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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:
|2015|| Greg Coleman, President, BuzzFeed
Josh Sapan, President & CEO, AMC Networks
|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
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