Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks & president, Disney-ABC Television Group, will be the star of the show, as the first ever female MIPCOM Personality of the Year. She will also give an eye-opening keynote October 5. October 3, Miramax’s Michael Lang (photo) will keynote MIPCOM as the US studio exhibits for the first time ever at a MIP Market. Robert Bakish, president & CEO of Viacom International Media Networks, will also be a  star speaker at PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ exclusive Global Media & Entertainment Outlook 2011-2015. Not forgetting MIPCOM 2011’s unprecedented Focus on Russia, which will give priceless tips on working with this huge market. Just a few highlights from MIPCOM’s world-beating conference programme, details of which you can check out here.

With the Palais showfloor space absolutely full, MIPCOM will represent more business opportunities than ever. To be sure you don’t miss a trick, get into the client database now and start making appointments with fellow delegates! You can also follow MIPCOM-goers on Twitter via this list (tell us if you’re not on it) and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for all the latest show and industry updates.

And of course, all you need to know about the show itself, including the more practical side like travel and accommodation, is on

Last but by no means least, here’s a great preparatory presentation from PACT, the association that runs the UK Indies stand each MIP. It’s packed with hints, tips and insights useful for all delegates. Check it out!

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As Head of Social Media for Reed MIDEM, James Martin oversees social strategy and deployment for B2B events MIPTV and MIPCOM, Midem (music industry) and MIPIM & MAPIC (real estate & retail). He is based in Reed MIDEM's Paris office.

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