services to the primary audience of Media, Entertainment, Publishing, Content and Advertising executives.

Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

Is media registration available?
No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

Will there be a delegate list available?
No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.