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. From May 22-24, 2023, 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 much-anticipated 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, President and CEO of MFM. "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 Lastand 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, President and CEO of the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), Stanley Pierre-Lewis, President and CEO of ESA (Entertainment Software Association), and Danielle Coffey, Executive Vice President and 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 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 to empower attendees with insight, strategies, and tactics to face the future—all in the heart of the media and entertainment capital of the world.
Both MFM members and non-members are eligible for advance pricing, and will receive a discount if they register by Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Registration rates will increase on February 1, 2023. 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.
About The MFM 2023 Annual Conference
MFM's Annual Conference is the media industry's exclusive source for professional education, targeting all media financial and business professionals. Speakers and panelists will present the latest information on accounting, taxes, internal audit, technology, newspaper, out-of-home, outdoor, television, radio, networks, programming and streaming, digital, games, print, and credit & collection issues. The event will also offer formal and informal networking activities to foster idea sharing and will host an exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for addressing the industry's financial management and credit and collections requirements. Registered participants can earn up to 15 CPE credits. More information and a program preview are available on the website.
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