|MEDIA-TECH Conference Europe 2014
June 3, 2014, Mövenpick Hotel in Hamburg –
A Successful & Busy Event
|The Media-Tech conference was held at the Mövenpick Hotel in Hamburg on June 3. With around 130 participants from 20 countries there were more attendees at the industry's conference than in the previous year.
Jesper Schertiger, Senior Vice President European Sales & Marketing, Sony DADC, held the opening speech titled: “Breaking the Status-Quo: D2C Engagement Driving Volumes in a Commoditized B2B Environment” and depicted the risks and opportunities in the optical disc sector.
Jesper Schertiger commented: ”The optical disc sector has the opportunity to enhance the various possibilities of the market and in particular the volume sales of Blu-ray discs with extensive and targeted marketing measures. Especially, meetings such as the Media-Tech conference provide important stimulus for the sector to further develop these marketing ideas”.
Sven Deutschmann, CEO of arvato Entertainment Europe, emphasized in his presentation: “Only someone offering additional service will find a good niche”. Sven Deutschmann added: “Once again, the MediaTech conference was an excellent chance to discuss new market opportunities”.
I found the variety of topics, presentations and panels very pertinent to the changes in both consumer behaviour and business models for Entertainment Media in Europe.
The numerous changes and challenges in the marketplace and in the Media Supply Chain are facilitating a high degree of collaboration between content owners, service providers, replicators and distributors. The Media Tech Conference was therefore an ideal opportunity for networking and discussions.
As a result, this year’s conference agenda attracted more interest and attendees than in the last few years.
The Mövenpick Hotel Venue is excellent for the this time of year due to its setting in one of Hamburg’s nicest parks. The Conference Room due to an abundance of windows and natural light is one of the most slick and comfortable I have been in.
Marcel Gonska, CEO/Founder of WLC, commented about UHD in his presentation: “The Media-Tech conference was an important opportunity for us to discuss the future developments of UHD with analysts, disc producers and content providers”.
|During the conference in Hamburg, Media-Tech welcomed AMG, a key manufacturer of optical discs from Italy, as a new member of the association.|
|Networking at the MEDIA-TECH Conference
An important time: networking during lunch & coffee breaks. The key element of the MEDIA-TECH Conference was again the famous networking party in the cave bar of the Mövenpick Hotel.
|MEDIA-TECH Golf CUP 2014
… and the 2014 winners at Golf Course Winsen/Luhe are:
1st price: Douglas Franzen, USA
2nd price: Frank Hartwig, Germany
3rd price: Ray Zerussen, USA
|Conference Presentation available
The MEDIA-TECH Conference Europe 2014 covered the topics that matter in media manufacturing, a broad spectrum of disciplines and technologies, from the production of polycarbonate and exciting content creation to business development as well as future trends in entertainment like 4K, pure audio, new Blu-ray formats. Many of the interesting presentations are available for download:
|MEDIA-TECH Association e.V
P.O. Box 1104
VR 12226 in Frankfurt
VAT ID no.: