Viacom’s Dauman to Keynote Mipcom 2008

May 22, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Viacom Inc. President and CEO Philippe Dauman will be the keynote speaker at Mipcom, which is scheduled to take place Oct. 13-17, 2008 in Cannes.
Mr. Dauman’s keynote address will focus on Viacom’s cable and motion picture studio properties and the dynamics behind enhanced viewer engagement and increased ratings for Viacom’s programming. He’ll also discuss the connection between investment in original programming and advertising revenue.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Philippe Dauman as keynote at Mipcom 2008,” Paul Johnson, director of television at Reed MIDEM said in statement. “Viacom is one of the world’s leading entertainment content companies and connects people all over the globe through its leading brands, many of which have been long time attendees at our markets.”
Mr. Dauman served in several positions at Viacom Inc., including deputy chairman and executive vice president, before being named president and CEO in September 2006. Mr. Dauman also co-founded DND Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private equity firm specializing in media and telecommunications investments. He is currently a director of National Amusements, Inc. and Lafarge S.A., as well as a member on the board of trustees for the Paley Center for Media and the dean’s council of Columbia University Law School.
“I am honored to be a speaker at Mipcom 2008, an important venue for the industry to discuss opportunities and challenges related to the central theme of content creation and distribution,” Mr. Dauman said. “This conference is particularly meaningful because many of our entertainment brands have been major players in this part of the world for many years.”
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