In 2024 the Theme of the CEPIC Congress will be “Authenticity in the Age of AI”

Congress takes place from the 15th-17th May 2024-  and for those with an interest in film, it is just before the Cannes Film Festival.

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Programme may be subject to change until the very last day !

Tuesday 14th May

Arrival Day
16:00 18:00 H Pre-registration – Get your Badge for the Welcome Reception – at the Antipolis Congress Center
19:30 21:30 H Welcome Reception   more information

Opening of the EANA  Photo Exhibition

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Coffee will be served all day in the Espace Méditérannée.
Coffee breaks will take place every day from 10.00 H to 10.45 H in the morning and from 16.00 H to 16.45 H in the GOULD Area, next to the Tables and to the Lounges.
Lunch will be proposed every day between 12.30 H to 14.00 H

Wednesday 15th May

Programme Day 1 AI as an Opportunity

8:30 18:00 H Registration
09:30 10:15 H What’s next for the creative stock industry?
      Keynote conversation: Craig Peters, CEO of Getty Images interviewed by Emily Shelley, CEO of Alamy and president of CEPIC.
10:15 11:15 H

Conference: Content Monetization in the Age of AI

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      Moderator: Raphaël Richard, CEO of 24PM Academy
      Speakers: Mikayel Khachatryan, CEO of WirestockJames Allsworth, head of content at Alamy; Martin LeBlanc, chief product officer at Freepik
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11:15 12:00 H Conference: Diversity of Industrial Applications of AI

The conference is moderated by Paul Melcher, BRIA

      Speakers: Isabelle Galy, vice president of ClusterIA, Georgi Kadrev, CEO of Imagga, Stefan Britton, Ethical Intelligence
12:00 12:30 H PITCH presentations  More information
      This session is organised and moderated by Amos Struck, co-founder of  
      Companies pitching: Sipa USA; SmartFrame; PICTUREMAXX AG; Depositphotos EU Limited; Wesog Systems ; Pond5
14:00  15:00  H Conference: How Ethical is AI Law?
Exploring the Ethical Dimensions of AI Law around the world
      Moderator: Marisol Muniz, CEPIC
      Speakers: Samantha Holman, Vice-President of the IFRRO Board of Directors and CEO of ICLA, Nancy Wolff (legal counsel of DMLA), Stéphanie de Roquefeuil (legal counsel of the UPP), Vered Horesh (Chief Strategic AI Partnerships BRIA)
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15:00 15:30 H Lounge: Ethical Use of AI  More information

In conversation with BRIA


15:30 16:15 H

Conference: Biases in AI models


      This conference is led by Auriel Wright, Google
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16:15 16:30  Continue the conversation in the Google Lounge
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  18:00 H Congress Closes for the day

Thursday 16th May

Programme Day 2 Provenance and Authenticity

09:00 18:00 H The registration desk is open for latecomers.
09:30 10:15 H The limits of AI, Ethics and the protection of intellectual property 
      Keynote conversation: Franck Bardol, Associate Professor at the University of Geneva, in conversation with Gilles Devicq, Pond5 and vice-president of CEPIC.
10:15 11:15 H

 Google Conference: AI and Provenance 


      Moderator: Anna Dickson (Google)
      Speakers: Katharina Familia Almonte, product manager at Google ; Andy Parsons, Director of the Content Authenticity Initiative ; Mathieu Desoubeaux, CEO of IMATAG,  Managing Director of IPTC
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11:15 11:45 H Continue the conversation on AI and Provenance in the GOOGLE Lounge
11:45 12:45 H Conference: Authenticity in News

This conference is organised in partnership with the EANA.

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Moderator: Alexandru GiboiEANA


Speakers: Stefano de Alessandri, CEO of ANSA, Matthew Hibberd, Director of the Institute for Media & Journalism, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Magdalena Konig, General Counsel at AIQ


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14:00 14:45 

Conference: Labelling authentic and generated content: up-date in technology, standards, and ethical/legal issues

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      Moderator: Thierry Secrétan (Head of corporate development and strategic alliances, IMATAG)
Speakers: Mathieu Desoubeaux (CEO Imatag); Anthony Level (AI regulatory lead IMATAG)
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14:45 16:00 H Conference on Heritage Photography and Authenticity: Is the Past Real?

This conference is organised and moderated by Andrea Stern (ASA)


Speakers: Jean-David Bénichou (ArtinityJoël Halioua (Private consultant for editorial and fine art photographers), Vered Horesh (Chief Strategic AI Partnerships BRIA), Alan Capel (Chief Commercial Officer at SmartFrame), John Balean (Operations Manager at Topfoto)

 16:00 17:15   H

Legal Conference:  Where Law and Technology Meet



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16:00   H

Introduction (via video)

Copyright infringement of images trained for generative AI?
A brief overview of a German precedent case Robert Kneschke v. LAION e.v.

With Robert Kneschke  live (remote)

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      Conference moderator: Lars Modie (CEPIC)
      Speakers: Serguei Fomin (IQPlug), Brendan Quinn (IPTC), Franck Bardol (University of Geneva), Nancy Wolff (DMLA), Katherine Briggs (ENVATO)
17:10 18:05 H Continue the conversation on AI, law and technology in the Lounges!
  18:00 H Congress closes for the day.
20:00 23:30 H Annual Industry Party  More information

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Friday 17th May 

Programme Day 3  State of the Industry

9:00 17:00 H Congress Opens at 9:00 H and closes at 17:00 H

Day 3 is a day with smaller groups workshops and roundtables.



11:00 H Round Table discussion State of the Industry
What CEPIC can do for you?
      In the Fitzerald Conference Room, 3rd floor

The Round Table discussion is organised and moderated by Valérie Théveniaud-Violette (CEPIC) and Veneta Bullen (PRA)


The Round Table is an open discussion between a group of image industry professionals.  A series of questions will be debated as to the impact generative AI may or may not have upon the stock photo industry and as to how they plan to tackle or make use of the technology. The discussion will be collaborative. The panel will be engaging in sharing their thoughts and feelings about generative AI and the stock photo industry.  In this fast-changing environment, we hope to uncover what visions they have for the future of their businesses and what role CEPIC could play in supporting them.  The audience are warmly invited to take part in the discussion.  

11:00 11:30 H

Coffee break

11:30 12:15 H

State of the Industry: Discussion input on AI


Presented by Lucia Hasbach, CEO of HalfPoint Synergy



12:30 14:00 H Networking Lunch 
14:00 17:00  H  Still time for meetings, in the Table and in the Lounge area
   17:00 H Congress Closes