‘In Conversation With’ Series

Media Trust’s 'In Conversation With' series puts global media, technology visionaries and disruptors in the hot seat.

Hosted by Media Trust Trustee and BBC News Editorial Director, Kamal Ahmed, the series aims to bring important issues and hot topics in the media and creative industry to the forefront as well as get under the skin of those who are shaping the industry today.

Event highlights

Past Guests

Launched in 2018, first in the chair was artificial intelligence pioneer, co-founder and CEO of the world leading AI research company DeepMind, Demis Hassabis.

In March 2019 it was the turn of Keith Weed, Unilever’s CMCO, who was grilled on sustainability, gender stereotyping and depleting levels of public trust in the media and advertising industry.


Kamal Ahmed and Keith Weed sit side by side at a MT event

Kamal Ahmed with Keith Weed at Media Trust's 'In Conversation With' event in March.

At our event in June, Kamal was joined by Liv Little. As well as being gal-dem’s Founder and editor-in-chief, Liv is one of the BBC’s 100 Women and number one BAME Future Leader of 2016/17. Check out our event highlights above including our ‘In Conversation With’ Podcast featuring Kamal and Liv.

For the last in the series of Media Trust’s ‘In Conversation With’ events for 2019, Kamal was joined by ITV CEO Carolyn McCall. Carolyn shares fascinating insights into her impressive career, from her time leading the Guardian Media Group, to her eight groundbreaking years as CEO of budget airline easyJet and now recently making history as ITV’s first female CEO.

Our next event

We will be back in the new year to kick off the new series with an announcement of our first guest of 2020, as we continue to hear from exciting global media, technology visionaries and industry disruptors.

Our Corporate Partners

We enjoy outstanding support from the media industry. Our partners include: