Programme

All events of the CEPIC Congress 2017 will take place at the Maritim proArte Hotel unless indicated otherwise.

Wednesday, 14 June
Time  Description   Note
14:00 to 18:00 CEPIC AGM   The AGM is open to CEPIC members.
Salon 8, 12th floor of Maritim ProArte.
Please contact us if you wish to attend.
18:30 to 20:30 Welcome Reception  

A two hour boat trip under the Berlin sky. Limited seats available. The tour is sponsored by POND5.  BOOKED OUT! More info …
Welcome Drink for delegates without a seat at the Boat Tour. More Info…

Thursday, 15 June
Time  Description   Note
8:00 to 17:00

Congress Registration

 

  Collect your badge holders and congress bags on the 1st floor of Maritim ProArte
Do not forget to print out your badge with your photo beforehand.
9:00 Congress opens  

The Table Area and Business Rooms are open are open from 9:00 – 17:00
1st floor of Maritim ProArte

9:00

Registration

 

Registration to CEPIC Seminar Session on Google is open on the 12th floor of the Maritim ProArte.

9:30 to 10:30

Google in Germany: Copyright Complaints and Negotiations

 

The German Association of Picture Agencies (BVPA) has launched an initiative against the new features of Google Images in order to negotiate a better solution. Mathias Jahn (BVPA Head of Secretariat) will provide an update on the association’s initiative and negotiations with Google. David Seiler (BVPA Legal Counsel) will introduce all legal aspects and difficulties met at German and European level. Dirk Feldmann (Freelens Counsel) will inform about the two copyright lawsuits submitted against Google in Germany: a first claim rejected in September 2016 and a new lawsuit filed in March 2017. This seminar is moderated by Michael Weber and Sylvie Fodor More info…

This seminar is open to the public and will be held in German.
Seats are limited.
Book your seat here.

Salon 8, 12th floor of Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break   Coffee & Tea and cookies will be served all day long at the drinking stations.
11:00 to 13:00 Google in the EU and the US: Search, Complaints and Licensing  

Eric Léandri (Open Internet Project President and  Qwant.com CEO) will talk on how a fair search engine can support both users and rightholders. Prof Dr Thomas Höppner (Hausfeld lawyer), who has drafted EU competition complaints for CEPIC, German publishers and the OIP, will provide an overview on the progress and state of affairs. Konrad Miller (Getty Images, Corporate Counsel) will inform about the Getty Images competition claim against Google Images and Tim Cowen competition lawyer at Preiskel on damages claims. Alfonso Gutierrez (photographer, CEO with 40-year experience of a leading picture agency and CEPIC President) will share his views on how Google has changed the way we trade with images. Cathy Aron (DMLA Executive Director) will present an US view on Google and Google Images. This seminar is moderated by Michael Weber and Sylvie Fodor. More info…

This seminar is open to the public.
Seats are limited.
Book your seat here.

Salon 8, 12th floor of Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

12:30 to 14:00 Lunch Time   Buffet à la Chef
1st floor of Maritim ProArte
14:15 to 15:45 What the Future Holds for Picture Agencies: Emerging Revenues from Collecting Societies and ”Google Tax”  

How will photography agencies adapt in the future and to the future? The seminar will look at new ways of collecting money and at how value generated by creative content online may flow back to the content creators. Next to the recent endeavours in Germany and the US, speakers will address the new founded collecting society in the UK (PICSEL) and the new law in France on Image Search Engines. Speakers: Anke Schierholz (VG Bildkunst), Paul Seheult (PICSEL), Thierry Maillard (ADAGP) and Eugene Mopsik (ASCRL) and Anna Skurczinska (Open Plan Law). This seminar is moderated by Sylvie Fodor. More info …

This seminar is open to the public.
Seats are limited.
Book your seat here.

Salon 8, 12th floor of Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

15:45 to 16:00 Coffee Break   Coffee & Tea will be served all day long at the drinking stations.
16:00 to 17:00 Internet Giants and Their Impact on the Online Market  

Speakers: Michael Weber (ICOMP), Léonidas Kalogeropoulos (Open Internet Project), Tim Cowen (Preiskel)

This seminar is open to the public.
Seats are limited.
Book your seat here.

Salon 8, 12th floor of Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

18:00 Congress closes
   
Friday, 16 June
Time    Description   Note
9:00   Congress opens  

The Table Area and Business Rooms are open from 9:00 – 17:00.
1st floor of Maritim ProArte

9:15 to 16:30   IPTC Metadata Conference
11th Edition
 

An Eye on the Future – How Will Media Search Develop?
This one day conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Organised by IPTC and hosted by CEPIC, the Metadata Conference aims at investigating what will drive the search for photos and videos in the next 10 years. Speakers will discuss the changes taking place in image search, tagging, and retrieval. The projected benefits of these new automated technologies include increased productivity, increased hit rate and the ability to search visually by colour, texture and shape as well as by subject content. But how well do these methods work in practice? More info…

This conference may be booked separately at 100 €.

Salon 2, 1st floor Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

10:00 to 10:30  

Coffee Break

  Coffee & Tea will be served all day long at the drinking stations.
12:30 to 14:00   Lunch Time   Buffet à la Chef
1st floor of Maritim ProArte
14:15 to 15:30  

Keeping Up with the Content Revolution 

 

Adobe is rapidly growing its licensed content collections in breadth, depth, and quality—all while making parallel advancements in technology. In a little over a year, the company has added four new content types to the Adobe stock collection: premium images, editorial content, layout templates, and 3D models. Major partnerships with Reuters, Pond5, and 500px have been announced, and the company has released new machine-learning-based contributor tools. Scott Braut, Head of Content at Adobe, will share Adobe’s bold vision for growing its marketplaces and speak to trends in content, technology, and innovation. Speaker: Scott Braut, Head of Content, Digital Media

Salon 4, Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

15:45 to 16:45   German Client Panel  

Germany is Europe’s largest single stock photo market. Despite a steady decline in overall print runs, there are still more than 1.000 newspapers and magazines being sold at countless newsstands. Despite these impressive numbers, times are getting tougher for photo agencies. Picture buyers are increasingly outsourcing services while observing their budgets in further decline. What are the services that clients expect from their image suppliers? What are the trends that photo agencies shouldn’t miss? What distinguishes those agencies that will survive the next chapter of market transformation? Meet some of the most influential German picture buyers on stage. The seminar will be held in English and is moderated by Martin Skultety. Speakers: Alexander Karst (Bildbeschaffer), Kerstin Kraus (Heimat Berlin), Tana Budde (C3 Creative Code and Content) and Andreas Herzog (picturemaxx). More info…

Salon 4, 1st floor Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

16:45 to 17:00   Coffee Break    Coffee & Tea will be served all day long at the drinking stations.
17:00 to 18:00   EyeEm Mission –
Visual Content Now: The Future of Image Culture
 
Where do we go from here? How your photo and video content can help brands to evolve. Speaker: Michael Jones

 

 

Salon 4, 1st floor Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

8:00   Congress closes
   
20:00 to 24:00   Annual Industry Party   Beach Bar Mitte – the largest inner city beach in Europe and a hotspot for Berliners and travelers on summer days. More info…
Saturday, 17 June
Time  Description   Note
9:00 Congress opens
  Table Area and Business Rooms will be open from 9:00 – 17:00 H
1st floor of Maritim ProArte
10:00 to 10:30 Coffee Break   Coffee & Tea will be served all day long at the drinking stations.
10:30 to 11:45

Reuters and the Future of Editorial Content 

 

Since 1850, Reuters has provided award-winning, global coverage of business, finance, politics, sports, entertainment, technology, health, environment, and more to the world’s media. Join John Pullman, Global Head of Reuters Photo and Video, as he discusses the principles of editorial images, their power to resonate across geographical and cultural divides, and the importance of equipping the world’s storytellers with current, accurate, and engaging visuals. John will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Yannis Behrakis, who will share his extraordinary experience of covering pivotal moments in history. Most notably, his team’s body of work recording the human cost of the European migrant and refugee crisis won them the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Salon 4, 1st floor Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

12:30 to 14:00 Lunch Time   Buffet à la Chef
1st floor of Maritim ProArte
14:15 to 15:15

Presentation of the Asian Markets: China, India and Taiwan

 

As a highly diverse and fragmented cultural and economic field, the Asian Image Markets offer new opportunities for image providers and buyers. This seminar aims at presenting the current state of the Asian Image Markets and brings together picture agencies from China, India and Taiwan. Speakers: Sugandha Dubey (SIBSA), Zan Kuang (Imaginechina), Jennifer Chang (ImageDJ, Taiwan) and Amanda Liu (ImageDJ). The seminar will be held in English and is moderated by Carola Briese.

Salon 2, 1st floor Maritim ProArte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10177 Berlin

15:45 to 16:15 Coffee Break
  Coffee & Tea will be served all day long at the drinking stations.
17:00 Congress closes   The entire CEPIC Congress area will be closed at 19:00 H
Remember to leave all your items ready for collection.
18:00 to 20:00 Bar meet-up   Closing the day and the Congress with a meet-up at the Maritim ProArte bar.
Sunday, 18 June
Time  Description   Note
Half a day Sunday Tour   Join the bus tour to Teufelsberg or the walking tour to the Reichstag, or both. More info…