Media Finance Focus Conference – May 2013 New Orleans

January 28, 2013

MFM & BCCA 53rd Annual Conference
May 20-22 2013
The Roosevelt Hotel
123 Baronne Street
New Orleans LA 70112

Media Finance Focus 2013 MFM & BCCA’s 53rd Annual Conference will be held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans starting on Monday May 20 at 8:30am and concluding on Wednesday May 22 at 4:00pm. From start to finish be prepared for three days packed with sessions relevant to you as an industry professional.

Plan now to attend to:
Learn ways to become a more valuable contributor to your company s bottom line
Discover new approaches to problems arising from the rapidly changing business climate
Strengthen your professional skills
Pick up valuable tips from presenters and other attendees
And you can earn CPE credits
We hope you will join us in New Orleans!

Chad Richardson (Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Scientific Games Corporation)
2013 Conference Chair/MFM & BCCA Board Vice-Chair

Ralph Bender (CFO Manship Media)
2013 Conference co-Chair/MFM & BCCA Board Treasurer
About Media Finance Focus 2013…

Media Finance Focus 2013 is your exclusive source for professional education targeting media financial and business executives. More than 150 speakers/panelists will provide the latest information on accounting taxes human resources technology newspaper television radio cable and credit & collection issues. Expand your professional knowledge and apply these new skills to improve your company’s profits.

Who Should Attend…

Business Managers CFOs Controllers Finance Directors Human Resources Internal Auditors Accountants CPAs New Media Professionals IT professionals Credit Managers Station Managers General Managers Sales Staff and others involved in the financial and business management of media organizations can benefit from attending this Conference since it focuses entirely on their educational needs. MFM has a 50-year history of providing industry professionals with the tools to enhance their productivity. Join us!

Media Finance Focus 2013 Benefits:
Earn CPE credits
Expanded Sessions Monday Morning & Afternoon
50+ industry-specific sessions
30+ Exhibitors/Sponsors
Professional Roundtable Discussions
2 luncheons
Opening Night Reception in Exhibit Hall
Opening Night Party
Happy Hour and a Half w/ Awards Ceremony
Breakfasts and Refreshment Breaks
Spouse/Guest Tickets
Major Prize Giveaways
Numerous Networking Opportunities
and much more…….

MFM/BCCA Early Bird Member Full Registration (until 4/5/13)
– $970/attendee (1-4 attendees from same company)
– $920/attendee (5-9 attendees from same company)*
– $870/attendee (10+ attendees from same company)*

MFM Early Bird Corporate Member Full Registration***(until 4/5/13)
– $870/attendee (1-4 attendees from same company)
– $810/attendee (5-9 attendees from same company)*
– $670/attendee (10+ attendees from same company)*

Past MFM/BCCA Chairpersons Early Bird Full Registration (until 4/5/13)
– $770

Non-Member Early Bird Full Registration (until 4/5/13)
– $1 170**
*Groups must send registrations together to receive Group discounts/rates. Must submit registration form via fax or mail.

**fee includes a membership to MFM

***MFM Corporate members (as of January 1 2013): BET BMP (Border Media Partners) Cox Communications/Media/Enterprises/Digital Solutions Dispatch Broadcasting Turner Broadcasting System/Time Warner Schurz Communications Saga Communications Media General Greater Media Allbritton Communications Lincoln Financial Media Hearst Corporation and Hearst Television. (All other members/companies are considered individual memberships.)

Full Registrants receive all Sessions Tuesday General Session Breakfast Tuesday & Wednesday Luncheons Wednesday Continental Breakfast Refreshment Breaks Monday & Tuesday Social Event Tickets Exhibit Hall entry raffle prize ticket official Conference badge attendee bag and registration materials.

Daily Rates
Below are daily rates available for those of who work live or will be in the New Orleans area for a day or two and still want to attend the conference.

