HABTOOR GRAND / DUBAI / UAE

1 day / 4 panels
25 speakers / 16 awards
1 gala awards dinner

14 November 2017
2017

Agenda


  • 09:00-9:50 AM BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING
  • 09:50-10:00 AM
    WELCOME SPEECH
    Vijaya Cherian, Editorial Director, CPI Media Group
  • 10:00-11:00 AM

    PANEL DISCUSSION: MENA Content: Cross cultural viewership trends and identifying successful global distribution patterns

    • Factors that make MENA content unique and desirable to the world
    • Why do Arab producers target the same segment always?
    • If one title was to go viral internationally (Game of Thrones style), which part of MENA would it most likely come from? Why?
    • Broadcasters and co-productions
    • Distributing Arabic content in theatres, linear and OTT platforms. Efforts to sell Arabic productions internationally.

    Moderator: Heba Korayem | Head of Broadcaster Relations, Mena.TV

    Panellists: TBC

  • 11:00-11:15 AM
    PRESENTATION: TBC
  • 11:15-12:00 PM
    REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
  • 12:00-01:00 PM

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Internet video is the new normal

    • After years of hype, has the era of profitable OTT platforms finally arrived in MENA?
    • What proportion of MENA consumers have stopped watching TV and started watching the internet?
    • What content is the MENA viewer willing to pay for?
    • Internet video piracy: Who are the victims and who are the beneficiaries?
    • Up until now, social media has been about short form video. Is that all about to change?

    Moderator: Nick Grande, Managing Director, Channel Sculptor

    Panellists:

    • Carlos Tibi, CEO, ICFLIX
    • Danny Bates, CCO and Co-founder, Starz Play
    • Fares Akkad, Head of Media Partnerships for Facebook and Instagram, MEA & Turkey
    • Maarten Kranendonk, Head of Partnerships, iflix MENA

  • 01:00-02:15 PM LUNCH
  • 2:15-03:15 PM

    PANEL DISCUSSION: The Tech Revolution: Tackling New Challenges in the Broadcast Workplace

    • The transition to IP and SDN – how far have we gone?
    • Cloud – are we using it to its full potential?
    • Microservices: What is it and who is using it?
    • AI – Data manipulation, business rules or true intelligence?
    • Blockchain – what can it do for broadcast?

    Moderator: TBC

    Panellists:

    • Peter Van Dam, ‎Technical Advisor – CEO’s office at LIVE HD Broadcast Facilities
    • Saleem Bhatti, CTO, Starz Play
  • 03:15-03:30 PM COFFEE BREAK
  • 03:30-04:30 PM

    CEO PANEL: How will the pace of change in the media impact your business strategy for the next three years!

    • Revenue Streams: Advertising vs. Licensing vs. Subscriptions?
    • Ad Dollars: Impact of shift of ad dollars to digital?
    • Distribution: Resilience of Linear vs. rise of mobile/ on-demand?
    • Markets: Will technology allow more discrete targeting than pan-Arab satellite?
    • Competitive landscape: Relevance of OTT entrants?
    • Production: impact of multi-platform consumption on content formats?
    • Financial: IPO plans? Foreign Investment into the region? Consolidation?

    Moderator: Karim Sarkis, CEO, Sync Media

    Panellists:

    • Mukund Cairae, CEO – MENA and Asia Pacific, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
    • Dr. Raed Khusheim, CEO, Selevision
    • Sachin Gokhale, Media & Entertainment Business Head, MEA & Asia Pacific, Viacom18
    • Sanjay Raina, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fox Networks Group
  • 4:30 PM SHORT FUN ACTIVITY AND NETWORKING
  • 7:00 PM DOORS OPEN FOR AWARDS

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