Hosted by HSH Prince Albert II, MMF 2011 will bring together close to 400 leaders of new and traditional media for two-and-a-half days of high-level discussion about the future of online, broadcast and print communications. This year's focus will be "Screen Wars," a conversation about television and its ongoing collision with the Internet and new media.
HSH Prince Albert II states, "The annual Monaco Media Forum combines the highest-profile players, biggest brands and most far-reaching--and sometimes controversial--topics, to move forward the dialogue about the 'mediascape' in the global context."
As always, MMF participants are a Who's Who of individuals and companies that are dominating the ever-changing, global media landscape. The Forum's 2011 co-chairs include:
- Chris Albrecht, President & CEO, Starz
- Nikesh Arora, Chief Business Officer, Google
- Frank Holland, Corporate Vice President of Advertising & Online Business, Microsoft
- Phil Kent, Chairman & CEO, Turner Broadcasting System
- Maurice Lévy, Chairman & CEO, Publicis Groupe
- Yuri Milner, CEO & Managing Partner, DST Global
- Stéphane Richard, Chairman & CEO, Orange/France Telecom
- Hans Vestberg, President & CEO, Ericsson
Other confirmed speakers include Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff, Akamai President David Kenny, Google's Marissa Mayer, Joanna Shields of Facebook and dozens more from both sides of the Atlantic.
John Rossant, Chairman of PublicisLive, says, "Each year, top executives from the world's most progressive and sophisticated organizations congregate in Monaco to discuss the most relevant topics facing the rapidly evolving media universe. This year's event will be the best and most well-attended in our history."