New Year’s MagNet News: And the Marquee Speaker Is…

MagNet, April 22–23, 2020. Register now!


And the Marquee speaker is…Olivier Royant!

The Editor-in-Chief of the news and entertainment weekly Paris Match will be delivering the Marquee address to kick off MagNet 2020! Mark your calendars for 9:00 am, Wednesday, April 22 for this must-attend keynote.

Paris Match is one of France’s most successful magazines, published by Hachette Filipacchi Medias, owned by the Lagardere Group.

Olivier Royant was born in Paris, graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York. His journalism career began at Paris’s Radio Gilda before joining Paris Match as a staff reporter, senior writer, permanent U.S. correspondent and, ultimately, Editor-in-Chief. Under his stewardship, Paris Match has won the prestigious French Magazine of the Year award twice.

Portraits Oliver Royant Directeur de la rédaction de Paris Match


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The complete MagNet 2020 program is now online! This year’s sessions include:

Anima Leadership’s co-founder, Annahid Dashtgard, will guide you through a rigorous and interactive session that will help you to understand opportunities and barriers to workplace inclusion in Cultures of Belonging: Decoding Race for White Leaders. Bonus: Registrants will be given Anima’s Organizational Practices Continuum as a take-away.

Create the experience your audience deserves at Tuned in, Turned Up and Talking, delivered by the dynamic Christopher Lester. This lively discussion will focus on how modern marketing, storytelling, social listening, segmented targeting and easy brain-science hacks combine to create a human experience for consumers. Warning: This session is equivalent to three espressos’ worth of energy!

What are the Risks and Rewards of Rebranding? Join the team behind Broadview, formerly The United Church Observer, if you’re wondering if your magazine could use a rethink or even an overhaul to reach new readers and untapped audiences. Three pros share the journey of Broadview, one year after its rebrand.

And there’s always MagNet Square, where friends old and new gather to network and catch up. Funders, suppliers, tech providers and more will be on hand throughout the two days to inform and inspire you between sessions and during the delicious lunch and networking reception. All roads lead to MagNet Square!


Registration is open. REGISTER TODAY!

For more information:

Kiley Pole
Manager, Member Services and Benefits
Magazines Canada

Stay tuned to and @magscanada on Twitter as we confirm innovators from Canada and around the world for North America’s largest magazine media event, MagNet 2020!


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