The DPP's 8th annual Leaders' Briefing, the media conference and networking event of the year, brought together the supplier and content provider community.
41 senior executives from 33 major media organisations shared exclusive intelligence about their priorities for the next year. No other industry event provides so much focused insight in one place, all tailored to suppliers and content providers.
Here are some photo highlights from across the two days:
Day 1 kicked off with a fantastic keynote session featuring Google Cloud's Juliet Bramwell and Malika Malik exploring how the media industry can adopt AI responsibly.
The morning then continued with Global Content Providers Part 1 featuring Warner Bros. Discovery's James Crossland, ITV Studios' Abigail Hughes, and YouTube's Rob Pilgrim. This was followed by a Q&A hosted by Vubiquity's Raman Abrol.
Just before lunch we heard from ZDF's Robert Amlung, Yle's Sanna Tornivaara, RTE's Brian Wynne and Deirdre Temple as well as SVT's Adde Granberg. Ateliere Creative Technologies' Ryan Kido then hosted a Q&A.
The Topical Content Creators session on day 1 featured Marc Schipper from GB News, Pete Clifton from PA Media, and Julia Hatfield from Thomson Reuters.
These three companies are at the forefront of the use of new technology and ways of working to scale their businesses.
It was great to see a busy Business Lounge and Exhibition Zone!
Executives who spoke in the North American Networks session were from companies at the heart of the American media industry - A+E Networks, Sinclair, and Tubi Media Group. The Q&A was hosted by Benjamin Desbois, COO at Backlight.
And the final two sessions on day 1 featured:
- Caretta Research's Rebecca Jackson
- The Walt Disney Studios' Barrie Godwin
- TikTok's Natalina Manni
- BBC Studios' Tim Bertioli and Emma McCarthy
We had a fantastic start to day 2 with a second Topical Content Creators session featuring The Associated Press, DAZN, and IMG Studios which included a Q&A session hosted by Ross Videos' David Ross.
This was followed by an exclusive Executive Interview with Warner Bros. Discovery's Leah Hooper Rosa.
Day 2 continued with European Content Providers Part 2 where representatives from A+E Networks EMEA, Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK), and TV2 Denmark spoke about their three priorities for next year.
After lunch we heard from Mediaset's Monia Vanotti, Sky's Cristina Gomila, and RTL Deutschland's Ida Shahnazari and Andre Prahl. The Q&A was hosted by Amagi's David Walker.
Global Content Providers Part 3 on day 2 featured Amazon Studios' Schawn Belston, Peloton's Tim Goff, and MediaCorp's James Hollis - from LA, London as well as Singapore! Google Cloud's Imogen Wall lead the Q&A afterwards.
And finally, ITV's Zoe Carter, ITN's Jon Roberts and BBC's Sinead Greenaway and Morwen Williams spoke at the last session of the Briefing. The final Q&A was hosted by Signiant's Margaret Craig.
We finished the whole event with a celebratory drinks reception.
Huge thank you to all our members who attended - see you next year!