Media Roundtable

Over the past 12 months a lot has happened in the European Union or even globally that affected Europe, its politics and of course you – the people. Join Oliver Herrgesell, SVP of Communications, Turner International and representatives from BBC, DER SPIEGEL, KATHIMERINI Daily Newspaper and POLITICO for thought-provoking discussion.

Oliver Herrgesell

Oliver Herrgesell

SVP Communications, International
Turner International

Oliver Herrgesell is in charge of international communications for Turner, a global leader in media and entertainment. Until 2012 he was responsible for communications, public affairs & marketing for the broadcaster and content producer RTL Group; before joining the group in Luxembourg in February 2006, he served for six years as deputy head of corporate communications at Europe's leading media company Bertelsmann. Prior to that, he worked in Austria and Germany as a journalist for TV broadcasters (ORF, Premiere/Sky Deutschland), magazines (Wiener, Tempo, Stern) and newspapers (Die Woche, Berliner Zeitung). In addition to his paid job, Herrgesell coordinates the working group “Future of Media” for the European Association of Communications Directors, and is a member of the board, Save the Children in Germany since January 2010.
Matthew Karnitschnig

Matthew Karnitschnig

Chief Europe Correspondent

Matthew Karnitschnig is POLITICO’s chief Europe correspondent, based in Berlin. He joined the publication in 2015 from the Wall Street Journal, where he spent 15 years in a variety of positions as a reporter and editor in the U.S. and Europe. In a career spanning two decades, Karnitschnig has been on the front lines of some of the defining political and economic stories of our time. He spearheaded the WSJ’s coverage of the eurozone debt crisis as the paper’s Germany bureau chief and European economics editor. He led the team that was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting in 2011 and won an Overseas Press Club award in 2012.
Kate Russell

Kate Russell

Tech Reporter

Kate Russell is an internationally renowned journalist, reporter and author, who has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. A regular commentator on the BBC’s technology programme “Click” for over a decade, Kate also has monthly technology focused columns in National Geographic Traveller magazine and BBC Focus magazine. She won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog, and in June 2015 she was voted the 25th most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine. Her first book “Working the Cloud” (2013) delivered a collection of online tips, tricks and resources for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her second published book,”Elite: Mostly Harmless” (2014), is a crowd funded science fiction novel based on a remake of the computer game that first inspired her love of technology.


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