future of the Media & Entertainment Industry
future of the Media & Entertainment Industry
November 27, 2003, 18:30-22:15
about the VIP
Reception (17:30-19:00), please visit the online Ticket
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prins
Bernhardplein 200, Amsterdam [next to Amstelstation], free parking.
Ticket information: http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/ticketcorner.html
amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every
day always just exactly fits the newspaper. -
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated
than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. - Thomas
Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless
that for some people it is a complete substitute for life. -
[Why should you attend?]
The conference language is English.
should you attend?
The Rise and Fall of the Media & Entertainment Industry - Realistic
Scenarios for Future.
Electronic media has seriously lost the road ahead. Join us in Amsterdam
for a critical debate on the world's biggest industry. Is the satisfactory
future a return to the idealised past? Our speakers and panellists
from across Europe agree that change is coming, but have outspoken
and conflicting views on the options ahead. Join us for the fireworks
- and interact yourself. If you want an evening of dull powerpoint
presentations - look elsewhere.
Some questions already in
à in 2002 - AOL-Time Warner posted the
largest loss in media history. US$90 billion. Exit the AOL brand.
What now? Who cares?
à The BBC is a public funded 4.3 billion
Euro broadcasting gorilla. Is it the bland brand with fingers in too
many pies and putting commercial (news) sites out of business both
in the UK and outside? How will the BBC be broken up in 2006? How
big should it be?
à Kids in Holland read a newspaper for
less than a minute a week. Can European newspapers fight plummeting
circulation figures? Have free newspapers killed the market for serious
debate in opinion columns?
à Is the Record industry crazy? Which
successful business model involves taking your customers to court!
So why is the record industry hurting when the music business is booming?
What makes the record companies get tough so late?
à The Dutch government is busy slashing
10% off the cost of public broadcasting. What's the added value of
"government Pay-TV" in 2003, when the annual "subscription" is taken
directly by taxation? What's the strategy for the new media side of
the business? SMS for quiz games? Should governments bale out leading
players to preserve their national heritage? Or pick up the pieces
when the media wars are won?
No excuses - be there!
17:30 - 19:00
18:30 - 19:30
snacks, networking & great music featuring Russian singer Marynka
Nicolai and her band 'Some Lovely Girls'
Welcome by our Host Jonathan
Marks, Director, Critical Distance BV
Jonathan Marks gives a brief overview of the state of the industry
- and the extent of the challenges it is facing. He will also launch
the motion for the debate.
Part I: Keynotes by
Michel Mol, Internet Coordinator,
Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation
Gerd Leonhard, Music Futurist, former
CEO, www.licensemusic.com, USA/Switzerland
Philip Alberdingk Thijm, CEO, Het
Part II: Panel with Keynote
Speakers and the Challengers
Monique van Dusseldorp, New Media
John M. Middelweerd, Partner within
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Audit practice
and our Host Jonathan
The panel is followed by an open discussion.
Internet Coordinator, Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation
Netherlands Public Broadcasting www.omroep.nl
Internet Coordinator for the Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation
McKinsey&Company www.mckinsey.com Management consultant to national
en multinational companies
Grey Communications Group www.grey.nl Director of the interactive
advertising agency of the Grey Communications Group in the Netherlands
1995-1997 MaxIQ Internet Services Independent consultant in new media
1985-1995 Topic Software Director/owner software corporation financial
member of the Board of Nieuw Akademia, a non-profit collective of
scientists, artists and consultants www.nieuwakademia.nl
consultant to Premsela, Foundation of Dutch Design www.premsela.org
John F. Kennedy School of Government with Harvard Business School:
executive course "Performance Measurement for Effective Management
of Non profit Organizations"
De Galan Groep & Van Doorne Lawyers: Captain's Class Corporate Governance
Harvard Business School: executive course "Strategic Negotiations"
Carnegie Mellon University: E-Commerce Program, tailored to McKinsey's
e-Business Building initiative
McKinsey USA: condensed MBA with Stanford University en Insead: crash
course corporate finance, valuation & strategy
One year of the biennial post-academic masters course, Lemniscaat
"Executive Management & Consultancy"
Higher Information Technology Studies, Den Haag (partly), supplemented
with AMBI modules on H.B.O. level
Gymnasium Juvenaat, Bergen op Zoom
Music Futurist, former CEO, www.licensemusic.com
Gerd Leonhard (42), is a musician and
producer, writer, strategic adviser and music business entrepreneur.
