Paris, 21 November 2017Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi, is the first keynote speaker confirmed for Midem 2018.

Midem, the home of the Global Music Community, takes place from 5-8 June 2018, bringing together artists, labels, publishers, and managers for four days of concerts, deal-making, lively debate and networking in Cannes, France.

Jennifer Breithaupt is one of the leading brand executives in the music industry, and was named Executive of the Year in Billboard’s 2017 Branding Power Players List, and number 29 in Billboard’s 2017 Power 100 List.

At Midem, Breithaupt will share her expertise mixing music, branding, and technology, and will describe where new opportunities can be found in the field of music and brands. She will explore how the power of digital innovation can secure bigger and better deals between brands and bands, leading to the creation of authentic brand experiences using music.

As Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer at banking and financial services giant Citi, Breithaupt oversees a team focused on crafting distinctive, impactful campaigns that differentiate the US bank’s industry-leading card products and driving long-term brand loyalty with Citi cardmembers across the globe.

Breithaupt also leads Citi’s entertainment access programme, Private Pass, which brings cardmembers closer to their favourite artists through curated offerings and VIP experiences (lounge access, exclusive meet-and-greets, etc.). Through Private Pass, Citi offered cardmembers access to more than 12,000 events in 2017 with the world’s biggest artists, including Katy Perry, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Sting, and The Chainsmokers. Breithaupt has also spearheaded several successful multi-year partnerships, including the Citi Concert Series on TODAY with NBC and Live Nation Entertainment.

An unrivalled event for the international music industry, Midem 2018 is set to bring together music executives and artists from some 80 countries worldwide for four days of showcase concerts, conferences, and networking opportunities. The event will once again feature the Midem Artist Accelerator to fast-track new talents onto the international stage, along with the 11th edition of Midemlab, the international pitching competition for innovative music-related startups, plus the new Midem Awards and the inaugural Emerging Market Forum, which will put the emphasis on new markets with strong growth potential, notably on the African continent.

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