What’s included in my delegate pass?
A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.
What’s included in my digital pass (only applicable for digital events)?
Where Australia’s media industry meets
Meteoric investments in content creation, a sharp incline in digital consumption, and fundamental changes to the ways we access, share, and consume content – our global media environment is in the midst of significant overhaul.
Serious leaders in every dimension of the business of media must remain abreast of the shifts in consumer behaviour, leaps in technological innovation, and bold new policy directions that may prove consequential for the future of the industry.
The Business of Media Summit secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority to advance this crucial dialogue.
Uniting leaders from across the media and entertainment sector, including advertising and digital stakeholders and content-creators, the Summit is an essential platform for responding to the change sweeping through the industry.
Ted spends his time and pursues his passion in a unique role in the entertainment industry.
As the Futurist at ViacomCBS, Ted works across the leadership and the technology teams at Paramount Pictures, CBS, CBS Sports, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central and the other key ViacomCBS brands, exploring forms of new and emerging technologies, with an emphasis on Virtual and Mixed Reality.
Prior to joining Paramount Pictures and then migrating to its parent company ViacomCBS, Ted was the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, where he worked on the evolving art, science, and technology of advanced interactive visual storytelling. He was part of the creation team for the Martian VR and Wild VR experiences, which premiered at CES and Sundance as ground-breaking projects that pushed the envelope of Virtual Reality storytelling.
Ted was part of the creation teams for the Alien, Planet of the Apes and Predator VR experiences at Fox, and at his current home at Paramount Pictures, he’s been instrumental in bringing the Grease Mixed Reality experience, the Light as a Feather mixed reality experience and the Quiet Place Virtual Reality experience to life.
Ted was an integral part of the product development team at Red Digital Cinema as the company’s first employee. The Red One and Epic cameras have made a significant impact on the Motion Picture Industry, winning a scientific and technical academy award. Many of the world’s biggest movies are now being shot with these ultra high resolution digital movie cameras.
Ted is one of the founders and creators of the G-Tech product line of advanced hard drive storage products. As one of the most recognized brands in that industry, they are implemented worldwide at the highest levels on cinema, episodic television, sports and news production.
In his role as Chief Creative Officer at Barco Escape, he spearheaded an experimental immersive cinema project for movie theaters worldwide. Titles include Paramount Pictures Star Trek Beyond and 20th Century Fox Maze Runner & Maze Runner 2.
Before being part of the founding teams at Red Digital Cinema and G Tech, Ted was on the team that developed and launched the Macintosh desktop video division of AJA Video Systems, creating professional video products in tandem with Apple. These products are used on a massive scale worldwide for video production and post at the highest levels, on many of the world’s biggest movies, TV series and sporting events.
Ted has presented worldwide at numerous conferences on the advancements in next generation visual experiences for the movie, television and, interactive entertainment industries. He’s been featured in Wired, Variety, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC, CNET, Studio Daily, Videography, Film and Video, DV Magazine, TV Technology, HD Video Pro, Engadget, Gizmodo, Millimeter, American Cinematographer, MacWorld, Post Magazine, Popular Science, and countless other publications discussing his areas of passion and exploration. In 2019, Ted was honored at the Variety Hall of Fame event with the Variety Innovation Award.
Jen Wong (COO at Reddit) – Jen Wong is Reddit’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing business strategy and related teams from Reddit’s New York office. Previously, Jen was Chief Operating Officer and President of Digital at Time, Inc., where she led the company’s digital and interactive strategies as well as its operations, consumer marketing, and revenue teams.
Prior to Time, Jen worked as Chief Business Officer for PopSugar and Global Head of Business Operations for AOL. Jen earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, her M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations from Stanford University, and her B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Yale University.
Recently named one of AdWeek’s 50 Under 50, when Jen is not working, you’ll likely find her listening to live music, experimenting with Polaroid photography and vintage cameras or deep within her favorite Reddit community, r/oldschoolcool.
