2018 In Review

This year, the Business of Media Summit grappled with the notion of power; the power of authenticity, of original local content and of personalisation, the power vested in the media to provoke change, and the ultimate mandate of empowering the consumer.

As the industry shifts to accommodate changing consumer behaviour, the case for monetising the mobile space more effectively was made, while addressable TV was heralded as the convergence of data, personalisation, and traditional media.

In the technology space, the gateway to truly immersive media is opening for consumers as VR hardware becomes more affordable and accessible. But between these technical leaps in discovery we were issued a stark reminder; storytelling, not technology, elicits empathy, and narrative remains the underlying force that commands consumer attention. We can see that technology is being informed by a broader discourse on truth, transparency, and authenticity. The world’s most reputable media organisations are actively attempting to stem the tide of misinformation carried on social media that has turned the word ‘fake’ into a subjective claim: ‘I deny this’.

Further on the platforms front, changing social media algorithms have shunted the organic reach of media outlets, forcing content creators to reconsider their distribution pathways and channels. We can expect a harder pivot to subscription this year as media entities interrogate the shifting value proposition offered by social networks, encouraged by the viability of the New York Times’ business model.

Why attend?

  • 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

Previous Keynotes

Jackie Lee-Joe
Chief Marketing Officer
BBC Worldwide (UK)
Katrina Craigwell
Vice President, Global Marketing Innovation
GE Digital (USA)
Francesca Donner
Director, Gender Initiative
The New York Times (USA)
Zahra Rasool
Editorial Lead - Contrast VR
Al Jazeera Digital (USA)
Parry Ravindranathan
President & Managing Director - International
Bloomberg Media
Jora Gill
Chief Digital Officer
The Economist (UK)
Sam Toles
Head of Global Content & Distribution
Vimeo (USA)
Liz Walsh
Vice-President, Brand Marketing
Forbes Media (USA)
Michael Ebeid
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
Network Ten
Jason Pellegrino
Managing Director
Google (AU, NZ)


  • 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



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.


Parrot Analytics is a data science company that empowers media and entertainment companies to understand global audience demand for television content. It has developed the world’s only global, cross-platform, country-specific audience demand measurement system and is on a mission to connect content creators and consumers and enabling data driven decisions.

www.telstra.com/broadcastservices www.akamai.com

Telstra Broadcast Services brings together innovative media solutions and one of the world’s most powerful networks with 24/7 bookings, operational and engineering support. Whatever your specific needs, our expert team can help you get the right blend of networks, technology and services to reach and delight audiences in Australia and around the world.

As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s portfolio of web & mobile performance, media delivery and cloud security solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring.


Tech Mahindra represents the “Connected world, Connected Experiences” offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.7 billion company with 115,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 903 global customers including Fortune 500 companies.

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

Register Here

Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 14 Dec) Standard Price Per Delegate
Media Executive: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 plus. GST
Media Executive: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $1980 plus. GST
Media Executive: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1760 plus. GST
Media Executive: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1540 plus. GST

Please note if you are a Service Provider to media professionals, email angelg@cmgroup.com.au to register.

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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.

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    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.