Conference to discuss evolving media landscape and the digital revolution
Top public broadcasters from all over the world will meet in Singapore for the Public Broadcasters International (PBI) 2011 from 26 to 29 October 2011. MediaCorp is honoured to host the 20th anniversary of this conference which will be held at Resorts World™ Sentosa.
PBI was set-up in 1990 as a gathering of broadcasters to collectively share experiences, solutions and best practices in the wake of the challenges faced by the industry. PBI 2011 will look into funding issues, strategies to navigate the digital age, the impact of new media, the digital switchover and the role of public broadcasters in extreme situations such as earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Paula A. Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Broadcast Service (USA) will be delivering the keynote speech. Distinguished speakers include Christine Wilson, Executive Director of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, José Marquitos, Vice-President of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal and representatives from British Broadcasting Corporation, France Télévisions and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK).
Partners for PBI 2011 include Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Ms. Jeannie Lim, Executive Director, Conventions & Meeting and Exhibitions & Conferences, STB says, “We would like to congratulate MediaCorp on winning the bid to host the 20th Public Broadcasters International Conference. The forum presents the perfect opportunity to showcase Singapore as a premier Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions destination to international delegates who will be gathering here. It is also an excellent platform for top public broadcasters around the world to debate pressing issues and brainstorm solutions to address the challenges in today’s evolving media landscape”.
“We are happy to host the delegates of Public Broadcasters International 2011. We strongly believe the conference will provide an excellent opportunity for all to gain insights into our future together as public broadcasters,” says Mr Chang Long Jong, Deputy CEO, MediaCorp.