Since 1991 Angela Mills Wade has been the Executive Director of the European Publishers' Council (EPC), a high level lobby group of Chairmen and Chief Executives of major European media corporations whose business interests include newspapers, magazines, journals, books, database and internet publishing as well as in many cases television and radio broadcasting.
Angela currently holds a number of industry appointments including Chairman of the UK's Publishers Content Forum, Joint Chair (with the British Library) of the Joint Committee on Legal Deposit and Board member of the European Advertising Standards Alliance. She is a Director and Chairman of Europe Analytica, an independent consultancy company based in Brussels and a Non-Executive Director of EurActiv plc, an online publishing company and of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.
Editor and associate publisher, Milano Finanza, the leading Italian financial newspaper.
55 years old, he holds a degree in Economics and is Certified Accountant.
Professional journalist since 1987, his career has developed at Milano Finanza, which he joined at its establishment.
He is Member of the Board of Directors of Class Editori, a publishing house listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in 1998, and of others subsidiaries of the group, including the US monthly Global Finance, the satellite TV channel Class-CNBC and the e-publishing Company e-Class. Since 2007 Gabrielle has been executive director of Class Editori.
From 2011 to 2015, he has been President of European Business Press (EBP), the pan-european association of publishers of Business Newspapers, with 52 dailies and magazines members in 27 countries. He currently serves at treasurer and member of the Executive committee
Petra Mašínová has held senior positions in Europe including four years based in Brussels as Spokesperson of the Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU. She was also Director of the EU Information Department for the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.
Petra is a highly experienced media and communications strategist with 18 years’ experience of working in multinational media environments in both Public and Private sector organisations.
As CEO of NEWTON Media her remit is to apply her wealth of experience of the international media environment to direct NEWTON Media’s resources, its innovation and expertise, to establish a leading solution for media monitoring and insight.
Jeremy Thompson is Managing Director of Cision EMEA, having sold Gorkana Group to Cision in 2014.
He originally became Managing Director of Durrants and led his team through three acquisitions to create Gorkana Group, where he served as CEO from 2011 to 2014. Thompson began his career in the information industry at Thomson Reuters, followed by a stint at PR Newswire before getting into the media intelligence sector.
Thompson is chairman of the industry trade association, AMEC (International Association for the Measurement & Evaluation of Communication), and has served on their board since 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics from The University of Manchester.
Marina Bonomi is CEO and shareholder of Mimesi (DBInformation group, previously Reed Elsevier PLC group), one of the key-players on the Italian scene for media monitoring and media intelligence. Marina joined Mimesi in 2009 as General Manager and, from 2011 to 2014, was also Director of the Business Unit at Telemat, a service and information provider of the DBInformation group.
Bonomi is also Vice-President of Federrassegne, the first Italian association that brings together Italian media monitoring professionals with full respect for intellectual property rights.
Previously, she held a variety of managerial positions in OMNITEL (later Vodafone) and Italia OnLine (Olivetti Group). Marina, a digital pioneer in Italy, from 2006 to 2009 was Lecturer of Digital Marketing at the Università degli Studi di Milano.
Larry Schwartz is a co-founder of ACI Information Group (formerly Newstex) and President of the company. Since 2004, Larry has built ACI into the world’s leading aggregator of editorially selected and curated blog publications for the commercial and scholarly academic markets.
He serves on the Content Board of Directors for the Software Information Industry Association, and the Publisher Advisory Group for Copyright Clearance Center. He is a frequent speaker on content, product development, and start-ups.
Larry has guided numerous entertainment and media ventures, from start-up through growth, development and maturity, including Bolenka Games Online (Trivial Pursuit Online), GFI Group (financial), Wizard World (publishing), Patron Technology (Arts and Media) and Tickets.com (Purchased by MLB.com).
Larry attended Bates College and the Yale University Graduate School of Drama. When he's not adding value to content, Larry is a show manager for hunter/jumper horse shows, and is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Horse Show Association. Larry, a confirmed gadget geek and recreational cyclist, also spends time on Broadway with his theatrical agent wife and two daughters.
James Mann has been ‘Global Sales Director – B2B Content’ since October 1 2007, having been with the Financial Times for 22 years in a variety of circulation and digital content sales roles.
