Entertainment, media and technology top executives to attend Media Summit 2004

MUMBAI: Media Summit producers have announced the agenda and the speaker list for the 2004 event held at New York on 9-10 February. The multi-track, cross-discipline event will unite top executives from entertainment, media and technology industries.

The event's agenda is themed Global Media + Technology Innovation = Communications Revolution, says a company release. More than 20 panels and workshop will be conducted by 120 speakers invited from media properties, content and technology providers, advertising agencies, and financial firms.

Presented by the McGraw- Hill Companies at their headquarters - 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan- the Media Summit is sponsored by BusinessWeek, Standard & Poor's, the Consumer Electronics Association, IBM and N2 Broadband. Media partner for the event are The Hollywood Reporter and EE Times Network.

The speaker list for the defining conference for the US' leading providers of content and technology's, as provided by the company release, is quite exhaustitve. It includes likes of AOL, AT&T, Dow Jones, Fox Entertainemt, Dicovery Network and MTV. The compelete list is available on the company website www.mediasummit.com.

Says Media Summit president of digital Hollywood and director Victor Harwood, "The Media Summit aims to address the convergence of the global media, entertainment and technology industries in an information economy. A topic this vast requires more than the standard one-track, one-podium conference format, so we have developed an event with multiple tracks, featuring multiple interdisciplinary panels, to foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas."

According to McGraw-Hill information and media services president Scott C Marden,"The McGraw-Hill Companies' expertise in connecting individuals, companies and markets to the critical information they need will add an interactive, participatory component that is essential to this conference. This cross- pollination should result in discussions and business opportunities you just cannot get anywhere else."

The cost to register per attendee is $695 prior to the event or $875 at the door, adds the release.

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