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Day 1, Tuesday 12 November

Speaker programme starts at 1pm through to 6pm

Criss Angel Stage

13:00 - 13:10 Welcome
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP and Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO, MPA and Chair of the 42nd FIPP World Media Congress
13:10 - 13:35 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
13:35 - 14:00 Heroics at Trusted Media Brands
Bonnie Kintzer, CEO, Trusted Media Brands, USA
14:00 - 14:25 Fiercely independent: Building Monocle
Tyler Brûlé, Editor in Chief, Monocle, UK
14:25 - 14:50 Content strategy in 2020
Kate Lewis, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines, USA
14:50 - 15:15 To be announced
15:15 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 16:05 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
16:05 - 16:30 Fireside chat: Topic to be confirmed
Tracy Corrigan, Chief Strategy Officer, Dow Jones, USA
16:30 - 16:55 To be announced
16:55 - 17:20 Fireside chat: How a lad from the UK’s West Midlands ended up designing an iconic Brexit cover for TIME
Chris Spencer, a.k.a. Cold War Steve, UK
17:20 - 18:00 Panel discussion: Politics, media and trust
Giles Raymond, Chairman, or Delphine Halgand-Mishra, Executive Director, The Signals Network, USA
18:00 - 18:15 Special announcement
James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP, and Ralph Bücchi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Axel Springer SE, COO Ringier Group and Chairman of the Management Board, FIPP, Switzerland
19:00 - 21:00 Join us for UPM opening drinks and awards
James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP

Day 2, Wednesday 13 November

Speaker programme starts at 9am through to 6pm

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 A century (plus) of innovation. What’s next for Forbes?
Mike Federle, CEO, Forbes Media, USA
09:55 - 10:20 Future-proof your business: These are the top revenue model innovations from around the world
John Wilpers, Senior Director USA, Innovation Media Consulting, and editor of FIPP & IMC’s Innovation in Media World Report, USA
10:20 - 10:25 100 second pitches
10:25 - 10:45 Lessons from the movies
Chantal Rickards, CEO, BAFTA Los Angeles, USA
10:45 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:30 Panel discussion: Data, privacy and trust: The good, the bad and the ugly
Ting Cai, Partner Director of Product and Technology, Microsoft, USA, Brigitte Gwyn, EVP Government Affairs, MPA, USA, Jason Kint, President and CEO, Digital Content Next, USA More participants to be announced Interviewed by Stephan Scherzer, CEO, VDZ, Germany
11:50 - 11:55 100 second pitches
11:55 - 12:40 Panel discussion: The meshing of entertainment and gaming – and what media can learn from the communities they form
Jill Wilson, SVP Game Development, Jam City, USA, Luke Stepleton, Co-founder, 3Blackdot, USA Matt Edelman, Senior Director of Product, Verizon Media, USA Hosted by Mitch Berman, Managing Partner, Berman Strategic Advisors, USA
12:40 - 12:45 100 second pitches
12:45 - 13:05 17 habits to make high achievers survive and thrive in leadership and life
Kevin Lawrence, Author of Your Oxygen Mask First, Canada
13:05 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Panel discussion: Journalism hacks
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
14:40 - 14:45 100 second pitches
14:45 - 15:05 Efficiencies and growth at Mansueto Ventures
Eric Schurenberg, CEO, Mansueto Ventures, USA
15:05 - 15:25 How brand saved Playboy
David Israel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Playboy, USA
15:25 - 15:30 100 second pitches
15:30 - 15:50 Product development lessons from newly legalised cannabis markets in North America
Josh Campbell, President, dosist, USA
15:50 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 16:55 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
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, Founder and Chairman, Kreisky Media Consultancy, 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
Ruud van den Berg, SVP Magazines, Merchants and Office, UPM Communication Papers, and main FIPP World Media Congress sponsor, Germany
09:05 - 09:55 Diversity, the 50:50 project and you
Angela Henshall, Senior Producer – 50:50 Project, BBC, UK Other participants to be announced
09:55 - 10:20 What media can learn from e-sports in building and maintaining a competitive people edge
Mia Stellberg, Olympics and e-Sports Coach, Finland
10:20 - 10:25 100 second pitches
10:25 - 10:45 Global industry overview: Here are the latest developments from FIPP’s Digital Subscriptions Snapshot
James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
10:45 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:30 Engaging audiences through emerging technology & Innovation
Stephan Hamberger, Head of Digital Product and Engineering, Red Bull, USA
11:30 - 11:50 Building communities through collaboration
Alvaro Paes de Barros, Head of Studio, YouTube Spaces America, USA
11:50 - 11:55 100 second pitches
11:55 - 12:20 Fireside chat: How Google plans to foster digital literacy, safety and trust online – and what this means for you
Aurora Morales, Trust and Safety Senior Outlook Specialist, Google, USA
12:20 - 12:40 Follow the money: How Axel Springer decides where and in what to invest
Caroline von der Groeben, SVP, Partnerships and Business Development, Axel Springer, USA
12:40 - 12:45 100 second pitches
12:45 - 13:05 5G and the implications for media
Keyvan Peymani, MD Partners, Salem LLC, USA
13:05 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Panel discussion: Tech stacks: buy or build?
Christoph Schmitz, interim CTO, Aller Media, Norway More participants to be announced Interviewed by Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Director, Dow Jones, Hong Kong
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
14:40 - 14:45 100 second pitches
14:45 - 15:25 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 Tim Hudson, Director of International Licensing and Syndication, Immediate Media Co, UK More participants to be announced Interviewed by James Hewes, FIPP President and CEO
15:25 - 15:50 The transformation of Nylon and why Socialyte became the perfect match
Evan Luzzatto, President, Nylon, USA and Beca Alexander, Founder and President, Socialyte, USA
15:50 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 16:35 To be announced
16:35 - 16:55 Podcast best practice
Andy Bowers, Chief Innovation Officer, Megaphone (formerly Panoply), USA
16:55 - 17:15 From zero to hero: 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
17:15 - 17:20 Interval
17:20 - 17:40 The rise of the researcher as a strategic force for media good
Clarissa Moughrabi, Head of Research, Axel Springer, Germany
17:40 - 18:00 Media developments in Brazil
Paula Mageste, Independent Editor and Publisher, Brazil
18:00 - 18:05 Wrap Up Day 2
Peter Houston, Co-host, Media Voices Podcast, UK

