MediaPost gathers the buyers behind the billions to provide insights on this year's upfront and a look into the future. Over breakfast and two panel discussions, the most influential buyers in the business will discuss the current market and forecast the next five years for the industry.

"MediaPost’s 2015 Outfront was a terrific event—insightful, thought-provoking and fun. It’s always interesting to hear the thoughts and perceptions of today’s leading advertising executives. "


Recorded from MediaPost's 2015 Outfront Forum:

Previous Speakers

David Cohen Universal McCann Chief Investment Officer
Chris Geraci OMD USA President, National Broadcast Investment
Jason Kanefsky Havas Media EVP, Strategic Investments
Adam Kasper Havas Media, North America Chief Media Officer
Barry Lowenthal The Media Kitchen President
John Muszynski Spark Chief Investment Officer
Gibbs Haljun GroupM Managing Director, Media Investment
Melissa Shapiro MediaVest President-Investment

Previous Agenda

8:00 AM - Registration & Check-in

8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - Upfront 2015-2016 
      After decades of predicting the upfront's deathknell, television's advanced advertising sales season is alive and well, and bigger than ever. Yes, the Big 4 broadcast networks, may be squeezed by an increasing number of cable and digital players, but there is more attention, frenzy and hype in the upfront marketplace than ever before. Will ad budgets follow, or have alternative options gotten to the point that advertisers and media buyers no longer feel pressured and may just sit things out. Or will 2015-16 be upfront business as usual?

10:00 AM - Upfront 2020-2021
      With Madison Avenue pushing science, logic and better data targeting, will programmatic trading finally be the undoing of program haggling? Interpublic's Mediabrands predicts by the end of 2015, 50% of all media will be bought via machine automation -- how much of that will impact TV's annual sales bazaar? Or will the upfront remain the last vestige of old school face-to-face -- or martini-to-martini -- human negotiating.

11:00 AM - Coffee & Networking

11:30 AM - Conference Concludes