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Media Leaders Summit 2018

 

Assessing the next media investment and M&A strategies

November 29, Pullman St Pancras Hotel

8.00 - 08.45

Networking Breakfast

 
08.45 – 08.50

Official Opening

 
08.50 - 09.00

Media M&A and Investment Deal Outlook 2018-19

 
09.00 - 09.15

Visionary Leadership Keynote

 
09.15 - 09.30

Leadership Fireside Chat

 
09.30 - 10.10

Media Leadership Panel – Who will lead global media sector growth in the next wave?

 

Speakers to be announced

Media industry leaders discuss the next wave of investment and consolidation in the media sector, and how technologies and shifts in consumer behaviour are shaping future business models

• How is the Media sector changing in Europe and Globally, where are the opportunities for growth?
• How will content be monetised as audience viewing habits change, and the industry shifts from pay-TV to pay-IP? 
• How will this years’ ground-breaking deals shape the Media industry and drive valuations? Where will the next game changer come from?
• How can regulation facilitate growth? What changes are needed regionally and nationally to level the playing field?

10.10 - 10.25

Keynote Speech - Media mergers from a competition view

 

By Joel Bamford, Director of Mergers, CMA

  • Speaker

    Joel Bamford
    Director of Mergers
    CMA (Competition and Markets Authority)

10.25 – 11.00

Next Generation Broadcast - TV and video streaming business models for digital

 

Andy Thoms, Head of Broadcast & Entertainment, EMEA Partnerships, Google
Nick Herm, Director of Strategy, Sky
James Gibbons, GM UK and Head of Commercial Development, EMEA, Discovery Europe

2 more speakers to be announced

Leaders from broadcast TV and online video companies discuss how next generation services can enable both OTT and Pay-TV broadcasters to coexist and compete in a digital age 

• Making the transition - which Pay-TV companies are leading the way with streaming and digital first strategies? 
• Partenership models - how are national broadcasters and private companies working together to take on the FAANGS? 
• Access to capital - what investment is needed and where is this best deployed? 
• How will consolidation and convergence impact future growth and investment opportunities globally? 

  • Speaker

    Andy Thoms
    Head of Broadcast & Entertainment, EMEA Partnerships
    Google

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    Nick Herm
    Director of Strategy
    Sky

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    James Gibbons
    GM UK and Head of Commercial Development, EMEA
    Discovery Europe

11.00 - 11.30

Networking Break

 
11.30 - 11.45

Keynote Speech

 
11.45 - 12.15

Media M&A Panel – How is consolidation transforming the Media industry?

 

Priya Dogra, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, WarnerMedia
Tom Betts, Director of Corporate Strategy, M&A, ITV
Daniel Ross, MD, Co-Head of TMT EMEA, Barclays

2 more speakers to be announced

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

• Which trends are redefining the Media industry and driving future deal activity?
• Who is leading M&A and consolidation and where is the next wave of transactions expected?
• How are valuation benchmarks changing given the emergence of new players and increasing cross border investment?
• What impact will regulation have on transactions and strategy?

  • Speaker

    Priya Dogra
    EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development
    WarnerMedia

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    Tom Betts
    Director of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions
    ITV

  • Speaker

    Daniel Ross
    MD, Co-Head of TMT EMEA
    Barclays

12.15 - 12.30

Keynote Speech

 
12.30 - 13.00

Digital Publishing and Event Leaders Panel - Who is leading B2B and B2C growth?

 

Jonathon Whiteley, CEO, Incisive Media
Andria Vidler, CEO, Centaur Media

More speakers to be announced

Leaders from B2B and B2C publishing, conference and events industries discuss the latest strategies for growth, M&A and investment

• How is investment and M&A affecting the sector and who will lead the next wave of deals?
• How are Digital Publishing and Event companies adapting their business models?
• How is technology changing the sector and who will be the next game changers?
• What tools are being incorporated to enhance experiences across Digital Publishing and Events?

  • Speaker

    Jonathon Whiteley
    CEO
    Incisive Media

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    Andria Vidler
    CEO
    Centaur Media

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14.00 – 14.55

Breakout Sessions

 

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

Option 1

Media Scale-Up Strategies - Who has been the most successful in building media portfolio businesses?

 

Denis de Paillerets, ‎Global Co-Head of TMT Finance, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

More speakers to be announced

 
Company executives, advisers, financiers and private equity investors discuss the latest opportunities and market developments in media M&A investment strategies and trends globally.


