Secretariat for Communications:

The Secretariat for Communications has been established in June of 2015 as the
result of the new reform in communications of the Apostolic See and responds to the
communicational context characterized by the presence and development of digital
media and by the process of converging and interactivity.

Pontifical Lateran University

Born within the heart of the Church, the
University has been host to Saints and Popes throughout its over two centuries of
history. Today it is an avant-garde academic institution centering around
formation and scientific research. Its international dimension mirrors the universal mission of the Church.

The Digital Canvas

It is a non-profit association established in order to favor and foster the spreading
of culture through modern technologies, by appreciating the historical patrimony of
the Church.

The Earth Charter asked us to leave behind a period of self-destruction and make a new start, but we have not as yet developed a universal awareness needed to achieve this. Here, I would echo that courageous challenge:

«As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning... Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life». [207]

Pope Francis From the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’

Press Release

Program

8:30
Registration / Welcome

9:00
Greeting:
H.E. Most Rev. Bishop Enrico dal Covolo, Magnificent Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University - Vatican City

Introduction:
Msgr. Dario E. Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication - Vatican City

9:15
ADVERTISING

Moderator
Philip Larrey, Pontifical Lateran University - Vatican City

• Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP – London, UK
• Maurice Lévy, President of Publicis Groupe – Paris, France
• Jerry Buhlmann, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network - London, UK

10:00
Q&A

10:45
Break

11:00
COMMUNICATIONS

Moderator
David Willey, Vatican Correspondent for the BBC

• David M. Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications Inc. – Silver Spring, MD, USA
• Kenneth W. Lowe, Chairman, President, CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. – Knoxville, TN, USA
• Naguib Sawiris, President at Orascom Telecom Holding – Cairo, Egypt
• Vincent Montagne, President & General Director of Groupe Média-Participations – France

12:00
Q&A

12:45
Lunch Break

15:00
NEW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Moderator
Delia Gallagher, Vatican Correspondent for CNN

• Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, President of FEM – Rome, Italy
(*Video Message) Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet – Mountain View, CA, USA
• Carlo d’ Asaro Biondo, President of Google – EMEA
• Eddy Moretti, Creative Director of Vice Media – USA
• Riccardo Zacconi, Co-founder & CEO of King Entertainment - London, UK
• Msgr. Lucio Adrián Ruiz, Secretary of Secretariat for Communication – Vatican City

16:15
Q&A

Panelists

Sir Martin Sorrell

CEO

WPP
London, UK
Group synopsis

Maurice Lévy

President

Publicis Groupe
Paris, France
Group synopsis

Jerry Buhlmann

CEO

Dentsu Aegis Network
London, UK
Group synopsis

David M. Zaslav

President

Discovery Communications Inc.
Silver Spring, MD, USA
Group synopsis

Kenneth W. Lowe

President

Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
Knoxville, TN, USA
Group synopsis

Naguib Sawiris

President

Orascom Telecom Holding
Cairo, Egypt
Group synopsis

Prince Nikolaus

President

FEM
Roma, Italy
Group synopsis

Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman

Alphabet Inc. (Google)
Mountain View, CA, USA
Group synopsis

Carlo d’Asaro Biondo

President

Strategic Relationships Google
Europe, Middle East, Africa
Group synopsis

Vincent Montagne

President

Groupe Mèdia-Participations
Paris, Francia
Group synopsis

Eddy Moretti

Creative Director

Vice Media
New York, NY, USA
Group synopsis

Riccardo Zacconi

CEO

King Digital Entertainment
London, UK
Group synopsis

Msgr. Dario E. Viganò

Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication

Holy See
Vatican City State
Group synopsis

Msgr. Lucio A. Ruiz

Secretary

Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See
Vatican City State
Group synopsis

Bishop Enrico dal Covolo

Rector

Pontifical Lateran University
Vatican City State
Group synopsis

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