Overview: Discuss some of what’s on the horizon for the coming year.

Date: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 7:30am - 12:00pm (includes light breakfast and break)

Registration Deadline: September 7*

Offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP
1251 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 17
New York, New York


  • MFM member - $99
  • MFM corporate member - $79
  • Never Member w/ trial membership - $250 

(*Rates increase $50 on 9/7/18 - No on-site registrations taken.)

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7:30 AM – 12:00 PM                      
Registration (17th Floor at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, NYC) 

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Light Breakfast sponsored by National Captioning Institute

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcome and Introductions by Co-Chairs

  • Stuart Benson, CFO, Helios and Matheson
  • Jeana Stanley, VP Finance, Hearst Corporation

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM
Keynote Address: 2019 Outlook for Media Businesses
The Market Implications of Global Disarray
Speaker: Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Private Wealth Solutions, Blackstone 
(F/1 CPE/O)

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM 
Panel: Consumer Content Consumption Trends
Speaker: Peter Katsingris, Senior Vice President, Audience Insights, Nielsen

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM
Networking Break  

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM 
Panel: The Blockchain Wave: What Might this Technology do for - and to - the Media Industry
Andrew Levine, Content Director, Steemit; Peter McAliney, Ph.D., Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education, Montclair State University; Prakash Santhana, Managing Director Payments Integrity, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
Moderator: Richard Taub, Managing Director, Pequan Group

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel: #MeToo and Other Employment Law Issues
Speaker: David M. Wissert, Chair, Employment Group, and Amy Komoroski Wiwi, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
(BL/1 CPE/O)

12:00 PM 
Seminar Adjourns

CPE information for CPAs 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES/ADVANCE PREPARATION: No course prerequisites or advanced preparation are required for any sessions.     



Area – Maximum Number of CPE Credits


Business Law - 1


Finance - 1


Specialized Knowledge and Applications - 2

CPE: 1 CPE credit available for a minimum of 50 minutes participation. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.  Attendance at all CFO Summit sessions qualifies each CPA, or other person entitled to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours, for up to four [4] CPE credits

Those eligible for CPE credits will be asked to sign in to receive a CPE certificate.  They will also receive a program evaluation form which they are encouraged to complete.  Attendance forms are kept on file for six (6) years.

Media Financial Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 


Keynote Address – The Market Implications of Global Disarray

  • Demonstrable understanding of a minimum of three global factors that are likely to affect the U.S. economy in 2019.

Consumer Content Consumption Trends

  • Provide at least one example of how new technologies and enhanced social platforms have changed media consumption;
  • Ability to thoughtfully discuss how change in devices connected to TV set is changing media consumption.
The Blockchain Wave: What Might this Technology do for - and to - the Media Industry
  • Explain how blockchain technology can be used by media businesses;
  • Discuss potential staffing needs or changes related to the implementation of blockchain.

#MeToo – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Can Your Company Do To Prevent It?

  • Identify a minimum of two factors that may have contributed to an environment in which sexual harassment was ignored;
  • List a minimum of two business considerations related to the future use of non-disclosure agreements and confidential settlements for sexual harassment claims.