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2006 Sponsors' workshop

Date: Thursday, 23 February 2006 to Friday, 24 February 2006
Venue: Peppers Fairmont Resort, Leura

THURSDAY 23 February
SESSION 1 (11:15 - 1:00): Inside the connected home

Ian McGarrity, Chairman, Digital Broadcasting Australia (Chair)
Len Wallis, MD, Len Wallis Audio
Joe Salamanca, General Manager KiSS & Force, Qualifi
Will Berryman, VP Technology Strategy & Operations, Technicolor
• What are people buying for TV, HiFi, home theatre, games; and why?
• Where do they get movies, music, news, docos: Free TV, subscription, video store, PVR, DivX, BitTorrent, iTunes?
• How are they using, integrating, managing all this stuff?  Or who will do it for them?
SESSION 2 (2:00 - 3:30): The newly empowered mobile, migratory user
Simon Curry, Group Manager, Communications & Media Group, Asia Pacific, Intel
Mike Walsh, Group Strategy, News Limited
David Cassidy, Director, Business Development, PBL
• Who will use the ever-multiplying range of mobile devices, inc. 3G mobiles, PDAs, iPods, laptops; and for what?
• What kind of content will they use, or will they create it themselves?
• How will this market tie in with existing media, broadcasters and telcos?
SESSION 3 (3:45 - 5:15): Will anybody provide a real (>10mbps) broadband connection?
David Havyatt, Head of Regulatory Affairs, AAPT
Tony Warren, General Manager Regulatory Affairs, Telstra
Stephe Wilks, Director, Total Communications Infrastructure (TCI)
• Do investors need an access holiday, and if so for how long?
• If the main players had certainty about rules, when could Australia catch up?
• Is there a way for telcos to co-operate about fibre?
SESSION 4 (5:30 - 6:30): The numbers and the trends
Tim Smart, Telecommunications Analyst, Macquarie Bank
Bob Peters, Director, Global Media Analysis
• What are the prospects for the main players in media and telecoms?
• How will the market assess the new players, mergers and acquisitions?
• Two leading analysts add some numbers, trends and even guesses
FRIDAY 24 February
SESSION 5 (9:00 - 10:30): Media and publishing on the Web
Ian Vaile, Head of Content, Commissioning & Editorial, ABC
Pippa Leary, Product and Marketing Director, Fairfax Digital
Peter Shore, Chairman, Lonely Planet
• Can the Internet rival the print media for news and journalism?
• Do the expected synergies actually happen?
• Can it make a stand-alone profit, or only enhance the traditional business?
SESSION 6 (11:00 - 12:30): Learning from Overseas Experience: can we ever catch up?
Gerry Moriarty, Chairman, Macquarie Comms Infra. Group
Geof Heydon, Director Innovation & Market Development, Alcatel
John Craven
, Managing Director, Terranovate Group
• A panel who have been doing serious business in the faster-growing economies of China, India, US and Europe
• Strategies for growing broadband, mobile, digital broadcasting, BPO and telecoms
• Prospects for exporting services
SESSION 7 (1:15 - 2:45): How should television adapt to flourish?
Rohan Lund, Head of Strategy, Seven Network
Doug Peiffer, Manager Network Research, Network Ten
Ian McGarrity, Director, IMW Media Services
• Will program brands like Big Brother and The Simpsons dwarf traditional linear TV channel brands?
• How many traditional linear television channels, pay and free to air, of what genre, will produce the best choice?
• Reach and share prospects for public broadcasting;  and how they might flourish in a multichannel scene.

SESSION 8 (3:00 - 4:30): Advertising in new and old media
Roger Amos, Senior Partner, ICE Group, KPMG (Chair)
Brian Gallagher, Director, Full Circle Entertainment
Jason Jercinovic, Managing Director, Communicator Interactive
James Greet, CEO, OMD Australia
• Digital, widescreen, multichannel TV: when will advertisers show some interest?
• Apart from the theory of convergence, what strategies and formats are actually working?
• Multi-platform, multi-device marketing: is anyone capable of managing a campaign on it?

Who is invited? Anyone who works for one of our sponsors, namely: Telstra, Optus, AAPT, Alcatel, Austereo, Fairfax, Network Ten, Nine Network, FOXTEL, News Limited, PBL, Seven Network, Village Roadshow, Allens Arthur Robinson, Accenture, Austar, Australian Capital Equity, Clayton Utz, KPMG and Macquarie Bank.

What is it for? People from media, telecoms and IT share knowledge and experience.  This cuts across industry boundaries and sectors, in a safe, neutral, private, academic environment. It happens nowhere else.

The purpose is to give all our extended family of sponsors and advisers the chance to get across the key issues facing them all, in less than two days.  Our experts raise issues for a few minutes, then follow through in response to the participants.  No boring lectures or formalities. All sessions are based on discussion with the audience. Plenty of non-reported candid discussion.

Cost: $690 per participant for the two days, including all meals.  Accommodation is separate.  You need to book accommodation directly with the Peppers Fairmont.  Click here to download the accommodation form.  This arrangement of separate workshop and accommodation fee is new.  It enables you to save money, which should justify the extra effort of the separate hotel booking; either at the Fairmont of somewhere cheaper if you wish.

Cancellations & refunds: If you are unable to attend, a substitute from your company will be welcomed at no extra charge.  Full refund if notified in writing before COB 26 January 2006.  A 50% refund for cancellations received in writing before 9 February 2006.  No refunds will be made for later cancellations.

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