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IBC announces Leaders’ Summit line-up

IBC will run its one-day Leaders’ Summit on Thursday September 11, ahead of the opening of the expo in Amsterdam a day later.

The 150 person invite-only event will open with journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil interviewing Channel 4 CEO David Abraham.

Other speakers lined up for the day include: Niclas Ericson, director of TV for FIFA; Erik Huggers, senior vice president of Verizon Communications; Balan Nair, executive vice-president and chief technology officer of Liberty Global; Endemol CEO Just Spee; and Ove Anebygd, vice-president and head of solution area media, Ericsson.

The theme of this year’s event will be the topic “leading innovation and change” and the day will be split into four sessions called: taking the pulse; embracing change; the impact of new players; and preparing for the future.