The summit is an invite-only event held on the eve of the main NAB Show, a massive gathering of tech vendors, local TV executives, programmers and others with stakes in the future of broadcasting. Collier’s address will take place Sunday, April 7 at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
While the exact timing of the close of Fox’s merger with Disney remains unclear, it is likely Collier will be offering some insight into the strategy of the newly slimmed-down remainder company. After the sale of its film and TV studio as well as other assets, Fox will consist mainly of the broadcast network, local stations and Fox News. Collier is taking the entertainment reins from Gary Newman and Dana Walden, with Walden set to transition to a top role at Disney.
In the course of an afternoon, the summit will feature panels spanning creative content, advertising and finance. The co-chairs of the event include Sarah Baehr, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Horizon Media; Jon Feltheimer, CEO, Lionsgate; Lachlan Murdoch, executive chairman, 21st Century Fox; Susan Schiekofer, chief digital investment officer, GroupM U.S.; and Tony Vinciquerra; chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to have such an impressive array of industry visionaries leading this year’s NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit,” said Gordon Smith, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters. “With speakers like Charlie Collier, NAB is taking this event to a whole new level.”