Join Your B2B Media Colleagues – MGES Chicago, April 11-13, 2016

at the Elegant 4 Star Renaissance Suites


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


MGES will provide much needed focused media industry networking and discussions on building new revenue streams in a rapidly changing marketing landscape for B2B marketers.  Traditional B2B Media brands are constantly challenged …I am greatly looking forward to the content and conversations.”    Peter Stamats, COO, Stamats 


We need an all business conference that is focused on publishing’s core values while at the same time highlighting new and innovative ideas.  Senior level marketers speaking on how they currently spend B2B budgets and on where they see the trends going will help us prepare to meet their  future needs…”  Keith Crain, Chairman, Crain 


“Collaboration through networking has always been the cornerstone of smart B2B professionals.  The speed of change… None of us have all the answers, but our collective experience leverages our ability to continue to grow our business.”   Ann O’Neill, SVP, Scranton Gillette/SGC Horizon 


In the rapidly changing world of B2B media, it is worthwhile to network with other executives to share ideas and solve challenges every company faces.  The MediaGrowth Summit will encourage discussion with the best minds in the industry.”
Paul Tourbaf, Group President, Hanley Wood 


…Quality speakers and topics spark an interest … among keen-minded publishing executives.  MGES will be a forum for such thought-provoking ideas and discussions … investing in products that will not only generate high margins but build sustainable business models is critical to long-term success and longevity.  Elizabeth Green, CEO/Founder, Brief Media

Join Colleagues MGES Chicago, April 11-13, 2016



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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.

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At MediaGrowth Executive Summit 2016 you will:

  • Hear from CMOs from diverse industries – Who is Your Future Customer?
  • Benefit from the experiences of successful B2B media executives and how they are succeeding in today’s market.
  • Explore new revenue sources.
  • Consider the latest trends in media models that honor core values
  • Receive information on technology advancements that will help you thrive in a world which is continually being disrupted and reshaped.
  • Connect with B2B media executive colleagues and a limited number of quality industry suppliers, no non-B2B Media attendees

B2B Media Executives Attending MGES

Annex Publishing – John MacPherson, VP, Business Development
Bobit Business Media – Ty Bobit, CEO, Eric BearlyPublisher
Brief Media – Elizabeth Green, CEO/Founder, Kim Keller, VP of Sales, Cheryl Sutton, COO
Columbia Books – Frank Finn, COO/EVP, Emily Howard, Group Publisher
Crain Communications – Rance Crain, President
Didier and Broderick – Steve Loerch, Owner
Foodservice Equipment Reports – Robin Ashton, Pres., Bob Wolters, CEO
Gardner Business Media – Melissa Skavlem, COO
GIE Media – Chris Foster, CEO, Jim Keefe, EVP, Christina Warner, VP/Audience Dev., Mike DiFranco, Group Pub. Jim Gilbride, Group Pub.
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
Key Communications – Debra Levy, CEO
Lake Media, Carmen Lake, Owner
Lebhar Friedman – Randall Friedman, CEO
MJH Associates – Jack Lepping, Vice Chairman
MTG Media Group – Jim Franklin, Chairman, Bill Kinross, VP/Group Publisher, Bill McDowell, VP/Editorial
Mystic Media – Dan Bolton, CEO
NAVC/ Eastern State Veterinary Assoc. – Thomas Bohn, CEO, Eugene O’Neill, CFO, Beth Thompson, VP/Medical Dir., Nick Paolo, Publisher
Penton – Joann Kropp, VP, Customer Data Solutions
Putman Media – John M. Cappelletti, CEO, Keith Larson, VP/Content, Rick Kasper, CFO, Mike Brenner, Publisher, Brian Marz, Publisher
Scranton Gillette/ SGC Horizons – Ann O’Neill, SVP/HR, Dave Shreiner, SVP/CFO, Joel Hughes, SVP, Data Development, Greg Tres, Publisher
Stamats Media – Peter Stamats, Owner/COO, Jack Brannigan, President
Tech Briefs Media Group – Joe Pramberger, President
United Publications – Brook Taliaferro, CEO, Rick Rector, EVP
Verusmed /NewsRX– Roscoe Smith, CEO/COO
Winsight Media – Chris Keating, Chief Brand Officer

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Space is Limited.   Register for MGES by March 3rd, 2016 to receive a discount on the Summit.  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
Recognizing innovative and profitable integrated marketing programs sold to assist customers in meeting marketing goals. 

Recognition is an even more powerful motivator than money

* Executives registered to attend MGES may nominate their team for the award. 

*  Team consists of the people who made the integrated marketing program happen including sales, marketing, admin, audience dev., editorial, digital, management...

*  Each member of the team will receive a signed certificate recognizing their contribution.  The MediaGrowth Award will be presented at MGES.  

* Award finalists and winners will be chosen by MGES advisory board and will be recognized on the MGES website and by email blast.  Nomination and judging process monitored by BPA Worldwide. 

For more info and an application, contact Kathi Simonsen. 


“Private publishers have always been the long-term investor in B2B Media. This is a long overdue event.”  Brook Taliaferro, CEO, United Publications


Success in B2B media is about building relationships at the upper levels and solving customers’ problems so they can grow their businesses…I’m thrilled to be involved.”  Roscoe Smith, CEO, VerusMed, COO, News RX


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