Guten Tag

We cordially invite you to the International Public Media Conference, on Monday 4th March 2019 at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern. Exactly one year on from the No Billag vote, we will be discussing the future of public media with experts from all over Europe. How are media professionals across Europe responding to the political, financial and technological changes? How does the academic community assess the changing media landscape and how are regulatory authorities handling social challenges and political tensions?

The morning sessions will feature keynote addresses, for example by communication scientist Karen Donders from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Noel Curran, Director-General of the European Broadcasting Union EBU. A further highlight of the programme will be a panel featuring the heads of various European public media companies: Jean-Paul Philippot, Director-General of Belgium’s public service broadcasting organisation RTBF; Cilla Benkö, Director-General of Swedish Radio; Karola Wille, Director-General MDR (Germany) and Gilles Marchand Director-General of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR). What kind of public service media do younger generations want? And how are our neighbours keeping their public service media offerings relevant to younger audiences? The afternoon sessions on 4th March will focus on these and other topics. We're pleased to announce that our Federal Concillor Simonetta Sommaruga will open the conference.

Register now to secure your spot places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you in Bern on 4th March.