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Day 1, Tuesday 12 November

Speaker programme starts at 12:30pm through to 6pm (please note that delegates are responsible for their own lunch arrangements on Day 1 and 3)

Criss Angel Stage

12:35 - 12:45 Welcome
James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP and Linda Thomas-Brooks, President and CEO of MPA and 42nd FIPP World Congress chairperson
12:45 - 13:10 Heroics at Trusted Media Brands
Bonnie Kintzer, CEO, Trusted Media Brands, USA
13:10 - 13:35 Fiercely independent: Building Monocle
Tyler Brûlé, Editor in Chief, Monocle, UK
13:35 - 14:00 Is it still about scale? How editors optimise content
Kate Lewis, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines, USA
14:00 - 14:25 Developing sustainable media revenue models for 2020 and beyond
Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Director, Dow Jones, Hong Kong, China
14:25 - 14:30 Interval
14:30 - 14:50 Fireside chat: How an unassuming lad from the UK’s Midlands ended up designing an iconic Brexit cover for TIME
Christopher Spencer, a.k.a. Cold War Steve, UK Interviewed by James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
14:50 - 15:10 Coffee break
15:10 - 15:35 Celebs and sports stars as media
Leonard Brody, Co-founder and Chairman, Creative Labs, a JV with Creative Artists Agency, Serial Entrepreneur and Best-selling Author, USA
15:35 - 16:00 Investing in the future
Alfred Heinz, Chief Operating Officer, Burda International Holding, Germany
16:00 - 16:05 Interval
16:05 - 16:50 Panel discussion: How broadcasters approach diversity in content – and how BBC’s 5050 project can work for you
Angela Henshall, Senior Producer – 50:50 Project, BBC, UK, Gary Butterworth, Executive Producer, Voice of America, USA
16:50 - 16:55 Interval
16:55 - 17:20 Platforms, politics, people– what happens next?
Jason Kint, President and CEO, Digital Content Next, USA
17:20 - 17:45 Fireside chat: Politics in 2020: who wins?
Matthew Kaminski, Editor in Chief, Politico, Belgium and USA Interviewed by Curtis Gillespie, Journalist, Editor and Author, Canada
17:45 - 17:55 Special announcement
James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP, and Ralph Büchi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Axel Springer SE, COO Ringier Group and Chairman of the Management Board, FIPP, Switzerland
17:55 - 18:00 Join us for UPM opening drinks and awards at 7pm
James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP
19:00 - 21:00 UPM opening drinks and awards