• Scaling up: where are the highest growth opportunities in media? What are the best buy and build strategies? 
• What are examples of the most successful deals and what strategies are being employed?  
• Access to capital - which business models are most attractive to financiers and how is access to financing affecting deals? 
• Benchmarking - assessing valuation multiples and the best routes for exit  

  • Speaker

    Denis de Paillerets
    Global Co-Head of TMT Finance
    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

Option 2

Growth Market TV Leaders - How OTT and Mobile Video are transforming markets?

 

Joseph Hundah, CEO, Econet Media
Marie Lora-Mungai, Founder & CEO, Restless Global & Chief Content & Communications Officer, Trace TV

More speakers to be announced

TMT industry and finance leaders discuss how Digital TV and Video offerings in growth and emering markets are evolving

• How is the market changing and which business models are best suited to take advantage of this?
• Which companies are most successful in delivering content in growth markets?
• Partnership Models – Best practice strategies for working with telcos, media companies and OTTs
• Which pricing models are most effective in growth markets TV and Video?

  • Speaker

    Joseph Hundah
    CEO
    Econet Media

  • Speaker

    Marie Lora-Mungai
    Founder & CEO, Restless Global
    Chief Content & Communications Officer, Trace TV

Option 3

Big Data Strategies for Media - How are new technologies shaping business models?

 

Rainer Kellerhals, Industry Lead Media & Cable EMEA, Microsoft

More speakers to be announced

Senior executives from media organisations and big data analytics providers discuss how Big Data, Technology and analytics are helping personalisation techniques across the media industry, and what this means for business models and investment.

• How are technology giants forcing innovation across the Media landscape? Who will benefit?
• Which companies are most successful in delivering and producing personalised content?
• How are audience preferences changing across content and preferred platforms? How can this be monetised?
• What does the market inception of advertising and analytics companies mean for the Media industry?

  • Speaker

    Rainer Kellerhals
    Industry Lead Media & Cable EMEA
    Microsoft

Option 4

Global Events and Exhibitions – Building and scaling sustainable brands and platforms

 

Speakers to be announced

Leaders across the events industry discuss strategies for growth, scaling up and creating strong brands and networks

• How are Events companies adapting their business models to remain competitive and relevant? 
• How is investment, consolidation and M&A impacting the sector and who will lead the next wave of deals?
• What impact will new technology have on the events industry and how is that impacting growth? 
• Which companies are leading the way in building sustainable and future-thinking platforms? 

Option 5

Next Generation Broadcast - Market leading broadcast and streaming business models

 

Claire Hungate, CEO, Brave Bison

More speakers to be announced

Leaders from Cablecos, Satellite TV operators and Public Broadcasters discuss new strategies on how best to compete with streaming video services in a digital age

• Pay TV vs Streaming - which companies are being successful in adapting traditional broadcasting models?
• New partnership strategies - opportunities for collaboration 
• Content acquisition and production- what are the latest valuation benchmarks and most effective strategies?
• How are advertising revenues changing and how is this impacting business models?

  • Speaker

    Claire Hungate
    CEO
    Brave Bison

14.55 - 15.00

Changeover

 
15.00 – 16.00

Breakout Sessions

 

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 M&A Strategies - Valuations, benchmarking and future deal outlook

 

Jonathan Norman, Partner, Stella EOC
Peter Globokar, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

More speakers to be announced

Company executives, advisers and private equity investors discuss the latest opportunities and market developments in media M&A investment strategies and trends globally.

• What are the current valuation benchmarks and are they sustainable? How is access to financing affecting deal flow?
• Will the current wave of M&A in Media continue? How can European players compete with the US media and tech giants? 
• How are new technologies and convergence influencing media M&A strategies?
• Scaling up: where are the highest growth opportunities in media?

  • Speaker

    Jonathan Norman
    Partner
    Stella EOC

  • Speaker

    Peter Globokar
    Managing Director
    Mooreland Partners

Option 2

Sports Content Rights - Valuations, acquisition strategies and changes in ownership

 

Philip Bernie, Head of TV Sport, BBC
Jerry Newman, Head of EMEA Sports Partnerships, Facebook
Laurent Prud’homme, SVP Rights Acquisitions & Syndication, Discovery
Tomos Grace, Head of Sport EMEA, YouTube
Luis Goicouria, SVP Digital Platforms & Media Strategy, PGA Tour

Sports rights and content owners, agencies, distributors and broadcasters discuss investment opportunities and changes in the marketplace. 

