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MINDS DOWN UNDER 2019

THE PROGRAM


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

G’DAY MATES!

Venue: Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel

Dress Code: Smart Casual

16:00 MINDS Board meeting

18:00 The welcome reception. Cocktails, food and getting to know each under in a special room with extraordinary views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A special Welcome to Country from an Aboriginal Elder as a traditional owner of the land.

20:00 Welcome reception concludes

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

STUDY TOUR - AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS

Venue: AAP Headquarters at Rhodes Waterside

Dress Code: Comfortable business attire

Strap yourselves in as this is going to be a full day of short, sharp AAP presentations. It may look like speed dating but this will be a great way to get to know about AAP … and maybe take home a few ideas.

09:00 Bus departs hotel for AAP

10:10 Welcome, intro: So this is AAP

10:20 The things I’ve learned after 35 years in this crazy business - retiring editor Mike Osborne.

10:45 Content economics: the new challenge for agencies - AAP CEO Bruce Davidson

11:05 AAP FactCheck - partners in trust building the brand - Managing Editor Holly Nott

11:20 Coffee break

11:40 AAP Studio - a new business seeking news customers - Pagemasters MD, Antony Phillips

12:00 The bigger Picture - Better, stronger and shooting for the stars - Head of Photography, Neil Bennett

12:15 How we are teaming up with sporting bodies - Director Strategic Partnerships, Stuart Davis

12:30 Sony, a new force in pro cameras - Product Specialist Sony Australia Sean Ellwood

12:45 LUNCH

13:30 Keeping our best people during the war on talent - Incoming AAP Editor, Andrew Drummond

13:45 Why the press release is the new global language in media - General Manager AAP Medianet Sarah Higgins

14:00 Comment moderation. Making it work - Chief Comment Moderator Rob Ashton

14:15 Delegates move to Level 6

14:25 The Euro Buro: living in the land Down Under - The Euro Buro team

14:45 COFFEE BREAK

15:05 Sociabble: A platform to help spread the word about your agency - AAP Marketing Manager Mercedes Carrin

15:20 Constructive News: Live from Denmark (via video link) - Deputy Editor Jo Williamson, CJ Institute founder Ulrik Haagarup, AAP Editor in Chief Tony Gillies

15:50 Sessions close and depart for the hotel

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THE FUN BEGINS

SURF, SUN AND SON OF BEACHES

MINDS official dinner at Sydney’s Iconic Bondi Beach

Venue: Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

Dress Code: Beach Chic

Bus departs Pier One Hotel at 18:00

We have time for an amazing group photo on the beach just before sunset.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

MINDS - FULL CONFERENCE DAY

Venue: Pier One Hotel - The Water Room

Dress Code: Comfortable business attire


08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome and Opening - AAP CEO Bruce Davidson, MINDS president Jonas Eriksson and MINDS Managing Director Wolfgang Nedomansky

09:10 Future insights: Industry trends and history can be a guide - Keynote by futurist and best-selling author Michael McQueen

10:10 World Media Report and what it means for news agencies - PwC Media Outlook Editor Justin Papps

10:50 COFFEE BREAK

11:20 The future of news agencies: Strategies for success - A fireside chat with AAP CEO Bruce Davidson, News Corp Director of Corporate Affairs, Campbell Reid, and Nine Group Executive Editor James Chessell.

12:00 The CEO Panel: Where are we all heading? - Moderator MINDS president and TT CEO Jonas Eriksson. Panelists: AAP CEO, Bruce Davidson and CP CEO, Malcolm Kirk and NTB CEO, Mads Yngve Storvik and ANP CEO, Martijn Bennis and DPA CEO, Peter Kropsch and Ritzau CEO, Lars Vesterlokke.

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 Copyright, disruption and what we can learn from the music industry - CEO ARIA, PPCA Dan Rosen

14:30 Future protection of news agencies' copyrights - legal developments and opportunities to monetise content assets - dpa CEO Peter Kropsch

15:00 PIXRAY Fair Licensing: A new approach to dealing with copyright infringement - PixRay CEO, Dennis Wetzig

15:15 COFFEE BREAK

15:45 The Dutch business: Finding the growth path - ANP CEO, Martijn Bennis

16:15 Hazard or Opportunity? New volume-based pricing model for the General News Service - STT Head of Media Services, Pihla Lehmusjoki

16:45 Customer Success Management: key to new growth momentum? - dpa Chief Digital Officer, Meinolf Ellers

17:15 Sessions conclude

THE FUN BEGINS

SCHMOOZING AND CRUISING ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

Dinner brought to you by hosts AAP

Venue: Aboard superyacht Ghost 2

Dress Code: Resort wear

Meet in the foyer of Pier One Hotel at 18:15

It’s a short stroll along the foreshore, under the bridge to a nearby wharf where you will board the boat.

Have your cameras ready!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MINDS - CONFERENCE DAY 2

Venue: Pier One Hotel - The Water Room

Dress Code: Comfortable business attire


09:00 Cracking the news content value code: A unique data insight - AAP Executive Editor Phil McLean

09:30 Democratic Reporting Project (New Zealand) - NZ Publishers Association, Editorial Director Rick Neville

10:00 MINDS famous and wildly successful 7 in 7 sessions:

        • Canadian local journalism initiative - CP President, Malcolm Kirk
        • New Product Morning Brief - one valued mail to all customers every day - Ritzau Head of Development, Kristoffer Gravgaard
        • Nordot - collaboration on a joint publishing platform - Nordot COO, Aya Uryu
        • Thank you Ibiza! Cleverly bundling products for election coverage - APA Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Katharina Schell
        • The future of the planet: covering the most important story of our times - AFP Global Editor-in-Chief, Sophie Huet
        • Project Transform - PA Managing Director, Tony Watson
        • Seychelles Ocean Mission - underwater live video transmission - AP Vice President, YK Chan

11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 WORKSHOPS

1) MINDS Digital Showroom - first-hand information on available services at MINDS, exchange on experiences, Q&A, evaluation on possible co-operation. Workshop lead - ANP CTO Mark Westerhoff

2) Superdesk: first-hand information from AAP colleagues, exchange on experiences, Q&A, possible split into sub-groups for discussion on technological and editorial issues. Workshop lead - AAP Product Manager Steven Jancetic

13:30 Conference wrap-up