The 23rd NEM General Assembly will be held on 11 May 2017, 09:00-16:30.

Venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza Le Palace, meeting room Vision
Address: Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels, Belgium (


09:00 – 09:20 Welcome & About NEM activities, Jean-Dominique Meunier (Technicolor, NEM Chairman)

09:20 – 09:40 Next Generation Internet for the Creative Industries, Albert Gauthier and Philippe Gelin (EC Unit G2 – Applications & Creativity)

09:40 – 10:00 Social media and new forms of cooperation across content and creative industries, Paolo Cesarini (Head of EC Unit I4 – Media Convergence & Social Media)

10:00 – 10:30 Creative Europe – MEDIA support to new business models proposing innovative strategies for distribution and promotion of European works online, Matteo Solaro (Head of Sector TV, Audience, Innovation at EC Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture)

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:15 Workshop on policy requirements from media community (moderator: Silvia Boi, Engineering)

  • Results from NEM survey on policy requirements (Giusi Caruso, Engineering)
  • I3 and VitalMedia: supporting Media sector jointly fostering Policy Dialogue at European level (Andrea Nicolai and Simona de Rosa, T6)
  • Feedback from policy makers (to be announced)
  • Round table discussion and conclusions on policy requirements

12:15 – 12:30 Upcoming NEM Events, Veronica Buey Cieslak (ICT Audiovisual cluster Madrid, NEM Vice-chair)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45 NEM enlargement and collaboration (moderator: Manuella Portier, Cap Digital)

  • Enlargement of the NEM community to other convergence and media ecosystems
  • NEM Ambassadors: a new status to boost NEM visibility all across Europe and federate the European convergence and media landscape
  • Presentation of Zlin Creative Cluster (ZCC) by Mr. Jan Blažek, ZCC Vice-President and Dott. Martina Dlabajová, Chairman of the ZCC Supervisory Board and Member of the European Parliament

14:45 – 15:00 NEM Collaboration platform, Giuseppe Vella (Engineering)

15:00 – 16:15 NEM Strategy

  • NEM position papers (José Manuel Menéndez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • New Realities evaluation (Kathryn Geels, Digital Catapult)
  • Exploring the future of content production and distribution within H2020 COGNITUS innovation action (Marta Mrak, BBC R&D)
  • Plan for establishment of NEM roadmaps and next SRIA version, Pierre-Yves (Orange, NEM Vice-chair)

16:15 – 16:30 Closure of the General Assembly

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