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Welcome

In the borderless digital world, the pursuit of innovation and relevance is transforming the speed, scale and impact of consumer interactions with media in all its forms.

The boundaries of content have been shattered by new platforms, audiences and influencers, threatening traditional models yet opening up limitless opportunities for media businesses and brands.

As organisations vie for growth and competitive advantage in an ever more complex and crowded media landscape, the Business of Media Summit equips leaders with the vision, strategy and leadership tactics to shape and sustain the success of their media business.

Join executives from across the entire media spectrum – television, film, radio, music, games and publishing, as well as brand and agency stakeholders, technology suppliers, regulators and investors – as they uncover the models and strategies determining growth and resilience in 2017 and beyond.

Why attend?

The Business of Media Summit is an event like no other, a unique opportunity that congregates high-profile stakeholders from Australia’s media, entertainment, content and advertising sectors. This strategic event is your guide to media change, reform and innovation.

  • 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 latest methods to engage consumers and keep pace with digital disruption
  • Discuss  the strengths and limitations of emerging and established forms of media
  • Network in the ideal professional environment with the best minds in media
  • Determine   what the future holds for media.

Gain access

// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
//200+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


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Jens Richter
Chief Executive Officer
FremantleMedia International (UK)
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Wayne Garvie
Chief Creative Officer
Sony Pictures Entertainment (UK)
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Ed Wells
Executive Vice President, & Head of International
WWE (USA)
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Beau Avril
Global Head of Product Commercialisation
YouTube (USA)
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Jodi Rudoren
Deputy International Editor
The New York Times (USA)
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Parry Ravindranathan
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Bloomberg (HK)
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Suzy Nicoletti
Managing Director
Twitter Australia
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Patrick Delany
Chief Executive Officer
Fox Sports
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Michael Ebeid
Managing Director
SBS
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Ed Harrison
Chief Executive Officer
Yahoo7
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Gereurd Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Magazines
speaker
JJ Eastwood
Chief Executive Officer
Huffington Post Australia
speaker
Brian Gallagher
Chief Sales Officer
SCA
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Karen Nelson-Field
Chief Executive Officer
Media Intelligence Co.
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Gavin Ashcroft
Chief Marketing Officer Australia & New Zealand
The Walt Disney Company
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Finn Bradshaw
Head of Digital
Cricket Australia
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Ben Ulm
Head of Content
ITV Studios Australia
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Clive Dickens
Chief Digital Officer
Seven West Media
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Jason Scott
Chief Executive Officer
Allure Media
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John Miskelly
Chief Digital Officer
GroupM
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Errol Parker
Editor
The Betoota Advocate
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Tony Kendall
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Radio Network
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David Anderson
Director Television
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Ben Richardson
Senior Vice-President & General Manager
Viacom International Media Networks
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Chris Marsh
Vice-President General Manager Asia Pacific
WWE
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Kim Portrate
Chief Executive Officer
Think TV
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Peter Campbell
General Manager, AFL Media
AFL
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Jon Penn
Managing Director
BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand
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Simon Crerar
Australia Editor
Buzzfeed
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Sessions

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Wednesday 2nd August 2017
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:55Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:00Official Welcome

  • 09:10Opening Keynote

    Tough Calls & Constant Change: Maintaining & Updating a Longstanding Media Business
  • 09:40Outlook Session

    The New Momentum of Media: Pressures, Priorities and Emerging Opportunities

    In an age where today’s trends become yesterday’s news and the outlook for the media industry is increasingly hard to predict, leaders are faced with a new mandate: converting uncertainty into opportunity. What kinds of competitive forces are challenging the structure and reputation of the media industry in 2017–18, and how are executives responding? What developments in media policy and reform are likely to have the most impact on the industry, and why are these changes unfolding? How can regulators and stakeholders support the development and distribution of Australian media both at home and globally?

    Patrick Delany
    Chief Executive Officer
    Fox Sports
    Suzy Nicoletti
    Managing Director
    Twitter Australia
    Michael Ebeid
    Managing Director
    SBS
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Partner Keynote

  • 11:40Consumer Session

    Consumers at the Core: Meeting and Exceeding Audience Expectations

    As the demands and expectations of consumers continue to stretch media innovation to new heights, leaders are revitalising business models, product offerings and digital strategy to engage more individuals and communities in more powerful ways. What are the ongoing opportunities and challenges shaped by consumption trends including a surge in user control, cord cutting, and the time spent on mobile, social and digital media? How are media organisations addressing the hyper-fragmentation and re-aggregation of consumer behaviour across devices and channels? In the race to make media resonate with Millennials and Centennials, how are the wants and needs of these and other generations being listened to and addressed?

    Finn Bradshaw
    Head of Digital
    Cricket Australia
    Brian Gallagher
    Chief Sales Officer
    SCA
    Tony Kendall
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Radio Network
    Peter Campbell
    General Manager, AFL Media
    AFL
  • 12:30Keynote

    Online Video and the Passion Economy
    Beau Avril
    Global Head of Product Commercialisation
    YouTube (USA)
  • 13:00Lunch & Networking

  • 14:00Content Session

    From Views to Value? Content, Cravings and Connection in a World of Constant Distraction

    Faced with pressures to generate unique, convenient and viral content, media today can be a battleground where quality information competes with noise, where attention is a rare commodity and where consumers fight back through social and democratised content. What does it take to make content truly stand out in 2017? How are organisations defining – and refining – their understanding of audience engagement? What have leaders learnt from the successes and limitations of their in-house content, external content partnerships and strategies to monetise content? As more organisations pursue viral content, how are leaders approaching the quality, veracity and integrity of the media and its role in wider society?

