REINVENTING MEDIA BUSINESS

International Ander forum
October 17-18, Riga

About

Boutique, two-day media business event in the heart of Riga.  A meeting space for media managers and editors, content writers, communication & marketing professionals, innovators, and digital experts to meet, share, create, and collaborate.

At first, it might appear that media is only about creating content. While that’s important, our shared goal goes deeper. We all wish to build stronger and more sustainable media while helping people better understand the importance of its presence. Additionally, media companies themselves have undergone significant changes lately. They have stories to tell that can both inform and inspire.

The aim of the forum is to bring the media business community together. Here we will exchange the latest professional knowledge that will help discover hidden opportunities in the ever-changing media business world.

You can find more information about the organizers on The Centre for Media Studies at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga webpage.

Speakers

SPEAKERS 2023
  • ALYONA NEVMERZHYTSKA

    CEO
    Hromadske.ua
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  • MARI LIIS RÜÜTSALU

    CEO
    Ekspress Group
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  • Shira Jeczmien

    SHIRA JECZMIEN

    Founder & CEO
    SCREENSHOT Media
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  • Sebastian_Katthover

    SEBASTIAN KATTHÖVER

    Head of Audience Development
    Deutsche Welle
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  • Daryna Shevchenko

    DARYNA SHEVCHENKO

    CEO
    Kyiv Independent
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  • Federica Cherubini

    FEDERICA CHERUBINI

    Director of Leadership Development
    Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
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  • Andreas Bengtsson

    ANDREAS BENGTSSON

    Head of Futures Lab
    Schibsted
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  • Christofer Ahlqvist

    CHRISTOFER AHLQVIST

    Chief Editor
    Göteborgs-Posten
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  • Patrick Boehler

    PATRICK BOEHLER

    Acting Head of Innovation and Audience Engagement
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
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  • Greg Piechota

    GRZEGORZ PIECHOTA

    Researcher-in-residence
    International News Media Association
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  • Konstantins Kuzikovs

    KONSTANTINS KUZIKOVS

    CEO
    Delfi Latvia
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  • Charles Minty

    CHARLES MINTY

    Director of Digital Reader Revenues
    The Guardian News and Media
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  • Vesa Lindqist

    VESA LINDQVIST

    Strategy and Business Development Manager
    Sanoma Media Finland
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  • RAWAN DAMEN

    Director General
    ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism)
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  • Tomas Balzekas

    TOMAS BALŽEKAS

    CEO
    15min group
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  • CAITLIN CLARKE

    Business Development Director
    Financial Times
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  • MARTIN JÖNSSON

    Editorial Development Director
    Bonnier News, Dagens Nyheter
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  • LAURA DÖING

    Digital Format and Product Development
    Deutsche Welle (DW)
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  • MEELIS MANDEL

    Editor in Chief
    Äripäev
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  • MICHAEL KOWALSKI

    Head of Product
    Tortoise Media
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  • RICHARD FURNESS

    Managing Director of Consumer Revenues & Publishing
    Guardian
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  • KIRILL ARTEMENKO

    Co-founder and CEO
    Paperpaper.ru
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  • JOÃO PAULO LUZ

    Digital & Publishing Director
    IMPRESA
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  • OLLE ZACHRISON

    Head of Digital News Strategy & Deputy News Commissioner
    Swedish Radio
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  • ALEX CHAPKO

    General Manager
    Piano
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  • NILS RIISE

    General Manager
    Piano
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  • SONALI VERMA

    Director of Business Development
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL
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  • GALINA TIMCHENKO

    CER & Publisher
    MEDUZA
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  • OLGA RUDENKO

    Editor in Chief
    Kyiv Independent
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  • VICTORIA SVANBERG

    Chairman
    NWT Media
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  • ROBIN GOVIK

    Director of Development
    Bonnier News
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  • WIEBKE MEEDER

    Head of Subscription Growth
    Spiegel
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  • KIM PERRY

    Director for International Strategy and Operations
    The New York Times
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  • TOMAS BELLA

    Head of Digital
    Denník N
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  • RASMUS KLEIS NIELSEN

    Director
    Reuters Institute
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  • JEREMY GILBERT

    Director of Strategic Initiatives
    Washington Post
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  • RENÉE KAPLAN

    Head of Audience and New Content Strategies
    Financial Times
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  • NICHOLAS JOHNSTON

