CMC's Li Ruigang to Give Keynote at INTV Conference

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CMC chairman Li Ruigang

Israel's Keshet will organize the fourth annual edition of the industry event in Jerusalem in early March, with previously announced speakers including CNN's Jeff Zucker, Fox's Dana Walden and NBC's Jennifer Salke.

Li Ruigang, chairman of CMC, has joined the lineup of keynote speakers at the fourth-annual Innovative TV Conference in Jerusalem.

The head of the giant state-backed media and entertainment operating and investment platform, and former head of Shanghai Media Group, will bring insight into the growing Chinese market to the conference. Previously known as China Media Capital, CMC comprises CMC Capital Partners and CMC Holdings.

In his keynote address, he will discuss China's international entertainment industry investments and operations, imparting the vision behind the company’s diverse portfolio, which includes Star China, Imax China, Oriental DreamWorks, TVB, Shaw Brothers, City Football Group, Formula E, Jaunt, NextVR, Legoland Park (China), Flagship Entertainment, Base FX, Imagine Entertainment, Daylight Entertainment, IPCN, Shanghai Dream Center, Caixin Media and more.

In 2009, he founded CMC, which invests in private media and entertainment assets and is partly funded by SMG. In 2013, CMC formed a strategic investment partnership with Time Warner. 

As head of SMG, he transformed the company from a provincial broadcaster into one of China’s leading media conglomerate.

Israeli entertainment firm Keshet Media Group will organize the event March 6-7. This year’s attendance is running at a 30 percent higher pace than previous editions.

Previously announced speakers include CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, Dana Walden, co-chair & CEO of Fox Television Group, and Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment. The team behind The Night Manager, including actor Hugh Laurie, director Susanne Bier and executive producer Stephen Garrett, will also discuss the show and industry trends.

In recent years, the likes of NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, HBO CEO Richard Plepler, Morgan Spurlock and Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame have appeared at the event.