New York, NY, Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

NEW YORK, NY, October 24, 2017 – The Paley Center for Media will host its 22nd Paley International Council Summit, themed A Changing World of Global Media: Answers for Today, Solutions for the Future, in New York City on October 25-26, 2017. Often referred to as the “Davos of Media,” the Paley International Council Summit brings together international dignitaries and Chief Executive Officers from today’s top media and technology companies to advance the exchange of ideas and foster a sense of community.


“The Paley International Council Summit is unique in providing a neutral platform for open discussions at the highest level in times of transformation, disruption, and opportunity with leaders who have shaped the industry and are shaping its future,” said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Chairman of The Paley Center for Media and Executive Vice Chairman of Hearst. “How fitting to return to New York, the city where media technology, and government intersect.”


The Paley International Council Summit 2017 will not only address the pressing issues facing the media industry, but it will also explore the global issues facing all companies—enhancing trade, safeguarding national security and cyber security, and sustaining economic growth.


“The 22nd Paley International Council Summit will feature the leading voices in media, technology, and government—each lending their unique perspective on the day’s most compelling topics,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “This stellar lineup of speakers and topics epitomizes why the Paley International Council Summit has driven the conversations on our ever-changing industry for over twenty years.”


The many distinguished speakers presenting at the Paley International Council Summit include James A. Baker III, the 61st Secretary of State who will speak to the disruptive nature of American politics that has left Washington in virtual gridlock and thrown both Republicans and Democrats into their own separate civil wars.


Other featured discussions at the 2017 International Summit include:


  • Opening Keynote: The Media Landscape with James Murdoch, CEO, 21st Century Fox, Julia Boorstin, CNBC
  • Global Trade and the Business of the United States with Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Bob Davis, The Wall Street Journal
  • National Security and International Growth with Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Advisor, Anja Manuel, Co-founder & Partner, RiceHadleyGates, and Frank A Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media
  • What to Look for in Investing with Jonathan Miller, Advancit Capital, Jennifer Nason, Global Chairman, Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase, and Rich Greenfield, Media & Tech Analyst, BTIG
  • Advertising Frenemies: Competition and Cooperation with Joe Marchese, President of Ad Revenue, Fox Networks Group, Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal, and Jeanine Poggi, Media Reporter, Advertising Age
  • Planning for the Long Term: How Companies Grow their Business with Greg Maffei, President & CEO, Liberty Media Corporation, and Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director of Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable
  • Cyber Strategy: A War on Many Fronts with Matt Olsen, President of Business Development and Strategy, and Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi
  • International View: Emerging Business Models and New Technology with Andy Bird, Chairman, Walt Disney International, and Mark Britt, CEO, iflix
  • The Future of TV Advertising: Innovation, Measurement & The Velocity of Change with Dave Clark, Executive Vice President of Advanced Advertising, Comcast, Joe Marchese, President of Ad Revenue, Fox Networks Group, Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JP Morgan Chase & Company, and Matt Spiegel, Managing Director, MediaLink
  • The International “Next Generation” with Karam Hinduja, Founder & Managing Director, The Timeless Group, Margot Bowman, Creative Director, Boiler Room, Thalia Mavros, Founder & Chief Executive, The Front, and Cristiana Falcone, Senior Advisor to the Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
  • Nielsen Presentation with Megan Clarken, Global President of Watch, Nielsen
  • Mobile First New TV with Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, WndrCo, and Julia Boorstin, CNBC
  • Creating Compelling Content and Illuminating Storytelling with Tom Fontana, Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, Courtney A. Kemp, Creator and Executive Producer, POWER, and Brian Steinberg, Senior TV Editor, Variety
  • Facebook Future: Video, Trends, and What’s Ahead in Publishing with Dan Rose, Vice President, Partnerships, Facebook, and Ben Lerer, CEO, Group Nine Media
  • The Evolution of Television with John Martin, Chairman & CEO, Turner, Debra Lee, Chairman & CEO, BET, and Janice Min, Strategist, Eldridge Industries and part-owner The Hollywood Reporter
  • How to Drive Innovation with David Eun, President, Samsung NEXT, and Jing Cao, Bloomberg
  • Storytelling: From Concept to Screen with Josh Sapan, President & CEO, AMC Networks, Jim Gavin, Creator & Executive Producer, AMC’s Lodge 49, and Paul Giamatti, Executive Producer, AMC’s Lodge 49
  • Taking Stock of the Economy with Timothy Geithner, 75th Secretary of the Treasury, and David Leonhardt, The New York Times
  • The Search for Quality Content with Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO, HBO and Miriam Gottfried, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • AI for the Professional with David Kenny, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
  • Media & Tech: The Next Generation with Andy Kleinman, CEO, Wonder, Amy Banse, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures, Kane Lee, Head of Content, Baobab, Robert Morris, Co-Founder, Koko, and David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus
  • Machine Learning and the Future of Storytelling with Geoffrey Sands, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co, and Deb Roy, Director of Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab and Chief Media Scientist, Twitter


The Paley International Council Summit is made possible thanks to the generous support of Official Sponsor Hearst; Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company; Official Ad Tech Partner FreeWheel; and Official Media Research Sponsor Nielsen.


For more about the 2017 Paley International Council Summit, including registration information, confirmed speakers, and agenda, visit




About the Paley International Council Summit—The Annual Summit, often referred to as the “Davos of Media”, brings together global leaders and CEOs of the world’s most important media companies, to advance the exchange of ideas and to foster a sense of community. The Summit was first held in 1995 in Italy, and, over the years, has been held in China, South Africa, Germany, Austria, India, Monaco, Spain, France, Turkey, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.


About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit



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