Representatives from media industry trade organizations will come together to share their viewpoints concerning its changing landscape at Media Finance Focus 2018, the 58th annual conference for MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, on May 21-22 at The Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.
Comprising the keynote panel are NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith, NCTA EVP James M. Assey, News Media Alliance President/CEO David Chavern and longtime video game developer Guha Bala, president of Velan Ventures, who will provide the perspective of the entertainment software community.
Moderated by Sara Fischer, a media reporter for Axios, the industry outlook discussion will occur on Tuesday morning May 22, following an 8am breakfast sponsored by Chubb.
MFM has endorsed Chubb as the preferred commercial insurer for its members.
Mary M. Collins, President/CEO of MFM and BCCA, said, “Perhaps nowhere is the term ‘frenemies” more appropriate than when we consider the interrelationship between trade organizations representing certain facets of the media industry. While there are times when they take different points of view on regulatory matters, they are also part of a converging landscape that blurs the lines between the creation and distribution of media content. We look forward to hearing their collective viewpoints on such matters as the impact of consolidation; how the move to digital delivery is affecting media, and which innovations they find the most interesting.”