New York, NY - April 25, 2019

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Agenda

Thursday, 04/25

8:00 AM
Registration & Check-In
8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM
Opening Remarks
9:00 AM
Upfront 2019-2020
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 2019-20 be upfront business as usual?
Moderator
Wayne Friedman, West Coast Editor, MediaPost 
PanelistS
Gibbs Haljun, Managing Director, Media Investment, GroupM 
Jason Kanefsky, Chief Investment Officer, Havas Media 
Mike Law, Head of US Media Investment, Dentsu Aegis Network 
John Muszynski, Chief Investment Officer, Publicis Media Exchange (PMX) 
10:10 AM
Coffee & Networking
10:30 AM
Upfront 2023-2024
With Madison Avenue pushing science, logic and better data targeting, will programmatic trading finally be the undoing of program haggling? Interpublic's Mediabrands predicts -- that with the exception of election years -- TV advertising is now in a permanent recession. Meanwhile, Publicis’ Rishad Tobaccowala predicts as much as 30% of all advertising will disappear by 2024, mainly because consumers will divert their attention to non-ad-supported options like subscription VOD, etc. What do these changes portend for network TV’s annual sales bazaar? Will the upfront remain the last vestige of old school face-to-face -- or martini-to-martini -- human negotiating.
Moderator
Joe Mandese, Editor-in-Chief, MediaPost 
PanelistS
Adam Gerber, Global President, Media, Essence 
Tom Goodwin, Executive Vice President -- Head of Innovation, Zenith Media 
Arthur Muldoon, Co-CEO at Amnet Group US / Co-Founder, Accordant Media 
Jonathan Steuer, Chief Research Officer, Omnicom Media Group 
Catherine Warburton, Chief Investment Officer, Assembly 
11:15 AM
Coffee & Networking
11:30 AM
Conference Concludes

Venue

The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
Rooftop
New York, New York, 10017
The Yale Club is located on the corner at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets, across from the western entrance to Grand Central Station.

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