Capital Assets Conference Gets Underway


An initiative designed to facilitate partnerships between minority and women-owned broadcasters and financial institutions is set for launch today (1/24) at Noon in the Nation’s Capital.

The NAB and the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) are co-hosting the Capital Assets Conference, a two-day event that brings together investors, bankers, broadcasters, regulators and leaders from across the U.S. to discuss the challenges each industry faces and to seek “real-world solutions.”

Sessions begin at Noon at NAB headquarters, located at 1771 N Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Metro Red Line access from Dupont Circle or Farragut North is recommended.

Among today’s highlights, following lunch and opening remarks, are an industry overview of broadcasting in 2017; the broadcast business model; “Financing the Broadcast Deal: Safety and Soundness”; and the role of the Small Business Administration in broadcast lending.

Tomorrow will see a 10:45 a.m. panel discussion on “funded broadcast purchases,” and an luncheon featuring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn as Keynote speaker.

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP no later than 11 a.m. Tuesday to [email protected] or 202-429-5350.