2024 Renewd Summit

June 9-11, 2024

The Ultimate Event for Specialized Publishers

25+ amazing speakers share secrets of success to help power your revenue, growth, and profits. Plus, network and get insights from 100+ industry professionals in the specialized subscription, content, data, and events businesses.


Thank you for your involvement in the 2023 Renewd Summit. Your contributions were essential to the success of the event, and we are very grateful for your support.  A big thank you too to our speakers, whose presentations were thought-provoking, informative and engaging, and to our partners whose generous contributions help to make the event possible.

We hope to see you all again in 2024!  Watch this space for more information…

Renewd Summit 2023



This is what a few of our 2023 attendees had to say:-

Terrific event with powerful and super-informative sessions. The networking was excellent. I love how the industry is so supportive and this is very evident at the Renewd Summit.

I have attended publishing industry conferences on and off for nine years. This is by far the best in terms of content, networking, and venue.

“Excellent presentations and networking opportunities. Lots of new ideas that I can’t wait to implement.”

The depth of topics and expertise, coupled with actionable take aways provided me pages and pages of ideas to take back and share with my team.

I love this opportunity to learn from smart, successful people who share my chosen line of work. How fun it is to talk shop, learn, recharge and be inspired at every turn.

The Renewd Summit is the richest, smartest, coolest and most welcoming experience of the year for content and event leaders.

The ecosystem [Renewd has] created is amazing.   It’s an inclusive collaborative & supportive group willing to lend a hand.  I felt right at home from the second it kicked off.

Summit Schedule and Agenda

Sunday, June 11
5:00 pm Welcome Reception, Rhodeside Grill, Arlington, VA
7:00 pm Dutch Treat Group Dinners (locations, details, and sign-up info to follow)
Monday, June 12
8:00-9:00 Networking Breakfast
9:00-9:05 Welcome Remarks
Dan Fink, Managing Director, Money-Media, a Financial Times company and 2023 Renewd Summit Conference Chair
9:05-9:20 State of Our Industry: Trends, Opportunities, and What's Next
David Foster, CEO, Business Valuation Resources
Diane Schwartz, CEO, Ragan
9:20-9:55 Keynote: The Quest for Digital, Recurring, and Enterprise Revenue
Dan Oswald, CEO, Simplify Compliance
David Foster (Interviewer), CEO, Business Valuation Resources
9:55-10:25 Digital Marketing Techniques that Drive Brand Awareness, Acquisition, and Retention
Nini Diana, Director, Consumer Marketing, Harvard Business Review
Catlin Sweeney, Group Marketing Director, Money-Media, a Financial Times company
Greg Krehbiel (Moderator), President, The Krehbiel Group
10:25-10:55 Networking Break & Meetups
10:55-11:25 The Right Way to Sell Enterprise Subscriptions
Lisa McInturff, Chief Revenue Officer, Business Valuation Resources
Kelsey Powers, Executive Director of Account Management, POLITICO
Merry Eisner-Heidorn (Moderator), COO & Co-Publisher, RTO Insider LLC
11:30-12:00 Turbocharging Growth by Raising Capital and Building a SaaS Product
Craig Fuller, Founder & CEO, FreightWaves
Dan Fink (Interviewer), Managing Director, Money-Media
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Networking (Table Topics)
1:35-1:45 Industry Insights: Benchmarks from the Media Industry
James Capo, President, Omeda
1:45-2:15 Technology Transformation: Aligning Capabilities with Business Strategy to Improve the Customer Experience
Rob Stuart, VP and Chief Digital Officer, NEJM Group
2:20-2:50 In-Person Conferences Post-Pandemic: Where Are We Now?
Alexi Khajavi, President, Hospitality, Travel & Wellness, Questex
Jennifer Schwartz, Divisional President, Access Intelligence
Tish Drake (Moderator), SVP Publishing, Modern Distribution Management
2:50-3:20 Networking Break & Meetups
3:20-4:00 Keynote: Inside the Deal for Industry Dive
Sean Griffey, CEO & Co-Founder, Industry Dive
Meg Hargreaves, COO, Industry Dive
Diane Schwartz (Moderator), CEO, Ragan
4:05-5:00 Interactive Roundtable Discussions
5:00-7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00-9:00 Dutch Treat Group Dinners (locations, details and sign-up info to follow)
Tuesday, June 13
7:45-8:45 Networking Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Interactive Sharing from Roundtable Discussions
9:00-9:30 New Product Development in Subscriptions: A Financial Times Case Study
Carola York, Managing Director - Europe, FT Specialist
Ben Northover, Group Product Manager for New Product Development, Financial Times
Stephanie Williford (Moderator), CEO, EB Medicine
9:30-10:00 Current Business Valuations and How to Drive them Higher
Andy Baker
Director & Practice Lead, B2B Information, Collingwood Advisory
10:00-10:45 Networking Break & Meetups
10:45-11:15 Building and Monetizing Professional Communities
Rafael Cardoso, Chief Growth Officer, Simplify Compliance
Cathleen Lavelle, Media Sales Director, Simplify Compliance
Jim Molpus, Managing Director, Executive Communities, Simplify Compliance
11:15-11:45 Keynote: Creating Content the World Will Pay For
Bill Carter, President and CEO, ALM Global
Dan Fink (Interviewer), Managing Director, Money-Media, a Financial Times company
11:45-12:00 Summit Wrap Up & Annual Meeting


Leaders, managers and key staff of specialized subscription, membership and event organizations who are seeking unique insights and perspectives on how to grow their businesses.


In addition to outstanding sessions, the 2023 Renewd Summit offers plentiful opportunities to network with colleagues. There are generous networking breaks & meetups throughout the Summit, two evening networking receptions, two nights of dutch treat group dinners, two networking breakfasts, a networking lunch and interactive roundtable discussions!


Rosslyn City Center
1201 Wilson Blvd.
30th floor
Arlington, VA 22209

Convene is located just steps from the Rosslyn subway station and just over the bridge from Georgetown and Washington, D.C.

Nearby Hotels:

Hyatt Centric Arlington
1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
+1 703 525 1234

Residence Inn Arlington Rosslyn
1651 North Oak Street, Arlington, VA 22209
+ 1 703-812-8400

Le Meridien Arlington
1121 19th St N, Arlington, VA 22209
+1 703 351-9170