Co-chaired by Frank A. Bennack, Jr. and Henry A. Kissinger, the distinguished Paley International Council is an invitation-only membership community comprised of the world’s most important entertainment, media, and technology executives.

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A Look Back at Paley Summit 2018 in London

About the Annual Summit

The Paley International Council Summit, often referred to as the “Davos of Media”, brings together global leaders and CEOs of the world’s most important media companies, to advance the exchange of ideas and to foster a sense of community. The Summit was first held in 1995 in Italy, and over the years, has been held in China, South Africa, Germany, Austria, India, Monaco, Spain, France, Turkey, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Past & Current Summit Delegates Include

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• Tim Armstrong
• Former Secretary of State James Baker III
• Jeff Bewkes
• Britain’s PM Tony Blair
• Michael Bloomberg
• Spain’s King Juan Carlos
• Peter Chernin
• France’s President Jacques Chirac
• Gustavo Cisneros
• Barry Diller

• Nancy Dubuc
• Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
• Angelina Jolie
• Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
• German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
• Norman Lear
• Former Director of the FBI Robert Mueller III
• James Murdoch
• Rupert Murdoch
• Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto

• Mark Read
• Sumner Redstone
• Brian Roberts
• Michael Roth
• Sheryl Sandberg
• Eric Schmidt
• Sir Martin Sorrell
• David Zaslav
• Strauss Zelnick
• China’s President Jiang Zemin

Please note: titles reflect positions at the time of participation.

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