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The Vision2020 Trends conference

We're excited to report that participation for the 2013 Vision2020 Trends Conference in Brussels on Friday, May 31 is double that of original estimates. We look forward to welcoming more than 150 participants to a constructive day of inspiring conversation and sharing. 

Europe's public service media (PSM) will face significant changes in the next decade. Through the Vision2020 project, EBU Members have embarked on an exciting journey to investigate how PSM can adapt and best serve their audiences, using trend analysis and expert experience on media consumption, programming strategies, content, socio-demographics, media policies and technology.

The 2013 Media Summit Trends Conference offers a chance to acquire practical tools to help PSM plot its course. This inspiring event will give participants access to the latest EBU research, to preliminary conclusions of three Experts Groups on the current issues facing radio, television and multimedia, as well as to an inspiring team moderators from the international think tank FreedomLab.

Look into the future, discuss big ideas and build on well-informed opinion. Listen as keynote speakers impart knowledge on the digital future of Public Service Media, smart distribution services and how to develop lasting audience relationships.

Key note speakers:

GERD LEONHARD Media Convergence & Disruption

Gerd Leonhard is a well-known futurist, author of five books, keynote speaker, think-tank leader and advisor, and the Founder of Green Futurist. With a background in the music industry, and as a digital media entrepreneur, and start-up internet CEO, his presence at conferences and events is highly sought. Gerd also serves as Visiting Professor at the Fundação Dom Cabral, São Paulo, Brazil.

BEN HAMMERSLEY The Value of PSM to Democracies in the Digital Age

Ben Hammersley helps people understand the modern world and where it's taking us. In his book “Approaching the future – 64 Things You Need To Know For Then,” he discusses the effect of internet on society, foreign policy, business and culture. Hammersley is the UK Prime Minister’s Ambassador to TechCity, Innovator in Residence at University of London, a non-resident fellow of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C., a member of the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom, a fellow of the European Policy Centre in Brussels and a contributing editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine.

ALAN MOORE – Adapting to a Fast-Moving Digital Society

Alan Moore is a designer for innovative businesses and is an international key note speaker on innovation and transformation. He has taught at MIT, Cambridge Judge Business School, Saïd Business School, and INSEAD. Alan is on the board of the Think Tank Freedom Lab. He acts as “Head of Vision” for the Grow Venture Community, is a board director of the crisis management NGO Ushahidi, and is special advisor to innovative companies and organizations in publishing, mobile, theatre and finance.

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Brussels, The Plaza Hotel

Event contact

Andra Leurdijk

Independent Researcher and Consultant