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RTS Cambridge Convention announces speakers and theme

Biennial event to focus on A World of Opportunity

Secretary of State for Media, Culture and Sport Karen Bradley (pictured) will deliver a keynote address at the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention 2017.

Bradley is among a number of key speakers at the event which this year is themed ‘A World of Opportunity’.

The biennial event, which takes place in Cambridge from 13th-15th September, will also welcome the likes of Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO of A&E Networks, who will offer a global perspective on operating a media company.

Left Bank Pictures’ CEO Andy Harries and former Top Gear producer Andy Wilman are set to join Peter Fincham to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of making mega-budget shows such as The Crown and The Grand Tour and what it is like creating content for the new platforms.

Sir David Clementi, appointed chairman of the BBC in February of this yea, will give his first public speech at the event.

Other key speakers include the previously announced James Murdoch; Sharon White, chief executive of Ofcom; Ben McOwen Wilson, director of YouTube EMEA; and BBC director general Tony Hall.

Full details of the speaker line-up can be found at the RTS’ website.