Originally from Germany, Gerd spend almost 20 years in the U.S., working
in the music industry, and now resides in Basel, Switzerland.
1996-2002, during the heydays of the Digital Music and dot-com years,
Gerd was the founder and President & CEO of LicenseMusic.com, a company
that revolutionized the B2B music-licensing space by inventing a web-based
software product (and online marketplace) that reduced the average
transaction time for music licenses from 6 weeks to 2 hours. LicenseMusic
counted thousands of clients in the Film, TV, Advertising and New
Media industries, worldwide, including Disney, McCann-Erickson, Paramount
Pictures, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Fox TV.
As a musician and composer (guitar), Gerd won the highly acclaimed
Quincy Jones Jazz Masters Award which allowed him to attend Boston's
Berklee College of Music and, in 1987, graduate with a diploma in
Jazz Performance. Gerd has appeared on many recordings, concert bills
and instructional videos, and has toured internationally, including
some opening engagements for major acts such as Miles Davis. As an
event producer, Gerd served as the Executive Producer of the pan-European
talent event EuroPopDays, in Freiburg / Germany , which featured over
200 showcases with new bands and unsigned artist, sponsored by the
European Commission and covered by MTV Europe.
Gerd served as an Expert Adviser to the European Commission in Brussels,
Belgium, in 1993-1996, as Senior Adviser to the London-based Rightscom
Ltd, currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Music Business Management
Division of Westminster University (London), and has consulted dozens
of start-ups and SMEs in the music and technology sectors, both in
Europe and the U.S. Gerd also works with venture capitalists and financial
services companies in discovering interesting investment opportunities
in the media-technology business.
Gerd is a very active writer (look for a new book to be published
in early 2004), speaker and strategic adviser, and has been quoted
in Billboard, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, the San Francisco Chronicle,
Business2.0, the WSJ and Wired. He publishes his music business visions
at www.thefutureof.net, a think-tank site that has been syndicated
to hundreds of websites around the globe. Gerd is also the Founder
of www.musicentrepreneurs.com, a network platform for entrepreneurs
in the music business.
Gerd has spoken, moderated and presented at dozens of music industry
events, including Webnoize, MIDEM, MILIA, Gartner Conferences, Streaming
Media and the Content Summits; and has lectured at Berklee College
of Music, UC Berkeley, University of Miami, City University London,
University of Colorado, and many others.
Gerd speaks German, English, and French, and, on a good day, a little
bit of Spanish and Italian.
CEO, Het Financieele Dagblad
Philip Alberdingk Thijm (41) is since
September 2002 CEO of Het Financieele Dagblad Holding, Het Financieele
Dagblad B.V. and BusinessNieuws Radio. After his HEAO and MBA studies
he worked three years for the German insurance company Allianz. In
1992 he changed to the American publisher CCH in Chicago, which in
1995 has been taken over by Wolters Kluwer. With this take-over he
returned to The Netherlands and where he had several positions as
director in Wolters Kluwer. In 2001 he changed as director to the
EEP Holding, a publisher for the realestate market. Then he joins
Het Financieele Dagblad. Het Financieele Dagblad acquires BusinessNieuws
Radio, which was a crucial step in the tranformation of Het Financieele
Dagblad as 'the multimedia news source for the enterpreneurial Netherlands'.
Monique van Dusseldorp
Monique van Dusseldorp is the founder of Van Dusseldorp, a new
media consultancy, and the founder of Europemedia.net, a news service
about European new media developments. As the CEO of Van Dusseldorp
& Partners, she initiated the highly succesful TV meets the Web and
SMS meets TV seminar series, and amongst others published the report
“SMS TV - Interactive television reinvented” . Van Dusseldorp is a
board member of Dutch broadcaster NPS, member of the board of Kenniswijk,
and secretary to the Board of the Filmmuseum, and a valued speaker
at international media conferences.
