REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED - Join us at the EPRA-Cullen International conference to explore how to ensure sustainable media in the age of social media, with a focus on financing, online platforms presence, the future of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive and the forthcoming European Media Freedom Act.This event has passed
The conference discussed with the help of critical thinkers, policymakers, industry and regulators how to ensure sustainable media in the wake of increasing content consumption through social media.
Three aspects were discussed in detail:
- how to ensure the financing of the sector;
- how to ensure that media is present on online platforms and is viewed by citizens; and
- what are the premises for good regulatory decisions.
The forthcoming European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) and the future of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS) were at the centre of the discussions.
The below report, published by Cullen International provides a summary of the main discussion points of the conference.
Welcome address by Dr. Armin Hartmuth, Deputy director at Representation of the Free State of Bavaria in the EU
Welcome address by the organizers, EPRA & Cullen International
Opening keynote by Amma Asante, Chair of Commissariaat voor de Media
From 10:45 to 12:15
Moderator: Mari Velsand, Norwegian Media Authority & EPRA Board
- Patrick Ager, Senior Director Government Relations at Bertelsmann
- Laura Becana Ball, Advocacy and Policy Manager at the Global Forum for Media Development
- Thomas Myhr, Director of European Affairs at Nordvision
- Julie-Jeanne Régnault, Secretary General at EFAD - European Film Agency Directors
- Marta Sanagustin, Head of Sector - Audiovisual Media Services at European Commission
- Christoph Schneider, Country Director Prime Video DE/AT at Amazon Prime Germany
Followed by lunch (12:15 - 13:15)
From 13:15 to 14:30
Keynote: Maria-Luisa Stasi, Head of Law and Policy for Digital Markets at Article 19
Moderator: Laura Sboarina, Principal Analyst at Cullen International
- Richard Burnley, Director of Legal and Policy at EBU
- Elisa Giomi, Commissioner at AGCOM
- Dr. Thorsten Schmiege, President at Bavarian Regulatory Authority for New Media (BLM)
- Heiko Zysk, VP Governmental Relations and Head of EU Affairs at ProSiebenSat.1 Media
- Renate Schroeder, Director at European Federation of Journalists
Followed by a coffee break (14:30-15:00)
Keynote: Krisztina Rozgonyi, Austrian Academy of Sciences/Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC); University of Vienna
Moderator: Michèle Ledger, Head of Media Europe at Cullen International
- Stephanie Comey, Coimisiún na Meán / Media Commission, Ireland
- Madeleine de Cock Buning, Vice President Public Policy EMEA at Netflix
- Anna Herold, Head of Unit, Audiovisual and Media Policy at European Commission
- Karim Ibourki, President of CSA Belgique
- Giulia Iop, EU Policy Manager at SKY
- Sabine Verheyen, Member of European Parliament
Followed by the closing of the conference at 16:30.
Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union
Rue Wiertz 77
There will be no live streaming
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This conference is predominantly intended for actors in the audiovisual sector (such as broadcasters, media regulators, online platforms, academics and official institutions). As places are limited, we reserve the right to restrict access only to selected organisations or individuals, even if you have previously registered. Feel free to contact us if you have any question regarding your eligibility.
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Cullen International research shown at the conference:
⦿ Cross border investment/financial obligations
⦿ Prominence of audiovisual media services of general interest