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Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Palazzo Del Cinema
Venice Lido, Italy
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The Venice Festival of Media 2008

Palazzo Del Cinema, Venice Lido, Italy

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The 2008 Venice Festival of Media will bring together over 800 delegates representing the world's advertisers, media agency networks, content developers and media owners. A truly global event, the Festival will examine those issues at the forefront of the agendas of all those involved in the creation, buying and selling of pan regional and global advertising communications.

Be part of the world's first festival of media creativity and innovation taking place over the course of two and a half days in Venice, Italy.

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Festival Ticket: £1895 GBP

Festival tickets provide delegates with access to:
  • The Welcome Reception
  • All Conference Sessions
  • The Media Laboratory
  • Gala Dinner

Snapshot of Confirmed Speakers*
Sital Banerjee, Global Media Director, Philips International
Scott Berg, Global Head of Media, HP
Joanne Bradford, Vice President & Chief Media Officer, MSN
Brett Brewer, Co-Founder, MySpace
Nick Brien, Worldwide CEO, Universal McCann
Ian Chapman-Banks, VP Marketing Asia Pacific, Motorola
Mike Cooper, CEO, PHD Worldwide
Chris Curtin, Vice President Global New Media, The Walt Disney Company
Mainardo de Nardis, CEO, Aegis Media Global
Richard Dunmall, SVP & MD EMEA , Microsoft Advertiser & Publisher Solutions
Maria Louisa Francoli, CEO, MPG
Bernhard Glock, Global Head of Media, Procter & Gamble
Carl Johnson, CEO, Anomaly
Mike Kassan, Principal, Media Link
Steve King, CEO, ZenithOptimedia Worldwide
Laura Klauberg, Vice President of Global Media, Unilever
Jack Klues, Chairman, Publicis Groupe Media
Stephen Norman, Senior VP of Global Marketing, Renault
John Partilla, President & Senior VP, Time Warner
Chuck Porter, Chairman, Crispin, Porter & Bogusky
Dominic Proctor, CEO, MindShare Worldwide
Clive Punter, CEO, CBS Outdoor International
Richard Riley, SVP Advertiser & Publisher Group Europe, Yahoo!
Alexander Schmidt-Vogel, CEO, MediaCom Worldwide
Pio Schunker, SVP Creative Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company
Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC
Maarten Steinkamp, CEO Europe, Sony
Anssi Vanjoki, Executive VP & GM Multimedia, Nokia Group Executive Board

*For a complete list of confirmed speakers visit the Festival website


Day One – Sunday, April 13
All day Delegate Arrival
17.30-19.00 Welcome Reception & Delegate Registration
Westin Excelsior Hotel, Venice Lido
Sponsored by: Yahoo!

Day Two – Monday, April 14
8.45-17:30 Conference
19.00-20.00 VIP Cocktail Reception – by invitation only
Granaria, Cipriani Hotel
Sponsored by: Viacom Brand Solutions International

Day 3 – Tuesday, April 12
8.30-17:30 Conference
20.00-02.00 Cocktails & Gala Dinner – open to all Festival delegates
Arsenale, Venice
Sponsored by: Atlas

Day 4 – Wednesday, April 13
Delegates depart
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