Industry presence

PwC Entertainment & Media practice is committed to operating at the heart of our clients' markets, across segments and geographies. Our close affiliation to some of the world's most prestigious industry events gives our partners and directors the opportunity to share thinking around the opportunities and challenges facing entertainment and media companies worldwide. Below are a few highlights from upcoming and recent events.


Cannes Lions 2016

PwC is thrilled to return to Cannes this year for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (18–25 June). The festival is a great opportunity for us to meet, connect and inspire. We will be hosting sessions, which are focused on the themes and trends that are shaping the ever-evolving media landscape. Plus, attendees will get a first look at highlights from this year's Global entertainment and media outlook 2016-2020 as well as trending topics. And new this year, we will be collaborating with Ogilvy on five sessions, which will be filmed and broadcast live.

Please see below for more information about each session on our “floating office”. Spaces are filling up, so please email Gary Rosen, if you're interested in attending:

  • Work-Life 3.0: Understanding How We’ll Work Next
  • Media Measurement: trust & transparency in today's multi-platform world
  • The New Marketing Ecosystem
  • Embracing Change in Emerging Markets – a conversation with our experts from India & China

For more information on Cannes Lions visit www.canneslions.com


Mobile World Congress 2016

With more than 80 PwC participants from more than 24 territories, this year represented PwC’s largest presence to date at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which focuses on the continued evolution of the mobile industry. Conversations involved how to drive growth, what devices and services will be needed to satisfy customers in the future, how to partner more effectively across the mobile ecosystem, and where to find cost savings amidst growing price pressure and competition.

Tom De Groeve, Leader Strategy& Advisory, Media & Entertainment Europe, chaired the extremely popular day-long MMIX Summit, which focused on the impact that film, TV & broadcast, social video, music, media and gaming have on the global mobile sector. Tom also moderated the “Mobile First: The Future of TV & Film” session, which explored shifting TV habits, the growth of multi-screen gaming, the explosion in video consumption, and ultimately how brands can get ahead of the curve.


CASBAA Convention 2015

Marcel Fenez, Senior advisor to PwC, once again opened the prestigious annual CASBAA Convention, which took place in Hong Kong from October 26th - 28th 2015. In Marcel's capacity as CASBAA Chairman, he was be joined by senior decision-making executives in the TV broadcasting sector from across Asia and around the world. This flagship event engages platforms, content providers, regulators, ad agencies, and satellite and technology services through compelling keynotes and select panels.

Marcel was in conversation with Tom Mockridge, CEO, Virgin Media, on Tuesday 27 October from 09.45-10.15 and was on stage for the China Keynote in conversation with Li Ruigang, Chairman, China Media Capital from 11.30-12.00 on Tuesday 27 October.

For full programme details, please visit www.casbaaconvention.com


Overseeing the accuracy of the Oscars® Balloting Process

PwC have overseen the Oscars® balloting process on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Academy) for 80 years. PwC will continue the traditional role of overseeing the tabulation of the voting, maintaining sole custody of all votes and tabulations, and remaining responsible for the confidentiality of the results.

For further details and behind-the-scenes stories please visit http://www.pwc.com/balloting.