Program

Only on the FreeWheel Main Stage will you get an eclectic mix of leaders, trend setters and unexpected guests having a big picture discussion about the future and why we must innovate and evolve to fulfill our promise of making the impossible, possible!

LET’S KICK OFF THE WEEK

Monday, June 17
05:00PM - 08:00PM

Be ready to take a first step towards #NOWYOUCANNES2019! 

Happy Hour

DJ SET, COCKTAILS & LIGHT BITES

We know what you need to power up for the week: the right people to network with, the sound of the waves, great food and music performance by DJ Andrew Carter and percussionists.

The Time is Now!

Tuesday, June 18
09:30AM - 12:00PM

Breakfast & conversations with a talented cast of industry luminaries, celebrating their collective power and propensity to drive change. Hosted by Marcien Jenckes, President, Comcast Advertising.

INTRODUCING “ON ADDRESSABLE”

Opening Keynote

Marcien Jenckes, President, Comcast Advertising discusses what it will take to accelerate TV advertising’s addressable future and why it matters.
Speakers:
Marcien Jenckes, President - Comcast Advertising

ALL IN “ON ADDRESSABLE”

PANEL

Hear from key leaders who are unified in their commitment to truly “turn on” addressability!
Speakers:
Marcien Jenckes, President - Comcast Advertising
Nicolle Pangis , CEO - NCC
Jamie West, Group Director, Advanced Advertising - Sky Media

BUILT TO LAST: Powerful Partnerships That Go The Distance

BEACHSIDE CONVERSATION

This session unpacks the power behind forging meaningful partnerships that drive sustainable impact, creativity and innovation.
Speakers:
Adam Kasper, EVP/MD - iProspect - A Dentsu Aegis Network Company
Armin Molavi, VP/Global Media Strategy - Hilton

The Power of Partners: Addressing Audiences On Their Terms

PANEL

Hear from the leaders behind the OpenAP & EBX consortiums!
Speakers:
Farshad Family, Managing Director - Accenture
David Levy, CEO - OpenAP
Mara Negri, Partnerships & Business Development Director - Mediamond
James Rooke, GM - FreeWheel Publishers

Agencies On Addressable

PANEL

Hear from agency leaders as they share their POV on how advertisers and media buyers embrace innovation to create and maintain great brands.
Moderator:
Heidi Waldusky, Associate Publisher/General Manager, Marketing & Brand - Adage
Speakers:
Rich Astley, Global Chief Product Officer - Finecast
Sean Muzzy, President North America - Cadreon
Jamie Power, COO - Cadent Addressable

NOW WHAT / WHAT’S NEXT

CLOSING

FreeWheel is giving you some clues on how the industry must evolve to fulfill its promise.
Speakers:
David Clark, GM - FreeWheel

CONVERSATIONS, COCKTAILS & CONCERT

Tuesday, June 18
05:00PM - 06:00PM

Maria Weaver, Chief Marketing Officer, Comcast Advertising invites you to join us for rose and light bites during beachside conversations with inspiring leaders who’ve disrupted old ways of thinking.

Welcome

OPENING

Maria Weaver hosts a remarkable panel of inspiring leaders.
Speakers:
Maria Weaver, Chief Marketing Officer - Comcast Advertising

ONE on ONE with Brendan Gaul, UM Worldwide and Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD

FIRESIDE CHAT

Learnings from a filmmaker/agency creative studio head regarding the power of building brands & storytelling with purpose and passion.
Speakers:
Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO - GLAAD
Brendan Gaul, EVP, Global Chief Content Officer & Head of UM/J3 Studios - UM Worldwide

WOMEN WHO ARE BOSS

PANEL

The untold stories of women who are driving our industry forward.
Moderator:
Claire Atkinson, Senior Media Editor - NBC News
Speakers:
Joy Baer, GM - FreeWheel Advertisers
Megan Clarken, Chief Commercial Officer - Nielsen Global Media
Camille Hackney, Chief Partnerships Officer, Atlantic Records & Head of The Global Brand Partnership - Warner Media Group
Pooja Midha, President - TrueX

SUNSET LIVE FEATURING CHLOE x HALLE

Tuesday, June 18
06:00PM - 09:00PM

Rejoice in Chloe x Halle! Two talented sisters who made their names from posting cover songs on Youtube to contributing to Michelle Obama’s foundation official song & performing as Beyoncé’s tour opening act, the superstar who discovered the duo.

Accelerating tomorrow, together!

Wednesday, June 19
09:30AM - 12:00PM

Thomas Bremond, GM, FreeWheel, International, hosts breakfast & conversations with partners, peers, and unexpected guests, singularly focused on the power of partnership and collaboration.

WELCOME

Opening Keynote

How can we accelerate the future of premium video advertising together?
Speakers:
Neil Smith, GM - FreeWheel Markets

Making Measurement Meaningful

PANEL

This dynamic dialogue with influential measurement partners, agency leaders & content owners focuses on why measurement is key to TV’s addressable future...
Moderator:
Kerry Flynn, Reporter - Digiday
Speakers:
Bill Livek, Vice Chairman & Advisor to the CEO - Comscore
Claudio Marcus, GM, Data Platform - FreeWheel
Audrey Steele, Sales Research, Insights & Strategy - Fox
Eric Zuncic, Chief Strategy Officer - DDB North America

When Purpose Meets Passion: A Conversation With Participant Media

Beachside Conversation

In this session, Participant discusses how they use storytelling on screens big and small to create lasting impact around today’s most important issues.
Speakers:
David Linde, CEO - Participant Media
Shabnam Mogharabi, Co-founder, General Manager - SoulPancake

Accelerating TV’s DATA-DRIVEN Future: A Conversation With Blockgraph

PANEL

How do we solve fragmentation of audiences, inventory, and delivery data key challenge to achieve scale in addressable TV?
Speakers:
Lindsey Clay, CEO, Thinkbox & President - Global TV Group
Rob Klippel, SVP Advanced Advertising Products - Charter
Jason Manningham, GM, Blockgraph - FreeWheel
John Paul, Managing Director, Emerging Business - Liberty Global

WHAT’s NEXT

CLOSING

Why embracing change is key to success?
Speakers:
Thomas Bremond, GM, International - FreeWheel

DRIVE ME CRAZY

Wednesday, June 19
08:00PM - 02:00AM

Join our legendary mid-week beach party to dance the night away to the rhythm of our surprise pop star. You don't have enough fingers to list the number of surprises we have in store for you that night but a little birdie told us it's going to glow. 

FREEWHEEL GLOW PARTY

DRIVE ME CRAZY

Tonight is the night of our "DRIVE ME CRAZY" party. We'll provide you with performing arts: such as a famous British singer, a funky DJ set & neon hip hop dancers!

GOODBYE & GOOD VIBES

Thursday, June 20
05:00PM - 08:00PM

Now you can... be the sunshine!

Happy Hour

END OF WEEK ANIMATIONS

Join us for an epic sunset happy hour and be transported by the vibes of the inspirational and multifaceted DJ ORELL.

Enjoy #NOWYOUCANNES2019 in  

We are thrilled to welcome  to FreeWheel Beach starting at 8pm. Join us to enjoy her creative vibes on the enchanting French Riviera landscape. Save the Date for our EPIC CONCERT!

Only on FreeWheel Main Stage! will host beach-side conversations with leaders from various industries who disrupt old ways of thinking, reinvent their futures & empower the next generation of innovators. Concert will follow!

Where to find us?

  • Plage du Goéland
  • Boulevard de la Croisette
  • Cannes, France