The Royal Television Society today announced that James Murdoch, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Fox, will deliver a keynote address at the RTS Cambridge Convention 2017. Other speakers will include: Andy Harries, Chief Executive of Left Bank Pictures; The Grand Tour executive producer, Andy Wilman; Michelle Guthrie, Managing Director of Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom – with more names to be announced.
The biennial event, which takes place in Cambridge from 13-15 September, is this year entitled “A World of Opportunity”. In a year in which the UK will start to forge its own new wider relationships, the convention will explore how the television industry can make the most of this and other opportunities at home and abroad; in particular creating great content, growing the right skills and fielding the right people for the job. Global leaders will also discuss how policymakers can best enable the industry to succeed.
Theresa Wise, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Television Society, says: “James Murdoch’s knowledge of the international broadcasting industry is second-to-none having worked across Asia, Europe and North America. He also leads one of the leading creative, commercial and consumer powerhouses. His keynote will offer a unique insight from a company that has played a big part in shaping the media landscape of today and who are known to challenge convention. He will be joined by a stellar line-up of senior industry figures and future leaders to discuss the challenges of a shifting TV landscape.”
The Principal Sponsor for RTS Cambridge Convention 2017 is Sky and it is co-chaired by Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer at Sky and Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky.
An early bird rate of £1200 excluding VAT is available for the first 75 bookings.