• How is new investment, financing and M&A activity shaping deal and investment strategies?
• Are sports rights the next battleground for FAANGs? What challenges and opportunities will this bring?
• What is driving valuations? Will they continue to increase? 
• Acquisition strategies - assessing techniques for buying at auction, partnering and M&A

  • Speaker

    Philip Bernie
    Head of TV Sport
    BBC

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    Jerry Newman
    Head of EMEA Sports Partnerships
    Facebook

  • Speaker

    Laurent Prud’homme
    SVP Rights Acquisitions & Syndication
    Discovery

  • Speaker

    Tomos Grace
    Head of Sport, EMEA
    YouTube

  • Speaker

    Luis Goicouria
    SVP Digital Platforms & Media Strategy
    PGA Tour

Option 3

VR and AR in Media - Leveraging new technologies to drive growth

 

Morgan Bouchet, Innovation & Digital Content Director & Head of AR-VR, Orange
Graeme Cox, CEO and co-founder, Emteq
Steven Hancock, Co-founder and COO, MelodyVR
Benny Arbel, CEO, Inception

1 more speaker to be announced

Heads of tech and strategy at media companies and leading VR/AR experts discuss how new technologies are impacting media business models 

• Going mainstream - how close are VR and AR to becoming core strategies for leading media organisations?
• What fundraising and M&A is happening in the sector, and which companies are leading investment?
• Which subsectors within broadcast, publishing and events are utilising VR and AR in the most effective and profitable ways? 
• Looking to the future - how will VR and AR have shaped the industry by 2025? 

  • Speaker

    Morgan Bouchet
    Innovation & Digital Content Director & Head of AR-VR
    Orange

  • Speaker

    Graeme Cox
    CEO and co-founder
    Emteq

  • Speaker

    Steven Hancock
    Co-founder and COO
    MelodyVR

  • Speaker

    Benny Arbel
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Inception

Option 4

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

 

Chaired by Steve Lazarus, Managing Director, Lazarus Consulting

Vinay Solanki, Head of Commercial Growth Fund, Channel 4
James McClurg, Head of Investments, Sky
Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner, Forward Partners
David Fisher, Investment Director, Edge Investment Group

1 more speaker 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?

  • Chair

    Steve Lazarus
    Managing Director
    Lazarus Consulting

  • Speaker

    Vinay Solanki
    Head of Commercial Growth Fund
    Channel 4

  • Speaker

    James McClurg
    Head of Investments
    Sky

  • Speaker

    Nic Brisbourne
    Managing Partner
    Forward Partners

  • Speaker

    David Fisher
    Investment Director
    Edge Investment Group

Option 5

Who is leading Adtech - Adtech investment strategies in media and communications

 

Speakers to be announced

Senior executives from media, telecom and internet companies, join key adtech company leaders to discuss how developments in new technology are shaping digital strategies and opportunities to maximise revenues

16.00 – 16.30

Networking Break

 
16.30 – 16.45

Keynote Speech

 
16.45 – 17.15

New Media Business Models – How the leading publishers are transforming to digital

 

Claire Blunt, COO & CFO, Hearst UK

More speakers to be announced

Senior executives from major publishing companies and technology providers discuss how developments in new technology are shaping digital strategies and opportunities to maximise revenues  

• How is adtech reinvesting opportunities from ad revenues? Which strategies are most successful? 
• What are the most effective business models around the use of AI and machine learning in digital publishing? 
• ROI business cases: what level of investment is required in new tech, and which acquisition or partnership strategies are proving successful?  
• What other new tech is producing new revenue streams in media and publishing? 

  • Speaker

    Claire Blunt
    COO & CFO
    Hearst UK

17.15 – 17.30

Keynote Speech

 
17.30 – 18.00

Monetising Content – New strategies for acquiring, developing and monetising content

 

Will Ennett, Head of TV Content, TalkTalk

More speakers to be announced

Leaders from streaming and digital content providers, content producers and distributors discuss how to value, assess, acquire, develop and monetise content for social platforms, online video streaming and IP-based services. 

• Assessing, valuing and monetising content - how are M&A and valuation benchmarks changing and which type of content offers the best ROI?
• Partnering, distribution and acquisition models - which companies are finding the most successful and sustainable opportunities to maximise revenue
• To what extent are new players shaking up competition for premium content and sports? How should established companies respond?
• User personalisation and mobile TV - how are shifts in technology and user behaviour shaping content acquisition and development strategies?

 

  • Speaker

    Will Ennett
    Head of TV Content
    TalkTalk

18.00 - 20.00

Networking Drinks