ABC News' journalist Ted Koppel to open Promax&BDA '05 seminar

MUMBAI: The upcoming Promax & BDA conference, slated for 21 -23 June at the New York Marriott Marquis, has invited ABC News broadcast journalist Ted Koppel to open the edition of the conference, it was announced by Promax & BDA CEO Jim Chabin.

At the a super on 22 June session that will feature other orators such as NBC Jeff Zucker, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ron Reagan, Electronic Arts Bing Gordon, Microsoft J Allard, and G4 Charles Hirschhorn, all on one stage besides Ted Koppel.

The 40-year veteran of ABC News, Koppel was named anchor of Nightline when the broadcast was first introduced in March 1980. Koppel is the principal on-air reporter and interviewer for television's first late-night network news program in addition to serving as the program's managing editor, states a media release.

?We are pleased to present this lineup of high caliber speakers who are sure to leave a lasting impression on our membership,? said Chabin. ?From start to finish, this year?s Promax will present an impressive lineup of top speakers and panels designed to help local promotional managers and graphic artists produce winning campaigns in an increasingly fragmented and complicated media world.?

TVLand/Nick at Nite president and general manager Larry Jones and OLN?s CEO and president Gavin Harvey are among the senior cable executives to participate at this year's Promax&BDA conference. 

The other speakers at the sessions include HBO president documentary and family programming Sheila Nevins, ESPN and ABC Sports president and Disney Media Networks co-chairman George Bodenheimer, to name a few.

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