RTS Unveils Additional Speakers for London Convention 2022


The Royal Television Society (RTS) has added to the lineup of speakers for London Convention 2022, with Gerhard Zeiler, president of international at Warner Bros. Discovery, set to headline as international keynote speaker.

Other speakers added to the program are Barbara Arvanitidis, senior producer at CNN; Nima Elbagir, chief international investigative correspondent at CNN; Michael Grade, chair at Ofcom; Maria Kyriacou, president of ViacomCBS Networks UK, Australia and Israel; Ben McOwen Wilson, managing director at YouTube UK and Ireland; Gianluca Mezzofiore, investigative producer at CNN; Katie Polglase, investigative producer at CNN; Amol Rajan, journalist and presenter; and Kirsty Wark, journalist and writer.

Previously announced speakers include Tim Davie, director-general of BBC; Priya Dogra, president and managing director for EMEA (ex. Poland) at Warner Bros. Discovery; Alex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4; Dame Carolyn McCall DBE, CEO of ITV; and Stephen van Rooyen, executive VP and CEO, UK & Europe at Sky.

The biennial event is set to take place this year on September 27 at Kings Place in London. Its principal sponsor is Warner Bros. Discovery.

“Our program for the London Convention 2022 is taking great shape and is set to be an unmissable touchpoint in the calendar as we continue to confirm speakers who set the agenda for our industry,” said Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society. “We are delighted the esteemed Gerhard Zeiler will be joining us and look forward to hearing his and all of the speakers’ insights on the international television landscape and The Fight for Attention.”