American Business Media (ABM) and International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) is organising the Worldwide B2B Conference for Business Information, which will be held on September 7-9, 2008 in New York.
Professional media is one of the world’s most important media sectors – an estimated $250 billion medium with magazines at its core, driving both creative and people media. This is a sector which changes year by year. The emergence of new technologies and new business models continues to change the way B2B publishers operate, and this event is expected to attract the biggest audience to-date.
This event will bring together global business information leaders, where they will exchange the ideas and latest information that will significantly increase their revenues and profits This is a conference to hear and to share what makes this amazing sector keep ticking into the future.
The speakers will include 500 worldwide media business leaders from Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, South America and Africa. India will be represented by Anurag Batra, Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief, exchange4media Group. Batra would speak at B2Bconference and present his insightful perspective on ‘Integrated Selling Success’. He will present his model on ‘how to transform a current sales workforce from single-focused salespeople into an integrated selling powerhouse’. Other persons on his panel would include Geoff Hird, Associate Publisher, Operations Director, Westwick-Farrow Publishing (Australia) and Yuko Tanaka, Group Manager, Advertising Sales / International Relations, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Japan).
Some other important speakers who will attend this conference include Harold ‘Terry’ McGraw III, President / CEO / Chair, The McGraw-Hill Companies (Usa); Bob Carrigan, CEO, IDG (USA); Chander M Rai, President / CEO, Cross Border Media Inc (India); Marcelo Burman, CEO, Compania Editora de Revistas de Centroamerica S.A. - Grupo Cerca (Costa Rica); Tad Smith, President / CEO, Reed Business Information (USA); Brian Segal, President & CEO, Rogers Publishing Ltd (Canada); Scott Mozarsky, COO, United Business Media LLC (USA); Harry Sachinis, President of Business Information Group, The McGraw – Hill Companies (Usa); Gisella Bertini Malgarini, Publisher, BE-MA Editrice (Italy); Nancy McKinstry, CEO / Chair of the Executive Board; Wolters Kluwer (The Netherlands); Jane Ottenberg, President, The Magazine Group (USA); Lars Hemming Jorgensen, CCO, Story Worldwide (UK); Michael Höflich, Managing Director, Forum Corporate Publishing (Germany); Wilma Jordan, Founder and CEO, The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (USA); Jeffrey Stevenson, Managing Director / Co-CEO, Veronis Suhler Stevenson (USA); David Hill, President & CEO, International Publishing Services, IDG (USA); and Patrick McGovern, Chair, IDG (USA).
American Business Media is an association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry. It boasts of 350-plus member companies with a reach of an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represents nearly 6,000 print and online titles and 1,000 trade shows and well over $26 billion in annual revenues.
Another co-partner of the conference, the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Périodique, The International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) works for the benefit of magazine publishers around the world, promoting the common editorial, cultural and economic interests of consumer and B2B publishers, both in print and electronic media. FIPP represents more than 110,000 magazine titles with an estimated annual advertising expenditure in the region of $70 billion.