Media Credit Seminar - NY

BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, has scheduled a full-day seminar focusing on high level credit-related issues for the media industry’s credit professionals, including those serving its magazine, newspaper, television, radio, cable, out-of-home, interactive and digital media segments. The BCCA Media Credit Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 from 8 am-6:30 pm, at the offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP, 1251 Ave of the Americas, in Midtown Manhattan (between 49th and 50th Streets; and 6th and 7th Avenues).

In addition to the formal sessions, the event serves as an opportunity for media credit professionals and executives from across the country to come together to share ideas and best practices for the ever-changing media credit and collections function. The seminar will also feature a closing reception that is open to reception-only registrants as well as seminar attendees as well as a mini-expo that allows companies and organizations that support the industry’s credit and collections programs to provide updates on their products and services.



8:00am - 8:30am          

Registration Desk Opens
Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am           

Introduction & Welcome from Seminar Committee 

8:45am - 9:45am           

Keynote Speaker - Credit Trends in Business & the Economy
Speaker: Richard Hastings, Macro Strategist, Seaport Global Securities LLC
Sponsored by ABC-Amega

9:45am - 10:15am       

Break w/ Exhibitors sponsored by CCR 

10:15am - 11:15am      

Digital Best Practices - How all the worlds connect
Moderator: Edward Mockus, Director Ads Sales Credit & Collections, Scripps Networks Interactive
Panelist:Ian Seeram, Director, Programmatic Solutions, AMC Networks; and Tony Pernice, Digital Account Planner, Scripps Networks Interactive

11:15am - 12:00pm       

Key Performance Indicators: 5 Things You Need to Extend Credit 
Panelist: Cecile de la Rosa, Sr Credit Manager, Corporate Credit, The Walt Disney Company

12:00pm - 12:45pm  

sponsored by Szabo Associates

12:45pm - 1:45pm          

Help Us, Help You: Agency Policy & Procedures
Moderator: Christine Lipani, AMC Networks
Panelist: Dina Bank, Horizon Media

1:45pm - 2:30pm 

Media Whys Update (Q&A)
Panelists: Arcelia Pimentel, BCCA; Mark Kohls, Business Credit Reports; and Tonya Sorrells, Hearst Television     

2:30pm - 2:50pm         

Break w/ Exhibitors (raffle drawings and dessert)

2:50pm - 3:30pm

Credit Cards - Chargebacks & Cyber Security
Moderator: Eileen Sweeney, A/R Manager, Outbrain
Speaker: Melissa Lewis and Danny Haggerty, Basys Processing

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Legal Matters - Discussion to include: Credit, Collections, Bankruptcy, Political Advertising, Liability, Gov't Regulations, etc..... 
Speakers: Wanda Borges, member, Borges & Associates [presentation]; Mary Seymour, partner, Lowenstein Sandler

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Cocktail Reception w/ networking and raffle drawings
Co-sponsored by Cox Reps and MFM/BCCA


Hotel for Out of Town Attendees:

Club Quarters at Rockefeller Center

25 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019 


Attendee Registration Rates:

  • Full-day registration - $325 (media industry) 
    • – each additional employee from same company - $250 (media industry) 
  • Full-day registration - Associate/Vendor $475* 
  • Reception Only (5:00pm -6:30pm) - $45

[click here for registration form]
*Must be MFM member. BCCA reserves the right to refuse registration requests that do not meet registration criteria
(New York Media Credit Group members please notify Michael Denson, group facilitator, to register; all others should download form and send with payment)