April 26, 2023
New York, NY

Event Sponsors


Wednesday, 04/26

8:15 AM
8:15 AM ET
Registration & Check-In
8:30 AM
8:30 AM ET
Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:15 AM
9:15 AM ET
Opening Remarks
Joe Mandese, Editor-in-Chief, MediaPost 
9:30 AM
9:30 AM ET
Upfront 2023-2024
TV's upfront advertising market period tries another tune this season -- one where a chorus of new currencies, increased flexibilities, and innovative cross-platform business outcome guarantees have become pressing mantras. What really will make it to the bottomline as media agencies and TV networks search for common ground? Legacy TV-media measures could hold back the size and scope of these transitions. We look for answers.
Wayne Friedman, West Coast Editor, MediaPost 
Maureen Bosetti, Chief Partnerships Officer, Initiative 
Mike Fisher, Executive Director, Investment Innovation, GroupM 
Michael O'Connor, EVP, Next Video Investment, Horizon Media 
David Sederbaum, EVP Head of Video Investment, Dentsu Media US 
10:15 AM
10:15 AM ET
Sponsor Spotlight Presentation
10:45 AM
10:45 AM ET
Upfront 2028-2029
What will the “post-currency” era of upfront marketplaces look like? Tune into a conversation top media buyers and chief investment officers to learn how the not-to-distant future of a converged linear/non-linear TV/video marketplace will evolved based on Big Data, consumer privacy, clean rooms, "certification," and a new frontier of identity resolution methods that will have emerged to replace the upfront’s long-standing “GRP” gold standard and how that will affect the supply-and-demand dynamics of upfront negotiations.
Joe Mandese, Editor-in-Chief, MediaPost 
Dani Benowitz, President, MAGNA 
Jason Kanefsky, Former Managing Partner-Marketplace Intelligence, Havas Media 
Barry Lowenthal, Former CEO, Media Kitchen 
Deirdre McGlashan, Chief Media Officer, Stagwell 
Shelby Saville, Chief Investment Officer, PMX US 
11:30 AM
11:30 AM ET
Sponsor Spotlight Presentation
11:40 AM
11:40 AM ET
Coffee and Networking


The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
Grand Ballroom
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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For questions regarding sponsorship of this event please contact Seth Oilman, SVP, Chief Revenue Officer at seth@mediapost.com.


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For general summit inquiries please contact Seth Oilman, SVP, Chief Revenue Officer at seth@mediapost.com.

VIP Program

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MediaPost strives for excellence in its coverage of media, marketing and advertising. Our mission is to critically engage key questions for brand marketers, media buyers, sellers and emerging platforms. We choose speakers exclusively for their ability to bring perspective and insight to our stage. All conferences are programmed by proven, expert, unbiased journalists. MediaPost has never and will never engage in "pay to play" conferencing.