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 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

Speakers


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Jackie Lee-Joe
Chief Marketing Officer
BBC Worldwide (UK)
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Beau Avril
Global Head of Product Commercialisation
Google (USA)
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Katrina Craigwell
Vice President, Global Marketing Innovation
GE Digital (USA)
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Hosi Simon
Global General Manager
Vice Media Inc. (USA)
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Francesca Donner
Director, NYT Global
The New York Times (USA)
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Zahra Rasool
Innovation R&D
Al Jazeera International (USA)
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Parry Ravindranathan
President & Managing Director - International
Bloomberg Media
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Michael Ebeid AM
CEO & Managing Director’
SBS
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Suzy Nicoletti
Managing Director
Twitter Australia
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Louise Herron AM
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Opera House
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Nicole Sheffield
Chief Digital Officer
News Corp Australia
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Clive Dickens
Chief Digital Officer
Seven West Media
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Matt Rowley
Chief Revenue Officer
Fairfax Media
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Mike Sneesby
Chief Executive Officer
Stan
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Adrian Swift
Head of Content, Production and Development
Nine Entertainment Co.
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Marina Go
Chair, NED, Author, Mentor
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Chris Harvey
Director, Group Strategy & Data
Foxtel
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Kylie Rogers
Managing Director
Mamamia
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Jacqui Feeney
Managing Director
Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand
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Myki Slonim
Managing Director
Vice Australia
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Nicole McInnes
Head of Marketing
WooliesX
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Gereurd Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Magazines
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Ben Richardson
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand
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Pippa Leary
Commerical Director - Digital Sales
Nine Entertainment Co.
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JJ Eastwood
Chief Executive Officer
Huffington Post Australia
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David Anderson
Director of Television
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Ed Harrison
Chief Executive Officer
Yahoo7
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Ellie Rogers
Head of Agency Sales AUS
Facebook
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Finn Bradshaw
Head of Digital
Cricket Australia
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Simon Crerar
Australia Editor
Buzzfeed
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John Miskelly
Chief Digital Officer
GroupM
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Dan Rosen
Chief Executive Officer
ARIA
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Jeremy Hinton
Xbox Business Lead, Asia
Microsoft
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Geoff Ikin
General Manager, Global Media & PR
Tourism Australia
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Joan Warner
Chief Executive Officer
Commercial Radio
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Errol Parker
Editor at large
The Betoota Advocate
speaker
Allen Klosowski
VP Advanced Solutions Group
SpotX
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Sessions

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Tuesday 27th February 2018
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Marina Go
    Chair, NED, Author, Mentor

  • 08:55Ministerial Welcome

  • 09:05Global Keynote

    Reaching the Consumer in the New Era of Entertainment
    Jackie Lee-Joe
    Chief Marketing Officer
    BBC Worldwide (UK)
  • 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 2018–19, 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?

    Joan Warner
    Chief Executive Officer
    Commercial Radio
    Mike Sneesby
    Chief Executive Officer
    Stan
    Ed Harrison
    Chief Executive Officer
    Yahoo7
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:05Partner Keynote

    Allen Klosowski
    VP Advanced Solutions Group
    SpotX
  • 11:35Consumer 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?

    Nicole McInnes
    Head of Marketing
    WooliesX
    Matt Rowley
    Chief Revenue Officer
    Fairfax Media
    Jeremy Hinton
    Xbox Business Lead, Asia
    Microsoft
    Myki Slonim
    Managing Director
    Vice Australia
  • 12:25International Keynote Interview

    How Publishers Still Carve Out Valuable, Lasting Businesses in the Platform Era
    Parry Ravindranathan
    President & Managing Director - International
    Bloomberg Media
  • 13:00Lunch & Networking

  • 13:50National Keynote

    Digitally transforming an icon
    Louise Herron AM
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sydney Opera House
  • 14:15Content 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 2018? 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?

    Adrian Swift
    Head of Content, Production and Development
    Nine Entertainment Co.
    Kylie Rogers
    Managing Director
    Mamamia
    Jacqui Feeney
    Managing Director
    Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand
    Ben Richardson
    Senior Vice President & General Manager
    Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand
  • 15:05International Keynote

    Zahra Rasool
    Innovation R&D
    Al Jazeera International (USA)
  • 15:30Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 16:00Technology & 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?

    David Anderson
    Director of Television
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Clive Dickens
    Chief Digital Officer
    Seven West Media
    Chris Harvey
    Director, Group Strategy & Data
    Foxtel
  • 16:50Trailblazer Keynote

    Online Video and the Passion Economy
    Beau Avril
    Global Head of Product Commercialisation
    Google (USA)
  • 17:25Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Marina Go
    Chair, NED, Author, Mentor

  • 17:30Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:30Close of Day One

Wednesday 28th February 2018
  • 08:40Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Marina Go
    Chair, NED, Author, Mentor

  • 09:05International Keynote

    Truth, Transparency & Trust in the Media
    Francesca Donner
    Director, NYT Global
    The New York Times (USA)
  • 09:35Change 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 at large
    The Betoota Advocate
    Finn Bradshaw
    Head of Digital
    Cricket Australia
    Michael Ebeid AM
    CEO & Managing Director’
    SBS
  • 10:20National Keynote

    Suzy Nicoletti
    Managing Director
    Twitter Australia
  • 10:55Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:30Platinum Keynote

  • 11:55Activation 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?

    Pippa Leary
    Commerical Director - Digital Sales
    Nine Entertainment Co.
    John Miskelly
    Chief Digital Officer
    GroupM
    Geoff Ikin
    General Manager, Global Media & PR
    Tourism Australia
    Nicole Sheffield
    Chief Digital Officer
    News Corp Australia
  • 12:40Global Keynote

    Hosi Simon
    Global General Manager
    Vice Media Inc. (USA)
  • 13:05Lunch & Networking

  • 14:05Global Keynote

  • 14:35Future 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?

    JJ Eastwood
    Chief Executive Officer
    Huffington Post Australia
    Simon Crerar
    Australia Editor
    Buzzfeed
    Ellie Rogers
    Head of Agency Sales AUS
    Facebook
    Dan Rosen
    Chief Executive Officer
    ARIA
  • 15:40Visionary Keynote

    Beyond Innovation: Unleashing a Digital Revolution
    Katrina Craigwell
    Vice President, Global Marketing Innovation
    GE Digital (USA)
  • 16:10Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Marina Go
    Chair, NED, Author, Mentor

  • 16:15Close of Summit

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Sponsorship

www.spotx.tv

SpotX is a video ad serving platform providing media owners with monetisation tools for desktop, mobile and connected devices. The platform features modern ad serving and programmatic infrastructure, and other monetisation tools, like solutions for OTT and outstream units. SpotX gives publishers the control, transparency and actionable insights needed to understand buyer behaviour, manage access and pricing, and maximise revenue.

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

Intercontinental Sydney
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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

Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 8 December) Standard Price Per Delegate (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:

    All prices quoted are in AUD. 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. Group discounts will only be applied on the original order – added delegates will not receive a discount once registration in processed. 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.