October 08, 2007 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Jeffrey Bewkes, Michael Eisner, Norman Pearlstine, Sumner Redstone &
Russell Simmons Among Keynotes at The Nielsen Company and The Dow Jones
& Company’s Inaugural Media and Money
Top Professionals from Carlyle Group, Quadrangle Group, Time Warner,
Tornante Co., Viacom and Others to Offer Marquee Investment Insights,
Nov. 7-8 in New York City
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow Jones & Company and The Nielsen Company today announced the lineup
of keynote speakers for their groundbreaking Media and Money conference
taking place November 7-8, 2007 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.
“The Media World: Where Is It Headed?”
Following welcome remarks by Dow Jones CEO Richard Zannino and
Nielsen CEO David Calhoun, other industry leaders will offer
marquee insights into emerging investment opportunities at the
intersection of media, entertainment and Wall Street. Featured keynotes
Jeffrey Bewkes, President & COO, Time Warner –
"Online, TV, Movies, Cable & Magazines: What Does It Take To Build
A Multi-Media Strategy?” –
As president and COO of Time Warner, Jeffrey Bewkes is in a position
like few others to gauge what's happening across today's entire media
landscape. Mr. Bewkes will answer unscripted questions about how these
industries are evolving, where they fit together and what will keep
Michael Eisner, Founder, The Tornante Company –
"It's All About Content” –
Renowned as the maestro behind Disney's masterful turnaround, Michael
Eisner is still focused on producing top-notch entertainment content
through his own investment vehicle, The Tornante Company. Mr. Eisner
will answer questions about his new initiative and provide his view on
online entertainment and what it means for traditional entertainment
Norman Pearlstine, Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group –
"From Editing Words To Editing Purchases”
– Norman Pearlstine spent more than 25
years in publishing with senior leadership roles at SmartMoney, Time
Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. Currently a senior advisor to
The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms,
Mr. Pearlstine will discuss his switch from the publishing industry to
the investment industry during his own keynote interview. In addition,
he will impart his view of private equity and its possibilities in the
media space, and where he sees newspapers and magazines heading in the
Steven Rattner, Managing Principal, Quadrangle Group –
"The Media World: Where Is It Headed?”
– Steven Rattner has been involved in the
media for nearly 35 years, starting as a reporter with The New York
Times and then as a top investment banker in the sector at Lazard
Frères & Co. before leaving to help form
Quadrangle, a private equity firm focused on media and communications.
In his individual keynote session, Mr. Rattner will offer his
perspective on the ever-changing industry and what it needs to do to
survive and thrive, as well as how Quadrangle is looking for
opportunities, both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Sumner Redstone, Chairman & Founder, Viacom & CBS –
"Leadership in a Period of Change: How CBS & Viacom Have Done It”
– Sumner Redstone has built one of the
great media empires as Chairman and controlling shareholder of CBS
Corp. and Viacom. In his keynote speech, Mr. Redstone offers his
unique take on the current media landscape, what digital technologies
have done and will do, and where he sees the most opportunity.
Russell Simmons, Founder, Rush Communications –
– Russell Simmons, the acclaimed
entrepreneur, author and “CEO of Hip Hop,”
has extended his vision across a wide spectrum of business and media.
In this session, Mr. Simmons will share lessons of his journey from
New York City streets to the pinnacle of business accomplishment and
his views on how success is not something you achieve, but
something you do.
Daniel Snyder, Owner & Chairman, Washington Redskins –
"Touchdowns, Roller Coasters, Dick Clark & Tom Cruise: What Does It
Take to Succeed In Entertainment?” –
With a diverse background, Daniel Snyder is perhaps best known as the
owner of the Washington Redskins, the most valued NFL franchise. In
addition, Mr. Snyder's investment arm acquired the Six Flags amusement
park chain, the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain and Dick Clark
Productions as well as signed a deal to back Tom Cruise and production
partner, Paula Wagner, as they develop new movies. Exclusively during
his conference-closing keynote interview, he will discuss the
differences in drawing people to NFL games vs. attracting them to an
amusement park and what he thinks is the key to getting consumers to
show up and spend.
The schedule of keynote sessions as well as the full program and
registration details for Media and Money can be found online at: www.MediaandMoneyconference.com.
The platinum sponsor of this year’s
conference is McKinsey & Company, gold sponsors are Loeb & Loeb LLP,
KMPG LLP and IBM, and NielsenConnect is the silver sponsor.
To request press credentials, qualified members of the media may contact
Lori Rosen at 212.255.8455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dow Jones & Company
Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ; dowjones.com) is a leading provider of
global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group
publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far
Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones
Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Licensing Services, Dow Jones Indexes and
Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates
community-based information franchises. Dow Jones provides news content
to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S.
About Dow Jones Financial Information Services
Through its Financial Information Services group, Dow Jones produces
focused, sector-specific online databases, newsletters and industry
events for the private equity, venture capital and diversified markets.
Newsletters published include Private Equity Analyst, VentureWire and
Daily Bankruptcy Review.
About Nielsen Business Media
Nielsen Business Media is a leading market-focused provider of
integrated information and sales and marketing solutions, helping
businesses go to market more effectively and efficiently.
Serving seven major market groups, and 30 industries, spanning the
entertainment, media and marketing, retail, travel and performance,
design, and life sciences industries, Nielsen Business Media provides
business-to-business products and services in print, online and in
With 42 publications, over 60 trade shows and 185 digital products and
services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and
face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their
markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
About The Nielsen Company
The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with
leading market positions and recognized brands in marketing information
(ACNielsen), media information (Nielsen Media Research), business
publications (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek)
and trade shows. The privately held company is active in more than 100
countries, with headquarters in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and New York,
USA. For more information, please visit, www.nielsen.com.