Over the last 30 years, Evan Shapiro has worked in media, entertainment, and education, creating distinctive content, building iconic brands, teaching thousands of students and young executives, leading a charge for diversity and inclusion in media, and pushing for change in the industry as an executive, producer, board member, professor, writer and most recently, has become the industry’s official unofficial cartographer. As Board Chair of The Ghetto Film School and Co-Founder of One Day Immersion, and as a writer, speaker and thought leader, for decades Shapiro has spent substantial time, energy, and personal capital on pushing the entertainment community to increase opportunity, access, and inclusion for those who have been historically under-represented on and behind the camera. As a producer and executive, his efforts have resulted in ground-breaking projects in film, television, and podcasting, giving platforms to new, original, and diverse voices. Shapiro’s work has resulted in awards, critical acclaim, and, most importantly, a strong and diverse community of collaborators, across the spectrum of disciplines in the for profit and non-profit spheres. His maps of the Media Universe have become touchstones in the industry. Shapiro is an Emmy and Peabody Award winner, having produced or created more than 150 television series, specials, documentaries and podcasts, including Portlandia, Comedy Bang Bang, Maron, National Lampoon Radio Hour Podcast, The Roast Of Your Teenage Self, Dinner For Five, Please Like Me, Take My Wife, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Shrink, Trapped In The Closet, Harmonquest, Laurie Kilmartin’s 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, Doug Stanhope’s No Place Like Home, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s HitRecord, Fortitude, Carlos, My Brother My Brother & Me, Brick City, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, and Funny Women of A Certain Age. He is a Professor for TV and Media at NYU/Stern School Of Business and for Media Studies at Fordham University, a sought-after guest speaker for conferences and universities, as well as a frequent guest writer for publishers such as Huffington Post, Deadline and The Wrap, where he has made some rather bold predictions about the future of the media and entertainment industry, many of which have come to fruition. He is also an in-demand lecturer for companies and government agencies about Generation Y and Generation Z.
Mike joined Woolworths Group as Managing Director of Cartology in April 2019 following more than 25 years experience in the media and advertising industry.
During his career, Mike has held multiple executive roles leading large scale media businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, including CEO of the Australian and New Zealand business at EYE (Network TEN's out of home media business sold to oOH! Media in late 2012) and most recently was the CEO of HT&E’s outdoor media division, Adshel.
Mike has been a pioneer in digital & data in the OOH industry and he also served on industry boards including the Outdoor Media Association and MOVE.
Angus Keene is a business leader with over 20 years experience working with leading local and global digital businesses. As one of the founding members of the Twitter Australia team, which launched in 2013, Angus is currently the Acting Managing Director, responsible for leading the strategy, revenue, and local operations for the platform.
Since joining Twitter, Angus has become instrumental in the rapid growth of the Australian business. He has overseen the growth of the business in key areas such as customer relationships, commercial content partnerships, and innovation.
Angus is the chair of IAB Australia’s Executive Tech Council (ETC), representative for the council on the IAB Australia Board, where he contributes to identifying and addressing critical issues in the advertising technology industry. He is a proud supporter of UnLTD and is a 2021 IAB mentor where he supports and guides the next generation of digital leaders.
Angus can be found on Twitter @anguskeene. During his free time Angus can be found out with his surfboard conquering the waves with his children.
Lizzie Young joined Nine in 2010 and was appointed Managing Director – Group Marketing and Local Markets in 2020.
Prior to her appointment she held various roles at Nine, including Managing Director – Commercial Partnerships, Group Content Strategy Director and Director of Powered.
Lizzie has executive responsibility for all marketing activity across the Nine group, is responsible for managing key commercial partnerships and leads Nine’s team of state based Managing Directors.
In addition Lizzie was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Domain in February 2020 and Future Women in July 2019.
She has had a longstanding media career in television, radio and digital that includes marketing, commercial and production in Australia and abroad.
Michelle has extensive experience in media, entertainment, funds management, technology and professional services spanning more than 30 years, in both executive and non-executive roles. Michelle was Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) between 2016 and 2018. Prior to that, she held senior management roles at leading media and technology companies in Asia, the UK and Australia, including Google, Star TV, BSkyB and Foxtel. Michelle spent several years as an equity adviser and investor for Providence Equity covering Asia Pacific, before moving to Singapore for a senior role as Managing Director, Partner Business Solutions, APAC, at Google. Michelle is currently a non-executive director of StarHub Limited, Catapult Group International Limited, BNK Banking Corporation Ltd and Chair of Mighty Kingdom Limited.
Most recently, Michelle joined as Chair of TRAVLR - a revolutionary travel technology platform which licenses its fully managed travel technology software and service offering to world leading media companies, enabling their audiences to discover, plan and book curated, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences within their own ecosystem and under their own brand. Michelle’s extensive experience in media, entertainment and technology will support the growth of the TRAVLR brand in the Australia Pacific region and expedite its expansion into the US and UK markets.
