THE 2013 FUTURE FORUM S SET TO CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE
TALENTED media professionals from around the world have been secured to speak at the 2013 Future Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on Thursday, August 29.
The high profile speaker to deliver the key note opening address will be announced next month, with top notch speakers already confirmed for both the morning plenary session and the digital boot camp session that will be held after the lunch break.
International News Media Association (INMA) chief executive officer Earl Wilkinson will provide a detailed overview of global trends during the plenary session that will also feature an informative presentation about the new readership metric for Australian publishers.
The metric, to be launched just prior to the forum, is being developed by Ipsos and The Readership Works (a subsidiary of The Newspaper Works) and promises agencies, advertisers and publishers greater insight into consumers’ news consumption across all platforms.
The Newspaper Works’ chairman and News Limited CEO, Kim Williams, has fully endorsed the project: “We are excited about the new methodology as it will provide advertisers a much more accurate picture of media consumption across all platforms - print, online, smart phones and tablets.”
Other plenary session speakers will be Tony Gillies (AAP, editor-in-chief) and Arthur Shelley, who is the course coordinator for Knowledge Management in RMIT University’s MBA program and formerly the global knowledge director for Cadbury Schweppes.
Mr Gillies will speak about newsroom transformation, while Mr Shelley will inform delegates of how they can effectively share and retain knowledge and expertise within their organisation.
The Newspaper Works has invited Senator Stephen Conroy - the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy - and Opposition spokesman Malcolm Turnbull to conduct their pre-election portfolio debate during the lunch break of the Future Forum.
The afternoon digital boot camp session will feature the following speakers: • Martin Clarke (publisher,
MailOnline) • Jim Brady (editor-in-chief, Digital
First Media) • Alexandre Nilo Fonseca marketing manager of Controlinveste Media Group • Anthony Baxter (software engineer, Google.org’s crisis response team) “We’re delighted to have been able to attract a dynamic group of industry leaders who are at the pinnacle of their chosen fields of expertise to speak at the Future Forum,” The Newspaper Works’ executive director of publishing, Mitchell Murphy, said.
“It is important for executives to have an opportunity to learn about current best practice initiatives and also gain tips about how to enhance both operational performance and strategic objectives,” he said.
MailOnline publisher Martin Clarke will be a guest speaker at the 2013 Future Forum in Sydney on August 29. This year’s conference theme is ‘change makers’.
Annabel Crabb: MC at this year’s Newspaper of the Year awards dinner.