    Ben Ulm
    Head of Content
    ITV Studios Australia
    Jason Scott
    Chief Executive Officer
    Allure Media
    Ben Richardson
    Senior Vice-President & General Manager
    Viacom International Media Networks
    Simon Crerar
    Australia Editor
    Buzzfeed
  • 14:50Keynote Interview

    Parry Ravindranathan
    Managing Director, Asia Pacific
    Bloomberg (HK)
  • 15:25Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:55Technology and Data Session

    Media Updated: The Practical and Magical Effects of Technology and Data

    From efficiency through to scale and impact, technology and data hold the promise to convert ideas into innovation, revenue and reach. What kinds of cutting-edge technologies have media businesses implemented, and what have been the results and challenges so far? How is data being collected and interpreted in ways that are valuable and meaningful for consumers, advertisers and other media stakeholders? In what ways are data systems and analytics impacting day-to-day operations and providing insights that can be harnessed across the enterprise? How are leaders integrating technology, data and digital strategy with broader strategic planning?

    John Miskelly
    Chief Digital Officer
    GroupM
    David Anderson
    Director Television
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Beau Avril
    Global Head of Product Commercialisation
    YouTube (USA)
  • 16:45Keynote

    The New Business of Entertainment
    Wayne Garvie
    Chief Creative Officer
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (UK)
  • 17:15Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 17:20Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:20Close of Day One

Thursday 3rd August 2017
  • 08:50Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:05Keynote

    WWE: The Rise of a Global Media Company
    Ed Wells
    Executive Vice President, & Head of International
    WWE (USA)
  • 09:40Change Session

    Resilient, Ready and Responsive: Leading and Adapting to Change in the Media Landscape

    Navigating brand identity, efficiency, growth and sustainability is generating fresh approaches to change management within and between media organisations. How are leaders evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of direct and off-platform distribution models? In what ways can organisations convert the growing tide of participatory media, bloggers and social influencers into new opportunities? How are internal enterprise structures adapting to industry change and expectations around cross-functionality? What can established organisations learn from start-ups and new media about optimising the resources, impact and outcomes of media strategy?

    Gereurd Roberts
    Chief Executive Officer
    Pacific Magazines
    Errol Parker
    Editor
    The Betoota Advocate
    Ed Harrison
    Chief Executive Officer
    Yahoo7
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:05Platinum Keynote

  • 11:30Activation Session

    Precise Targeting and Optimal Messaging: A Roadmap to Results from Media Activation

    As native and programmatic advertising, artificial intelligence and other developments reconfigure the consumer messaging landscape, leaders are finding new ways to adapt and strengthen media revenue models. How do personalisation and programmatic advertisements really impact consumer trust and user experience? In what ways are leaders connecting metrics such as clicks, shares and viewing time with business outcomes? How is the media industry addressing issues around viewability, adblocking, ad fraud and the flight of ad revenue to social and search giants? In an age of growing reliance upon peer approval, how are marketers communicating effectively with both individuals and communities to maximise reach, revenue and influence?

    Kim Portrate
    Chief Executive Officer
    Think TV
    Chris Marsh
    Vice-President General Manager Asia Pacific
    WWE
    Gavin Ashcroft
    Chief Marketing Officer Australia & New Zealand
    The Walt Disney Company
  • 12:20Keynote

    What Makes a Modern, Confident, Content Business? Insights from Nine Entertainment Company
  • 12:55Lunch & Networking

  • 13:55Keynote

    Big Brands & TV
    Jens Richter
    Chief Executive Officer
    FremantleMedia International (UK)
  • 14:25Future Session

    Inventive, Agile and Proactive: Unlocking a Vibrant Future for Media

    Fuelled by new trends, technology and talent, the future of media holds vast potential for those who are prepared to seize upon – and shape – the opportunities of innovation. How will media innovators continue to redefine the nature of media and its impacts on society? In what ways are media leaders helping their organisations to plan for the future and cultivate sustainable long-term growth? Amid the hype and scepticism of a “post-truth” world, how will media brands win and maintain consumer trust and loyalty?

    Clive Dickens
    Chief Digital Officer
    Seven West Media
    JJ Eastwood
    Chief Executive Officer
    Huffington Post Australia
    Karen Nelson-Field
    Chief Executive Officer
    Media Intelligence Co.
    Jon Penn
    Managing Director
    BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand
  • 15:15Keynote

    Finding the Intersection Between Technology, Design and Journalism
    Jodi Rudoren
    Deputy International Editor
    The New York Times (USA)
  • 15:55Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 16:00Close of Summit

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Sponsorship

http://www.astra.org.au

The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) is the peak body representing the subscription media industry in Australia. Members include television operators, independent content companies, technology companies and the industries that support them.

ASTRA members produce content seen by nearly nine million Australians. In 2015/16 the industry invested nearly $900 million in local production, filming in more than 100 cities and communities across Australia, creating 8300 jobs

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 senior media 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@cmgroup.com.au

Venue

Swissotel Sydney,
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

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Accommodation
To receive a discount on rooms, contact reservations directly on +61 (2) 9238 8870 or groups.sydney@swissotel.com and quote BOM2017

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 2 June) Standard Price (from 3 June)
Media Executive: 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Media Executive: 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. GST

* This option is for service providers to media executives. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

Need to convince the boss? Download the Approval Form
  • Terms & Conditions

    Connect Events is part of Connect Media Group Pty Ltd

    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 pass 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 Media Group 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 Media Group 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 Media Group 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.

    Photography and Video

    Connect Media Group 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 Media Group in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@cmgroup.com.au

    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 team@cmgroup.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.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@cmgroup.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@cmgroup.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.

    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.