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The FIPP World Media Congress 2019 will tackle the most pressing challenges and opportunities faced by the global media industry. Set over three inspiring days, our extensive agenda includes keynotes, panel discussions, on-stage interviews, specialist breakouts and sponsor sessions.

Take a look at the draft agenda below. Day two features three session rooms so be sure to check out all three. Some sessions are still to be announced and all information in the agenda (sessions, speakers, times, dates, etc.) is subject to change. Sign up below to receive FIPP newsletters and hear the agenda announcements as soon as details are released.

Day 1, Tuesday 12 November

Plenary stage

14:00 - 14:15 Welcome
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP and Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO, MPA and Chair of the 42nd FIPP World Media Congress
14:15 - 14:40 Worldwide media trends
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
14:40 - 15:05 To be announced
15:05 - 15:30 To be announced
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:10 To be announced
16:10 - 16:35 Fiercely independent: Building Monocle
Tyler Brûlé, Editor in Chief, Monocle, UK
16:35 - 17:00 ‘Magazine journalism’ in 2020
Kate Lewis, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines, USA
17:00 - 17:25 Burda’s recipe for success
Martin Weiss, Member of the Executive Board, Hubert Burda Media, Chairman, Immediate Media Co, and MD, Burda Principal Investments, Germany and the UK
17:25 - 17:40 Special announcement
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP, and Ralph Büchi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Axel Springer SE, COO Ringier Group and Chairman of the Management Board, FIPP
17:40 - 17:45 Invitation to the opening reception and awards sponsored by UPM
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP and representative of UPM, our primary FIPP World Media Congress sponsor

Day 2, Wednesday 13 November

Vegas stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
09:05 - 09:30 The transformation of Trusted Media Brands
Bonnie Kintzer, CEO, Trusted Media Brands, USA
09:30 - 09:55 The Forbes list for media success
Mike Federle, CEO, Forbes Media LLC, USA
09:55 - 10:00 100 second pitches
10:00 - 10:25 Innovation world report – live
John Wilpers, Senior Director USA, Innovation Media Consulting, and editor of FIPP and IMC’s Innovation in Media World Report, USA
10:25 - 10:30 Housekeeping
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 Privacy battleground
Panel discussion with participants to be announced and moderated by James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
11:40 - 11:45 100 second pitches
11:45 - 12:25 The changing nature of international licensing, syndication and media partnerships
Panel discussion with participants to be announced and moderated by James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
12:25 - 12:45 Follow the money – trends worth investing in
Caroline von der Groeben SVP of Partnerships and Digital Development, Axel Springer Digital Ventures, USA
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:10 AI and you
Panel discussion featuring Tor Jacobsen, SVP of Consumer Marketing Revenue, Schibsted, Norway, Lindsay Silver, VP of Product, Condé Nast, USA, a third participant to be announced and moderated by Martha Stone Williams, CEO, World Newsmedia Network, USA
13:50 - 14:20 Using language as a competitive media advantage
B. Srinivasan, Managing Director, Ananda Vikatan Group, India
14:10 - 14:15 100 second pitches
14:15 - 14:35 The transformation of Nylon
Evan Luzzatto, President, Nylon, USA
14:35 - 14:55 Efficiencies and growth at Mansueto Ventures
Eric Schurenberg, CEO, Mansueto Ventures, USA
14:55 - 15:15 How brand saved Playboy
David Israel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Playboy, USA
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:10 The meshing of entertainment and gaming – and what media can learn from the communities they form
Panel discussion featuring Jill Wilson, previously SVP, Game Development, Jam City, USA, two participants to be announced and moderated by Mitchell Berman, Managing Partner, Berman Strategic Advisors, USA
16:10 - 16:15 100 second pitches
16:15 - 16:35 To be announced
16:35 - 16:55 To be announced
16:55 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 17:25 To be announced
17:00 - 17:50 Journalism hacks
Panel discussion with participants to be announced
17:25 - 17:50 To be announced
17:50 - 18:00 Close and housekeeping

Nevada stage

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 To be announced
11:20 - 11:40 What you can learn from Olympians and e-sport stars
Mia Stellberg, Olympics and e-Sports Coach, Finland
11:40 - 11:45 100 second pitches
11:45 - 12:05 Influencers and the media
Beca Alexander, Founder and President, Socialyte, USA
12:05 - 12:25 Fronting one of the UK’s most popular online football shows (spoiler alert: Sky bought the business)
Joe Tomlinson, Head of Male Lifestyle & Sport, Diagonal View, UK
12:25 - 12:45 Innovation in the world of podcasting
Andy Bowers, Chief Innovation Officer, Megaphone (formerly Panoply), USA
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 13:50 Dream small, dream big
Dawn Kissi, Founder and Editor in Chief, Emerging Markets Media, USA
14:10 - 14:15 100 second pitches
14:15 - 14:35 ‘We find your lack of faith astounding’
Greg Piechota, Researcher at Oxford University and Harvard Business School, UK
14:35 - 14:55 To be announced
14:55 - 15:15 To be announced
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 15:50 To be announced
15:50 - 16:10 What gives, Brazil?
Paula Mageste, Independent Editor and Publisher, Brazil
16:10 - 16:15 100 second pitches
16:15 - 16:35 Transforming to meet a new generation of media consumer needs
Chia Lun Huang, Director of Transformation and Learning, Common Wealth Magazine, Chinese Taipei
16:35 - 16:55 To be announced
16:55 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:50 - 18:00 Close and housekeeping

Demo stage

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 To be announced
11:20 - 11:40 To be announced
11:40 - 11:45 Interval
11:45 - 12:05 To be announced
12:05 - 12:25 To be announced
12:25 - 12:45 To be announced
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 13:50 To be announced
13:50 - 14:10 To be announced
14:10 - 14:15 Interval
14:15 - 14:35 To be announced
14:35 - 14:55 To be announced
14:55 - 15:15 To be announced
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 15:50 To be announced
15:50 - 16:10 To be announced
16:10 - 16:15 Interval
16:15 - 16:35 To be announced
16:35 - 16:55 To be announced
16:55 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 17:25 To be announced
17:25 - 17:50 To be announced
17:50 - 18:00 Close and housekeeping

Day 3, Thursday 14 November

UPM stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome
Representative from UPM, primary FIPP World Media Congress sponsor
09:05 - 09:30 Meet the Parennials
Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief, Meredith Parents Network, USA
09:30 - 09:35 100 second pitches
09:35 - 09:55 Award-winning cover design – unpacked
D.W. Pine, Creative Director, TIME, USA
09:55 - 10:00 Interval
10:00 - 10:20 Why bookazines work
Larry Hackett, Managing Partner, 10Ten Media, USA
10:20 - 10:40 How ‘conscious reach’ sets magazine media apart from the rest
Clarissa Moughrabi, Head of Research, Axel Springer, Germany
10:40 - 10:55 Coffee break
10:55 - 11:15 Make paper great again
UPM session
11:15 - 11:35 Jockeying for position: keeping print magazines in the spotlight
Julia Raphaely, CEO, Associated Media Publishing, South Africa
11:35 - 11:40 Interval
11:40 - 12:10 Hearts and minds: Why the people dimension is critical for transformation and how top business leaders are approaching it
Lucy Küng, Non-Executive Director, NZZ Group and Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for Journalism at Oxford University, Switzerland
12:10 - 12:15 Congress close and announcements
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP

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