MONOCLE brings global media mavericks to London for buoyant 2018 media summit

The annual MONOCLE Media Summit returns for the second time this year on 26 February, providing brands, media leaders and anyone interested in the future of the sector with an insight into what is next.

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Truth, grit and beauty are winning the day,  argues MONOCLE,  as the global media brand brings guests including provocateur documentary makers, art directors with fresh visions, and a German media giant to London for a buoyant and optimistic event.

Sessions will explore why TV news has to change and how businesses can actually make money from digital, how the right material can still be greeted with long attentions spans and why beautiful design will always sell.

Challenging lazy ideas and received wisdom, The MONOCLE Media Summit is programmed as an exclusive afternoon of sharp discussions and best-in-class benchmarks, followed by a drinks reception where visitors will get to meet our speakers, the MONOCLE team, and each other.

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Tyler Brûlé, Editor-in-Chief and Chairman

Andrew Tuck, Editor

Sophie Grove, Senior Correspondent

Josh Fehnert, Food & Travel Editor

Matt Alagiah, Business Editor

For further information and to buy tickets, please visit: media-summit-2018 

For media enquires please contact Daniel Kramb at FMcM Associates on



Penny Martin - Editor in chief, The Gentlewoman

Penny Martin is a London-based writer and editor. Since 2010 she has been editor in chief of the biannual women’s magazine The Gentlewoman. Previously, she was editor in chief of from 2001 to 2008 and a curator at both the Women’s Library (formerly The Fawcett Library) and The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now the National Media Museum). She is a contributor to magazines including Fantastic Man and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, has curated exhibitions at galleries and museums including The Photographers’ Gallery and Somerset House in London, and is a trustee of the arts organisation Studio Voltaire.

Patrick Burgoyne - Editor, Creative Review

Patrick Burgoyne has been the editor of Creative Review magazine since 1999. Before joining he worked in marketing, first for The Body Shop and later for The University of Westminster, while also moonlighting as a writer for magazines such as The Big Issue. He is also the author of several books on design and visual culture and has written for many publications, including The Guardian and The Independent. Creative Review is the publication for the creative industries. Since 1980, first as a print magazine and now across multiple platforms, it brings the creative community together with a focus on leadership, inspiration, insight, process and the value of creativity.

Marina Willer - Partner, Pentagram

Marina Willer is a graphic designer and filmmaker who has led the design of iconic brand identities, including The Tate, Amnesty International and Oxfam, among many others. Her award-winning films have been shown at Fondation Cartier, The Royal Academy and many film festivals. Her critically acclaimed film Red Trees explores today’s refugee crisis through the lens of her own family’s story and she was recently named one of Design Week’s 10 people who made an impact on design in 2017. Willer studied graphic design at  RCA, is a member of AGI and has been foreman judge at D&AD on several occasions.

Thomas Lindner - Managing director, FAZ

Thomas Lindner has been managing director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH since January 2014. Born in Frankfurt, he worked for 15 years at the publishing house Gruner + Jahr in Hamburg. For  many  years, Lindner was responsible for advertising sales of Stern magazine. In 2007 he became managing director of the publisher’s “Living” group of publications. He was promoted to managing director of the Stern/Geo/art publications, then to head of the G+J publishing branch in Munich. He held this position until moving to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Lindner studied business studies in Münster and holds an MBA from the Haas School at Berkeley.

Francine Lacqua - News anchor, Bloomberg Television

Francine Lacqua is an award-winning, London-based anchor for Bloomberg Television. She co-presents the weekday three-hour daily programme Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Keene. She also presents Leaders with Lacqua, a special series where she sits down with CEOs, entrepreneurs and public figures. Lacqua has interviewed high-profile leaders such as former UK prime minister David Cameron, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, billionaire financier George Soros, former Italian prime minister Mario Monti and ECB president Mario Draghi. She was awarded ‘International TV Personality of the Year’ at the AIB Media Awards in 2013.

John Battsek - Co-founder, Passion Pictures Films

John Battsek is the co-founder of Passion Pictures Films, a double Academy Award-winning independent production company. In 1999, Battsek produced Academy Award-winning One Day in September and has since been responsible for more than 50 high-profile documentaries, including: Restrepo, The Tillman Story and Searching for Sugar Man. More recently, Battsek produced Netflix Original three-part docu-series Five Came Back, Hillsborough – the definitive account of Britain’s worst sporting disaster, and The Final Year – an unprecedented look at US foreign policy. Battsek has just premiered Studio 54 and Westwood at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. He has been nominated three times for a PGA Award and was the recipient of 2013’s Grierson Trustees Award for Outstanding Contribution to Documentary.

Anna Winger - Writer, Deutschland 83

Anna Winger is a British-American writer and executive producer. She is the creator of the television drama Deutschland 83 and its upcoming sequel, Deutschland 86. Her novel, This Must Be the Place is published by Riverhead/Penguin. Her personal essays have appeared in  many  newspapers and  magazines. In 2016 she founded Studio Airlift, a Berlin-based television company, to incubate international projects of her own and with other writers. Raised in Kenya, Massachusetts and Mexico, she has lived in Berlin since 2002.

Hala Gorani - News anchor, CNN

Hala Gorani is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International and is based in London. Gorani often goes into the field to report on breaking news stories, most recently covering the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon in 2014. Gorani was instrumental in CNN International’s coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006, for which CNN won an Edward R Murrow award. She was also one of the CNN journalists awarded a News and Documentary Emmy for the network’s coverage of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Gorani joined CNN in 1998 from Bloomberg Television and has also worked for French network France 3. She started her career in journalism writing for French daily *La Voix du Nord* and news agency Agence France Presse.

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