International Academy Day

International Academy Day

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Academy Day is a high-level, by-invitation only 4 day event designed to shine a spotlight on the culture and media industry of a specific region and foster a better understanding of regional business models and cultural institutions to help facilitate cross border collaboration.

It is a customized event hosted by an Academy Partner which offers members an exclusive opportunity to take a deep-dive into the television industry of a specific region, and network with the leading executives and officials of that region.

Members and their guests attend a combination of industry specific panels and key-notes, and visit touristic and cultural landmarks.

Previous Academy Days have taken place in Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Jerusalem, Hong Kong & Shenzhen, and Mexico City.


Previous Academy days

2017 - Beijing
Hosted by Phoenix Satellite Television

2015 - Rio De Janeiro
Hosted by Grupo Globo

2014 - Jerusalem
Hosted by Dori Media Group

2012 - Hong Kong & Shenzhen
Hosted by Phoenix Satellite Television

2008 - Rio de Janeiro
Hosted by TV Globo & Powered by Sony

International Academy Day In Beijing, April 19-22 2017

Highlights included:

  • An Opening Dinner in the Four Seasons Hotel Imperial Suite
  • Panels on the media landscape in China
  • Visits of the CCTV headquarters and Phoenix Centre
  • Trip to Tianjin on the bullet train to visit the Airbus Factory and Supercomputer center.

Click here to view full photo album of the event on Facebook

Academy Day In Rio, June 24-27 2015

Academy Day in Rio de Janeiro, hosted by Grupo Globo, took place June 24-27, 2015.

Highlights included:

  • Panels & keynote sessions on media and sports coverage
  • Soccer game at Maracanà stadium, home of the Brazilian national soccer team
  • Dinner at Copacabana Palace with President Dilma Roussef
  • Dinner at Guanabara Palace with Rio State Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão
  • Guided tour of the 2016 Olympic Park by the Mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes
  • Jeep Tour through Tijuca Forest
  • VIP visit to Casa Daros Museum

Brazilian News Coverage (Portuguese)

  • Jornal da Globo: Globo é anfitriã da Semana Internacional de Televisão, Artes e Ciências
  • Bom Dia Brasil: Empresários e profissionais de emissoras TV debatem o futuro da televisão no Rio
  • Bom Dia Brasil: Profissionais e empresas se preparam para o International Academy Day
  • Jornal Nacional: Representantes de emissoras encerram visita da Semana Internacional de TV
  • RJTV 2ª Edição : Representantes de emissoras encerram visita da Semana Internacional de TV
  • Jornal Hoje: Profissionais das maiores emissoras do mundo participam de debate sobre futuro da TV
  • Jornal Hoje: Academia Internacional de Televisão reúne profissionais de vários países no RJ

Academy Day in Jerusalem, June 11-14, 2014

Academy Day in Jerusalem, hosted by Dori Media, took place June 11-14, 2014.

Events included:

  • Opening Cocktail and Dinner (Welcome address by Israeli President Shimon Peres)
  • Dinner hosted by Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem
    Meetings with key religious, political, and media leaders
  • Panel and keynote sessions
  • Dinner in Tel Aviv hosted by the President of the Weizmann Institute of
  • Science with leading scientists in the fields of brain research and genetics
  • VIP guests of the Israeli Opera at open-air performance of La Traviata at the foot of Mount Masada in the Judean Desert

Photos also available on Facebook.

International Academy Day in Hong Kong & Shenzhen, April 18-21 2012

A delegation of international television professionals converged in Hong Kong & Shenzhen from April 18 to 21 for International Academy Day - a series of networking events and panels, designed to shine the spotlight on China’s television industry. Hosted by Phoenix Satellite Television, the event was inaugurated by Phoenix Satellite Television Chairman, Liu Changle at an opening dinner on Hong Kong’s renowned Peak.

Program highlights of the three-day event included four keynote speeches and two panels. The keynotes were given by Mayor Xu Qin, Shenzhen, Vice Minister, Li Wei, SARFT, President Hu Zhanfan, CCTV and H.E. Mr. Tung Chee-Hwa, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

The morning session presented leading industry players discussing their experiences and strategy in the region, while the afternoon panel addressed multi-platform business opportunities in China.

