Media Leaders Summit

 

Media investment and M&A strategies for the digital world

Wednesday, November 30, Grange Hotel, St Pauls, London

08.00 - 09.00

Networking Breakfast

 
09.00 - 09.05

Official Opening

 
09.05 - 09.15

What’s next for Media M&A? Who will lead deals globally in 2018

 
09.15 - 09.30

Keynote Speech

 
09.30 - 10.10

Media Leadership Panel - Who is leading investment in Media and Content

 

Jørgen Madsen Lindem, President & CEO, MTG
Hans Troelstra, CEO, M7 Group
Mel Edwards, CEO EMEA & UK Chairman, Wunderman
Phillip Luff, MD EMEA & UK, Scripps Networks Interactive
Giorgio Stock, President EMEA, Turner

Media industry leaders discuss the latest investment strategies for media, the impact of consolidation, and highlight opportunities and challenges for the future. 

  • How is the Media sector changing in Europe and Globally where are the opportunities for growth?
  • Who is best placed to deliver content and services?
  • How can regulation facilitate growth? What changes are need regionally and nationally?
  • How are business models changing, and what does this mean for future investment?
  • Speaker

    Jørgen Madsen Lindem
    President & CEO
    MTG

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    Hans Troelstra
    CEO
    M7 Group

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    Mel Edwards
    CEO EMEA & UK Chairman
    Wunderman

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    Giorgio Stock
    President EMEA
    Turner Broadcasting

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    Phillip Luff
    Managing Director EMEA & UK
    Scripps Networks Interactive

10.10 - 10.45

Digital Publishing and Event Leaders Panel - Who is leading growth and investment?

 

Simon Fox, CEO, Trinity Mirror
James Tye, CEO, Dennis Publishing
Andria Vidler, CEO, Centaur Media
Jonathon Whiteley, CEO, Incisive Media
Matt Elek, CEO EMEA, VICE Media
James Hanbury, Deputy Chairman, Future plc

Leaders from the digital publishing and events industry discuss the latest strategies for growth and investment
- How are Digital Publishing and Event companies adapting their business models?
- How is investment and M&A affecting the sector and who will lead the next wave of deals?
- How are valuation metrics changing and what are the key drivers?
- How is technology changing the sector and what are the next game changers?

  • Speaker

    Simon Fox
    CEO
    Trinity Mirror

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    James Tye
    CEO
    Dennis Publishing

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    Andria Vidler
    CEO
    Centaur Media

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    Jonathon Whiteley
    CEO
    Incisive Media

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    Matt Elek
    CEO EMEA
    VICE Media

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    James Hanbury
    Deputy Chairman
    Future plc

10.45 - 11.15

Networking Break

 
11.15 - 12.00

Media M&A Panel – How will consolidation transform the Media industry?

 

Priya Dogra, SVP Mergers & Acquisitions, Time Warner Inc.
Bernd Wendeln, Head of Corporate Development and M&A, Tele München Group (TMG)
Nikhil Bahel, SVP Corporate Development, Discovery Networks International
Christopher Cottrell, MD - Head of Media EMEA, Credit Suisse
Gian Piero Sammartano, Exec Director, Head of EMEA Media Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

Leading media company executives and advisers discuss the latest M&A strategies and opportunities in the global media sector.

  •  Who is leading M&A and consolidation in Europe and Globally?
  • How are new technologies and convergence influencing media M&A strategies?
  • Which subsectors and regions are seeing more deal activity, and why?
  • What impact will regulation have on transactions and strategy?
  • What are current valuation benchmarks? How is access to capital affecting deal flow?

  • Speaker

    Priya Dogra
    SVP Mergers and Acquisitions
    Time Warner Inc.

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    Bernd Wendeln
    Head of Corporate Development and M&A
    Tele München Group (TMG)

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    Nikhil Bahel
    SVP Corporate Development
    Discovery Networks International

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    Christopher Cottrell
    Managing Director - Head of Media EMEA
    Credit Suisse

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    Gian Piero Sammartano
    Executive Director - Head of EMEA Media Investment Banking
    J.P. Morgan

12.00 - 12.15

Keynote Speech

 
12.15 - 13.00

TV, Video and Production – How is convergence driving change?

 

Jamie Hindhaugh, COO, BT Sport & BT TV
Keith Underwood, Director of Strategy and Technology, Channel 4
Michael Lang, President, International Development, Digital & Discovery Nordics, Discovery Networks International
Christopher Whiteley, Director Business Development EMEA, Netflix

More speakers to be announced

Media industry leaders discuss strategies for growth and the investment needed to deliver media services

  • How is the broadcast media sector changing globally and where are the opportunities for investment?
  • What investment in infrastructure is needed? What are the best routes to raising capital?
  • How will consolidation impact growth and investment globally?
  • How are business models changing and what does this mean for future investment?
  • Speaker

    Jamie Hindhaugh
    COO
    BT Sport & BT TV

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    Keith Underwood
    Director of Strategy and Technology
    Channel 4

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    Michael Lang
    President, International Development, Digital & Discovery Nordics
    Discovery Networks International

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    Christopher Whiteley
    Director Business Development EMEA
    Netflix

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14.00 - 15.15

Breakout Sessions - 1

 

Each breakout session takes place in a private room led by an industry expert. Chatham House Rules Apply. Choose from 5 options.