•Sunday Extra CPE Session (Choose Session 1 or 2) -$50
•Sunday Extra CPE 2 Sessions -$75
•Monday Sessions Only – $200
•Monday Sessions Opening Reception & Evening Event – $350
•Monday Opening Reception & Evening Event Only -$150
•Monday Evening Event Only – Exhibit Staff Tickets -$100
•Tuesday Sessions (Includes General Session Breakfast Educational Sessions
Refreshment Breaks Exhibits & Lunch in Exhibit Hall)-$350
•Tuesday General Session Breakfast – $75
•Tuesday Luncheon -$75
•Tuesday Sessions and Evening Event – $400
•Tuesday Evening Event Only – $50
•Wednesday Sessions (Includes Continental Breakfast Educational Sessions
Refreshment Breaks Exhibits & Luncheon) – $350
•Wednesday Luncheon Only – $75
•Exhibitor Staff Package (Includes Opening Event on Steamboat General Session Breakfast
Happy Hour and a Half Wednesday Luncheon) – $325
Printable Registration (full registration only)

Extra Ticket/Daily Sessions


Cancellation policy

No refunds or credits after April 19 2013. NO cancellation fee for written notification via email or letter on company letterhead prior to April 19 2013. You may transfer your registration to a colleague at anytime to avoid losing any of your registration payment.

CPE at Media Finance Focus 2013 All sessions are presented in group-live instructional/delivery method. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE sponsors CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. CPE sheets are included in all attendee registration envelops/materials and stickers are available at each session offering CPE. All CPE sheet should be submitted to MFM staff at the conclusion of the conference. CPAs will be mailed a CPE Certificate from MFM following the conference. CPAs could potentially earn up to TBA units at the 2013 conference. For questions regarding CPE please call Debi Borden at 847.716.7000.

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

More information for attendees…

Conference Attire
Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference activities. We recommend that you dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions in case the room temperature is not comfortable for you.
Name Badge Policy
Please remember to wear your badge when attending Media Finance Focus 2013 functions. This allows you access to conference sessions social events and the Exhibit Hall. Your badge is proof of registration; without it you will not be allowed to participate in any conference activities.
Special Assistance
Should you need assistance during the conference please stop by the Registration Desk or look for MFM/BCCA staff. In cases of a medical emergency you may also dial “0” on any house phone.

Photography Disclosure
MFM/BCCA takes photographs during its meetings and events for use in Association advertising newsletters website and other promotional materials whether in print electronic or other media including the MFM and/or BCCA websites. By participating in this conference you grant MFM and BCCA the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.

Lost and Found
For your convenience a lost and found box is kept at the Registration Desk where you can bring found items or report lost items. MFM is not responsible for lost personal property.

No Smoking Policy
For the comfort and health of all attendees smoking is not permitted at any MFM/BCCA function. The Hotel is a non-smoking facility.

Responsible Drinking Policy
Recognizing the emphasis on networking through receptions and social events and the potential for alcohol abuse MFM and BCCA encourages attendees to drink responsibly. Supporting this policy MFM/BCCA offers nonalcoholic beverages at all functions where alcohol is served. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21.

Cell Phone and Pager Policy
As a courtesy to speakers and other attendees please refrain from the use of PDAs or cell phones during presentations. We ask that you kindly turn off your phone/PDA or set it to vibrate and leave the session if you receive a call.

Allergies/Dietary Restrictions
MFM/BCCA selects lunch menus we hope everyone will enjoy. We realize that some individuals have dietary restrictions and food allergies. Send a note to with specific instructions.

Attendees who notified us about food allergies or dietary restrictions that prevent them from eating the standard entrée selection are provided with a vegetarian/vegan meal based as closely as possible on their specific dietary needs.

MFM/BCCA will do its best to accommodate all dietary requests; however because the focus is on food allergies we cannot always guarantee requests such as low-fat low-salt low-carb sugar-free etc. Alternate desserts also may not be available.

People with Disabilities
MFM/BCCA strives to hold meetings that are accessible to all. Please tell us what you require to help make your participation more enjoyable and meaningful. If you require special assistance auxiliary aids or other reasonable accommodations to fully participate in this event please let us know. Indicate any special needs you may have on the registration form. Any information regarding your disability will remain confidential.

Emergencies and Personal Safety
To help ensure your personal safety and peace of mind throughout the conference we have included your emergency contact information on the back of your name badge. There is also space to write down medical conditions or allergies. Please take a moment to verify that the information is correct and mark any changes on your badge.

As a reminder if you require medical attention during the conference please contact the Registration Desk or dial “0” on any house phone.

Hotel Disclaimer

Attendees must make hotel guest reservations directly with the hotel. By making reservations for the event attendees consent to the hotel or Hilton Worldwide Inc. providing MFM and its representatives with attendees’ hotel reservation information and attendees waive any and all claims against MFM the hotel Hilton Worldwide Inc. and their respective officers directors members employees and agents arising from the providing of that information or MFM’s use of that information.
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