Bob Bakish, Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc., will deliver the International Keynote at this year’s RTS London Conference.
The biennial one-day conference will explore the accelerating pace of consolidation across global media sectors and how this drive for scale is impacting the commissioning and production landscape. Global leaders will gather to discuss the future evolution of television both in the UK and internationally. With giant technology companies pushing deeper into video and threatening a further wave of disruption, where does this leave the traditional media majors, the UK PSBs and production companies, both big and small? How are issues around trust and competition being addressed by organisations and by regulators? And what will be the outcomes for viewers?
This is the first time the RTS London Conference has been sponsored by Viacom, and it is co-chaired this year by David Lynn, President Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and James Currell, President, VIMN, UK, Northern and Eastern Europe.
The registration fee for the Conference is £570 + VAT.
High profile speakers already confirmed include:
David Abraham, CEO, Wonderhood Studios
Bob Bakish, Chief Executive Officer, Viacom
Karen Blackett OBE, UK Country Manager, WPP and Chairwoman, Mediacom UK
Georgia Brown, Director, European Originals, Amazon Studios
Zai Bennett, Director of Programmes, Sky Entertainment UK and Ireland
Tony Hall, Director General, BBC
Tim Hincks, CO-CEO, Expectation Entertainment
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes, Channel 4
Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Channel 4
Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive, ITV
Mark McLane, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays
Anne Nguyen, Partner and Managing Director, London, Boston Consulting Group
Trevor Phillips OBE, Founder, Webber Phillips
Matthew Postgate, Chief Technology and Product Officer, BBC
Darren Throop, President and CEO, Entertainment One
Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media
Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive, Sky UK & ROI
Kirsty Wark, Writer and Broadcaster
Sharon White, Chief Executive, Ofcom
Deborah Williams, Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network