MFM’s Annual Conference Set For May 22-24
As the world’s events and economic conditions continue to affect virtually every industry, there has never been a more imperative time for media and entertainment finance professionals to move the industry forward. On May 22-24 the largest gathering of like-minded experts will convene to learn and share knowledge during Media Financial Management Association’s (MFM) 63rd Annual Conference in Los Angeles. This event will address the complex issues facing professionals across all financial disciplines of every media sector so they can guide their companies on crucial matters including strategic direction, revenue goals and long-term corporate vision.
“This year — perhaps more than any other in recent memory — is critical for finance professionals in media and entertainment to glean as much information as possible and continue to arm themselves for the future of the industry,” said Joseph Annotti, MFM president and CEO. “The only thing certain in 2023 is that we will all face challenges. Our co-chairs, staff, and our Member Networks curate the Annual Conference, and this year’s conference has been specifically designed to empower you to take on whatever lies ahead.”
With a keynote address from Jim Collins, author of best-selling books Good to Great, Built to Last and Turning the Flywheel, the mission of the Annual Conference is to provide tools, educational insight and networking opportunities that will position media finance professionals to take a key role in creating truly great companies that can withstand future uncertainties.
General sessions feature prominent industry leaders such as Curtis LeGeyt, NAB president-CEO; Stanley Pierre-Lewis, president-CEO of the Entertainment Software Association; and Danielle Coffey, EVP-general counsel of the News Media Alliance, who will discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as a whole.
This year’s Annual Conference, MFM says, “was also designed to make the most of participants’ time. Breakout sessions have been streamlined, offering fewer, but more impactful presentations to allow you to cover more ground in less time, not miss a single session, and glean practicable knowledge from each panel and presenter.”
With sessions such as “Attention and distraction: A sprint through changing entertainment consumption habits, and the financial implications for players in the industry,” “Dual Transformation: doubling your chances for digital success,” and “The Future Landscape of Streaming,” MFM has gathered experts from across a wide range of relevant fields.
Both MFM members and non-members are eligible for advance pricing, and will receive a discount if they register by Tuesday, Jan. 31. Registration rates will increase on Feb. 1. While most participants opt for full conference registration, a daily a la carte option is available for those who can’t attend the full conference. More information and a program preview are available on the website.
Registered participants can earn up to 15 CPE credits.