Option 1

Investing in Gaming– How is the market developing?

 

James Brooksby, CEO, Edge Case Games
Derk de Geus, CEO, Paladin Studios
John-Paul Burke, Country Manager UK & Ireland, Gameloft

 

More speakers to be announced

Leaders from the computer and mobile gaming industry discuss investment strategies                              

  • Who are the new leaders and disrupters in digital gaming?
  • How are valuations affecting the market?
  • What new investments, financing and M&A activity is taking place?
  • Where do investors see value and upside?
  • Speaker

    James Brooksby
    CEO
    Edge Case Games

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    Derk de Geus
    CEO
    Paladin Studios

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    John-Paul Burke
    Country Manager UK & Ireland
    Gameloft

Option 2

Emerging Market TV –  How OTT and Mobile Video are transforming markets

 

Thomas Chalumeau, CSO, Orange MEA
Nikhil Patel, Chief Commercial Officer, IROKO
Elias Schulze, MD & Co-Founder, Kana TV
Marie Lora-Mungai, CEO & Founder, Restless Media

TMT industry and finance leaders discuss how Digital TV and Video offerings in emerging markets are transforming the industry.
Which companies are most successful in delivering content in emerging markets?
How is the market changing and why do some business models work best?
Which pricing models are most effective in Emerging Markets TV and Video? 
Partnership Models - Strategies for working with telcos, media companies and OTTs
Can online TV and Pay TV co-exist? 

  • Speaker

    Thomas Chalumeau
    CSO
    Orange MEA

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    Nikhil Patel
    Chief Commercial Officer
    IROKO

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    Marie Lora-Mungai
    CEO & Founder
    Restless Media

  • Speaker

    Elias Schulze
    MD & Co-Founder
    Kana TV

Option 3

Financing Media – What are the key trends and opportunities in media company financing?

 

Benoit Tanguy, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of TMT Finance, Societe Generale
Sean Duffy, Managing Director, Barclays

More speakers to be announced

Finance heads, investment bankers and investors assess evolving trends in global media company financing and investment
- Raising finance for media – how are pricing and conditions changing?
- Media M&A and Investment – who is leading consolidation and how are they financing it?
- Emerging trends, structures and business models – which Media companies are leading the way?
- Scaling up – how can high growth and mid-cap Media companies increase access to capital?

  • Speaker

    Benoit Tanguy
    Managing Director, Global Co-Head of TMT Finance
    Societe Generale

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    Sean Duffy
    Managing Director
    Barclays

Option 4

Digital Publishing Strategies - How are investment strategies and portfolios developing?

 

Robert Bridge, Chief Customer Officer, The Telegraph
Niall McGarry, Founder, Maximum Media

More speakers to be announced

- How are Digital Publishing companies adapting their business models?
- How is investment and M&A affecting the sector and who will lead the next wave of deals?
- How are valuation metrics changing and what are the key drivers?
- How is technology changing the sector and what are the next game changers?

  • Speaker

    Robert Bridge
    Chief Customer Officer
    The Telegraph

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    Niall McGarry
    Founder
    Maximum Media

Option 5

Next Generation Broadcast – Who is leading growth in TV and Video?

 

Will Ennett, Head of TV Content, TalkTalk
Andy Thoms, EMEA Media & Entertainment Partnerships Manager, Google
Claire Hungate, CEO, Brave Bison
Joanna Smith, Investment Director, Edge Investment Group
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer, Virgin Media


More speakers to be announced

Leaders from broadcast TV and online video discuss the latest growth strategies, business models and market opportunities.
- How is the broadcast media sector changing and which companies are leading growth?
- How are advertising revenues changing and how is this impacting business models?
- Where next for content acquisition costs? What methods are companies using to acquire and distribute content?
- How will consolidation impact growth and investment globally?

  • Speaker

    Will Ennett
    Head of TV Content
    TalkTalk

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    Andy Thoms
    EMEA Media & Entertainment Partnerships Manager
    Google

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    Claire Hungate
    CEO
    Brave Bison

  • Speaker

    Joanna Smith
    Investment Director
    Edge Investment Group

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    David Bouchier
    Chief Digital Entertainment Officer
    Virgin Media

15.15 - 15.45

Networking Break

 
15.45 - 17.00

Breakout Sessions - 2

 

Each breakout session takes place in a private room led by an industry expert. Chatham House Rules Apply. Choose from 5 options.

Option 1

Media Scale-Up Strategies - How do executives, sponsors and advisers see opportunities developing?