    Editor in chief
    AXIOS
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  • ANA JAKIMOVSKA

    VP Product for Content
    Culture Trip, ex Director of Product at the Guardian
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  • KARIN PETTERSSON

    Director of public policy
    Schibsted
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  • JAMES SAVAGE

    Founder, CEO & Publisher
    The Local
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  • IVAN KOLPAKOV

    Co-founder and editor-in-chief
    Meduza.io
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  • MARI-LIIS RÜÜTSALU

    CEO
    Ekspress Group
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  • RICCARDO TERZI

    Strategic Partnerships
    Google News Initiative
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  • DMITRY NAVOSHA

    Founder
    Sports.ru
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  • ALESSIO CORNIA

    Research Associate
    Reuters Institute/DCU
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  • ANDREW ROLF

    EMEA Director
    Innovation Media Consulting
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  • FRANCES UCKERMANN

    Creative Director
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  • SASA VUCINIC

    Managing Partner and Co-Founder
    North Base Media
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  • VICTORIA SVANBERG

    Chairman
    NWT Media
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  • CHANPREET ARORA

    Independent Media Consultant
    Former CEO – VICE Media India | RISJ Fellow, Oxford University
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  • DIDZIS MEĻĶIS

    Content Manager
    ManaBalss.lv
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agenda

OCTOBER 3

9:00

Registration + coffee

9:30

Opening remarks

9:45

Where are we going? An old craft in a fractured new world.

Drew Sullivan, co-founder at Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

10:00

Turning Things Around: The Göteborgs-Posten Story,
Christian Ahlqvist, chief editor of Goteborg Post

10:30

Empowering Change: The Evolution of Revenue Streams for NGO Media, 
Alyona Nevmerzhytska, CEO of Hromadske

11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:30

10 Mistakes I did Building Up an Investigative Network,
Rawan Damen, Director General of ARIJ

12:00

AI in the News – how we innovate through exploration of emerging technologies,
Andreas Bengtsson, head of the Futures Lab, Schibsted

12:30

Next gen media: How to win big when creating content for youth audiences today?
Shira Jeczmien, Founder & CEO Screenshot media

13:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:30

Key Lessons from The Guardian’s Supporter Strategy, 10 Years On,
Charles Minty, Director Digital Reader Revenues at The Guardian

15:00

Mental support in times of war (the case of the Kyiv Independent),
Daryna Shevchenko, CEO of Kyiv Independent

15:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:00

Panel discussion: Creating a practical toolkit for alignment (Moderator: Patrick Boehler):

  • Federica Cherubini, Head of Leadership Development, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • Sebastian Katthöver, Head of Audience Development, DW
  • Patrick Boehler, Head of Innovation and Audience Engagement, RFE/RL
17:00

Evening reception (drinks & snacks)

OCTOBER 4

9:30

Navigating the future of news business in the age of AI,
Grzegorz Piechota, Researcher-In-Residence at INMA

10:00

How DW identifies the white space opportunities on social media using AI-fuelled tools like Tubular Labs,
Sebastian Katthöver, Head of Audience Development at Deutsche Welle

10:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:00

Experiences in using target group content to create subscription growth. Case Helsingin Sanomat,
Vesa Lindqvist, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Sanoma

11:30

Panel discussion: Introducing a subscription model

  • Toms Ostrovskis, Editor in Chief , TVNET Group (Moderator)
  • Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO Ekspress Grupp
  • Konstantīns Kuzikovs, CEO Delfi Latvia
  • Vesa Lindqvist, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Sanoma
  • Tomas Balžekas, CEO, 15min group
12:30

End notes + lunch

Tickets

INCLUDING COFFEE BREAKS + LUNCH FOR BOTH DAYS + EVENING RECEPTION

A minimal participation fee is applied, so that we can cover basic expenses of the event – travel and accommodation for speakers, venue hire, lunch and coffee breaks and evening reception. By purchasing the ticket you contribute to the event and the community building amongst media professionals in the region.

Regular Fee

Purchased after September 13

€349

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Group Ticket

8 or more people from one organisation/media

€129

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Scholarships

Limited amount of scholarships available

€0

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Venue

Reinventing Media Business Forum will take place at the STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS IN RIGA, a leading business school in the Baltics. It is located in the heart of the famous historical art-nouveau district in the capital of Latvia.

ADDRESS
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga,
Strelnieku Street 4a, Riga (Latvia)

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