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 2018 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


Jackie Lee-Joe
Chief Marketing Officer
BBC Worldwide (UK)
Beau Avril
Global Head of Product Commercialisation
Google (USA)
Katrina Craigwell
Vice President, Global Marketing Innovation
GE Digital (USA)
Hosi Simon
Global General Manager
Vice Media Inc. (USA)
Francesca Donner
Director Times Insider
The New York Times (USA)
Jens Richter
Chief Executive Officer
FremantleMedia International (UK)
Zahra Rasool
Innovation R&D
Al Jazeera International (USA)
Parry Ravindranathan
President & Managing Director - International, Bloomberg Media
Bloomberg LP (HK)
Michael Ebeid AM
Managing Director
Louise Herron AM
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Opera House
Nicole Sheffield
Chief Digital Officer
News Corp Australia
Clive Dickens
Chief Digital Officer
Seven West Media
Matt Rowley
Chief Revenue Officer
Fairfax Media
Adrian Swift
Head of Content, Production and Development
Nine Entertainment Co.
Kylie Rogers
Managing Director
Jacqui Feeney
Managing Director
Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand
Gavin Ashcroft
Chief Marketing Officer
The Walt Disney Company Australia & New Zealand
Ben Richardson
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand
Nicole McInnes
Managing Director
e-Harmony Australia
Gereurd Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Magazines
JJ Eastwood
Chief Executive Officer
Huffington Post Australia
David Anderson
Director Television
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ed Harrison
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Karen Nelson-Field
Chief Executive Officer
Media Intelligence Co.
Finn Bradshaw
Head of Digital
Cricket Australia
Pippa Leary
Commerical Director - Digital Sales
Nine Entertainment Co.
Brian Gallagher
Chief Sales Officer
Simon Crerar
Australia Editor
John Miskelly
Chief Digital Officer
Geoff Ikin
General Manager, Global Media & PR
Tourism Australia
Jason Scott
Chief Executive Officer
Allure Media
Joan Warner
Chief Executive Officer
Commercial Radio
Errol Parker
The Betoota Advocate
Marina Go
Chair, NED, Author, Mentor


  • The New Momentum of Media: Pressures, Priorities and Emerging Opportunities
  • Consumers at the Core: Meeting and Exceeding Audience Expectations
  • From Views to Value? Content, Cravings and Connection in a World of Constant Distraction
  • Media Updated: The Practical and Magical Effects of Technology and Data
  • Resilient, Ready and Responsive: Leading and Adapting to Change in the Media Landscape
  • Precise Targeting and Optimal Messaging: A Roadmap to Results from Media Activation
  • Inventive, Agile and Proactive: Unlocking a Vibrant Future for Media



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


Intercontinental Sydney
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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Contact reservations directly on +61 (2) 9253 9000 or sydney@interconsydney.com

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 8 December) Standard Price (from 9 December)
Media Executive: 1-2 Delegates $1800 plus. GST $2200 plus. GST
Media Executive: 3-5 Delegates $1620 plus. GST $2020 plus. GST
Media Executive: 6-9 Delegates $1440 plus. GST $1840 plus. GST
Media Executive: 10+ Delegates $1260 plus. GST $1660 plus. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3630 plus. GST $3630 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.

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  • 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. 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 – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. 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.