IBC 2012 Leaders' Summit: Smart Connections

Leaders’ Summit offers unique high-level networking opportunities

Following the success of the inaugural Leaders’ Summit at IBC2011, IBC has announced that the 2012 event ‘Smart Connections’ is to be held on Thursday 6 September at IBC2012, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Every year, IBC brings the world’s electronic media and entertainment industry together. Now in its 45th year, IBC has evolved from its broadcast roots to encompass the creation, management and delivery of electronic entertainment in all formats for all audiences. Over 50,000 visitors from 160 countries attend the show in Amsterdam, among them key decision makers that shape the future of the industry.

The IBC Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event designed specifically to cater for the needs of the most influential and visionary people from across the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industries. This year’s Leaders’ Summit will focus on the theme ‘Smart Connections’. It will examine the subject of Connected Devices and will also explore the business opportunities and pitfalls of the vital issues affecting all of the communications industries – their connected future and the resulting rise of rivals to challenge established media businesses and economics.

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Led by some of the industry’s most inspirational and influential figures, the Summit will look at what consumers are actually doing with all the technology and choice now on offer and explore the implications of their decisions for the key industry players. Focusing on the strategic opportunities and threats, the debate will be underpinned by proprietary research from Deloitte and will aim to chart a course through likely future developments and discuss how to maximise the opportunities these changes present.

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Chaired by highly respected Journalist, Publisher, Broadcaster and Media Owner, Andrew Neil, Speakers include:

· Mike Darcy, COO, BskyB

· Mike Fries, President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Global, Inc. (LGI)

· Ingrid Deltenre, Director General, EBU

· John C. Hahn, Managing Director, Providence Equity

· John Hardie, CEO, ITN

· Linda Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, HBO Central Europe

· William .H. Roedy, Global Citizen, Former Chairman & Chief Executive, MTV Networks International

· Brian Sullivan, CEO, Sky Deutschland

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