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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

Chriss Angel Stage

13:00 - 13:15 Welcome
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP and Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO, MPA and Chair of the 42nd FIPP World Media Congress
13:15 - 13:40 To be announced
13:40 - 14:05 Investing in the future
Martin Weiss, Member of the Executive Board, Hubert Burda Media, Chairman of Immediate Media Co., and MD of Burda Principal Investments, Germany and the UK
14:05 - 14:30 To be announced
14:30 - 14:55 To be announced
14:55 - 15:25 Coffee break
15:25 - 15:50 Fiercely independent: Building Monocle
Tyler Brûlé, Editor in Chief, Monocle, UK
15:50 - 16:15 ‘Magazine journalism’ in 2020
Kate Lewis, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines, USA
16:15 - 16:40 Dow Jones’ blue print for 2020 and beyond
Tracy Corrigan, Chief Strategy Officer, Dow Jones, USA
16:40 - 17:05 The transformation of Trusted Media Brands
Bonnie Kintzer, CEO, Trusted Media Brands, USA
17:05 - 17:45 Diversity, the 50:50 project and you
Panel discussion with Ros Atkins, Presenter, Outside Source, BBC and Founder of the 50:50 project, UK plus other participants to be announced
17:45 - 18:00 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
18:00 - 18:00 Invitation to the opening reception and awards sponsored by UPM
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP

Day 2, Wednesday 13 November

Nevada Stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
09:05 - 09:30 How PE and street smarts and driving Dennis’ international expansion
James Tye, CEO, Dennis, UK and another participant to be confirmed
09:30 - 09:55 Lessons for 2020 from Forbes operations around the world
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 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 FIPP’s global digital subscription snapshot – who is up, who is down and what are the benchmarks and trends to watch up for
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
11:20 - 11:40 Follow the money: How Axel Springer determines where to invest
Caroline von der Groeben, SVP, Partnerships and Digital Development, Axel Springer, USA
11:40 - 11:45 100 second pitches
11:45 - 12:25 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, Luke Stepleton, Co-founder, 3Blackdot, USA, Matt Edelman, Senior Director of Product, Verizon Media, USA and moderated by Mitchell Berman, Managing Partner, Berman Strategic Advisors, USA
12:25 - 12:45 17 habits to make high achievers survive and thrive in leadership and life
Kevin Lawrence, Author of Your Oxygen Mask First, Canada
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:10 Tech stacks for media: buy or build?
Panel discussion with Christoph Schmitz, interim CTO, Aller Media, Norway and further participants to be announced
14:10 - 14:15 100 second pitches
14:15 - 14:55 The changing media ownership landscape and conclusions to draw from it
Panel discussion featuring James Tye, CEO, Dennis, UK, David S. Johnson, SVP, Corporate Development, Meredith Corporation, USA, John Cabell, CEO, Cue Ball and Senior Advisor to Oaklins DeSilva Phillips, USA, another participant to be announced and interviewed by Peter Kreisky, Founder and Chairman, Kreisky Media Consultancy, USA
14:55 - 15:15 Journalism in the face of adversity
Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:25 International business today
Panel discussion featuring Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Director, Dow Jones, Hong Kong, Tim Hudson, Director of International Licensing and Syndication, Immediate Media Co., another participants to be announced and moderated by James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
16:25 - 16:45 How brand saved Playboy
David Israel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Playboy, USA
16:45 - 16:50 100 second pitches
16:50 - 17:10 What you can learn from Olympians and e-sport stars
Mia Stellberg, Olympics and e-Sports Coach, Finland
17:10 - 17:35 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
17:35 - 18:00 Behind the scenes in the build-up to the US presidential election 2020
To be announced
18:00 - 18:00 Close and housekeeping

