Global Economy: New Challenges and Shifting Horizons
Media Summit
Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.1

The global media landscape is undergoing dramatic changes. Each year sees new media and social networks playing an increasingly prominent role in creating and sharing information, as well as establishing a direct dialogue between different sections of society. Are they a harbinger of a gradual decline in traditional media as an effective means of interaction between business, government and society? Heads of global news agencies will meet to discuss who will be behind the global information content in the near future, what is the impact of the global news agenda on key economic processes, how unbiased media coverage of economic events really is, and if news is truly a partner of or a rival to business.

Mikhail Gusman , Chairman, Russian National Committee of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication; Vice-President, News Agency World Council (NACO)
Clive Marshall , Chief Executive Officer, Press Association Group

Aram Ananyan , Director General, Armenpress News Agency
Paul Ingrassia , Managing Editor, Thomson Reuters
Malcolm Kirk , President, The Canadian Press
Alexander Macintyre , Vice President, The Associated Press
Sergey Mikhailov , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Investments and Strategic Planning Committee, Cherkizovo Group
Hiroki Sugita , Executive Director, Kyodo News
Giuseppe Cerbone , Chief Executive Officer, ANSA


Key moments

Mission of the media today is the same as it was 170 years ago, and it is to inform the world, and that the means of searching for the truth and reporting facts, not opinions.
Alexander Macintyre
The truth is we are neither partners, no rivals to business. Role of media is to provide a modern, full and accurate report that customers can use to make the right decisions.
Paul Ingrassia