About the conference

The Media & Telecoms 2018 & Beyond conference will take place on Thursday 8 March 2018. Back again for his second year running, the conference will 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

8 March 2018 - London Hilton Bankside




Welcome from Claire Enders and David Abraham


Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion


Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP


Dame Carolyn McCall, CEO, ITV


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


Daniel Ross/Alex Evans, Barclays


Ron Mobed, CEO, Elsevier


Dana Strong, President & COO, Virgin Media


Mark Evans, CEO, Telefónica UK




Jolyon Barker, Global Leader, Clients & Industries, Deloitte


Serpil Timuray, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, Vodafone


Marc Allera, CEO Consumer, BT


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


Sharon White, CEO, Ofcom




Geoff Austin, MD, Moelis & Company


Jeremy Darroch, CEO, Sky


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


Iain Fenn, Global TMT Sector Leader, London, Linklaters


Anne Bulford, Deputy Director-General, BBC


Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA, Facebook


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


Summary from Chairman

Tea and coffee


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

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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

Industry insights

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

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • (AR) you ready for the latest TMT trends?

    Tech, media and telecoms (TMT) remain as fascinating as ever in 2018. Many milestones will be reached this year. Progress will be exponential in some fields. But in other areas the way in which we live and work may shift imperceptibly. Discover what TMT trends we predict will have the biggest impact in 2018 and beyond.

    View the predictions

  • 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.

    Read summary Read full report (Subscribers only)

  • State of the smart – Mobile Consumer Survey 2017: The UK Cut

    The smartphone is a mere decade old, and with every year has become ever more integral to people’s lives. With each year, it has become more versatile, absorbing a growing range of functions, from communication to navigation, from breaking global news to memorising personal stories. And it is likely to be used even more intensively over the coming years.

    Find out more

  • 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.

    Find out more

  • 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.

    Find out more

2017 conference highlights

The Media & Telecoms 2017 & Beyond conference took place on 2 March 2017 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 2017

  • David Abraham

    CEO, Channel 4

  • Sir Martin Sorrell

    CEO, WPP

  • Tom Mockridge

    CEO, Virgin Media

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  • Matthew Kirk

    Group External Affair Director, Vodafone plc

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  • Gavin Patterson

    CEO, BT

  • Iain Fenn

    Global TMT Sector Leader, London, Linklaters

  • Jolyon Barker

    Partner, Deloitte

  • Frank Sixt

    Group Finance Director, CK Hutchison Holdings

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  • Andrew Griffith

    Group COO & CFO, Sky

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  • Sharon White

    CEO, Ofcom

  • Geoff Austin

    Managing Director, Moelis

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  • James Murdoch

    CEO, 21st Century Fox & Chairman, Sky plc

  • Anne Bulford

    Deputy Director-General, BBC

  • Jake Donavan

    President, LionTree Europe

  • Arnaud de Puyfontaine

    CEO, Vivendi

  • Panel on the creative economy

    Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide
    Debbie Klein, CEO, The Engine Group
    Alex Mahon, CEO, The Foundry
    Peter Salmon, Chief Creative Officer, Endemol Shine Group

  • Panel on global TV dynamics

    Giorgio Stock, President, Turner EMEA
    Susanna Dinnage, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks UK & Ireland & Chief Content Officer, International
    David Lynn, CEO, Viacom International Media Networks
    Jim Samples, President, International, Scripps Networks Interactive
    Simon Pitts, Managing Director for Online, Pay TV, Interactive & Technology, ITV

  • Panel on digital transitions

    Simon Fox, CEO, Trinity Mirror
    Andria Vidler, CEO, Centaur Media
    David Pemsel, CEO, Guardian Media Group
    Ashley Highfield, CEO, Johnston Press and Chairman, News Media Association

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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