Vegas Stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2
Peter Houston, Founder, Flipping Pages Media, UK
09:05 - 09:30 Manga culture and new media – lessons from Japan
To be announced
09:30 - 09:55 Transforming to meet a new generation of media consumer needs
Chia Lun Huang, Director of Transformation and Learning, Common Wealth Magazine, Chinese Taipei
09:55 - 10:00 100 second pitches
10:00 - 10:25 Using language as a competitive media advantage
B. Srinivasan, Managing Director, Ananda Vikatan Group, India
10:25 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:40 Data: the good, bad and ugly
Panel discussion featuring Ting Cai, Partner Director of Product and Technology, Microsoft, USA, further participants to be announced and moderated by Stephan Scherzer, CEO, VDZ, Germany
11:40 - 11:45 100 second pitches
11:45 - 12:25 AI for media
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
12:25 - 12:45 How AI and personalisation drives revenue yields – across subscription and advertising – for Aller Media
Christoph Schmitz, interim CTO, Aller Media, Norway
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 13:50 What gives, Brazil?
Paula Mageste, Independent Editor and Publisher, Brazil
13:50 - 14:10 How La Nacion innovated to overcome tough market conditions and buck trends
Teresa Elizalde, Editor in Chief, Magazine Group, La Nacion, Argentina
14:10 - 14:15 100 second pitches
14:15 - 14:35 Building communities through collaboration
Alvaro Paes de Barros, Head of Studios, YouTube, USA
14:35 - 14:55 Making YouTube work: how one of the UK’s most popular online football shows became a serious business
Joe Thomlinson, Head of Male Lifestyle & Sport, Diagonal View, UK
14:55 - 15:15 Keys to making podcasts work
Andy Bowers, Chief Innovation Officer, Megaphone (formerly Panoply), USA
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:25 Journalism hacks
Panel discussion with Dawn Kissi, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Markets Media, USA and further participants to be announced
16:25 - 16:45 Trust: the case for whistle blowers and open journalism
To be announced
16:45 - 16:50 100 second pitches
16:50 - 17:10 The transformation of Nylon and why Socialyte was the perfect match
Evan Luzzatto, President, Nylon, USA and Beca Alexander, Founder and President, Socialyte, USA
17:10 - 17:35 How building a custom content group differently has changed this group’s business model
To be announced
17:35 - 18:00 Media, the Red Bull way
Stephan Hamberger, Head of Digital Platform Management and Engineering, Red Bull, USA
18:00 - 18:00 Close and housekeeping

Media City Stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2
Nikolay Malyarov, EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel, PressReader, Canada
09:05 - 09:30 To be announced
09:30 - 09:55 To be announced
09:55 - 10:00 Interval
10:00 - 10:25 To be announced
10:25 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 From privacy to ad fraud: the challenge for advertising
To be announced
11:20 - 11:40 Building reader revenues, live
To be announced
11:40 - 11:45 Interval
11:45 - 12:05 Building reader revenues, digitally
To be announced
12:05 - 12:25 To be announced
12:25 - 12:45 Paper, sensitive ecosystems and sustainable media business
Martin Ledwon, VP of Stakeholder Relations, UPM Communication Papers, Germany
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 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:05 To be announced
16:05 - 16:25 To be announced
16:25 - 16:50 To be announced
16:45 - 16:50 Interval
16:50 - 17:10 To be announced
17:10 - 18:00 To be announced
18:00 - 18:00 Close and housekeeping

Day 3, Thursday 14 November

UPM stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome
Ruud van den Berg, SVP Magazines, Merchants and Office, UPM Communication Papers and main FIPP World Media Congress sponsor, Germany
09:05 - 09:30 Meet the Parennials
Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief, Meredith Parents Network, USA
09:30 - 09:55 Cracking the US market
Krifka Steffey, Director Merchandise, Newsstand, Barnes & Noble, USA
09:55 - 10:00 Interval
10:00 - 10:20 Efficiencies and growth at Mansueto Ventures
Eric Schurenberg, CEO, Mansueto Ventures, USA
10:20 - 10:40 Award-winning cover design – unpacked
D.W. Pine, Creative Director, TIME, USA
10:40 - 10:55 Coffee break
10:55 - 11:15 Why bookazines work
Larry Hackett, Managing Partner, 10Ten Media, USA
11:15 - 11:35 How ‘conscious reach’ sets magazine media apart from the rest
Clarissa Moughrabi, Head of Research, Axel Springer, Germany
11:35 - 11:40 Interval
11:40 - 12:05 Jockeying for position: keeping print magazines in the spotlight
Julia Raphaely, CEO, Associated Media Publishing, South Africa
12:05 - 12:30 New launch
To be announced at the FIPP World Media Congress
12:30 - 12:45 Congress close and announcements
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP

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