About the conference

The Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond conference will take place on Thursday 7 March 2019, and will once again be chaired by David Abraham, former Channel 4 Chief Executive.

With a stellar speaker line up, this invitation-only conference promises to be a highly informative and stimulating day. The conference will see 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 will also feature thought provoking discussion panels focused on advertising, telecoms and news themes.

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

Agenda & venue

7 March 2019 - London Hilton Bankside




Welcome from Claire Enders and David Abraham


Jolyon Barker, Global Leader, Clients & Industries, Deloitte


Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI


Serpil Timuray, CEO Europe, Vodafone


Dame Carolyn McCall, DBE, CEO, ITV


Karen Blackett, OBE, UK Country Manager, WPP


Arnaud de Puyfontaine OBE, CEO, Vivendi




Lord Hall, Director-General, BBC/President, EBU


JB Perrette, President & CEO, Discovery International


Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4


Digital Disruption discussion - Moderated by David Abraham

Susie Buckridge, CEO, YouView
Kasha Cacy, Global CEO, Engine
Dominique Delport, President of International & Global Chief Revenue Officer, VICE Media
Sophie Turner Laing, OBE, CEO, Endemol Shine Group
Jane Turton, CEO All3Media


Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission




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


The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport


Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky


Ellen Pack, President, Common Sense Media


Matt Brittin, President EMEA Business & Operations, Google


Robert Thomson, CEO, News Corp


Media Strategies discussion - Moderated by David Abraham

Simon Fox, Group CEO, Reach plc
Nick Hugh, CEO, The Telegraph
Ron Mobed, Former CEO, Elsevier
Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian




Iain Fenn, Global TMT Sector Leader, London, Linklaters


Mark Evans, CEO, Telefónica UK


Marc Allera, CEO, BT’s Consumer division


Tom Mockridge, CEO Virgin Media


David Dyson, CEO, Three UK


Telecoms Themes discussion - Moderated by Mai Fyfield, former Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky

Delia Bushell, CEO, UK & COO, Europe, Afiniti
Susan Buttsworth, CEO, CKH IOD UK Limited
Tristia Harrison, CEO, TalkTalk Group
Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach


Summary from Chairman

Tea and coffee


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


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

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, Former 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

Read and digest relevant insight in the media and telco industry, including articles, thought leadership and videos.

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  • What does the future hold?

    Many milestones will be reached in 2019; the 5G wide-area wireless networks arrive at scale, the smart speaker industry has its eye on the workplace, and radio reveals itself to be the unsung hero of the digital world. Discover what TMT trends we predict will have the biggest impact in 2019 and beyond.

    View the predictions

  • Global Mobile Consumer Survey 2018: The UK Cut

    The UK data cut is part of Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey, a multi-country study of mobile phone users around the world. The 2018 study comprises approximately 54,150 respondents across 35 countries and six continents.

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  • The future of TV: Six views on the next five years for the UK’s TV industry

    The UK’s TV market has lived through massive change over the past five years. But what of the next five years? In this report, we explore what may come, looking at topics such as the future of TV advertising, the atomisation of the audience, the rise of the silver SVOD user and the implications of pay TV for pocket money.

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  • Experiencing the future of mobility: Opportunities for the media & entertainment industry

    Ever thought of riding a self-driving car enabled with entertainment beyond podcasts, FM radio, and streaming music: personalized video, gaming etc? The future of mobility is about to transform the possibilities for what the in-transit media experience can be across all forms of personal transportation.

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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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Hosts & sponsors

  • Host


    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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