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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

Criss 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 The transformation of Trusted Media Brands
Bonnie Kintzer, CEO, Trusted Media Brands, USA
14:30 - 14:55 ‘Magazine journalism’ in 2020
Kate Lewis, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines, USA
14:55 - 15:25 Coffee break
15:25 - 15:50 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
15:50 - 16:15 To be announced
16:15 - 16:40 Fiercely independent: Building Monocle
Tyler Brûlé, Editor in Chief, Monocle, UK
16:40 - 17:05 More details to be announced
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 are driving Dennis’ international expansion
James Tye, Group CEO, Dennis, 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 - 11:40 AI for media
Panel discussion featuring Tor Jacobsen, SVP of Consumer Marketing Revenue, Schibsted, Norway, Lindsay Silver, VP of Product, Condé Nast, USA, Anita Zielina, Director of News Innovation and Leadership, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, USA and moderated by Martha Stone Williams, CEO, World Newsmedia Network, 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?
Christoph Schmitz, interim CTO, Aller Media, Norway More participants to be announced
14:10 - 14:15 100 second pitches
14:15 - 14:55 International business today
Panel discussion featuring Yulia Boyle, SVP: Global Media and Experiences, National Geographic Partners, USA, 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
14:55 - 15:15 Efficiencies and growth at Mansueto Ventures
Eric Schurenberg, CEO, Mansueto Ventures, USA
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:25 The changing media ownership landscape and conclusions to draw from it
Panel discussion featuring 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, Founder and Chairman, Kreisky Media Consultancy, USA
16:25 - 16:45 The transformation of Nylon and why Socialyte was the perfect match
Evan Luzzatto, President, Nylon, USA and Beca Alexander, Founder and President, Socialyte, USA
16:45 - 17:05 How brand saved Playboy
David Israel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Playboy, USA
16:50 - 17:10 e-Sports and media: building and maintaining competitive edge
Mia Stellberg, Olympics and e-Sports Coach, Finland
17:05 - 17:10 100 second pitches
17:10 - 17:30 Journalism in the face of adversity
17:30 - 18:10 Presidents, politicians, people – and the dreaded mainstream media (MSM)
Participants to be announced
18:10 - 18:15 Close and housekeeping

Vegas Stage

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2
Peter Houston, Founder, Flipping Pages Media, UK
09:05 - 09:30 Trust: the case for whistle blowers and open journalism
Giles Raymond, Chairman, or Delphine Halgand-Mishra, Executive Director, The Signals Network, USA
09:30 - 09:55 How Google plans to foster digital literacy, safety and trust online – and what this means for you
Fireside chat featuring a speaker to be announced from Google, USA Interviewed by Stephan Scherzer, CEO, VDZ, Germany
09:55 - 10:00 100 second pitches
10:00 - 10:25 Data: the good, bad and the 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
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 decides where and in what 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 Journalism hacks
Panel discussion with Beth Tomkiw, Chief Content Officer, Trusted Media Brands, USA, Dawn Kissi, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Markets Media, USA and further participants to be announced
12:25 - 12:45 Engaging audiences through emerging technology & Innovation
Stephan Hamberger, Head of Digital Platform Management and Engineering, Red Bull, USA
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 13:50 New business: What media can learn from developing products for the exploding, entirely legal cannabis business in Canada and the USA
Josh Campbell, President, dosist, USA
13:50 - 14:10 What media can learn from e-sports in building and maintaining a competitive people edge
Mia Stellberg, Olympics and e-Sports Coach, Finland
14:10 - 14:15 100 second pitches
14:15 - 14:35 What gives, Brazil?
Paula Mageste, Independent Editor and Publisher, Brazil
14:35 - 14:55 How La Nacion innovated to overcome tough market conditions and buck trends
Teresa Elizalde, Editor in Chief, Magazine Group, La Nacion, Argentina
14:55 - 15:15 How the visual value of magazines plays into Vikatan’s pivot to creator of multi-channel content and experiences
B. Srinivasan, Managing Director, Ananda Vikatan Group, India
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:05 Understanding 5G
To be announced
16:05 - 16:25 Building communities through collaboration
Alvaro Paes de Barros, Head of Studios, YouTube, USA
16:25 - 16:45 Keys to making podcasts work
Andy Bowers, Chief Innovation Officer, Megaphone (formerly Panoply), USA
16:45 - 17:05 Making YouTube work: how one of the UK’s most popular online football shows became a serious business
Joe Tomlinson, Head of Male Lifestyle & Sport, Diagonal View, UK
17:05 - 17:10 100 second pitches
17:10 - 17:30 Building reader revenues
To be announced
17:30 - 17:50 Building reader revenues
To be announced
17:50 - 18:10 Building reader revenues
To be announced
18:10 - 18:15 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 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 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 - 16:45 To be announced
16:45 - 17:05 To be announced
17:05 - 17:10 Interval
17:10 - 18:10 Conversation: The ins and outs of international brand licensing, content syndication and other media partnerships
Mike Greehan, Founder and Co-CEO, Cue Ball, USA
18:10 - 18:15 Close and housekeeping

Day 3, Thursday 14 November

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 - 09:30 Meet the Parennials
Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief, Meredith Parents Network, USA
09:30 - 09:50 Award-winning cover design – unpacked
D.W. Pine, Creative Director, TIME, USA
09:50 - 10:10 A new benchmark shows: Magazine media really is a cut above the rest
Clarissa Moughrabi, Head of Research, Axel Springer, Germany
10:00 - 10:20 To be announced
10:10 - 10:30 Transforming to meet a new generation of media consumer needs
Chia Lun Huang, Director of Transformation and Learning, Common Wealth Magazine, Chinese Taipei
10:30 - 10:50 Jockeying for position: keeping print magazines in the spotlight
Julia Raphaely, CEO, Associated Media Publishing, South Africa
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 11:40 Why and how bookazines work
Larry Hackett, Managing Partner, 10Ten Media, USA
11:40 - 12:00 Manga culture and new media – lessons from Japan
Mr. Teruyuki Kitabatake, Editor in Chief and Director, Manga Magazines, Shueisha, Japan
12:00 - 12:20 Lessons from the US – insights from an American retail giant
Krifka Steffey, Director Merchandise, Newsstand, Barnes & Noble, USA
12:20 - 12:45 Going beyond the norm – how Company X* (tba) moved beyond traditional film and TV
To be announced
12:45 - 13:00 Key take-ways until Congress 2020, Lisbon
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP

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