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PBI 2019 Helsinki: Vision

An image of Musiikkitalo, with a big letter M displayed on the wall.
An image of Musiikkitalo, with a big letter M displayed on the wall. Picture by: Kauko Niemi Musiikkitalo,pbi2019
Creating value for society in a rapidly changing world.

The conference will be held at Helsinki Music Centre in the centre of Helsinki on 9–11 September 2019.

A hallway in Musiikkitalo. Helsinki skyline in the background.
A hallway in Musiikkitalo. Helsinki skyline in the background. Picture by: Musiikkitalo / Arno Chapelle Musiikkitalo,pbi2019
A grand piano and a harp on a stage in Musiikkitalo.
A grand piano and a harp on a stage in Musiikkitalo. Picture by: Niklas Nabb Musiikkitalo,pbi2019

DRAFT programme

Monday 9.9.
15:00 - 18:00

Welcome desk and accreditation service open

(Helsinki Music Centre) Arrival information

18:00 - 21:00

Welcome to Helsinki -reception

A relaxed and informal welcome event will introduce people to each other. The arrangements and program prepared and implemented together with the City of Helsinki.
Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki
Location: Restaurant Garden by Olo in city centre

Tuesday 10.9

TRUST, DEMOCRACY AND MEDIA

09:00 - 10:00

Opening Ceremony, welcome to PBI

Sophia Jansson, Artistic director, Moomin Characters Oy Ltd: Welcome to the land of Moomies

Merja Ylä-Anttila, CEO, Finnish Broadcasting Company: Welcome on behalf of Yle, Host for the day

Toshiyuki Sato Secretary-General, PBI: On the behalf of PBI

Music

10:00 - 11:30

Session 1:
What threatens democracy? What is the role of the media and what happens to trust?

Tony Hall, President of the EBU, Director-General of the BBC

Alan Rusbridger, Journalist, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and the former editor-in-chief of The Guardian.

Discussion

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch
PBI Lounge

12:30 - 14:00

Session 2
PSM, trust and Press Freedom

Hanna Stjärne, CEO, Sveriges Television SVT

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute
Reuters PSM report: The Reach of Public Service Media

Discussion

14:00 - 14:30

Coffee and talk
PBI lounge

14:30 - 15:30

Session 3
Creating value for society globally and locally

Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC Canada

Paul Thompson, CEO and Editor in Chief, Radio New Zealand

Discussion: introducing best practices and projects across the PBI community

15:30 - 16:30

Session 3
Creating value for society in a changing world

Katri Vänttinen, Director of Library Services, City of Helsinki
Case: How a public service institution can survive and reborn, Helsinki's library services and visit to Finland's flagship library Oodi

18:00 - 22:30

Dinner Reception

Banquet Hall Tenaille von Fersen at Suomenlinna Coastal Fortress. Transfer by water bus from Market Square to Suomenlinna (20 min)

Aerial image of Suomenlinna fortress island
Aerial image of Suomenlinna fortress island Suomenlinna,pbi2019

Banquet Hall Tenaille von Fersen at Suomenlinna Fortress.
Wednesday 11.9

TRANSFORMATION OF MEDIA

08:30 - 09:30

Second day opening and special session
Nordic Dimension

Henrik Hartmann, Secretary General, Nordvision

Charlotte Niklasson, Director of European Affairs, Head of EU office at Nordic Public Service Media

09:30 - 11:00

Session 5
PSM and megatrends in our world: where are we going to?

Perttu Pölönen, Inventor, futurist and composer

Gilles Marchand, Director General, SRG SSR

Discussion:

11:00 - 12:00

Session 6
The New Wave in Media

Linda Liukas, programmer, storyteller, illustrator, co-founder of Rails Girls

Akihiko Chigono,Executive Director & Chief of Engineering, NHK Artifical intelligence

Discussion: How AI and Robotics are utilized in journalism, the journalist's perspective and practical examples of what it does.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch
PBI Lounge

13:00 - 14:00

Session 7
Legacy and Leadership diversity in Digital Age

Lucy Kueng, Professor

Mirette Kangas, Founder of Yle Lean-Agile Culture Accelerator

14:00 - 14:30

Coffee and Talk
PBI lounge

14:30 - 15:00

The Public Media Alliance (PMA) strategic initiative: “Stronger united voice for public service media”

15:00-15:45

Closing Remarks and Handing Over to Host of PBI 2020

Toshiyuki Sato, Secretary General, PBI
Merja Ylä-Anttila, CEO, Yle
Host 2020

18:00 - 20:00

Social excursions for those who continue staying in Helsinki