MGES Agenda

April 10 - 12, 2018Long-Term Growth Built On B2B Media’s Core Values. Industry leaders will share best practices in B2B Media


  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  
    CEO Panel: 
    Strategies for Growth
    Building Success in One Vertical with a Virtual Company
    Tim Fixmer, CEO, CCI Media,
    Building Success in One Vertical with a Virtual Company
    Ted Markle, COO, Annex Business Media
    Leveraging Your Audience, Developing a Research Panel 
    Peter Stamats, COO, Stamats Media
  • 4:30 pm
    Roundtable Discussions on Current Challenges in B2B Media
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Welcome Reception


  • 8:00 am – 8:15 am
    Introduction of MediaGrowth Executive Summit and MediaGrowth Strategies
    Kathi Simonsen, President, Simonsen Sales & Marketing  
  • 8:15 am – 9:15 am
    Insights, Imperatives and Ideas from the Front Lines
    Eric Bearly, Publisher, Bobit Business Media
  • 9:15 am

  • 9:20
    Attracting and Retaining Talent in Today’s Socially-Enabled Digital World 
    Greg Watt, CEO, Watt Global Business Media

  • 10:05 am

  • 10:15 am
    Networking and Refreshments in the Breakout Room
    Spend a few moments with some coffee and colleagues, then get to know the Charter Partners and Sponsors that helped make this summit possible.

  • 10:45 am
    Building a Global Brand
    Chris Battaglia, CEO, WorldPensionSummit, VP/Grp Pub, Crain’s Pensions and Investments 
  • 11:30 am
  • 11:35 am
    Content as a Paid App: a Case Study for a Recurring Revenue Stream
    Elizabeth Green, CEO, Brief Media
  • 12:05 pm – 1:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm
    Round Table Discussions on Growth Strategies
  • 2:30 pm
  • 2:35 pm
    Revenue Growth From TradeShows and Events
    Nancy Walsh, President, Reed Exhibitions 
  • 3:30 pm

  • 3:35 pm

  • 4:00 pm
    How to Implement a Profitable Video Strategy
    Chris Hartnett, Digital Publisher, Hart Energy
  • 4:30 pm
    Speaker on Technology that Drives Revenue in B2B Media
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Reception: Gather for Pre-Dinner Appetizers
    Enjoy a couple of drinks and good conversations.
    Organize a Group of Your Colleagues for Dinner (On your own)
  • 7:00 pm
    CEO Dinner exclusively for B2B Media C-Suite Executives
    By Invitation Only – RSVP by 3/15/18.  


  • 8:00 am
    Developing Your Editorial (Tech) Team
    Kate Hand, Director of Editorial Operations, Gardner Business Media
  • 8:45 am
    User Experience Impacting User Behavior
    Tara May Tesimu, Chief Digital Officer, Winsight Media
  • 9:15 am
  • 9:20 am
    Building & Leveraging Research Driven Thought Leadership to Build Content, Connectivity and Revenue
    Paul Mattoli, Director of Sales, Journal of New England Medicine
  • 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am
    Media In the World of Measurement-Based Communication
    Leslie Galbraith, CMO, DGS Marketing
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:05 am
    Utilizing Data to Effectively Identify High Potential Partners
    Robb Coltrin, VP/MetroStudy, Hanley Wood
  • 12:00

2016 Speaker Video

Paul Tourbaf, Group President, Hanley Wood spoke at MGS 2016 about why his conferences/events/awards are so profitable.  Video is under 3 minutes.

The MediaGrowth Summit is open exclusively to B2B Media Executives of all levels. This is a collaborative event with a strong focus on meeting everyone’s needs. Agenda is subject to change. To give your input and to receive answers to your questions, contact Kathi Simonsen.