5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
THE 13TH AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING
DIGITAL MEDIA SUMMIT

The 13th Australian Broadcasting Digital Media Summit is annual gathering of industry professionals from TV, Radio and online platforms, which will take place at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney on the 3-4 March 2015.

From traditional broadcasting to new and emerging media, this industry staple event will discuss topics that are currently shaping the market. From focusing on the evolving nature of content consumption and changing behaviours, to the changes in how broadcasting houses are producing, distributing and marketing their content in an increasingly online world.

You can CLICK HERE to register for tickets. There’s also a 10% discount on tickets for our V&F readers when you use the code: FILM during the booking process.

But if you needed 5 more reasons to attend this event, here they are:

Industry panel at the 2014 Summit (Image: Supplied).

Industry panel at the 2014 Summit (Image: Supplied).

1.  ESPN. CHANNEL 4. STARLIGHT RUNNER. BTTV.

Ok, technically that’s 4 reasons in one, but it’s the best way to sum up the international speaking talent at the 2015 event.

From the ‘Father’ of cable sports, to the tech exec named in the ‘Top 5 industry leaders for digital’. From the ‘original storyteller’ to the ‘disrupter’ who changed the face of a UK telco. The international guests are broadcasting legends and game-changers, with a story to share and business strategies to pass on.

2. THE LOCALS WILL BE OUT IN FORCE

Traditionally the first date in the diary for Australia’s broadcasting execs post-Christmas, there’s a reason this is the 13th annual event.

ABC, SBS, Nine, Ten, Freeview, ASTRA and more will be in attendance. This is the only place to rub shoulders with key market players and stakeholders in Australia.

3. YOU’LL ACTUALLY GET TO TALK TO PEOPLE

Peer-to-peer breakout roundtables.

15 topics. 15 tables. 3 chances to brainstorm with likeminded industry peers on everything from big data to monetising content and brand management.

The breakout roundtables ensure a refreshed conference format, giving you more time to really talk with your industry and hear how others are managing these times of change.

4. THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN THE ORGANISATION

Because there’s 3 streams on day two:

  •  Business & strategy
  • Technology
  • Digital, integration, design & execution

So you can bring some colleagues, split up, gather intelligence and then head back to the office and put it into practice together.

5. IT’S THE ONLY CHANCE ALL YEAR TO HEAR FROM THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY

You probably attend a lot of conferences and events but can any of them offer you each facet of the media landscape under one roof over two days?

TV, radio, online and advertising execs come together at the Summit each year to get the lay of the land for the year ahead, discuss the industry as a whole and figure out where they stand.

For more info, check: acevents.com.au/broadcasting
Or to download the summit brochure, click here.

 LIST OF GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Bill Rasmussen, Founder: ESPN, Legendary Entrepreneur and Strategic Business Advisor (USA)
  • Marc Watson, Former CEO: BTTV (UK)
  • Ian Hogg, CEO Australia & Asia Pacific: FremantleMedia Australia 
  • Gill Whitehead, Director of Audience Technologies and Insight: Channel 4 (UK)
  • Michael Ebeid, Managing Director: SBS
  • Jonathan Holmes, Former Host, Media Watch & Media Columnist: The Age
  • Angela Clark, Director of Innovation: ABC
  • Jon Penn, Managing Director: BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand
  • Andrew Maiden, CEO: ASTRA
  • Jane Huxley, Managing Director ANZ: Pandora internet radio
  • Ciaran Norris, Head of Strategy & Integration: Yahoo!7 
  • Richard Finlayson, Director of Television: ABC
  • Peter Campbell, General Manager AFL Media: AFL
  • Michael Tomkins, CTO: Fox Sports
  • Ed Harrison, CEO: Yahoo!7
  • Justin Diddams, Director, Head of Media and Telecoms: Citi Research
  • Jeff Gomez, CEO: Starlight Runner Entertainment (USA)
  • Tom Quinn CTO: News Limited
  • Kelly Ferguson CIO: Mi9
  • Helen Kellie Chief Content Officer: SBS
  • Liz Ross General Manager: Freeview
  • Anita Jacoby Managing Director: ITV Studios Australia
  • Jacqui Feeney, Managing Director: Fox International Channels ANZ
  • Alice Manners, CEO: IAB Australia
  • Ben Richardson, Senior Vice President & General Manager: Viacom International Media Networks Australia & New Zealand
  • Simon Crerar, Australia Editor: Buzzfeed
  • Clay Gill, Head of Owned and Earned: Mindshare
  • Stefan Savva, Mobile Director: Fairfax Media
  • Kate Beddoe, National Digital Director: Australian Radio Network 
  • David McGrath, Digital Commercial Operations Director: Nova Entertainment
  • Lizzie Young, Director of Content & Brand Integration: Nine Entertainment Co.
  • Stuart Thomas, General Counsel: Network Ten, Principal: Thomas Law
  • Peter Nesic, Senior Product Development Manager: Foxtel
  • Bruce Hume, Product Director: Switch TV
  • Gerry Smith, Former CTO: Prime Television
  • Laurie Patton, CEO: Internet Society of Australia
  • Kathy-Anne McManus, Global Media Industry Lead: Telstra

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