International Academy Day in Rio, September 2008

Over 300 international television professionals joined TV Globo, Sony and The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Brazil September 8-10, 2008, for International Academy Day in Rio, a three-day networking event inaugurated by Brazil’s President, Lula Da Silva.

The opening dinner was held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel and officially launched the first Academy Day held in South America with speeches from the President, the Governor of Rio, Sergio Cabral, the President of TV Globo, Roberto Irineu Marinho and the President & CEO of the International Academy, Bruce L. Paisner. Participants included International Academy Members, and government officials as well as television executives and producers from around the world.

Program highlights of the three-day event included three keynote speeches and four panels. The keynotes were given by Helio Costa, the Brazilian Minister of Telecommunications; Octavio Florisbal, the CEO of TV Globo and Flavio Ferrari, the CEO of ratings bureau IBOPE Media. The first day sessions presented a CEO overview of the Latin American television industry and a discussion on telenovelas, while the second day addressed the use of new technologies in the region and the crucial role of socially responsible programming. Panelists included Marcos Santana, President, Telemundo International; Nadav Palti, CEO & President, Dori Media; Hugo Gaggioni, Chief Technology Officer Broadcast, Sony Corporation and Stephen Massey, Global Media Aids Initiative/Senior Program Officer. All panels took place at PROJAC, Globo’s production center and studio back lot.

This was the third International Academy Day to be organized by the International Academy after Mexico City in 2005 and Beijing in 2006.

International Academy Day in Beijing

April 19-22, 2017

Highlights Included:

  • An opening dinner in the Four Seasons Hotel Imperial Suite
  • Panels on the media landscape in China
  • Visits of the CCTV headquarters and Phoenix Center
  • Trip to Tianjin on the bullet train to visit the Airbus Factory and Supercomputer center.

Hosted by


International Academy Day in Rio de Janeiro

June 24-27, 2015

Highlights Included:

  • Panels & keynote sessions on media and sports coverage
  • Soccer game at Maracanà stadium, home of the Brazilian national soccer team
  • Dinner at Copacabana Palace with President Dilma Roussef
  • Dinner at Guanabara Palace with Rio State Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão
  • Guided tour of the 2016 Olympic Park by the Mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes
  • Jeep tour through Tijuca Forest
  • VIP visit to Casa Daros Museum

Hosted by


Academy day in Jerusalem

June 11-14, 2014

Highlights included:

  • Opening Cocktail and Dinner (Welcome address by Israeli President Shimon Peres)
  • Dinner hosted by Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem
  • Meetings with key religious, political, and media leaders
  • Panel and keynote sessions
  • Dinner in Tel Aviv hosted by the President of the Weizmann Institute of Science with leading scientists in the fields of brain research and genetics
  • VIP guests of the Israeli Opera at open-air performance of La Traviata at the foot of Mount Masada in the Judean Desert

Hosted by


International Academy Day in Hong Kong & Shenzhen

April 18-21, 2012

Highlights Included:

  • Tour of The Peak with view of Victoria Harbour
  • Visit Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd in Shenzhen
  • Luncheon and visit Shenzhen China Folk Cultural Village

Hosted by


International Academy Day in Rio

September 8-10, 2008

Highlights Included:

  • Christ the Redeemer Statue Visit on Corcovado Mountain
  • Dinner and “Cidade do Samba” (City of Samba with a special performance by Carnival dancers)
  • Tour of “Crianca Esperanca” (Child Hope Center & inside look into a Favela)
  • Latin American Championship Soccer Game (Brazil vs. Bolivia) & Casual “Skybox” Dinner at Engenhão Stadium

Hosted by


International Academy Day in Beijing 2006

August 15-17, 2006

Highlights Included:

  • Sightseeing & Cocktail at Tiananmen Tower
  • Visit Sacred Way & Ming Tombs
  • Visit Badaling Great Wall

Hosted by