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Capturing the International Market - Andy Bird, Chairman of Walt Disney International

  • Thursday, July 26, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • The Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)

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Keynote Speaker
ANDY BIRD, C.B.E.
Chairman
Walt Disney International

Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Home Depot Center 
American Express Stadium Club
18400 Avalon Boulevard
Carson, CA 90746  MAP & DIRECTIONS

As chairman, Walt Disney International, Andy Bird is responsible for Disney’s businesses outside of the United States. Reporting to Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Mr. Bird and his global team develop and implement strategies to increase Disney brand affinity and awareness in key international markets, introduce new customers and guests to Disney’s unique storytelling legacy and iconic characters, and invest in and maximize opportunities in emerging markets.

Since joining The Walt Disney Company in 2004, Mr. Bird has greatly expanded Disney presence around the world.  During his tenure, Disney has: acquired UTV, one of India’s premier media and entertainment companies reaching almost 250 million consumers through film, television and interactive media; launched free-to-air Disney Channels in Russia, Turkey and Spain; launched Dlife, Japan’s first foreign-owned and free-to-air channel targeting women and families; increased local production, particularly for television content; and reorganized and integrated Disney’s international structure and leadership ranks.

A native of the United Kingdom, Mr. Bird is a Commander of the British Empire.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and literature from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1985.

Andy Bird Full Biography 


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