John M. Middelweerd
Partner within PricewaterhouseCoopers, Audit practice
John is auditor with PwC. His clientportfolio exists of a substantial
number of Entertainment & Media companies in the Netherlands. These
companies do operate locally in the Netherlands and some have international
linkages. Since July 2003 John is chairman of the Entertainment &
Media Group of PwC in the Netherlands. In that role he chairs the
coreteam of Entertainment & Media specialists within PwC in the Netherlands.
His team is responsible for business and product development in the
Netherlands. The Dutch team is closely related to the international
Entertainment & Media Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Director, Critical Distance BV
Jonathan Marks (45) was born in the UK, but has spent most of his
working life "abroad", 22 of those years in The Netherlands. After
working in Austria and Britain, Marks settled in Hilversum, Holland's
centre for broadcasting. There he quickly built new audiences for
Radio Netherlands' English language service by producing science and
technology programmes. Marks held several functions at Radio Netherlands,
including eight years as Programme Director. "I was originally hired
to turn a media programme into a science show. But I ended up developing
both concepts into long-running radio series that brought in excellent
reactions from all over the world. Since then, setting up satellite
television and new media projects in Latin America and Africa have
been the most challenging work."
Since leaving Radio Netherlands in September 2003, Marks has set up
his own business, Creative Media Consultants. "As a media detective,
I know that some of the best ideas for reaching people are coming
out of the developing world. I enjoy acting as a catalyst, giving
leadership to ensure new projects really happen. My new company gives
me more time to pursue projects with a purpose. Right now, using mass
media to reach hearts and minds has never been more important" says
Jonathan. For many years he has been a frequent and impassioned speaker
at media conferences, notably gatherings of the Asian Broadcasting
Union, PRIX EUROPA and the European Broadcasting Union as well as
London based Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. ".
Reading, astronomy and being father to three kids fill in the gaps
between Jonathan's media assignments.
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The Hermans Group
Is a European marketing and distribution company of home entertainment
products such as CDs, DVD's/ videos, computer games, books and toys.
The Group is active in the home entertainment industry since 1972
and has since developed into a specialist in marketing of impulse
products in non traditional outlets. In addition the Hermans Group
offers a variety of solutions for retail in the area of category management
and supply chain management.
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Prins Bernhardplein 200
1097 JB Amsterdam
Telephone: 020-568 6666
[next to Amstelstation]
Public Transport to Amstel Station
- From Station Amsterdam Central: Sneltram or metro 51, 53 of
- From Station Zuid/WTC (World Trade Center): Sneltram 51 (direction
- From Station Duivendrecht: Metro 54 (direction Central Station)
· Tram 12 · Bus 15, 37, 67, 69, 136, 157 and 169
From Amstel Station take the front exit direction Prins Bernhardplein.
You can park your car at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Follow the A2 in the direction of Amsterdam-Centrum. At traffic lights
over the bridge over the Amstel turn right. Go straight on until the
second set of traffic lights. Then turn right across the bridge in
the direction of Diemen / Amersfoort. Turn right after going under
the railway bridge and go passed the Amstel Station. Then turn left
and first left again to park in the visitors parking lot or turn second
left for car park (entrance at the back of the building).
From Rotterdam / The Hague / Zaandam
Follow Ring A10 and take exit S112 Duivendrecht / Diemen-Zuid / Amsterdam
Zuid-Oost. Turn left at traffic lights in the direction of Centrum.
Keep left at traffic lights on the roundabout and take the third exit,
direction Amstel Station. Turn left and first left again to park in
the visi-tors parking lot or turn second left for car park (entrance
at the back of the building).
Follow the A1 in the direction of Amsterdam. On the Ring Amsterdam
Zuid (A10) follow in the direction of Centrum / Den Haag (afrit 101
t/m 113). Take exit S112 Duivendrecht / Diemen- Zuid. For further
instructions refer to above, 'from Rotterdam'.
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by Jonathan Marks as a *.doc file: click
by Gerd Leonhard as a *.pdf file: click
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