OTTAWA - The 2003 Canadian Association of Broadcasters convention, set for November 9 to 11 is fast-approaching.
The theme is: Private Broadcasting: The Voice of the Nation, The Choice of the Nation. Here is the 2003 convention program and speakers
Sunday, November 9th
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Special small market session – Setting the agenda: A strategic planning session for small market radio
Session facilitator: Jane Logan
, former v-p radio with the CAB and now a private consultant in broadcast policy and strategic planning.
7 to 8:30 p.m. – Opening party
Monday, November 10th
7:30 to 8:45 a.m. – Opening breakfast and CAB annual general meeting
9:15 to 10 – Keynote address – Michael Adams
, president, Environics.
10:30 to 11:45 – Supersessions
1. The year ahead: Visions for private radio
, FM 93 on-air personality, Cogeco Radio (moderator); Scott Cuthbertson
, vice-president, broadcasting and communications, TD Securities Inc.; Peter Grant
, senior partner, McCarthy Tetrault; John Hayes
, president, Corus Radio; Elmer Hildebrand
, president and CEO, Golden West Broadcasting; Jacques Parisien
, president, Astral Radio Paul Ski
, executive v-p, Radio, CHUM Limited; Bob Templeton
, president, NewCap Broadcasting.
2. Redesigning the landscape: What's in store for the Canadian television system?
, Ottawa Citizen (moderator); André Bureau
, chairman of the board, Astral Media Inc.; Dean MacDonald
, executive v-p and COO, Rogers Cable Inc.; Kevin Shea
, president and CEO, 49th Media (invited); Jay Switzer
, president and CEO, CHUM Limited; Phyllis Yaffe
, CEO, Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting Inc.
12:15 to 1:45 p.m. CAB Hall of Fame luncheon
2:15 to 3:30 – Concurrent sessions:
1. Notes from the front line: The radio/music partnership
, media and entertainment lawyer, Patterson Palmer (moderator); Mathieu Drouin
, president and COO, Donald K. Donald Group; Farley Flex
, v-p business development, FLOW 93.5FM; André Lallier
, director, Astral Musique and chair, Fonds RadioStar; Catharine Saxberg
, executive director, Radio Starmaker Fund; Lisa Zbitnew,
president, BMG Music Canada.
2. Rating the rates: The state of Canadian advertising
, Host, "i on media", i-channel (moderator); Jennifer Dawkins
, director of advertising and communications, GM Canada; Hugh Dow
, president, M2 Universal; Pat Grierson
, president, Canadian Broadcast Sales; Renault Poliquin
, v-p sales and marketing, Groupe TVA; Lauren Richards
, senior v-p and National Media director, Cosette Media; Jack Tomik
, president, CanWest Media Sales.
3. Stealing content: How do you compete with free?
, co-host, Canada AM, CTV Inc. (moderator); Solange Drouin
, v-p, publiques affairs and general manager, ADISQ; Roma Khanna
, v-p Interactive, CHUM Ltd.; Luc Perreault
, v-p, communications and regulatory affairs, MétéoMédia/The Weather Network; Jeff Shallit, v-p, Electronic Frontier Canada; Edouard Trépanier
, v-p, regulatory affairs, Quebecor.
4 to 5:15 – Plenary session: Reforming copyright: A dialogue with Canadian legislators
Robert J. Buchan
, Johnson & Buchan LLP (moderator); Rob Braide
, v-p and g.m. CHOM-FM/CJAD/CJFM-FM and chair, CAB radio board; Christiane Gagnon,
MP and member of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage; Michael Geist
, Canada Research chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa; Clifford Lincoln
, MP and member of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage; Kathleen McNair
, v-p, business and regulatory affairs, Corus.
5:45 to 7 - CAB/CRTC small market face-to-face
CAB members only
Tuesday, November 11th
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. – Gold Ribbon Awards Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Charles Dalfen
, CRTC chair
9:15 to 10:30 – Plenary Session: New voices: Reflecting diversity in Canadian broadcasting
, president and CEO, Vision TV (moderator); Shan Chandrasekar
, president and CEO, Asian Television Network; Gary Farmer
, president, Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc.; Pierre Lampron
, president, TVA films and member, Task Force for Cultural Diversity on Television; Marie-Anna Murat
, journalist, RDI and member, Task Force for Cultural Diversity on Television; Hélène Wavroch
, president, Conseil des aînés; Madeline Ziniak
, v-p OMNI TV and co-chair, Task Force for Cultural Diversity on Television
11:00 to 12:15 – Supersessions
1. Beyond reality? What's next in TV programming
, television columnist, Globe and Mail (moderator); Jacques Blain
, producer, Cirrus Productions; Judith Brosseau
, senior v-p, programming, Canal D, Historia, Séries+; Paul Gratton
, v-p and g.m. and senior programming executive, CHUM Ltd.; Doug Hoover
, senior v-p, programming and promotion, CanWest Global; Steven Levitan
, president and CEO, Protocal Entertainment Inc.
2. The future of small market broadcasting in Canada
, president, OK Radio Group (moderator); Rick Arnish
, president, The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; Bob Ausfeld
, regional v-p, New York Markets, Regent Communications Inc.; Pierre Brosseau
, president and CEO, Radio Nord Communications Inc.; Dave Maclean
, g.m., CJFX-FM; Marc O'Sullivan
, executive director, Broadcasting, CRTC.
12:45 to 2:15 p.m. - Gold Ribbon Awards luncheon
Guest Speaker: Edward O. Fritts
, National Association of Broadcasters president & CEO
2:45 to 4 – Final plenary session – New choices: How Canadians view the changing national agenda
, national affairs correspondent, CTV News (moderator); The Hon. Francis Fox, P.C., Q.C.
, president, Eastern Canada and chairman, Rogers Telecommunications Inc. (Quebec); Kenneth J. Goldstein
, president, Communications Management Inc.; Michel Lucas
, partner, Decima Research Inc.; Judith Maxwell
, president, Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.; Andrée Wylie
, vice-chair, Broadcasting, CRTC.
6 to 10 p.m. – Closing reception and gala
For more information, contact Marye Ménard-Bos
at (613) 233-4035, ext. 311; firstname.lastname@example.org, or Vanessa Dewson
at ext. 309; email@example.com or go to the CAB web site at www.cab-acr.ca.
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