Day 2, Wednesday 13 November

Speaker programme starts at 9am through to 6pm

Nevada Stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2
Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO, MPA, USA
09:05 - 09:30 How PE and street smarts are driving Dennis’ international expansion
James Tye, Group CEO, Dennis
09:30 - 09:55 A century (plus) of innovation. What’s next for Forbes?
Mike Federle, CEO, Forbes Media, USA
09:55 - 10:20 Fireside chat: The future of media: brand-building
Eric Gillin, Chief Business Officer, Condé Nast Lifestyle Division, USA Hosted by Peter Houston, Co-host, Media Voices Podcast, UK
10:20 - 10:25 100 second pitches
Trevor Carroll, Director, Content Partnerships, PressReader, Canada, Susan Macdonald, International Sales Director, Lineup Systems, USA, James Henderson, CEO, Zephr, UK Hosted by John Schlaefli, Chief Revenue Officer, FIPP
10:25 - 10:50 Lessons from the movies
Chantal Rickards, CEO, BAFTA Los Angeles, USA
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:50 Panel discussion: Data, privacy and trust: the new battleground
Ting Cai, Partner Director of Product and Technology, Microsoft, USA, Brigitte Gwyn, EVP Government Affairs, MPA, USA, Jean-Paul Schmetz, Chief Scientist, Hubert Burda Media , Germany Interviewed by Martha Stone Williams, CEO, World Newsmedia Network, USA
11:50 - 11:55 100 second pitches
Jim Anderson, CEO, SocialFlow, Ashwin Sadul, Managing Director, Better than Paper Hosted by John Schlaefli, Chief Revenue Officer, FIPP
11:55 - 12:35 Panel discussion: The meshing of entertainment and gaming – and what media can learn from the communities they form
Luke Stepleton, Co-founder, 3Blackdot, USA, Matt Edelman, Senior Director of Product, Verizon Media, USA, Aaron Baker, CEO, GameCloud Studios, USA (replaces Jill Wilson) Hosted by Mitch Berman, Managing Partner, Berman Strategic Advisors, USA
12:35 - 12:40 Interval
12:40 - 13:00 Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 habits to help high achievers survive & thrive in leadership & life
Kevin Lawrence, Author of Your Oxygen Mask First, Canada
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Panel discussion: International business today
Yulia Boyle, SVP: Global Media and Experiences, National Geographic Partners, USA; Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Director, Dow Jones, Hong Kong, China, Tim Hudson, Director of International Licensing and Syndication, Immediate Media Co, UK, Emma Radford, Licensing Manager, Reach, UK Interviewed by James Hewes, FIPP President and CEO
14:40 - 14:45 100 second pitches
14:45 - 15:05 Fireside chat: How Fast Company and Inc. became more than magazine brands
Patrick Hainault, Head of Business Development, Inc. and Fast Company, USA Interviewed by Mike Greehan, Partner and COO, Cue Ball, USA
15:05 - 15:25 How brand saved Playboy
David Israel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Playboy, USA
15:25 - 15:30 Interval
15:30 - 15:50 When regulatory frameworks change – innovation in the cannabis industry
Josh Campbell, President, dosist, USA
15:50 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 16:55 Panel discussion: Journalism hacks
Beth Tomkiw, Chief Content Officer, Trusted Media Brands, USA, Brooke Siegel, VP – Content, Hearst Magazines, USA, Kerin O’Connor, CEO, The Week, UK Interviewed by Barry McIlheney, CEO, Professional Publishers Association, UK
16:55 - 17:15 Insights for publishers from an American retail giant
Krifka Steffey, Director, Merchandise, Newsstand, Barnes & Noble, USA
17:10 - 17:30 Journalism in the face of adversity
17:15 - 17:20 Interval
17:20 - 18:00 Panel discussion: The changing media ownership landscape and conclusions to draw from it
James Tye, Group CEO, Dennis, Robin Warner, Managing Director, Oaklins, DeSilva + Phillips, USA, David S. Johnson, SVP Corporate Development, Meredith Corporation, USA, John Cabell, CEO of Cue Ball and Senior Advisor to Oaklins DeSilva Phillips, USA Interviewed by Peter Kreisky, Chairman, Kreisky Media, USA
18:00 - 18:05 Wrap Up Day 2
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP

Vegas Stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
09:05 - 09:30 Future-proof your business: These are the top revenue model innovations from around the world
John Wilpers, Senior Director, USA, and Juan Señor, Senior Partner, UK, Innovation Media Consulting, and editors of FIPP & IMC’s Innovation in Media World Report
09:30 - 09:55 Global industry overview: Here are the latest developments from FIPP’s Digital Subscriptions Snapshot
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
09:55 - 10:20 Internet, tech and media: Axel Springer’s new business investment strategy explained
Caroline von der Groeben, SVP, Partnerships and Business Development, Axel Springer, USA
10:20 - 10:25 Interval
10:25 - 10:50 5G and the implications for media
Keyvan Peymani, MD Partners, Salem LLC, USA
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:30 Engaging audiences through emerging technology & Innovation
Stephan Hamberger, Head of Digital Product and Engineering, Red Bull Media House, USA
11:30 - 11:50 Paywalls and data platforms: why Aller Media decided to build their own – and what you can learn from it
Christoph Schmitz, interim CTO, Aller Media, Norway
11:50 - 11:55 Interval
11:55 - 12:35 Deep Dive: Stepping beyond standard: a new benchmark to show how media research must change
Oliver Brix, Axel Springer, Germany, and Dr. Tino Meitz, Texas Tech and Cognition Lab, USA, and Dr. Julia Pannicke, Consultant, Facit Research, Germany
12:35 - 12:40 Interval
12:40 - 13:00 The Week Junior – how Dennis successfully rewired children’s publishing
Kerin O’Connor, CEO, The Week, UK
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Panel discussion: AI for media
Anita Zielina, Director of News Innovation and Leadership, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, USA Tor Jacobsen, SVP of Consumer Marketing Revenue, Schibsted, Norway Lindsay Silver, VP of Product, Condé Nast, USA Interviewed by Martha Stone Williams, CEO, World Newsmedia Network, USA
14:40 - 14:45 Interval
14:45 - 15:05 Building better communities through partnerships and collaboration
Alvaro Paes de Barros, Head of Studio, YouTube Spaces America, USA
15:05 - 15:25 How and why Nylon and Socialyte became the perfect match
Evan Luzzatto, President, Nylon, and Becca Alexander, Founder and President, Socialyte, USA
15:25 - 15:30 Interval
15:30 - 15:50 What media can learn from e-sports in building and maintaining a competitive people edge
Mia Stellberg, Olympics and e-Sports Coach, Finland
15:50 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 16:35 Podcast best practice
Andy Bowers, Chief Innovation Officer, Megaphone (formerly Panoply), USA
16:35 - 16:55 Lessons from the world of audio-books
Cresta Norris, Director, Sound Understanding, UK
16:55 - 17:15 How to create trustworthy and compelling content in the age of fake news
Curtis Gillespie, Journalist, Editor and Author, Canada
17:15 - 17:20 Wrap Up Day 2
Peter Houston, Co-host, Media Voices Podcast, UK

