10:30 – 11:30 AM KN1 Around the World in 60 Minutes with James Hewes
Around the World in 60 Minutes with James Hewes
We’re kicking off the 2022 Alberta Magazines Conference with a trip around the world of magazine media and brands. James Hewes, president and CEO of FIPP, joins us hot off the heels of the 2022 FIPP World Media Congress in June. James will share what the biggest media brands in the world are investing in, as well as emerging and dominant trends in small and large shops globally. This jam-packed session brings the world to Alberta. Get ready to be inspired!
Having held various positions in his 12-year stint at the BBC, James Hewes was part of the team that sold the business to private equity in November 2011. He was then Publishing Director for Top Gear, Good Food, Easy Cook and Lonely Planet Magazine and a Director of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions. He spent five years in Dubai, running Gulf News Publishing and responsible for more than 30 product areas. He launched the group’s first consumer brand in Arabic – wheels Arabic. Appointed President & CEO of FIPP in September 2017, he joined from The Art Newspaper, having been Interim CEO since December 2016. He is also a member of the Advisory Board at Dojoko, an education-focused start-up and a member of Oxford Brookes University’s Journalism Advisory Board.