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Speakers for sessions focused on transformation and developing/emerging business models include Antonella Mei-Pochtler of the Boston Consulting Group; James Tye of Dennis; Julia Jäkel of Gruner + Jahr; Lucy Küng of the Reuters Institute for Journalism; Natasha Christie-Miller of Ascential; Philipp Schmidt of Prisma Media; Tom Bureau of Immediate Media Co.; Walter Longo of Abril; and Wolfgang Blau of Condé Nast International.

Around the world, media are operating in turbulent times. Aroon Purie of The India Today Group and Jerzy Baczynski of Polityka are two of our speakers who will look at the political climate and the role of media.

Zooming in on special interest media models, we will hear insights from the likes of Gerrit Klein of Ebner Media; Jeff Litvack of Adweek; Scott Dickey of TEN: The Enthusiast Network; and Yulia Boyle of National Geographic Partners.

People such as Josh Macht of Harvard Business Review; Michael Federle of Forbes; Patrick Walker of Facebook; Ralph Büchi of Ringer Group and of Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland; Ross Sleight of Somo; and Zillah Byng-Thorne of Future Publishing, will consider and discuss future trends and/or growth areas for media.

A major chunk of the agenda will be dedicated to revenue development. Andria Vidler of Centaur Media and Marcus Rich of Time Inc. UK will discuss strategies to monetise direct from audience, such as through subscriptions, events and commerce. Speakers on advertising will include James Wildman of Hearst Magazines UK; Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan of Drawbridge; Linda Thomas-Brooks of MPA; Rick Welch of Flipboard; Carla Faria of The Foundry, and Jesper Laursen of The Native Advertising Institute. Michael Brunt of The Economist; Geoff Ramsey of eMarketer; and Kris Nagel of Vindicia will discuss paid content. Larry Sommers of Meredith Corp. and Dominik Grau of Ebner Media Group will discuss emerging revenue streams, including content licensing and content-to-ecommerce, while Angela Byun of Golf Digest, Kristin Cardwell of Refinery29 and Andre Crofoot of Endemol Shine will discuss video monetisation.

We will dedicate time to specific emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, AR, VR and Voice with speakers including Martha Stone of the Worldwide Newsmedia Network; Francesco Marconi of Associated Press; Alice Zimmerman and Greg Ivanov of Google; and Greg Cornelius of Modn Media.

We will discuss a variety of brand development aspects with the likes of Anne-Marie Tomchak of Mashable; Julian Childs of Business Insider; Megan Murphy of Bloomberg Businessweek; Kalli Purie of The India Today Group; Sam Baker of The Pool; Jovan Protic of NOIZZ, Arnaud de Saint Simon of Psychologies Magazine; Tim Hudson of Immediate Media Co.; Ellen Mayer of Hearken; and Nick Blunden of The Business of Fashion.

With audiences at the heart of our businesses, we will have several sessions focused on audience engagement – ranging from storytelling to events to platforms and from audience measurement to consumer insight. Speakers will include Erin Doherty of Elle France; Mark Frith from RadioTimes; Gina Johnson of Motivate Publishing; David Davies of Canes Lions; Marion Mertens of Paris Match; Genevieve Kunst of Popsugar; Karla Geci of Facebook; Deepak Lamba of Worldwide Media; Shadi Rahimi of AJ+; Michael Wodzinski of upday; Jenny Tsai of Wearisma; Rui Ou of Linkup China; Sue Todd of Magnetic; Yolanda Ausín of ARI; and Jennifer Dunleavy and Richard Thomas of Time Inc. UK.

We will showcase a variety of magazine media and other innovations. Speakers will include Kerin O’Connor of The Week and The Week Jr.; Jacquie Loch of St. Joseph Media; Chris Kerwin of BBC Worldwide; Jens Henneberg of Bonnier Publications; Han Xindong and Anhui Huishang Media; Andreas Finborud of Schibsted; Ma-Li Yang of Global Views Monthly; Leonie May of Woodwing; Steven Flynn of Skytango; Christian Kallenberg of We Love Mags; and Juan Señor and John Wilpers of Innovation Media Consulting.

Last but not least, we will discuss talent acquisition, development and management with the likes of Duncan Tickle of Immediate Media Co.; Kathleen Saxton of The Lighthouse Company, and Joanna Abeyie of Hyden Talent; as well as have a panel discussion with the winners of UPM and FIPP’s 2018 Rising Star Awards. The winners will be announced soon.

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The FIPP World Congress takes place from 9-11 October at Tobacco Dock in London. Join some 700 peers from around the world to learn, network and have fun.

We hope to see you there!

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