RTS unveils London line-up with WBD, BBC & ViacomCBS execs confirmed

Gerhard Zeiler

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the line-up for its London Convention 2022, with Warner Bros. Discovery’s international president and the BBC chief among speakers.

WBD’s Gerhard Zeiler will headline the event as an international keynote speaker, with the RTS also confirming that BBC topper Tim Davie will attend alongside execs such as Maria Kyriacou, president at ViacomCBS Networks UK, Australia & Israel, and YouTube UK’s MD, Ben McOwen Wilson.

Others set to speak include Barbara Arvanitidis, Nima Elbagir, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Katie Polglase from WBD-owned CBB, as well as Michael Grade, chair of UK regulator Ofcom.

The biennial event is taking place on Tuesday 27 September at Kings Place, London, and its theme is ‘The Fight for Attention’.

Previously announced industry execs speaking at the event include WBD’s president & MD for EMEA (ex. Poland) Priya Dogra, C4 CEO Alex Mahon, ITV chief Dame Carolyn, and Stephen van Rooyen, EVP & CEO, UK & Europe, Sky.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the RTS, said: “Our programme for the London Convention 2022 is taking great shape and is set to be an unmissable touchpoint in the calendar as we continue to confirm speakers who set the agenda for our industry. We are delighted the esteemed Gerhard Zeiler will be joining us and look forward to hearing his and all of the speakers’ insights on the international television landscape and The Fight for Attention.”

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