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50th speaker confirmed for 41st FIPP World Congress

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We reached a milestone last week as we continue to develop and design the agenda for the 41st FIPP World Congress, with the confirmation of our 50th speaker to participate.

He is David Davies, executive creative director of Ascential in the UK, who among other events oversees content for Cannes Lions. At the Congress, David will present a session on the development of events and experiences as part of audience engagement and monetisation strategies for media brands.

The 41st FIPP World Congress takes place from 9-11 October 2017 at the iconic Tobacco Docks in vibrant, welcoming London, not far from the historic Tower of London.

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Discounted registration:

Discounted, pre-agenda registration is currently available, saving you hundreds of pounds sterling on eventual rates. See the rates here and sign-up to claim your discount here. Further discounts are available for delegations (groups of 5+ people), for which you can register here (choose delegation in the drop-down menu when you register). 

Congress tickets include additional extras such as access to the Congress opening night on 9 October, coffee and lunch on the days of the speaker programme, 10th and 11th October, and transport from and to selected hotels to the Congress venue.

Agenda and speakers:

The Congress agenda includes three channels, one focused on bigger picture conversations, one on special interests and one on technologies, today such a crucial part of any media business. It includes standalone presentations, interviews and panel discussions from and with global media industry and other business leaders, as well as independent experts.

The Congress agenda will be a bumper packed, designed offer you the most productive two days you may wish to spend outside of the office this year. It will include honest – in cases perhaps even uncomfortable – assessments of the media industry today, but with putting firm focus on considerations for the future – and what you can and should be doing about it today. Sessions planned, include (but not limited to):

1. Innovation in media

2. Innovation in storytelling

3. Organisational transformation

4. The value of special interest media

5. Talent acquisition, development and retention

6. Digital media strategies for content-driven businesses

7. Monetisation strategies across diversified revenue models

8. Understanding next big shifts in how your audiences behave

9. AI, automation and other trends set to impact the future of media

The agenda will include case studies from leading companies and/or brands, showcasing how they tackle the above and other topics in practice on a day-to-day basis. Speakers already confirmed are from the likes of Abril, Adweek, AJ+, Axel Springer, Bloomberg, Boston Consulting Group, Forbes, Google, Hearst, NBC News and MSNBC, Refinery 29, Rogers Media, Schibsted, Wiley, several more and with even more to come.

Audience and networking:

As the industry’s flagship, premium global event, FIPP World Congress attracts some 800 senior level strategic and operational managers as well as rising talent from more than 40 markets around the world.

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Apart from the Congress Opening night in 9 October, there will be various other opportunities to network with colleagues during breaks in the speaker programme and elsewhere. Take a look at the Congress website for more.

Join industry and other colleagues from around the world in London in October for the 41st FIPP World Congress - sign-up here to claim your discounted rate today.

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