About the conference

The Media & Telecoms 2018 & Beyond conference took place on Thursday 8 March 2018, chaired once again by David Abraham, former Channel 4 Chief Executive. With the conference taking place on International Women’s Day it was particularly poignant to see a 50/50 gender balance on the line up, with so many inspirational women taking to the stage.

With a stellar speaker line up, this invitation-only conference was a highly informative and stimulating day, seeing over 450 senior attendees come together to hear some of the world’s leading media and communications executives describe and debate the forces shaping their businesses. The conference also featured thought provoking discussion panels focused on advertising, telecoms and news themes.

From content providers to network operators, digital media platforms to publishers, attendees heard first-hand about the opportunities and challenges of delivering a digital strategy at a global level.

2018 conference highlights

The Media & Telecoms 2018 & Beyond conference took place on 8 March 2018 and was a great success. The day saw over 450 senior attendees come together to listen to 27 leaders and senior executives of some of the most creative and innovative businesses in the media and telecoms sector.

Now you can delve back into the detail of an individual speaker’s session, or simply relive the day through the conference highlights video. Click on the images below to watch the videos.

  • Conference highlights 2018

  • Introduction

    Claire Enders, Founder, Enders Analysis

  • David Abraham

    Conference Chair

  • Sir Martin Sorrell

    CEO, WPP

  • Advertising themes

    Gill Whitehead, Senior Director, Client Solutions & Analytics, Google
    Kristin Dolan, Founder & CEO, 605
    Debbie Klein, CEO, The Engine Group
    Lindsay Pattison, CTO, WPP

  • Daniel Ross

    MD, Co-Head of TMT, EMEA, Barclays

  • Ron Mobed

    CEO, Elsevier

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  • Dana Strong

    President & COO, Virgin Media

  • Mark Evans

    CEO, Telefónica UK

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  • Jolyon Barker

    Global Leader, Clients & Industries, Deloitte

  • Serpil Timuray

    Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, Vodafone

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  • Marc Allera

    CEO Consumer, BT

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  • Telecoms themes

    David Crawford, MD, Telecoms & M2M, Arqiva
    Mai Fyfield, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky
    Tristia Harrison, CEO, TalkTalk Group
    Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach

  • Geoff Austin

    MD, Moelis & Company

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  • Sharon White

    CEO, Ofcom

  • Arnaud de Puyfontaine

    CEO, Vivendi & Chairman, Telecom Italia

  • Anne Bulford

    Deputy Director-General, BBC

  • Nicola Mendelsohn

    VP EMEA, Facebook

  • Iain Fenn

    Global TMT Sector Leader, London, Linklaters

  • News themes

    Dominic Carter, Chief Commercial Officer, News UK
    Jim Egan, CEO, BBC Global News
    Simon Fox, CEO, Trinity Mirror
    Nick Hugh, CEO, The Telegraph

  • Summary

    David Abraham, Conference Chair

Industry insights

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  • Mounting risks to marketing effectiveness

    Headlines over ad fraud, troubled agencies, wasteful middlemen, weakened brands, and yet record ad spend - how to explain the paradox? This report, together with the IPAs Bellwether and effectiveness studies published shortly after, helped spark a discussion in the marketing community over industry short-termism, due diligence and marketing effectiveness. This report won Gold in the Trade Body Research category at the Media Week Awards in October.

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  • BBC Radio 4 World At One interview

    Claire Enders appeared on BBC Radio 4 World At One to discuss Apple's TV ambitions and their new appointment of broadcasting executive Jay Hunt. In her view, Apple is not trying to revolutionise television, but does want to join Netflix, Amazon and the Public Service Broadcasters in making high end, high quality drama.

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  • Media Metrics 2017

    Who are the top performing media and entertainment companies in the UK today? Our latest report reveals the top 100 by revenue, sub-sector and profit margin. The report also looks at key themes affecting the sector, such as the variety of video advertising platforms and metrics now available, and the changing nature of information publishing revenues.

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Agenda & venue

8 March 2018 - London Hilton Bankside

08:00

Registration

08:30

Welcome from Claire Enders and David Abraham

08:40

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

09:05

Dame Carolyn McCall, CEO, ITV

09:30

Panel: Advertising Themes discussion - Moderated by David Abraham, Conference Chairman

Gill Whitehead, Senior Director, Client Solutions & Analytics, Google
Kristin Dolan, Founder & CEO, 605
Debbie Klein, CEO, The Engine Group
Lindsay Pattison, CTO, WPP

10:05

Daniel Ross, MD, Co-Head of TMT, EMEA, Barclays

10:10

Ron Mobed, CEO, Elsevier

10:30

Dana Strong, President & COO, Virgin Media

10:50

Mark Evans, CEO, Telefónica UK

11:10

Break

11:35

Jolyon Barker, Global Leader, Clients & Industries, Deloitte

11:40

Serpil Timuray, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, Vodafone

12:00

Marc Allera, CEO Consumer, BT

12:20

Panel: Telecoms Themes discussion - Moderated by Frank Sixt, Group Finance Director, HWL

David Crawford, MD, Telecoms & M2M, Arqiva
Mai Fyfield, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky
Tristia Harrison, CEO, TalkTalk Group
Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach

12:50

Lunch

14:00

Geoff Austin, MD, Moelis & Company

14:05

Sharon White, CEO, Ofcom

14:20

Arnaud de Puyfontaine, CEO, Vivendi & Chairman, Telecom Italia

14:45

Iain Fenn, Global TMT Sector Leader, London, Linklaters

14:50

Anne Bulford, Deputy Director-General, BBC

15:15

Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA, Facebook

15:40

Panel: News Themes discussion - Moderated by Alan Livsey, Lex Writer, Financial Times

Dominic Carter, Chief Commercial Officer, News UK
Jim Egan, CEO, BBC Global News
Simon Fox, CEO, Trinity Mirror
Nick Hugh, CEO, The Telegraph

16:20

Summary from Chairman

Tea and coffee

Venue

Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, England SE1 0UG

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Transportation

Underground stations

Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside:

  • Southwark (Jubilee Line) – 5 minutes
  • Blackfriars (District and Circle) – 6 minutes
  • Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo and City lines) – 10 minutes
  • London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee) – 10 minutes

Overground stations

Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside:

  • Waterloo East (via Southwark Tube Station Entrance) – 5 minutes
  • Blackfriars (direct connections to Gatwick Airport) – 6 minutes
  • London Bridge - 10 minutes

Hosts & sponsors

  • Host

    Deloitte

    Deloitte is a leader in providing financial, taxation, accounting and consultancy advice to help clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

    The Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group of Deloitte consists of more than 15,000 professionals across 48 countries, serving over 86% of the TMT companies in the Fortune Global 500.

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  • Host

    Enders Analysis

    Enders Analysis is the UK's leading independent media and telecoms specialist research and analysis service. We generate a research programme that covers the major commercial, regulatory and strategic issues in mobile and fixed line telecoms, TV and the internet, the advertising economy and the major content sectors such as publishing and music.

    Our research is independent, impartial and grounded in analysis. It is not influenced by stock market considerations or corporate finance mandates. We have no interest in acting as advocate and promoter of new technologies or of specific companies and their strategies, unless we believe in them. In our view, this provides us with a significant competitive advantage over existing sources of research.

    Enders Analysis was founded in 1997 by Claire Enders, a thought leader who is widely cited as the leading and most influential media research analyst in the UK.

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