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Media and Entertainment Conference
(l-r) Reed Hastings at MEC 2012; MMA Members Kristin Johnson '14 and Cheyenne Huang '13 at MEC 2013
The MBA Media & Entertainment Conference is an annual event, alternately hosted by Columbia Business School and NYU Stern. The conference provides an educational and informative forum for discussions around the present state of media and entertainment and its future. Organizing the conference is a joint effort of the MBA programs at Columbia, Duke Fuqua, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern and Wharton.
The conference attracts hundreds of MBAs and media professionals from across the country for its networking opportunities, keynote speakers and panels. Recent keynote speakers include:
|2014||Jimmy Maymann, CEO, The Huffington Post|
Steven R. Swartz, President & CEO, Hearst Corporation
|2013||Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO of AOL|
Eric Kessler, President & COO of HBO
|2012||Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix|
Peter Liguori, former COO of Discovery Networks
|2011||Leslie Moonves, President & CEO of CBS|
Arthur Minson, CFO of AOL and John Martin, CFO of TimeWarner
|2010||Philippe Dauman, President and CEO of Viacom|
Janet Robinson, President and CEO of The New York Times Company
|2009||Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal|
Joe Uva, CEO of Univision Communications, Inc.
|2008||Randy Falco, Chairman & CEO of AOL|
David Clark, EVP Advertising of Joost
|2007||Jeremy Philips, EVP of News Corporation|
|2006||Richard Harrington, President & CEO of The Thomson Corporation|
James Schamus, CEO of Focus Features
Robert Bakish, EVP Operations of Viacom
|2005||Michael Wolf, Director and Leader of McKinsey’s Media Practice|
Don Logan, Chairman of Time Warner’s Media & Communications Group
Leo Hindery, Chairman of InterMedia Advisors & former Chairman of YES Network
Mike Ficklas, EVP & General Counsel of Viacom
|2004||Don Graham, Chairman & CEO, The Washington Post Company|
Jack Valenti, former President & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
Mark Thompson, President & CEO, The New York Times Company (by invitation only)
John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises (by invitation only)
Mentoring breakfast with Alan Stein '05, Global Head of Advertising Technology, Media Services, Google (by invitation only)
New York City Media Seminar Series: Tamas David-Barrett (Oxford University)
John Skipper, President, ESPN & Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, shares his insights into how to succeed in the media business.
NYC Media Seminars
Linking economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion.
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