Future Forum to return publisher CEO panel

This year’s Future Forum will see the return of the publisher CEO panel.

The announcement:

The publisher CEO Panel returns to this year’s annual Future Forum conference for news media to be held in Sydney on Friday, 2 September.

News Corp Australasia Executive Chairman and NewsMediaWorks Chairman Michael Miller, Seven West Media, WA CEO Chris Wharton, Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood and APN Australian Regional Media CEO Neil Monaghan will discuss the industry’s opportunities and challenges, their strategies and business evolution on the panel and field questions from the audience.

In addition, keynote international speakers include Dow Jones CEO William Lewis, Trinity Mirror Commercial Director Blanche Sainsbury and Toronto Star Editor Michael Cooke.

Other speakers at the Future Forum include:

  • Kerin O’Connor – The Week Chief Executive. The Week has won Consumer Magazine of the Year twice and recorded 35 consecutive circulation increases in the UK
  • Sinead Boucher – Fairfax Media New Zealand Group Executive Editor
  • Jeremy Butteriss – Google Asia-Pacific Managing Director of Large Partner Business Solutions
  • Alisa Bowen – News Corp Australia Chief Technology Officer
  • Clive Dickens – Seven West Media Chief Digital Officer
  • Kalle Jungkvist – World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Senior Principal Consultant and advisor for a number of European and Asian newspapers on digital transformation
  • Shayne Currie – NZME Managing Editor
  • Nicole Sheffield – News Life Media CEO
  • Jared Savage – New Zealand Herald Assistant Editor

The Future Forum is the annual conference hosted by NewsMediaWorks that brings together news media executives and delegates from around the world for a program of high-profile speakers.

“The CEO Panel is a highlight of the Future Forum, and along with our world-class international and local speakers, it’s an industry event not to be missed. Our speakers will bring their considerable knowledge and share their insights with our audience of publishers from the Asia Pacific region,” NewsMediaWorks CEO Mark Hollands said.

“The Forum will also culminate in the hotly-contested Newspaper of the Year Awards, with finalists to be announced this week.”

The Future Forum, sponsored by Norske Skog, will be held on Friday, September 2, at The Ivy in Sydney.


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