Leanne Cartwright-Bradford is head of Audible’s Operations in the APAC Region. In her role, Leanne oversees Audible’s business across APAC, inspiring a dynamic team to drive expansion of Audible, developing best-in-class spoken word entertainment, and coordinating closely with global teams to ensure flawless execution of the APAC operations. Leanne is a passionate and highly skilled marketer, with extensive experience within the entertainment and technology industries. Prior to Audible, Leanne has held senior marketing roles within Amazon’s Appstore, Samsung and Twentieth Century Fox.
Bridget Fair joined Free TV Australia as Chief Executive Officer in February 2018, having previously held a number of senior roles with Seven West Media responsible for corporate affairs, government relations and business strategy. She has also worked with the ABC and SBS, and in private legal practice.
Bridget is a board member of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas, a Member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Trade and an independent non-executive Director of iSelect.
Bridget is a former Chairman of Screenrights and has previously served as a Director of OzTAM and Freeview.
Sunita is an experienced leader with almost 30 years’ experience in professional services across media and marketing both in Australia and Internationally. Today, she manages a portfolio of advisory roles within her consulting practice Gloster Advisory and includes Accenture and UN Women Australia as clients. She is a NED for Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the Co-Chair of the Tech Council of Australia’s Marketing sub-community.
Sunita is a public speaker, a panellist on ABCTV's Gruen and a guest writer in the AFR, SMH, The Age and Marketing Trade Journals. In the UK, Management Today Magazine voted her in the ‘Top 35 Women in Business Under 35’ in 2003 and 2005. She has won two President’s Awards for leadership in Marketing by the World Federation of Advertisers in Brussels and she is currently ranked third in Australia's B&T Magazine’s Top 30 Women in Media Power List which she has ranked in for the last seven years. Recently she won the 2021 Inaugural Marketer's Champion by CMO Magazine.
Sunita is a strong advocate for the acceleration of diversity, gender equality and inclusion as critical business imperatives to drive growth. She has been awarded for her work in this area, - the 2021 Social Change Award by B&T magazine and a 2021 Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference in Media and Communications.
Growth and Opportunities for Digital Communities
Trust and Tradition: Changing Consumer Attitudes Towards Media
Despite modest gains over the past twelve months, trust in Australia’s traditional media continues to lag behind government and business institutions. Layered into this trust deficit is a rising tide of misinformation, discernible partisanship, and social tribalism. While consumers recognise that they need to take more personal responsibility for their own information hygiene and increase their media literacy, our Outlook Session considers what the industry can do to foster greater trust. We will consider how the role occupied by traditional media in this nation is changing, taking into account the pressures of an endless media cycle, the greater digital conditioning of consumers throughout the pandemic, and the swelling influence of social media.
Media Wars and Winning the Battle for Attention
Chasing Profitability: New Revenue Models in Media
Our digital environment has reached an inflection point that is altering media economics. Rising expectations for privacy and evolving regulatory restrictions have led to the demise of third-party cookies, carrying ramifications for advertising-geared revenue models. Streaming services and subscription-based models continue to surge, while brands and media businesses alike are moving to enrich their own social communities and wrestle back control of their audiences and their data. In this Session, we will hear how advertisers and media players are dividing their spend to build communities, generate revenue, and deliver personalised services to more clandestine end-users.
Business is the greatest platform for change on society’s challenges, and the media industry undoubtedly has a significant role to play in this effort. Stereotypes are deeply embedded in our everyday lives. They influence individual attitudes, affecting the way we see ourselves and the people and world around us. Unchallenged, harmful stereotypes are a root cause of discrimination and inequality. The media industry has the power to influence culture and society in a positive way and be a catalyst for social change.
Content Beyond Borders: Engaging Consumers Across Channels
Consumers freely travel across channels in their relentless pursuit of content. The expectation to create impactful content that resonates with diverse audiences and is digestible across platforms is well-founded. In this Session, we will hear how approaches to content creation, acquisition, and distribution are evolving in an increasingly fragmented media landscape. We will weigh ambitions for global influence against commitments to local relevance to see how media businesses are defining a compelling content strategy.
The Changing Customer and the Acceleration of Retail Media
Ecosystems and Experiences: Responding to Modern Audiences
The pandemic has created a world of online content consumers with a refined taste for digital experiences. Media businesses must find ways of reading and responding to these heightened experiential demands, or else risk losing the prized attention of their audiences. In this Session, we will consider how media businesses are building responsive ecosystems and driving relevant and immersive content to their customers. We will explore the strategies and technologies media players are adopting to enrich their audience profiles, as well as how customer insights are being channeled across the business for greater responsiveness and resilience.
