Casbaa unveils list of speakers for convention

MUMBAI: The Casbaa Convention 2012, to be held in Hong Kong between 29 October and 1 November, will field speakers to debate the multichannel TV industry in the Asia Pacific.

Themed ‘18 Reasons Why‘, Casbaa has lined up its list of speakers.

Casbaa CEO Simon Twiston Davies said,"The Convention continues to attract the most respected and influential speakers from the multichannel TV industry, solidifying its position as one of the most important forums taking place anywhere in the world".

The roster will feature:

Ben Silverman (Founder & Chairman, Electus)
Winn Maw (CEO, Forever Group)
Anthony Bay (VP, Digital Video, Amazon)
Saul Berman (Partner & VP, Global Strategy Consulting Leader, IBM Global Business Services)
Richard Freudenstein (CEO, Foxtel)
Shuichi Mori (Representative Director, President & CEO, J:COM)
Gerhard Zeiler (President, Turner Broadcasting System International)
Jana Bennett (President, BBC Worldwide Networks & Global iPlayer)
Ye Htut (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Information, Myanmar)
Rohana Rozhan (CEO, ASTRO)
Harit Nagpal (MD & CEO, Tata Sky)
Additional confirmed speakers at CASBAA Convention 2012 include A+E Networks executive VP, international Sean Cohan, Scratch/Viacom Media Networks executive VP Ross Martin, Dolby senior VP, broadcast business group Giles Baker and ESPN Star Sports MD Peter Hutton.

From "Great Ad Brands at Work with Great Channel Brands" to "Socialising TV in Asia" and "How to Love Your Regulator" to "OTT", executives from across the region and around the world will share their insights on a vast array of topics that directly influence the future of the pay-TV business.

The Convention 2012 will also feature workshops on "cross media" research, the magic of "transcoding" and "marketing strategies", along with CASBAA TV Upfronts 2013, The Regulators Roundtable, the annual Golf Masters tournament, closing night Charity Ball, a delegate matching service and a dozen networking breakfasts, lunches and cocktails.

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