History Makers 2009 International Summit announces keynote speaker at MIPCOM event

    CANNES, France, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - At a special MIPCOM reception hosted by
Achilles Media at MIPCOM, Bill Nemtin Executive Producer of History Makers
2009 announced that leading British historian Niall Ferguson will be
delivering a Keynote address at the 2009 Summit. His address will focus on the
rise and fall of money, offering his unique perspective on the current
economic turmoil, put into historical context.
    Niall Ferguson is a prolific writer and commentator on contemporary
politics and economics and is a regular contributor to television and radio on
both sides of the Atlantic. He has written a number of best-selling books and
holds senior professorships at Harvard University and Harvard Business School
and is also a Senior Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University and at the
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is currently presenting a series
for WNET/PBS and Channel 4 entitled ASCENT OF MONEY where he explains the
origins of money and examines the massive increase in investment activity
worldwide, and the current consequences.
    "At History Makers we try to dramatize the connection between today's
headlines and their historical context, Niall's experience and work as a
leading historian will convey that connection to our delegates," says Nemtin.
"He brings brilliant analysis to difficult and important issues, and will
fascinate the audience at the same time."
    History Makers 2009 - International Summit of History and Current Affairs
Producers will take place in New York City from January 29-31 at the Marriott
Downtown where delegates can stay at a special rate of $239 a night. Early
Bird Registration is now open, offering $275 in savings for both independent
producer and broadcaster rates until November 28, 2008. As with last year's
event, there will be a special awards presentation, master classes, panels and
an environment for delegates to meet with leading commissioning editors from
around the world.
    For more information and to register for the Summit please visit:

    About Achilles Media Ltd.

    Achilles Media Ltd. is an international events management company serving
the television and digital media industries. Achilles Media Ltd. events
include: The Banff World Television Festival; nextMEDIA: Monetizing Digital
Media; nextMEDIA: The Future of Digital Content, The Canadian Innovation
Exchange and Just Comedy.

For further information:

For further information: Nuria Bronfman, nuria_bronfman@rogers.com,
(416) 434-7431

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