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The anatomy of a trend
7 DECEMBER 2017, 13:30 PM, CHARTER 3
Some thought esports would be a temporary trend, but its growth suggests that it’s here to stay. What makes an emerging trend stand the test of time?
Julia Hardy – Presenter, BBC
James Dean – Founder and MD, ESL UK
Seth Killian – Co-Founder, Evo, and Lead Designer, Riot Games
Chester King – Founder and CEO, British Esports Association
Chris Mead – Senior Director of Partnerships, EMEA, Twitch
Magero – Poet
Bassem Boulos – Senior Content Producer, BBC Children’s Games
Is that entertainment
5 DECEMBER 2017, 12:00 PM, MAIN AUDITORIUM
Is the traditional framework for entertainment and the commissioning process fit for purpose? YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and others are changing the landscape – how might the commissioning model evolve?
Michelle Guthrie – MD, ABC
Tracey Keenan – General Manager, WWE
Peter Salmon – CCO, Endemol Shine Group
Chris Williams – Founder & CEO, pocket.watch
Shurong Zhang – Director of Beijing International Music Festival
Sid Cole – Executive Producer, CBBC
‘Ca$hing in on the kids’
5 DECEMBER 2017, 16:15 PM, CHARTER 3
Kids are one of the most lucrative markets for the commercial sector. As the industry evolves, what new ethical, legal and creative challenges will this present? Is a radical rethink needed?
Tim Davie – CEO, BBC Worldwide
Sangeeta Desai – COO & CEO Emerging Markets, FremantleMedia
Steven De Nure – DHX Media
Josh Golin – Executive Director, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Xiaoqui Zhong – President/CEO, UYoung Media Group
Barry Quinn – Series Producer, Cbeebies
6 DECEMBER 2017, 15:45 PM, MAIN AUDITORIUM
The route to achieving ’15 minutes of fame’ is shorter than it’s ever been and a new celebrity culture for kids has emerged.
In an unlimited world, how will celebrities rise and fall? What will it mean to be a celebrity in the future?
Iain Stirling – Presenter, Comedian
Tom Fletcher – Musician, Author and Vlogger
Lisa Filipelli – Founder, Flip Management
Oli White – YouTuber
David Howarth – Freelance Development Executive