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Monday, May 15, 2017, Start 02.30 pm
MEDIA-TECH Introduction “Vinyl”

02.30 pm Welcome
Frank Hartwig, Chairman of the MEDIA-TECH Association

02.40 pm Introduction: “Vinyl is back - What it means for media manufacturers”
Bryan Ekus, Board Member of the MEDIA-TECH Association
The Introduction and Opening "Vinyl" will present the status of the Vinyl market and the Vinyl industry. The role of Vinyl in the digital media transformation will be highlighted.

02.50 pm Megan Page, RECORD STORE DAY UK,
“Vinyl Market Update for the UK and the Rest of Europe, as well as the Results from this Year’s Record Store Day”

03.20 pm Alban Pingeot, MPO, “Industry Status in Europe”

03.40 pm Harm Theunisse, Symcon, “PVC-free Music Sounds Better”

04.00 pm Coffee Break & Networking

04.15 pm Roberto Marsico, Solvisible, "Italian Vinyl Business – Vinyl Machine Maker presentation”

04.35 pm Chad Brown, Viryl Technology, “The WarmTone™ Record Press"

04.55 pm Resume and End of Vinyl Introduction
Monday, May 15, 2017, 5.00 pm
MEDIA-TECH Member Meeting

We invite MEDIA-TECH Members to join the MEDIA-TECH Member Meeting on May 15, 2017 in the Hotel Mövenpick Hamburg at 5:00 pm.
MEDIA-TECH Conference Program 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

08.30 am Registration open

09.30 am Welcome
Frank Hartwig, Chairman of the MEDIA-TECH Association

09.45 am Keynote: “Challenges of Packaged Media”, Gerhard Blum, Head of Supply Chain/Operations Sony Music International
10.15 am Vinyl Technology Status
Guenter Loibl, CEO, Rebeat Digital

10.35 am Coffee Break & Networking

11.00 am Vinyl Manufacturing Supply Chain
Michal Štěrba, President, GZ Media

11.20 am Indie Panel Discussion – What Makes Vinyl Attractive?
This session will discuss the future of Vinyl, Record Store Day and new distribution channels.

Moderation: Bryan Ekus, Board Member of the MEDIA-TECH Association

  • Gerhard Blum, Sony Music International
  • Andreas Kohl, Optimal
  • Alban Pingeot, MPO
  • Michael Schuster, Cargo Records
  • Michal Štěrba, GZ Media
12.00 am Lunch Break

02.00 pm “Is it Time to Press “Play” on Audio Cassettes?”
Dave Hill, Tapematic

02.20 pm “Is your Business ready for the On-Demand Economy?”
Chris Heim, Rimage

02.40 pm Market Overview Polycarbonate
Giovanni Coiro, IHS
03.00 pm Digital Transformation
Sebastian Fritzsche, Creative Director, Pixelstein

03.20 pm Coffee Break & Networking
04.00 pm UHD Blu-ray Disc – A Status
Sven Deutschmann, Sonopress

04.20 pm UHD Market Overview
Paul Gray, IHS

04.40 pm UHD, 4K and More
Marcel Gonska, WLC

05.00 pm Panel Ultra HD
  • Sven Deutschmann, Sonopress
  • Paul Gray, IHS
  • Rüdiger Schneider, Futuretainment Media Group
  • Marcel Gonska, WLC
05.30 pm Closing
Frank Hartwig, Chairman of the MEDIA-TECH Association
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 06:00 pm
MEDIA-TECH Networking Party in the CAVE Bar
at Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg

With drinks & fine food including music from Vinyl presented by unbreakmyheart.

“First drink sponsored by SYMCON”
MEDIA-TECH  welcomes the Conference 2017 Sponsors
MEDIA-TECH Association e.V
P.O. Box 1104
D-63793 Kahl/Main

Registration Number:
VR 12226 in Frankfurt

VAT ID no.:
DE 813453338