ABMI Innovator Chats 2020

Honorable Mahammed Boun Andallah Dionne, Minister of State and Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal
  • Honorable Mahammed Boun Andallah Dionne, Minister of State and Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal
  • James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor, the New York Times; John Momoh, Chairman and CEO, Channels TV; and Justin B. Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media
  • John McCorry, Executive Editor, Africa, Bloomberg News; Amadou Mahtar Ba, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, All Africa Global Media; Matthew Winkler
  • Scott Havens, Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media; Jarrod Dicker, Vice President, Commercial, The Washington Post; Thabile Ngwato,CEO, Newzroom Afrika; Yves Biyah, Deputy CEO, Jeune Afrique; and Nicholas Pompigne-Mognard
  • Olukorede Adenowo, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank the Gambia and Senegal; Lena Sene, President and CEO,Developing Capital for Africa; Tariye Gbadegesin, Head of Heavy Industries and Telecom

Media in the Time of Rapid Disruption & Transition

The Africa Business Media Innovators (ABMI) is a unique convening that brings together global media owners, c-suite executives, and senior thought leaders from business, government, philanthropy, and civil society. Together, participants share best practices, emerging trends and integrated company strategies that provide unique value to their audiences. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the planned in-person ABMI20 is postponed until next year. This year, the BMIA team will offer virtual ABMI20 Innovator Chats, to examine the immense and unprecedented disruption to the media landscape in Africa and globally due to COVID-19 and other factors. ABMI20 Innovator Chats will take place over two days, in a combination of pre-recorded and virtual programming.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Introduction & Welcome

Opening Address

Africa Economic Forecast
Ministerial Roundtable

The Digital Transformation of New Media and the Rise of Disinformation

Accelerated Transition to Digitalization and Monetization of New Media Model

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Summary and Highlights of Day 1

Economic Overview on the Impact of COVID-19 in Africa

CEO Media Roundtable

Innovative Partnerships and Revenue Generation

Media Management, Data Privacy and Security

The Future of Streaming Services, Live Events, and Ad Revenue

Beyond the Pandemic: African Community Media of the Future.

Post Event Virtual Lounge – Networking & Entertainment

For more information on ABMI20 Innovator Chats, please contact bmia@bloomberg.com

Press Release

Fifth “Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators” Forum Convenes in Senegal to Discuss How African Media Can Adapt to New Disruptive Forces
November 11, 2019, Dakar, Senegal— Media, technology, business, government and community leaders from across Africa and beyond gather in Dakar, Senegal…

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“Reliable data and financial analysis bring transparency to markets and promote sound economic development – and they can help keep Africa growing and creating opportunity.” Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg L.P., Philanthropist and 108th Mayor of New York City

“Michael’s contribution to Africa comes not just in the form of this [US-Africa Business Forum] summit, but through his latest commitment of $10 million that he made just this February to African countries to build media capacity with a business focus and to promote reliability in reporting, educational opportunities, and the transparencies that markets need in order to give capital confidence to grow.” Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S.-Africa Business Forum

“It will establish the missing link in the development of financial and business journalism, and infuse the genre with the requisite professionalism, ethical and normative values as expressed in international best practices.” Professor Rahamon A. Bello, Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Nigeria

“This effort to deepen the coverage of complex issues holds the promise of advancing good governance and transparency, strengthening civil society organizations and providing the citizens of South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with crucial information to bolster their democracies.” Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

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