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Children’s Global Media Summit sets out vision to redesign future of media for the unlimited generation…

5-7 December, 2017
Manchester, UK

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From 5-7 December, the Children’s Global Media Summit will bring together leading voices in media, technology and beyond from around the globe.

Malik Ducard, YouTube’s Global Head of Family and Learning

The speakers who’ve recently joined the prestigious line-up include: Malik Ducard, YouTube’s Global Head of Family and Learning; Sangeeta Desai, COO and CEO Emerging Markets, FremantleMedia; and Alex Okosi, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director at Viacom International Media Networks Africa.

They will join more than 120 global thought leaders to inform the discussion on entertainment, innovation, freedom, education and empowerment.

CMF will be producing a session at the Summit - more news of that in November

The overarching theme of this Summit is what must be done for Generation U.

Sangeeta Desai, COO and CEO Emerging Markets

These are the young people for whom the digital world knows no boundaries. Unlike previous generations, they are hyper-connected, in a world without limits or end, an unlimited resource with unlimited possibilities for the unlimited generation.

Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s, will chair CGMS 2017 and has given an insight into what Generation U means to her.

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director at Viacom International Media Networks Africa

Alice says: “Every day, young people are met with a wave of new content, opinions and ideas online on a scale like nothing before. Crucially, the boundaries and distinction of genre, platform, device, watersheds, broadcast quality and suitability mean nothing to them.

“Our task as content producers, technology providers and policy makers is to do what’s right for young people and ensure they can live the best life they can – and ultimately be supported, not overwhelmed, by the digital world.

“But no leader, organisation or even nation can achieve this alone. It’s more important than ever that we take collective responsibility for the media that reaches Generation U.

“At CGMS 2017 we’ll tackle diversity, celebrity culture, learning, fake news and new technology. We’re excited to spark the conversation to help us all understand what we can do better to serve young audiences.”

Keep up to date with speaker announcements at www.cgms2017.com and on Twitter.

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