Join Your B2B Media Colleagues – MGES Chicago, April 3-5, 2017

at a Four Star Hotel near O’Hare airport


Why Attend MGES?
  • Plan Your Future By Listening to Your Customers
  • Network Exclusively with B2B Media Executives
  • Hear New B2B Innovator Trends from Colleagues
  • Build Long-Term Success on B2B Media’s Core Values


At MediaGrowth Executive Summit 2016 you will:

  • Benefit from experiences of successful B2B media executives who are succeeding in today’s market.
  • Explore new revenue sources.
  • Receive information on technology advancements to help you thrive in a world continually being disrupted and reshaped.
  • Considerlatest trends in media models that honor core values
  • Hear CMOs – Who is Your Future Customer?
  • Connect with B2B media executives and a small number of quality suppliers.  No non-B2B Media attendees


“The MGES was a great success.  I rarely attend media conferences but MGES delivered on its promise of connecting leading B-to-B media execs in an environment to share ideas and solutions.  I plan to attend again next year.”  Paul Tourbaf, Group President, Hanley Wood 


I had a wonderful and productive time at the inaugural  MediaGrowth Executive Summit.  The content provided plenty of actionable take-aways and the networking opportunities provided new connections I can tap into for the balance of the year.  I look forward to attending again next spring.”    Peter Stamats, COO, Stamats 


The MediaGrowth Executive Summit was the best publishing event I have personally been to in the last several years. I left with multiple ideas I can apply to my business now, and made many new contacts with other media CEO’s I had never met before. I’m looking forward to coming back next year. Thanks for organizing this important event for our industry.”  Roscoe Smith, CEO, VerusMed and 24/Seven 


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B2B Executives collaborate at MGES to create a very different kind of conference!    Agenda,  SpeakersVenue, Advisory Board, RegisterAttendees, Charter Partners


The MediaGrowth Executive Summit is open exclusively to B2B Media Executives who publish a magazine (print or digital) with titles of Owner, Chair, CEO, COO, CFO, Pres. EVP, SVP, VP, Publisher(Brand Manager).

B2B Media is evolving.  Disruptive technologies are challenging with opportunities as well as threats.  What are our next moves?  Expand your company’s revenue by implementing new strategies and technologies based on the core values that have always made our industry great.  
Please watch 2 minute video intro to MGES below.  


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B2B Media Executives Attending MGES

Annex Publishing – John MacPherson, VP, Business Development
ASME, Nick Ferrari, Director, Publishing Development
Bobit Business Media – Ty Bobit, CEO, Eric BearlyPublisher
Brief Media – Elizabeth Green, CEO/Founder, Cheryl Sutton
CAB Communications, Chris Belbin, Publisher
Cabo Living – Bob Kirstine, Publisher
Chief Executive Group – Chris Chalk, Vice President/Sales
Columbia Books – Emily Howard, Group Publisher
Crain Communications – Rance Crain, President, David Snyder, Publisher
Didier and Broderick – Steve Loerch, Owner
Gardner Business Media – Melissa Skavlem, COO
GIE Media – Chris Foster, CEO, Jim Keefe, EVP, Christina Warner, Dir. Audience Dev., Mike DiFranco, Group Publisher, David Szy, Publisher
Hanley Wood – Paul Tourbaf, Group President
Healthcare Commerce – Nick Basta, CEO
Human Capital Media – Kevin Simpson, VP/COO of MediaTec Publishing
Kantar Media/SRDS – Stephen Davis, President
LBM Journal – Rick Schumacher, Editor & Publisher
Lebhar Friedman – Randall Friedman, CEO
MJH Associates – Erik Lohrmann, Vice President
MTG Media Group – Jim Franklin, Chairman, Mark Lefens, President, Bill Kinross, VP/Group Publisher, Bill McDowell, VP/Editorial
Mystic Media – Dan Bolton, CEO
NAVC/ Eastern State Veterinary Assoc. – Mia Cary, CIO,  Beth Thompson, VP,  Nick Paolo, Pub, Renee Luttrell, Dir. Sales
Penton – Joann Kropp, VP, Customer Data Solutions
Putman Media – John M. Cappelletti, CEO, Keith Larson, VP/Content, Rick Kasper, CFO, Mike Brenner, Publisher, Steve Diogo, Publisher
Rousseau Automotive Communication– Jean-Luc Rousseau, President, Isabelle Courteau, Publisher
Scranton Gillette/ SGC Horizons – Ann O’Neill, SVP/HR, Dave Shreiner, SVP/CFO, Joel Hughes, SVP, Data Development, Greg Tres, Publisher
Simmons Boardman – Bill Streeter, Publisher
Stagnito Business Information – Kollin Stagnito, President, CEO
Stamats Media – Peter Stamats, Owner/COO, Jack Brannigan, President
Tech Briefs Media Group – Joe Pramberger, President
Trade Show Executive – Irene Sperling, Vice President
United Publications – Rick Rector, EVP
Verusmed /NewsRX– Roscoe Smith, CEO/COO
Watt Global Media – Jeff Miller, Global Director
Winsight Media – Chris Keating, Chief Brand Officer, Mark Cullum, VP

View Agenda,   View Speakers

Space is Limited.   There are no membership dues.  





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Maximize your ROI at MGES through win/win strategies that build a strong community of readers/users, advertisers, employees and suppliers. The success you give out will come back to you for years to come!
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MediaGrowth Awards - Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!

Eric Bearly, Bobit Business Media, Beth Green, Brief Media, Joann Kropp, Penton 
Recognizing innovative and profitable integrated marketing programs sold to assist customers in meeting marketing goals. 

* Winners were chosen by MGES advisory board.  Nomination and judging process was monitored by BPA Worldwide. 

To learn why these three were selected to win a MediaGrowth Award go to Bobit Business Media, Brief Media, Penton


“Quality, thought provoking sessions from leaders including Ty Bobit, Paul Toubaf and Peter Stamats to name a few. Plus valuable networking time with old friends and good new contacts. Only Kathi, with her three decades of experience and track record could pull this off. Well done Kathi and see you next year!”  John Cappelletti, CEO/President, Putman Media


“As an attendee of this year’s Media Growth Summit, I was able to make valuable contacts with other executives to discuss the common challenges that all  B-B publishers face. The end result was the incorporation of new ideas and programs into practice with our team as well as an ongoing forum for collaborative thinking.”  Elizabeth Green, CEO/Founder, Brief Media


“My three days at Media Summit proved an interactive experience that provided valuable information from, and engaging conversation with, industry peers.  It provided an opportunity to get fresh perspectives from seasoned media professionals and stakeholders on the current challenges and future potential for B2B media in a platform agnostic world.”   Ann O’Neill, SVP, Scranton Gillette/SGC Horizon