Mediagrowth Summit Speakers

MAY 29 - 31, 2019, Chicago – B2B Media Leaders Shaping the Future

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Chris Battaglia

CEO World Pension Summit, VP/Group Publisher, Crain’s Pensions and Investment

Media brands in this challenging environment are finding it difficult to compete on the global stage as their business models are besieged with constant pressures. Pensions & Investments, a leading brand for institutional investors has used a variety of strategies to build, buy and partner around the world to secure its global media platform.

Bruce Cummings

Chief Executive Officer – Advantage Business Marketing

Bruce brings extensive domestic and international experience in marketing, product development, business development and sales in both public and private companies. Bruce specializes in the customer service, high technology and manufacturing fields, and brings more than 30 years of experience in growth and turnaround ventures.

Christoph Trappe

Chief Content Engagement Director – Stamats Business Media

Christoph Trappe is a career storyteller who has worked as a journalist, change agent and content marketing executive. He is a global keynote speaker, frequent blogger, trainer and two-time author. His teams’ digital initiatives have been recognized globally. 

  Chris currently leads content and digital transformation in B2B publishing for three leading brands at Stamats Communications. […]

David Colford

President, Chief Revenue Officer – Hanley Wood Media

Dave Colford is the president of Hanley Wood Media, the premier media, information, and marketing services company serving the residential and commercial design and construction industry. Dave leads top-line growth programs for the company's building-product manufacturer (BPM) customer base.

Joyce Neth

VP Audience Development – WATT Global Media

Joyce Neth is Vice President, Director of Audience Development & Research for WATT Global Media. She is responsible for attracting, retaining and engaging audience for WATT’s information products and events that serve the agribusiness and pet food manufacturing industries. She creates insights for strategic decisions, audience marketing, product marketing and proprietary research using knowledge from WATT’s database of audience behavior and demographics.

Kyle Shay

Digital Director – Annex Business Media

Kyle hails from the creative side of town. Years of lessons learned and successes earned in boutique ad agencies, dot-coms and Canada’s largest B2B media company has shaped his innovative approach to building effective digital strategies. Known for his unique and actionable insights, Kyle aims to ultimately hone an effective product or message and serve it, in context, to a willing audience, any way they want to see it. 

Taggart Henderson

CEO – BNP Media

Taggart Henderson is an owner and Co-CEO of BNP Media, a family held, diversified b-to-b media company founded in 1926 and headquartered in Troy, MI. He began working for BNP in 1995. In 2001, he and his two brothers became the fourth generation to run the company.

Thomas Kemp

Thomas Kemp, CEO – Northstar Travel Media

Tom Kemp joined Northstar Travel Group in January 2009. He has a unique combination of experience as a senior operating executive and private equity investor in business-to-business information, events, and media. Tom has provided the strategic vision and leadership to transform Northstar to the leading high growth, multiplatform, information, marketing solutions and e-commerce Company serving the global travel industry.

Christopher Chalk

VP/Grp Pub. Chief Exec. Grp.

Chris Chalk, Vice President and Publisher of Chief Executive Group is responsible for revenue generation and growth through sales of integrated marketing programs to B2B marketers seeking to engage with the CEO and board member communities CEG serves.

Rick Kline, Jr.

President – Gardner Business Media, Inc.

Rick is president and fourth-generation co-owner of Gardner Business Media, the premier publisher for the heart of manufacturing in North America—providing relevant information of keen interest to the people who power plants, shops, and factories.