Facebook and BitTorrent to Present at Connected Creativity at MIPTV

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A new Global Forum uniting Entertainment, Technology and Mobile Media in Cannes, France, April 5-7.

Connected Creativity at MIPTV

Connected Creativity is where media companies from over 102 countries can meet in one place to do international deals and launch innovative media products.

Christian Hernandez Gallardo, Head of International Business Development at Facebook and Eric Klinker, President and CEO of BitTorrent are to headline two of the Connected Creativity Forum sessions along with other top innovators and decision-makers in technology, mobile media and entertainment. Produced by Reed MIDEM the organizer of leading international television and music events (MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIDEM) and organized in partnership with leading mobile association GSMA (Mobile World Congress), the new global forum Connected Creativity at MIPTV will take place April 5-7 and run concurrently with world entertainment content market MIPTV, in Cannes, France.

The Connected Creativity Forum also features a line-up of international speakers from Ericsson, FremantleMedia, Forrester Research Inc., Digital Media Wire, Collaborative Creativity, BBC, Mobile Roadie, Connective Media, Pokeware, Starling & Area/Code, Soundcloud, Jumpwire Media and authors Tomi Ahonen (The Insider’s Guide to Mobile) and Matt Mason (The Pirate’s Dilemma). For a complete list of all speakers, please the speaker’s page.

These leading players in the connected entertainment space will delve into key developments during fast-paced stimulus presentations, intimate roundtables, working lunches, face-to-face networking and peer-to-peer sessions.

“In my opinion the future of content is having a global outlook. While this is the inaugural year for Connected Creativity, I think it could become a global version of SXSW. Connected Creativity is where media companies from over 102 countries can meet in one place to do international deals and launch innovative media products,” said speaker Gavin McGarry, President, Jumpwire Media.

Connected Creativity at MIPTV has also launched the CC Ventures competition that offers 12 dynamic startups in mobile content, apps and technology solutions the opportunity to pitch their project to an international jury of business and finance leaders during a high-paced, two-hour competition on April 6th.

The jury members are: Jean Bourcereau, General Partner, Ventech (France); Peter M. Read, angel investor, serial entrepreneur and advisor (UK/EU); Dharmash Mistry, VC Partner, Balderton Capital (EU); Megumi Ikeda, Executive Director, Comcast Interactive Capital (EU/U.S.); Karen Noel, Partner TMT legal advisory and Morgan Lewis (EU/France) and Matthäus Krzykowski, VentureBeat / Xyologic (EU).

For more information about Connected Creativity at MIPTV, please visit connected-creativity.mipworld.com.

Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organizer of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM HORIZONS and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 460 events in 36 countries covering 44 industry sectors. In 2010 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 34 fully staffed offices.

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