SOURCE: Digital Entertainment & Media XPO

October 27, 2005 08:00 ET

VNU Brings Top Industry Leaders Together for 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members of Influential Authority Leadership Group Include CEOs and Marketing Executives Drawn From HBO, Disney Online, Clear Channel, Paramount Digital Entertainment, Kodak Digital, Microsoft, AOL and More

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 -- VNU Expositions, the industry's leading producers of business-to-business trade shows and executive conferences, today announced it has officially formed its Advisory Board for the upcoming 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo (DEMXPO), taking place in Los Angeles, CA, on November 30th and December 1st, 2005. The Advisory Board consists of an elite group of leaders dedicated to addressing the problems and issues facing today's entertainment companies and the world's largest brands.

The DEMXPO Advisory Board members are drawn from the top echelons of digital entertainment and media companies. Members include Jim Moloshok, President, HBO Media Ventures; Steve Canepa, VP Global Media & Entertainment, IBM; Ken Goldstein, EVP, Disney Online; Evan Harrison, EVP Online Music & Radio, Clear Channel; John Welch, CEO, PlayFirst; Robert Dowling, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, The Hollywood Reporter; John Kilcullen, President & Publisher, Billboard Magazine; Tom Wheeler, Partner, Core Capital Partners; Geoff Ramsey, CEO, eMarketer; Michael Parker, President, Marketing/Media Arts Group, VNU Business Media; Bruce Laskin, EVP, Boomerang Mobile Media; Rob Tercek, Founder, Venture Intellect; Vince Broady, SVP, CNET Networks; Andy Wing, President & CEO, Nielsen Entertainment; Ralph Simon, Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum; Greg Stuart, President & CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau; Bill Doeren, Former GM, Kodak Digital Cinema; Andy Steuer, CEO, Fidelity Assets; Jeremy Allaire, President, Brightcove; Barbara Bickham, CEO, Tech Genii; Blair Westlake, Vice President, Media/Entertainment & Technology, Microsoft; Bill Wilson, SVP Programming, America Online, Inc.; Leonard Washington, President, Paramount Digital Entertainment; Laura Marriott, Executive Director, Mobile Marketing Association; Tom Gewecke, SVP Digital Business Group, Sony BMG; Ted Cohen, SVP Digital Development, EMI Music; and Don Levy, SVP Media Relations, Sony Pictures Digital.

The Advisory Board for DEMXPO is dedicated to industry programs and initiatives that advance best practices and thought leadership in digital entertainment and media. The board has been actively involved in the creation of content and the show, ensuring that this event is focused on the industry's needs.

"DEMXPO is an exciting new addition to VNU Exposition's Digital Media & Entertainment Group. We are looking forward to the interaction of experienced digital entertainment and media leaders sharing and exchanging ideas in the light of the increasing market opportunities," said Andrew Q. Kraft, Show Director for the group. "I'm excited by the level of insight caliber and of talent of the Advisory Board and look forward to working with each in our work to best support the industry."

The Digital Media & Entertainment Expo (DEMXPO) is sponsored by three of VNU's leading publications, Adweek Magazines (including Adweek, Mediaweek, and Brandweek), Billboard Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter, in addition to Nielsen Entertainment and Digital Media Wire. Over 1,500 entertainment and media leaders are expected to attend the two-day exposition, conference, and awards. The conference will cover technological, strategic, legal, and marketing issues in the following four tracks:

--  DIGITAL TV & VIDEO: New Challenges... New Opportunities
    
--  DIGITAL MUSIC: Reaching the Consumer in New Ways
    
--  DIGITAL ADVERTISING: Identifying Advertising & Marketing Opportunities
    in the New Digital Pathways
    
--  NEW VEHICLES: The Impact of Gaming and Wireless on Entertainment and
    Media
    
For the most updated information on the conference and event, please visit http://www..demxpo.com.

About VNU Exposition's Digital Media & Entertainment Group:

VNU Exposition's Media & Entertainment Group produces leading trade shows and executive conferences in the marketing, media and entertainment industries, taking advantage of synergies created with sister companies and publications such as The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek Magazines, Nielsen Entertainment, Nielsen Media Research, and others. VNU Expositions produces over 50 business-to-business tradeshows and educational conferences in conjunction with VNU Business Media publications and key industry associations. Industry leaders and professionals from around the globe attend VNU Expositions' events to find practical advice, innovative ideas and expert solutions. VNU Expositions is a VNU Business Media company, a division of VNU, one of the world's leading companies dedicated to providing customers with the business-to-business information and intelligence they need to gain an edge on the competition. For more information on VNU Exposition's Digital Media & Entertainment Group, please visit www.vnudigital.com.

Contact Information

  • PR Contact for DEMXPO:
    Sarah Miller
    Axis Marketing & PR
    Tel: 323 653-7800
    Email Contact