RTS Cambridge Convention 2023

RTS Cambridge Convention 2023

Wednesday, 20 September, 2023 to Thursday, 21 September, 2023


11 West Road
United Kingdom
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The RTS Cambridge Convention 2023 is now open for bookings.

The agenda-setting programme, titled Too Much to Watch, will see James Corden OBE give his first industry interview since returning to the UK, and Bryan Lourd, Co-Chairman of Creative Artists Agency, will join multi-Academy Award winner Emma Thompson in conversation.

The two-day event, on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September at King’s College, Cambridge, will bring industry players together to discuss the future of media, the impact of AI, and the role of opinion in news. Channel 4 will also unveil newly commissioned research exploring how much video people consume every day, and how we navigate an infinite supply of information and entertainment. 

The convention will include conversations with industry leaders such as Mike Fries, Chief Executive and Vice Chairman, Liberty Global; Shay Segev, CEO, DAZN; Dana Strong, CEO, Sky; The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; in addition to the BBC’s Director-General Tim Davie and ITV’s CEO Carolyn McCall. The programme can be found here.

RTS Digital Cambridge pass

We are also delighted to announce that we will be offering a live digital pass for this year's convention, which will allow attendees to watch the live streams of all of the sessions and watch on demand before public release. The registration fee is £60 for RTS members and £150 for non-members, plus VAT. Book your pass here: RTS Digital Cambridge pass


  • Ade Adepitan MBE, TV Presenter, Paralympic Medallist and Journalist
  • Ajaz Ahmed, Founder and CEO, AKQA
  • Kamal Ahmed, Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, The News Movement
  • Dawn Airey, Chair, FA Women's Super League & Women's Championship Football at The Football Association
  • Ash Atalla, CEO, Roughcut Television
  • Chris Banatvala, Director, Bear Consultancy
  • Grace Boswood, Technology Director, Channel 4
  • Kate Bulkley, Business Journalist
  • Rita Clifton CBE, Global Branding Expert
  • James Corden OBE, Writer, Actor, Host and Producer
  • Andy Coulson, Coulson Partners Founder and Host of podcast Crisis What Crisis?
  • Dharshini David, Broadcaster, Economist and Author
  • Tim Davie CBE, Director-General, BBC
  • Verica Djurdjevic, Chief Revenue Officer, Channel 4
  • Greg Dyke, Former CEO of LWT and Director-General of the BBC
  • Claire Enders, CEO, Enders Analysis
  • Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO, GB News
  • The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Mike Fries, CEO and Vice Chairman, Liberty Global
  • John Gapper, Business Columnist, Financial Times
  • Matthew Garrahan, Head of Digital, Financial Times
  • Andrew Georgiou, President & MD, Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe
  • Tom Graham, CEO and Co-Founder, Metaphysic
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Main Anchor from the Channel 4 News Studio in London
  • Verity Harding, Director, AI & Geopolitics Project at Cambridge University’s Bennett Institute for Public Policy and Founder, Formation Advisory Ltd
  • Ronan Harris, EMEA President, Snap Inc
  • Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director, Heat
  • Richard Huntington, Chief Strategy Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Angela Jain, Director of Unscripted UK, ITV Studios
  • Lea Karam, Consulting Director, Behave, Total Media
  • Caroline Kean, Consultant Partner, Wiggin
  • Grace Keeling AKA GK Barry, Comedian, Digital Creator and Presenter
  • Nick Kwek, Technology Journalist, Filmmaker and BBC Presenter
  • Maria Kyriacou, President, Broadcast & Studios, International Markets, Paramount Global
  • Steph Lacey, Actor and Writer
  • Jonathan Levy, Managing Director and Executive Editor, Sky News UK
  • Bryan Lourd, Co-Chairman, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4
  • Carolyn McCall, CEO, ITV
  • Simon Minty, Disability and Diversity Consultant and Director, Sminty Ltd
  • Piers Morgan, Broadcaster, Journalist, and Presenter, TalkTV
  • Herman Narula, Co-Founder & CEO, Improbable
  • Rajiv Nathwani, Senior Director, Marketing, Netflix UK/IE/IL
  • Rak Patel, Head of Sales, EMEA, Spotify
  • Pedro Pina, Vice President, YouTube EMEA
  • Simon Pitts, CEO, STV Group
  • Katie Prescott, Technology Business Editor, The Times
  • Jordan Schwarzenberger, Co-Founder, Arcade Media, The Sidemen
  • Shay Segev, CEO, DAZN
  • Barbara Serra, Journalist, Presenter, Documentary-Maker and Author
  • Evan Shapiro, Media Cartographer
  • Dana Strong, Group CEO, Sky
  • Emma Thompson, Actor and Screenwriter
  • Deborah Turness, CEO, BBC News and Current Affairs
  • Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media
  • Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, Sky UK & Ireland and Group Chief Commercial Officer
  • Theresa Wise, Chief Executive, Royal Television Society

Channel 4 is the Principal Sponsor for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2023, with Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4, serving as the Chair of the event.

Convention Programme


  • Accenture
  • All3Media
  • Channel 4
  • Everyone TV
  • Pinewood Studios
  • Roku
  • Virgin Media O2

Booking information

The full ticket price is £2,000 plus VAT.


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