What the Delegates are Saying about News World 2003...
"News World 2003 was an excellent conference. The central issues facing the industry were addressed in lively debates with some first rate speakers."
Michael Jermey - Managing Director ITN International
This year's News World event was different in feel and all the better for it. There was more of a focus on the proper debate of current issues and the breadth of panelists and speakers ensured that there was no "status quo" view of the world. There is always a danger after a period of intense war coverage that a News event of this nature will be dominated by post war analysis. In Dublin new light was shed on some aspects of the war coverage internationally which stimulated some good heated debate. It was also refreshing that in addition, over the three days of the conference, there was a diverse set of other topics aired and interrogated in some well structured panel sessions.
Toby Hartwell - Director of Marketing, APTN - Associated Press Television News
"NTL's position as a Global Broadcast Service Provider dictates close customer contact across Sport, News, Business, Internet and Entertainment clients, but the opportunity to meet the broad range of delegates at News World in Dublin, once again provided a unique insight into the planning and views of the Global News Community. Having News World once again rely on NTL to provide the Global Feeds into the conference displayed the benefits of the strong relationship that exists between the two organizations.
Tony Orwin - Business Development Manager, ntl Media Solutions
Congratulations on a very successful News World in Dublin. In terms of content and quality of debate, I believe it was the best broadcast forum yet.
Tony Donovan - Reuters
"This year, News World had a very different atmosphere to it. Commercial interests were directed towards sponsoring agenda items rather than exhibiting. I am sure that that the choice of topics for the agenda, and the calibre of the speakers who contributed this year, made all the difference and created a real buzz at the Burlington. We were able to meet with a useful number of high-level decision makers from around the world and to arrange follow-up meetings. I'm very glad I came. I have now attended all nine News Worlds and I hope that the News World spirit of friendly cooperation and of building the right atmosphere for meeting new colleagues in the TV news industry will be retained. I look forward to hearing about next year."
Rex Jenkins - Director of Sales, vizrt uk
When youve got an issue as big as the Iraq War and an audience as well-informed as Newsworlds how do you offer them something that sums up a dramatic year but also moves the debate on. The Inquiry turned out to be a novel and successful formula. Michael Portillo not only demonstrated of the style which the Tory front bench is missing but also an impressive grasp of the issues. As a late substitute as one of Michaels Inquisitioners, I found the expert witnesses clear, honest and direct. Some of the Hutton witnesses could have learnt a thing or two from watching.
Stewart Purvis - former chief executive, ITN (UK) and former MD, EuroNews