In his current role Mann initiated - in 2007 - a strategic adjustment to way the Financial Times licenced content to the B2B sector. Since 2007 the FT has increased the number of B2B clients from 45 in 2007 to over 6,000 in 2016 and he now leads a global sales team of over 60 individuals.
Florian Laszlo is the CEO of »OBSERVER« GmbH. Growing up bilingual he has always been active internationally and most recently holds the position as Secretary General of FIBEP, the international association of media monitoring organisations. The media expert and journalist holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Vienna, which makes him predestined for his international activities in the field of copyright law and media measurement.
19.00 Informal Dinner. Osteria da Meo Patacca, Piazza dei Mercanti 30, Travestere. Please confirm if you plan to join the dinner.
10.00 PDLN General Assembly (Members Only)
11.00 Coffee Break
11:30 PDLN Internal and Members Activities
PDLN members present case studies and initiatives from their own countries of interest to the wider assembly. Sharing ideas and learning through these presentations are often the most valuable conference sessions. All PDLN attendees are asked to make presentations. These sessions are for PDLN members and PDLN observers only.
14.30 US licensing - Larry Schwartz - tales from the front line
As founder of Newstex Larry has unique experience and insights into US and international licensing models through RROs, text aggregators
15.00 European Commission and Copyright reform. Angela Mills Wade European Press Council (EPC)
A look behind the scenes at how recent and future EU copyright reform is shaped and decided. EPC is a high level lobby group of Chairmen and Chief Executives of major European media corporations whose business interests include newspapers, magazines, journals, books, database and internet publishing as well as in many cases television and radio broadcasting.
15.30 Coffee Break
Arrival RRO and MMO delegates.
16.00 Content Opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe; Petra Masinova, Global CEO Newton
A view from the leading CEE media business on the development of content markets. Petra is a highly experienced media and communications strategist with 18 years’ experience of working in multinational media environments in both Public and Private sector organisations.
16.45 MMOs developing approach to publisher relations Florian Laszlo, General Secretary, FIBEP
Florian Laszlo is the CEO of »OBSERVER« GmbH and holds the position as Secretary General of FIBEP, the international association of media monitoring organisations.
17.30 End of Session
20.00 Conference Dinner. NOTE LATE CHANGE TO VENUE
The conference dinner venue is the Galleria del Cardinale, one of the beautiful venues in Rome. The Gallery at Via della Pilotta, 00187 Roma, Italia, in the centre of the city, near the President's residence. See http://www.galleriadelcardinale.com/.
Guests will be welcomed by a director from FIEG, the Italian Newspaper Federation.
Guests have the option of walking to the venue through central Rome (around 10 --15m) or taking taxis from the hotel.
9.30: Direct Licensing; - why Financial Times takes the direct approach James Mann, FT: James Mann initiated - in 2007 - a strategic adjustment to way the Financial Times licensed content to the B2B sector. Since 2007 the FT has increased the number of B2B clients from 45 in 2007 to over 6,000 in 2016 and he now leads a global sales team of over 60 individuals.
10.15: The evolution of media intellgence - and Cision's response to market changes. Jeremy Thompson Chairman AMEC, Managing Director of Cision EMEA;
Jeremy Thompson is Managing Director of Cision EMEA and chairman of the International Association for the Measurement & Evaluation of Communication, AMEC. Cision has acquired Gorkana, and other businesses and is buying PR Newswire
11.00: Coffee Break
11.30: The Italian publisher perspective;- Gabriele Capolino, Executive Director, Class Editori
Editor and associate publisher, Milano Finanza, the leading Italian financial newspaper.From 2011 to 2015, he has been President of European Business Press (EBP), the pan-european association of publishers of Business Newspapers, with 52 dailies and magazines members in 27 countries
12.15: The Italian media monitoring market; challenges and opportunities; - Marina Bonomi CEO and shareholder, Mimesi. Mimesi is a key Italian media monitoring and media intelligence agencies.
Marina Bonomi is also Vice-President of Federrassegne,the Italian Media Monitoring Association
13.00: End of conference, Informal Lunch
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