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 - 10:20 To be announced
10:20 - 10:25 Interval
10:25 - 10:45 To be announced
10:45 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:30 To be announced
Nikolay Malyarov, EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel, PressReader, Canada
11:30 - 11:50 To be announced
11:50 - 11:55 Interval
11:55 - 12:20 To be announced
12:20 - 12:40 To be announced
12:40 - 12:45 Interval
12:45 - 13:05 Paper, sensitive ecosystems and sustainable media business
Martin Ledwon, VP of Stakeholder Relations, UPM Communication Papers, Germany
13:05 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:20 To be announced
14:20 - 14:40 To be announced
14:45 - 15:05 To be announced
15:05 - 15:25 To be announced
15:25 - 15:30 Interval
15:30 - 15:50 Six keys to establishing a successful business in China Didier Guerín, President and CEO, Media Convergence Asia-Pacific, Australia
Didier Guerín, President and CEO, Media Convergence Asia-Pacific, Australia
15:50 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 16:55 Deep Dive: A better fit: The hidden possibilities of workflow design
Killian Schalk, Founder, PurpleGray, USA
16:55 - 17:15 Creating content that’s not only good to read, but readers can put their faith in
Curtis Gillespie, Journalist, Editor and Author, Canada
17:15 - 17:20 Interval
17:20 - 17:40 The ins and outs of international brand licensing, content syndication and other media partnerships
Hosted by Mike Greehan, Founder and Co-CEO, Cue Ball, USA
18:00 - 18:05 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 - 09:30 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 How the visual value of magazines plays into Vikatan’s pivot to creator of multi-channel content and experiences
Srini Balasubramanian, Managing Director, Ananda Vikatan Publishers, India
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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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.

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