Media City Stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2
09:05 - 09:30 To be announced
09:30 - 09:55 To be announced
09:55 - 10:20 To be announced
10:20 - 10:25 Interval
10:25 - 10:50 To be announced
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:30 How to play to win the paid content game
Nikolay Malyarov, EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel, PressReader, Canada
11:30 - 11:50 From Competitors to Allies to Friends: How Media Companies are Innovating Together (And How You Can Join In
Michael Mendoza, CEO, Lineup Systems
11:50 - 11:55 Interval
11:55 - 12:15 Beyond paywalls – why the journey matters on the path to subscriptions
James Henderson, CEO, Zephr
12:15 - 12:35 The Media Is Social: Data, findings and actionable tips to better your social strategy
Jim Anderson, CEO, SocialFlow
12:35 - 12:40 Interval
12:40 - 13:00 UPM – responding to a changing world
Ruud van den Berg, SVP Magazines, Merchants and Office, UPM Communication Papers, Germany
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45 Deep Dive: A better fit: The hidden possibilities of workflow design
Kilian Schalk, Founder, PurpleGray, USA
14:40 - 14:45 Interval
14:45 - 15:05 To be announced
15:05 - 15:25 To be announced
15:25 - 15:30 Interval
15:30 - 15:50 To be announced
15:50 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 16:55 Deep Dive: The ins and outs of international brand licensing, content syndication and other media partnerships
Tom Rowland, VP International Licensing and Business Affairs, Meredith, USA, Deborah Gallagher, Head of Planning, Digital and Marketing, MIT Sloan Management Review, USA, Anne Mollo-Christensen, EVP Digital and Strategy, Outside Integrated Media, USA Hosted by Mike Greehan, Partner and COO, Cue Ball, USA
16:55 - 17:15 Six keys to establishing a successful business in China
Didier Guérin, President and CEO, Media Convergence Asia-Pacific, Australia
17:15 - 17:20 Wrap up Day 2
Nikolay Malyarov, EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel, PressReader, Canada

Day 3, Thursday 14 November

Speaker programme starts at 9am through to 1pm

UPM @ Sin City

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 - 09:25 The TIME Cover: Inside the Red Border
D.W. Pine, Creative Director, TIME, USA
09:25 - 09:45 The bookazine revival
Larry Hackett, Managing Partner, 10Ten Media, USA Interviewed by Peter Houston, Co-host, Media Voices podcast, UK
09:45 - 10:05 Jockeying for position: keeping print magazines in the spotlight
Julia Raphaely, CEO, Associated Media Publishing, South Africa
10:05 - 10:25 How La Nacion overcame tough market conditions to buck downward trends
Teresa Elizalde, Editor in Chief, Magazine Group, La Nacion, Argentina
10:25 - 10:45 From legacy media to start-ups: how to think about your brands
Paula Mageste, Independent Editor and Publisher, Brazil
10:45 - 11:05 Coffee break
11:05 - 11:25 How failures are powering our path to reader engagement and revenues
B. Srinivasan, Managing Director, Ananda Vikatan Publishers, India
11:25 - 11:45 Transforming to meet a new generation of media consumer needs
Chia Lun Huang, Director of Transformation and Learning, Common Wealth Magazine, Chinese Taipei
11:45 - 12:05 Manga culture and new media – lessons from Japan
Mr. Teruyuki Kitabatake, Editor in Chief and Director, Manga Magazines, Shueisha, Japan
12:05 - 12:25 Why ‘brand’ holds the key to your future
Christin Keil, Licensing Manager, Axel Springer, Germany
12:25 - 12:55 Fireside chat: What next for magazines
Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO, MPA, USA and James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP In conversation with Samir Husni, Mr. Magazine, USA
12:55 - 13:00 Wrap Up Congress 2019
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP

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