Mark Barton is one of the best-known anchors in global business television news. For 23 years he hosted flagship shows for Bloomberg Television.
Mark was one of the founding journalists of the channel’s European operations in London in 1995 and played an integral role in establishing Bloomberg TV as the influential global business news network it is today.
Mark fronted all of Bloomberg TV’s prime-time programs, breaking news and analysing the biggest global business, economic and geopolitical events of the past two decades, including six U.K. general elections, six U.S. elections, the global financial crisis and Brexit.
He has conducted over 10,000 interviews with world leaders, finance ministers, central bankers and chief executives, including Bill Gates, Shimon Peres and Jean-Claude Trichet.
As a radio broadcaster, Mark presented “Daybreak Europe” on Bloomberg Radio, as well as financial market bulletins on NPR (U.S.), LBC Radio (U.K.), Jazz FM (U.K.) and Riviera Radio (France).
Mark is a popular host, moderator and speaker for a variety of conferences and events. He has hosted the World Media Awards and The AIBs and chaired panels on business, politics, sport and social issues.
As a media trainer, Mark has coached dozens of TV and print journalists how to present and communicate effectively on air.
Mark was a superb host, striking just the right balance between the seriousness of the evening (since the award entries covered everything from war in Syria to child sexual abuse) and engaging the audience through just the right amount of humour to keep the evening lively.
During the on-stage interviews with award winners, Mark gained the trust of those he spoke to, getting them to open up about the challenges of telling some of the most difficult stories of the year.
The Association for International Broadcasting has no hesitation in recommending Mark Barton - he will bring creativity, knowledge, understanding and sparkle to any event.
-Simon Spanswick, CEO of Association for International Broadcasting
It has been a pleasure to work with Mark Barton for the last 3 years, where he has moderated key sessions at the annual Zurich Global Risk Management Summit, a business meeting where Zurich's large global customers come together to learn about the latest issues on the risk agenda.
Mark is a true professional, who is very easy to work with and he ensures a compelling dialogue on the day.
-Tine Thorsen, Former Global Head of Market Development, Global Corporate, Zurich Insurance. Tine is now Director of Marketing & Communications for Europe, Eurasia and Africa at Chubb.
Mark Barton chaired a plenary panel entitled ‘Global Governance in a Changing World’ at the 2019 Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal.
Mark was very charismatic, sharp-witted and engaging throughout the panel, which featured Former Prime Minister of Romania Dacian Ciolos, Former Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme, Portugal’s Minister of Economy Pedro Siza Vieira and Former President of Slovenia Danilo Türk.
Mark is an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him as a conference moderator and host.
-Dr Frank-Jürgen Richter, Founder and Chairman, Horasis: The Global Visions Community