When video is done right, it can have a powerful and lasting effect. Hearts open. Minds change. Creativity thrives. Since 2004, Brightcove has been helping customers discover and experience the incredible power of video through its award-winning technology, empowering organisations in more than 70 countries across the globe to touch audiences in bold and innovative ways.
Brightcove achieves this by developing technologies once thought impossible, providing customer support without parallel or excuses, and leveraging the expertise and resources of a global infrastructure. Video is the world’s most compelling, exciting medium.
Piano enables the world’s largest media companies and brands to accelerate their subscription, advertising, analytics and personalization initiatives in order to engage, monetize and measure content experiences. Piano works with leading global organizations such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Sports, Insider Inc, The Economist, Gannett, Le Parisien, TechCrunch, Thomson Reuters, Penske Media, MIT Technology Review, The Telegraph and more than 300 other clients. In 2020, Piano was recognized as one of the fastest-growing, innovative technology companies in the world by Red Herring, World Economic Forum and Deloitte and received Product of the Year from the Business Intelligence Group.
At dentsu, we exist to create truly sustainable value – for our clients, our partners, our people and our community. Our offer in Australia includes leading media, creative and customer experience management capabilities, born from brands Carat, iProspect, Isobar, Merkle, BWM dentsu and MKTG, re-born as One dentsu. As leading partners with some of the world’s biggest media and technology companies, including Adobe, Salesforce, Facebook and Google, we create world-class solutions and services that unlock new opportunities for growth and business transformation across the entire customer journey.
Taboola powers recommendations for the open web, helping people discover things they may like. The company’s platform, powered by artificial intelligence, is used by digital properties, including websites, devices and mobile apps, to drive monetization and user engagement.
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global association that serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. We deliver on the Global Standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, Gold Quill awards program, resources, and annual World Conference. We support our community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning, and career guidance.
Celebrating its 4th year, the Business of Media Summit is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts. The Summit is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.
Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.
As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with the Media industry, the Business of Media Summit offers unrivalled cut-through.
If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to marketing executives, please email [email protected] to register.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What’s included in my delegate pass?
A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.
What’s included in my digital pass (only applicable for digital events)?
A digital pass is valid for the use of 1 user and provides access to live content, inclusive of all keynotes, and sessions. The pass also includes access to post event content and select speaker presentations, this will be available to you via email in the week following the event. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. Access must not be shared by multiple user’s or redistributed in any way. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny access to anyone who is found violating the above terms.
Is there a group booking discount?
Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact [email protected]
Can I transfer my pass?
A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to [email protected]
How do I receive my delegate pass?
Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.
Is media registration available?
No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.
A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration. Where Connect Media is required to reschedule the event in the interest of the event partner’s and guests, your pass will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates. Should Connect Media be unable to offer, deliver or fulfil any engagement within 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.
What is a Service Provider?
A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of retail industry.
Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.
Will there be a delegate list available?
No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees
Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to approved speaker presentations/on demand content. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.
Digital Pass (only applicable for digital events):
A digital pass is valid for the use of 1 user and provides access to live content, inclusive of all keynotes, and sessions. The pass also includes access to approved speaker presentations/on demand content; this will be available to you via email in the week following the event. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. Access must not be shared by multiple user’s or redistributed in any way. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny access to anyone who is found violating the above terms.
Payment & Discounts:
Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices and promotions are valid at the time of purchase only and may not be redeemed after the point of purchase.
Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event. Where Connect Media is unable to run the event in the next 12 months (from the date of the event), you will be entitled to a full refund. In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed, no compensation will be provided for cancelled/amended travel arrangements.
Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.
In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise [email protected].
A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration. Where Connect Media is required to reschedule the event in the interest of the event partner’s and guests, your pass will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates. Should you be provided with a credit note at the discretion of the event organisers, this credit is valid for the specified amount of passes, and not the monetary value. Should Connect Media be unable to offer, deliver or fulfil any engagement within 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.
In case of a change in government restrictions and advice, Connect Media reserves the right to make the decision to deliver the event completely digital, or completely in person. Should you hold a different pass, you are entitled to move your registration to digital/in person, or receive a credit for the following edition of the event.
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