Vimeo, The Economist, Forbes Media and SBS to headline Business of Media Forum 2016

The first Business of Media Forum, to be held on 15 & 16 November 2016, will gather a line-up of the biggest names in Australian and international media

The first Business of Media Forum, to be held on 15 & 16 November 2016, will gather a line-up of the biggest names in Australian and international media.

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Marking the 60th anniversary of Australian television, this event is designed to inspire, motivate and arm professionals with the knowledge they need in today’s changing media industry.

Headlining the event will be Michael Ebeid, chief executive officer and managing director of SBS and a household name in Australia’s media industry. As head of the nation’s multicultural broadcaster, Ebeid will share his insights on the globalisation of culture and maintaining relevance as a broadcaster.

The Business of Media Forum will also feature international leaders including Sam Toles, head of global content and distribution at Vimeo (USA). With Vimeo capitalising on more than 280 million monthly users, Toles will share his views on what’s next in multiplatform engagement. Other international speakers include Jora Gill, chief digital officer of The Economist (USA), a leading advocate for innovation and Liz Walsh, executive director, brand marketing and client engagement of Forbes Media (USA) who will discuss the importance of innovation.

Other speakers include:
Anne Kofol Hogarty, Vice President, International, BuzzFeed (USA)
Jason Pellegrino, Managing Director, APAC, Google
Mark Lollback, Chief Executive Officer Australia & New Zealand, GroupM
Russel Howcroft, Executive General Manager, Network Ten
Stephen Scheeler, Managing Director – Australia & NZ, Facebook & Instagram
Jacqui Feeney, Managing Director, Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand
Angela Clark, Director, Digital Network, ABC
Kurt Burnette, Chief Revenue Officer, Seven West Media
Steve Weaver, Group Director, Audience Analytics & Insights, Nine Network
Peter Campbell, General Manager – AFL Media, AFL
Jonathan Harley, Director of Media Partnerships, Twitter
Marina Go, General Manager – Hearst Brands, Bauer Media
Kylie Rogers, Managing Director, Mamamia
John O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia
Mike Morrison, Vice President, ESPN Asia Pacific
Anthony Everard, General Manager, Big Bash League
Edward Fong, Managing Director, Ubisoft
Kathryn Carter, General Manager, Snapchat Australia
Paul Schiffner, Managing Director/SVP Australasia, Weight Watchers Australia
Ian McClelland, Managing Director, Guardian Australia
Marshall Heald, Director of TV & Online Content, SBS
Myki Slonim, Managing Director, Vice Australia
Mark Drasutis, Chief Product Officer – Digital, News Corp
Rene Valencia, Vice President International Marketing Partnerships, UFC
Angela Goodsir, Chief Technology & Systems Operations Officer, MCN
Alistair McEwan, SVP, Commercial Development, Asia & ANZ, BBC Worldwide
Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Radio
Philip Mackertich, Sales Director, Mashable
Angela Mackay, Global Publisher FT Live, and Managing Director Asia Pacific, Financial Times

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