 

Christopher Cottrell, Managing Director - Head of Media EMEA, Credit Suisse
Massimo Marinelli, Independent Adviser

More speakers to be announced

Private equity investors, company executives and advisers and discuss the latest opportunities and market developments in media investment strategies and trends globally.

  • What role will financial sponsors play in the next wave of media M&A?
  • Scaling up: where are the highest growth opportunities in media?
  • Which subsectors and markets are ripe for LBOs and consolidation?
  • How will access to finance affect deal flow for private equity? Which subsectors are attractive?
  • Speaker

    Christopher Cottrell
    Managing Director - Head of Media EMEA
    Credit Suisse

  • Speaker

    Massimo Marinelli
    .
    Independent Adviser

Option 2

Sports Content Rights – How are ownership and investment strategies developing?

 

Robert Müller von Vultejus, Managing Director, Lagardère Sports Germany
Tomos Grace, Head of UK Sport, YouTube
Jeff Urban, Co-Founder & President, Whistle Sports
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman, ONE Championship
Rachel Knight, Head of Sports Commercial Rights, BT Sport

Media rights owners, agencies, distributors and broadcasters discuss investment opportunities.

  • Who is best placed to own and distribute sports content?
  • What is driving valuations and will they continue to increase?
  • Where is new investments, financing and M&A activity taking place?
  • How are OTT players disturbing the market?        
  • Speaker

    Robert Müller von Vultejus
    Managing Director
    Lagardère Sports Germany

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    Tomos Grace
    Head of UK Sport
    YouTube

  • Speaker

    Jeff Urban,
    Co-Founder/President
    Whistle Sports

  • Speaker

    Chatri Sityodtong
    Chairman
    ONE Championship

  • Speaker

    Rachel Knight
    Head of Sports Commercial Rights
    BT Sport

Option 3

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality – how will the industry develop in 2018?

 

Danny Lopez, COO, Blippar
Caspar Thykier, CEO & Co-Founder, Zappar
Patrick O'Luanaigh, CEO, nDreams
Adrian Leu, CEO, Inition Ltd
Henry Stuart, Co-Founder & CEO, VISUALISE
Graeme Cox, CEO, Emteq
Dave Ranyard, CEO, Dream Reality Interactive
Ian Hetherington, CEO & Founder, eeGeo

Leaders and Investors from VR and AR discuss growth strategies, investment opportunities in 2018

  • How the industry has developed in 2017 and what’s the new growth for 2018?
  • What’s the vision of VR, AR and MR device?
  • What is the new business model for VR/AR/MR app developer?
  • How will the industry’s demand for telecom infrastructure develop in 2018?
  • Which areas are investors going to invest in 2018, content or hardware? What are the new investments left?
  • Speaker

    Danny Lopez
    COO
    Blippar

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    Caspar Thykier
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Zappar

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    Patrick O'Luanaigh
    CEO
    nDreams

  • Speaker

    Adrian Leu
    CEO
    Inition Ltd

  • Speaker

    Henry Stuart
    Co-Founder & CEO
    VISUALISE

  • Speaker

    Graeme Cox
    CEO
    Emteq

  • Speaker

    Dave Ranyard
    CEO
    Dream Reality Interactive

  • Speaker

    Ian Hetherington
    CEO & Founder
    eeGeo

Option 4

Digital Media Investment Leaders - Next generation investment and portfolio building strategies

 

Vinay Solanki, Head of Commercial Growth Fund, Channel 4
Ajay Chowdhury, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Digital Ventures
Joanna Smith, Investment Director, Edge Investment Group
Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner, Forward Partners

More speakers to be announced

Investment leaders from media companies, venture capital firms and corporate venturing arms discuss strategies for developing digital media portfolios.
- Which media companies are building the most exciting digital media investment portfolios?
- Which sectors of digital media are attracting the most investment and why?
- How are early stage digital media company valuations changing?
- How will convergence and consolidation change exit strategies?

  • Speaker

    Vinay Solanki
    Head of Commercial Growth Fund
    Channel 4

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    Ajay Chowdhury
    Partner and Managing Director
    BCG Digital Ventures

  • Speaker

    Nic Brisbourne
    Managing Partner
    Forward Partners

  • Speaker

    Joanna Smith
    Investment Director
    Edge Investment Group

Option 5

Media M&A Strategies - How is convergence driving deals?

 

Yasemin Arik, Vice President, M&A and Corporate Development, Liberty Global

More speakers to be announced

What are the current drivers for M&A in the Media sector and which subsectors are most active?
- Who is leading M&A and consolidation in Europe and globally?
- Which business models are most successful and what does the future Media company look like?
- What are current valuation benchmarks? How is access to capital affecting deal flow?

- How are new technologies and convergence influencing media M&A strategies?

  • Speaker

    Yasemin Arik
    Vice President, M&A and Corporate Development
    Liberty Global

17.00 - 19.00

Networking Drinks