Overview: Discuss some of what’s on the horizon for the media industry in the coming year. This ever-popular annual event focuses on issues that will impact media companies in the year ahead. Among the speakers is Jared DiPalma, CFO of NBC News. He’ll explain how the journalism unit plans to expand globally, an effort that will be enhanced by NBCUniversal’s recent purchase of Sky. And he’ll also discuss coverage of the 2020 elections. Another Outlook speak is the well-known media analyst Marci Ryvicker, managing director at Wolfe Research. She’ll discuss the challenges facing programmers, cable operators and newer media entrants as they navigate the rapid change in consumer viewing habits. 

Outlook is overseen by two co-chairs: Antonella Ricciardi, senior vice president and group controller at NBCUniversal, and George Berbari, director, international finance at A+E Networks.

Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 8:00am - 12:20pm 

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


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Planned Topics:

  • Media Analyst Outlook
  • Streaming Wars
  • Cybersecurity
  • and the 2020 Presidential Election

Tentative Agenda:

  8:00 AM  Registration
  8:00 AM –   8:30 AM Optional Breakfast
  8:30 AM –   8:40 AM Co-Chairs – welcome and introductions
  8:40 AM –   9:30 AM Keynote Address
  9:30 AM – 10:20 AM Session #2
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM – 11:30 AM Session #3
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM Session #4

Questions? Call 1-847-716-7000. Registration deadline is September 5 at 5:00pm Central. Registrations received after 09/5/18 will be charged a $50 late fee. All written cancellations need to be sent to MFM prior to 09/5/19. Any cancellations received 09/5/19 that date will not be eligible for a refund.

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