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02 Oct 2017 to 03 Oct 2017

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Mobile Editor, BBC World Service, United Kingdom

Now at the forefront of the BBC News’ mobile video output, Sarah Austin has a career that has spanned radio, TV and digital.

As mobile editor for the BBC World Service, Sarah is leading the strategic direction for video across 40 language services.  The World Service is undergoing a huge expansion and transformation as it adapts to the digital news habits of younger consumers in emerging markets, and mobile video is central to the ambition.

Previously, Sarah has worked as a video journalist, commissioner and output editor and in the last year played a leading role on the team that launched the new BBC News video app, which revolutionised the look and feel of BBC News’ digital offerings.

Deputy Editor, EL PAIS, Spain

Carlos de Vega is the deputy editor at EL PAIS, in charge of the Video and Photography department. He worked before in Berlin as an anchor and editor at Deutsche Welle, the international news network of German public television. Prior to that, he was the US correspondent for the Spanish network CNN+/Cuatro. He worked in Washington for seven years, where he covered three Presidential campaigns. Carlos de Vega was editor-in-chief of “Efecto Naím” the TV program directed by Moisés Naím in NTN24 and worked as reporter and anchor in CANAL+ Spain. He teaches journalism at El País and EAE University in Madrid. He completed the law degree in León, Spain and the Master of Journalism at UAM University-El País.

Head of Aftonbladet TV, Aftonbladet, Sweden

Lotta Folcker has a long experience in TV-broadcasting. Before joining Aftonbladet TV, she was the head of Sweden´s largest morning show at TV4. She joined Aftonbladet in 2014 as the head of the Swedish election-related program, and is now managing the whole TV department.

Aftonbladet TV has a leading online position in Sweden. The strategy is to hold and develop the leading news position for online video, and at the same time to create video that drives new digital revenues.

The last six months Lotta Folcker has developed a new video strategy for the corporate group Schibsted, the leading media house with the most visited news sites in the Nordic region and with classified sites all over the world.

Head of Web TV, BILD, Germany

Marc Jungnickel joined Europe’s highest-circulation newspaper, BILD, as head of Web-TV in 2012. He previously served as managing editor for political talk shows at the ProSiebenSat.1 TV news channel, N24, and Sat1 (Focus TV Produktions GmbH). He is an editorial founding member of N24. In 2010 Marc was appointed press director and spokesperson for the FDP parliamentary group during Angela Merkel’s second term. Marc began his career working as a political correspondent for television news from 1994 to 2010. He served as parliamentary reporter for the German news agency DFA and also reported on the Kosovo War for the news channel n-tv in 1998.

Head of Expressen TV, Sweden

Bella Levy is the Editor of newspaper Expressen's extensive video offering. Expressen TV is the CNN affiliate in Sweden and syndicates Reuters TV, AP TV and BuzzFeed Video, too. With world leading 3D VR-graphics from Vizrt and two brand new studios in the newsroom. Expressen TV is an award winning breaking news organisation that runs a live-TV coverage for 16 hours per day.

Head of Video department, 24sata, Croatia

Matej is digital enthusiast, he is Head of Video department in 24sata science 2015, leading Croatian daily newspaper. Matej is responsible for video production for all of 24sata online channels. Matej applied his own project idea to Styria Innovation incubator. He won the challenge. The idea is to creat unique YouTube channel that connects all the best regional YouTubers and bloggers. Project has break even in just two months.

Before joining 24sata, Matej was New Media Producer for Nova TV, leading broadcaster in the country, he was responsible for their news website which won web top 100 award in 2011 for best online news portal.

Executive Director of Europe and Africa, WAN-IFRA, Germany

As Director of Europe and Africa for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Ralf is responsible for the organisation's numerous activities in the region. He has over a decade of experience in digital media working in varied roles. After completing a journalistic apprenticeship at a regional newspaper, Ralf began his career as an editor and editorial team leader for T-Online in Germany. He went on to hold leadership positions at Coop Press, ETH Zurich, Information Architects and Denon Allmedia in Switzerland. Ralf has a Masters Degree in Political Science and Rhetoric from the University of Tübingen.

Director of Video Production, Adria Media Group, Serbia

Igor Sanjevic has journalistic experience as reporter in the Serbian Broadcasting Network (RTS), as news producer at Fox TV (Newscorp) in Serbia, and at Prva TV. He has wide-ranging connections with professionals in public and government sectors in Serbia, and is a proficient user of communication systems.

In 2006, Igor Sanjevic began working as the editor-in-chief at Fox News television in Serbia, and then at Prva TV. He has also been working as the CEO Adviser for the news programs at B92. In N1 TV (CNN affiliate), he has worked as executive producer of program content. Igor Sanjevic is a producer of numerous promotional campaigns: for Ministry of Labor in 2013, for scientific center in Svilajnac, and Dino Park in Belgrade. Currently he is the Director of Video Production in Adria Media Group.

CEO/Editor, VGTV, Norway

Helje Solberg is CEO/Editor of VGTV. For eight years she was the Executive Managing Editor for VG, the largest Norwegian daily on paper and internet combined. Solberg has worked for a number of Norwegian newspapers. She has experience across all platforms in VG, where she started working as a political reporter in 1994 and later took up positions as Editorial Department Manager, Sub Manager and Managing Editor. In 1995 she received the SKUP Award for Investigative Journalism for the so-called “AUF Scandal” (which led to the imprisonment of former treasures and leaders of the Worker’s Youth League for membership fraud).She is on the board of World Editors Forum (WEF), the head of the organizing committee of Schibsted Journalism Awards. She is on the Board of MBL (Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association), a member of Oslo Editor Association and a member of SKUP’s Advisory Committee. She has spent a year at Phillips Academy, Andover, has studied Russian, social anthropology and political science at the University of Oslo, and international relations at Bosphorus University in Istanbul. Solberg is the author of “Karen ­ a history about” (1996).

General Manager for Croatia, Styria Media Group, Croatia

Boris Trupčević

Media expert with strong editorial background, both in print and digital. In recent years fully dedicated to management roles. 

He became General manager for Styria Media Gruop in Croatia in January 2011. In the past five years he centralised media business of Styria in Croatia into a one organisational structure.

Since January 2008 till present day he is also a CEO at 24sata, the biggest newspaper and digital publisher in Croatia and the most profitabile media house in the region. He was also Editor-in-Chief of 24sata newspapers from 2005 till 2009, making a threefold growth of circulation and growing digital media to market leadership.

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