CFO Summit

Date: March 2-3, 2017
Location: Ft. Lauderdale Hilton

CFO Summit Co-chairs: 

  • Dave Bestler, EVP/CFO, Hubbard Radio
  • Brett Fennell, CFO & EVP of National Ad Platforms, Cox Media Group 

MFM hosts a CFO Summit annually, a gathering of industry leaders exchanging ideas and discussing the issues facing their industry.

Why attend MFM CFO Summit?
Rest assured, all of the burning issues facing CFOs and media executives who deal directly with financial management processes will be dealt with in no holds barred discussions at this innovative summit. We look for real solutions to the real problems you face every day. We know that the theories underpinning current developments in financial management processes don't necessarily pan out in the real world, particularly when examined in a global context. Which is why we invite you to attend so you can discuss your thoughts and feelings openly, and connect with like-minded people. The MFM CFO Summit is a prime opportunity for you to air your personal and business challenges with your peers. And...attendees can obtain a up to 11.5 CPE Credits over the 2-day summit.

Registration limited to most senior financial executives in media companies.  MFM reserves the right to refuse registration requests that do not meet registration criteria. 

Official Summit Hotel:
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Phone Number: 954-414-2222
Reservation Cutoff Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Room Rate: $319.00
Group Name: MFM CFO Summit 2017

Group Code: MFM

Click Here to reserve your room online.

Registration Rates: 

Until February 1, 2017
Member $1,895
Non-member $2,145*
*includes trial membership to MFM 

After February 1, 2017
Member $2,395
Non-member $2,645*
*includes trial membership to MFM

Printable Registration Form 

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)

Wednesday, March 1
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Registration / Dinner on own

Thursday, March 2
7:30-8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast & Registration
Sponsored by Szabo Associates

8:20-9:30 AM
Welcome, Introductions and
Opening Keynote - Economic Overview
Speaker: Tom Joyce, Managing Director | Capital Markets Strategist, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Capital Markets & Treasury Solutions

9:30-10:30 AM
Industry Economic Trends
Speakers: Wissam Kairouz, Managing Director,  Morgan Stanley | Global Capital Markets & Harlan J. Wakoff, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley | Investment Banking Division,  Constantine Darras | Managing Director, Morgan Stanley | Leveraged Finance

10:30-10:50 AM
Refreshment Break
Sponsored by BARR Credit Services

10:50-11:50 AM
D.C. Update
Speaker: Jason Rademacher, special counsel, Cooley LLP regulatory communications practice

12:00-1:00 PM
Sponsored by Chubb

1:15-2:15 PM
Research Trends in Media Usage
Speaker: Brent Magid, President and CEO, Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc. 

2:15-3:15 PM
Employment Hot Topics
Speaker: Jim Barnum, Attorney, Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.; Brenda Smeby, VP, Human Resources, Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.

3:15-3:40 PM
Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Bond & Pecaro

3:40-4:40 PM
Speaker: Brad SmithSenior Vice President, Revenue & Operations, Videa

5:30-6:30 PM
Sponsored by Videa and AnchorOps

7:00 PM
Dinner on own... Optional Group Dinner (separate checks)
@ Beauty & the Feast, 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Ft Lauderdale

Friday, March 3
7:30-8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Marketron

8:00-9:00 AM
CFO Roundtable
Moderated by: Dave Bestler, CFO, Hubbard Radio; Brett Fennell, CFO, Cox Media Group 

9:00-10:00 AM
Speakers: Sandhi Kozsuch, Pearl and Jerry Fritz, EVP, Strategic and Legal Affairs of ONEMedia

10:00-10:20 AM
Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Sciarrino & Schubert

10:20-11:20 AM
The Connected Car
Speakers: Fred Jacobs and Paul Jacobs - Jacobs Media Strategies  

11:20-12:20 PM
Strategic Planning
Speaker: Greg Portell, AT Kearney  

12:30-1:30 PM
Box Lunch 

Summit Ends