Top Management Meeting 2007
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2007 Top Management – Transformation: How to Make it Happen Now
Monday November 5, 2007
Business Development Committee Meeting
12:30- 2:00 pm
Agri Council Luncheon
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luncheon – Marketing Committee Top Management Meeting Agenda
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Smaller Publishers Seminar: Enhancing Your Integrated Product Offerings
2:30- 3:30 pm
The world of B2B Video
Ellis Booker, Editor, BtoB
Greg Watt, President/ CEO, Watt Publishing Company
Jason Breed, Senior Director of Sales, Neighborhood America
Guy Nouri, Founder/CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dragonfly
Scott Roulet, VP of Business Development, Cygnus Business Media
3:30- 4:30 pm
Toni Nevitt, President, Emedia Advantage
Gavin Bishop, Manager, Publisher Solutions, Google
Rob Goulding, Sales Manager, Google Business Solutions
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
ABM’s Media Cost report: 3 Year Financial Trends
Hear top B-to-B Media industry executives provide their take on the financial trend analysis from the past three years, and how they use this information in business planning and strategy.
Discussion led by Tony Silber, Editor & Publisher Folio:
Participants:Peter Goldstone, President, Magazines, Hanley Wood & Peter Hoyt, President, Hoyt Publishing
With opening and closing remarks from a JEGI Managing Director.
Ron Pompei, Creative Director/CEO, Pompei A.D. LLC
Unleashing Your Brand Potential
Learn startling new approaches to Brand Marketing
Tuesday November 6, 2007
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Increase Your Sales Digitally
We all know the Industry is growing 20% + Compound Annual Growth Rate - are you there? Assess your growth, by comparing yourself with industry leaders who are shaping the digital revolution.
- Rich Gordon, Associate Professor, Director of Digital Media in Education, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
- Aaron Kahlow, Managing Partner, BusinessOnline
- Bill Kinross, VP, Group Publisher, Marketing & Technology Group. - using digital technology to go global
- James Warner, Co-Publisher, Shore Publishing
8:45am – 9:15 am
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Cash in on Your Magazine's Brand
Using the Equity of your magazine brand to launch or enhance your Face- to- Face events
Cherif Moujabber, Consultant-Creative Expos & Conferences, Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority
John Failla, CEO, Tesoro Events
Rick Gerritz, CEO, BDMetrics
Britton Jones, President/CEO, Business Journals Inc.
10:15 am – 11:45 am
Keeping Magazines Hot
Magazines continue to be our anchor. Learn from magazine industry leaders who are driving their publications in declining markets. Hear how they grow their top and bottom lines and increase their margins.
Dick Ryan, President/CEO, ZweigWhite
-Scott Donaton, Publisher, Advertising Age
-Peter Goldstone, President, Hanley Wood Business Media
-Mike Reilly, President/ CEO, Randall Reilly Publishing
11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Magazine Panel breakouts
Magazines continue to be our anchors. Learn from magazine industry leaders from their experiences in both growing and diminishing markets, how they drive their top and bottom lines and increase their margins. The panel presentation will be followed by 5 break out sessions, 3 of which deal w/increasing your top line, 2 of which will be about improving your bottom line. Following the luncheon, each break out team will report their big ideas.
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Matt Preschern, VP, Small and Media Business (SMB) & Ecosystem Communications, IBM
Learn howa world- class company is advancing business through technology.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Magazine Results from Break outs
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
At Spring Meeting we discussed the new role of the workforce executive. What are the next steps after the workforce executive joins the C-suite?
Ed Koller, The Howard, Sloan, Koller Group
- Karina Clausen, Sr VP, Synnecta
- Chris Majer, CEO, The Human Potential Project
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Expanding Your Event Offerings Digitally
Make Your Events Live 365 days a year
Hear from the experts on how digital applications such as webcasts, podcasts, and virtual trade shows can enhance the Face-to-Face experience.
Angelo Varrone, President/CEO, ExpoNation LLC
- John Grosshandler, CEO/Founder, eComXpo
- Gogi Gupta, Technology Consultant, IDG World Expo & Founder, Gupta Media
- Guy Piekarz, President/CEO & Co-Founder, Unisfair
- Vincent Polito, Senior VP, Reed Exhibitions N.A.
Dinner at Brasserie Jo
Wednesday November 7, 2007
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Committee & Council Update Breakfast
Jeff Lapin, President, Farm Progress Companies
-Cindy Braddon, Vice President Government Affairs, The McGraw Hill Companies (Chair of ABM’s Information Policy Committee) (invited)
-Michael Lavitt, Senior Content Producer, Aviation Week (Chair of ABM’s Digital Media Committee)
-Ed Gillette, President, Scranton Gillette Communications (Chair of ABM’s Business Development Committee)
- Gary Vorpahl, Director of Marketing, W.D. Hoard and Sons Company (Chair of ABM’s Agri Counil)
9:15 am – 10:15 am
IT: Making Technology Work for You
At Spring Meeting you heard the strategic approach to IT. Hear from experts on the tactical applications of IT to different disciplines.
Chris Kevorkian, Vice President, Network, Business.com
-John Blanchard, VP, Manufacturing, Reed Business Information
-Diane Burley, Industry Specialist, Nstein Technologies
-Patrik Dyberg, VP Technology for the Business Information Group, McGraw-Hill Companies
-Rose Southard, IT Director, Putman Media, Inc
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Business Information What is It, How to Build It and Monetize It
Whether you call it rich data or business information, it is critical to your company’s growth.
Marion Minor, President/CEO, M2MEDIA360
- James G. Elliot, President, James G. Elliott Co., Inc.
- Marc Ferrara, CEO, Jobson Medical Research
- Patricia Joseph, VP, CMO, Advanstar
- Megan St. John, Managing Director, Infocommerce
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Learn from the people at the top how they’re changing the face of our business.
Robert Biolchini, President/CEO, PennWell Corporation
- Stacy Bearse, President and CEO, Blood- Horse Publications
- Kerry Gumas, President, Questex
- Dan Lagani, President/CEO, Fairchild Publications
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
International Advisory Council Luncheon: Building Global Partnerships
Mike Whalen, Senior Director/Global Brand Development, CMP Technology
-Erwin Fidelis Reisch, CEO, Alfons W. Gentner Verlag GmbH & Co.k. Gr.
-Liu Liehong, President/CEO, China Center for Information Industry Development Center (CCID Group)
-R. Christopher Lund, Director, Grupo Lund de Editoras
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