Join us for these must-attend sessions plus
a reception and dinner on Sunday, June 11

Monday, June 12
8:00 - 9:00

Networking Breakfast


Welcome Remarks

Dan Fink
Dan Fink
Managing Director, Money-Media, a Financial Times company and 2023 Renewd Summit Conference Chair

State of Our Industry: Trends, Opportunities, and What's Next

Two well-known professionals from our community, who keep a weather eye on developments affecting the publishing business, will kick off the Summit with a quick, bird's-eye look at where we are and where we're going. David Foster, CEO at Business Valuation Resources, and Diane Schwartz, CEO at Ragan, will highlight the latest trends and emerging opportunities for niche publishers.

Publishers need to find the optimal mix of the tried-and-true and the new-and-exciting:

  • What disruptors are driving change in the publishing landscape, and how can we profit from them?
  • What new developments are likely to affect content creation and consumption?
  • How should business owners plan in this rapidly changing environment?

This session will be an invaluable opportunity for niche publishers to stay up-to-date on the latest industry developments and to learn practical tips and strategies for driving success in a changing world.

David Foster
David Foster
CEO, Business Valuation Resources
Diane Schwartz
Diane Schwartz
CEO, Ragan

Keynote: The Quest for Digital, Recurring, and Enterprise Revenue

If you're looking for new ways to generate revenue and create sustainable growth, this keynote presentation is for you. Simplify Compliance, a leading provider of compliance solutions, has adopted a strategy to build digital, recurring, and enterprise revenue streams.

In this session, Dan Oswald will give you the inside scoop on their journey towards this goal:

  • What factors–internal and external–hastened adoption of this new strategy?
  • How to change your product mix to align with new revenue goals.
  • Transformation that requires updating customer relationships.
  • Lessons learned for driving success at your own organization.

This session will provide an overview of Simplify Compliance's move toward a stronger and more sustainable business model, driven by digital, recurring, and enterprise revenue streams. You will discover why Simplify Compliance made this shift, and what steps they took to change their product mix and evolve their customer relationships.

From rethinking their product offering to building new capabilities, you will gain valuable insights into the strategies that Simplify Compliance employed to create a more resilient business model.

By attending this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of digital, recurring, and enterprise revenue streams in today's business landscape, and how you can apply these strategies to your own organization. Whether you are a startup or a well-established enterprise, this session will provide you with practical insights and actionable advice to help you succeed in the digital age.

Dan Oswald
Dan Oswald
CEO, Simplify Compliance
David Foster
David Foster (Interviewer)
CEO, Business Valuation Resources

Digital Marketing Techniques that Drive Brand Awareness, Acquisition, and Retention

In today's fast-paced digital world, businesses need to stay on top of the latest marketing techniques to remain competitive. In this informative panel discussion, revenue leaders from Harvard Business Review and Money-Media will share their insights on digital marketing strategies that work.

During this session, you'll learn from two specialized content companies on how they're using digital marketing channels to target their audiences, sell subscriptions, and drive engagement. From growing established brands to launching new subscription products, you'll get an in-depth look at the latest tactics being used to maximize lifetime value.

With a focus on practical insights and real-world examples, this session is perfect for marketers who want to stay ahead of the curve. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the experts and get an update on the latest digital marketing techniques.

Nini Diana
Nini Diana
Director, Consumer Marketing, Harvard Business Review
Catlin Sweeney
Catlin Sweeney
Group Marketing Director, Money-Media, a Financial Times company
Greg Krehbiel
Greg Krehbiel (Moderator)
President, The Krehbiel Group

Networking Break & Meetups


The Right Way to Sell Enterprise Subscriptions

If you're a specialized information company, selling high-priced corporate licenses can be a game-changer for your business. But what are the things you need to know to close those big deals? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how two successful business-to-business media companies found success in this difficult process.

During this session, you'll hear from industry experts on how they find, organize and reward sales teams to target corporate and enterprise clients, allocate resources across the sales cycle and close high-value deals. With a focus on practical insights and real-world examples, this session is perfect for anyone looking to expand their business into the corporate market.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the experts and discover new ways to drive big business. Whether you're an established player or a new entrant in the market, this session is sure to provide valuable insights and actionable takeaways.

Lisa McInturff
Lisa McInturff
Chief Revenue Officer, Business Valuation Resources
Kelsey Powers
Kelsey Powers
Executive Director of Account Management, POLITICO
Merry Eisner-Heidorn
Merry Eisner-Heidorn (Moderator)
COO & Co-Publisher, RTO Insider LLC

Turbocharging Growth by Raising Capital and Building a SaaS Product

Five years after Craig Fuller launched FreightWaves Inc., the Chattanooga-based logistics information, media and technology provider has been listed as one of the nation’s fastest-growing technology companies two years in a row.

They're doing it by creating an ecosystem of information, audience, and interactive data that is taking the market by storm. Join us for a dynamic interview between Dan Fink and Craig Fuller, the Founder & CEO of FreightWaves, as we explore the secrets to their success.

During this session, you'll learn how FreightWaves has raised capital, built a thriving media business, and successfully cross-sold its SaaS platform. You'll discover how they've created a powerful network of data and insights that has transformed the transportation industry and has lessons for many other niche markets.

With a focus on practical insights and real-world examples, this session is perfect for anyone looking to take their business to the next level. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the transportation industry.

Craig Fuller
Craig Fuller
Founder & CEO, FreightWaves
Dan Fink
Dan Fink (Interviewer)
Managing Director, Money-Media, a Financial Times company

Lunch and Networking (Table Topics)


Industry Insights: Benchmarks from the Media Industry

James Capo
James Capo
President, Omeda

Technology Transformation: Aligning Capabilities with Business Strategy to Improve the Customer Experience

To achieve maximum business value, you must align your technology strategies with those of your commercial and content teams. Ensuring that you develop and prioritize the right digital capabilities will accelerate revenue and margin growth for your business while advancing your mission and satisfying your customers. This transformation of technology from a service provider to a strategic partner that enables growth is not a simple journey.

In this session you will learn how the NEJM Group, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine, is working to build a customer experience that leads to increased engagement and monetization across its portfolio of research and educational products. Hear how to move toward a cohesive customer experience through improved platform, content delivery, commerce and customer unification strategies.

Learn what’s working and what to test next. The goal is to create a consistent, compelling and cost-effective experience across your digital products that delights your customers and prospects.

Rob Stuart
Rob Stuart
VP and Chief Digital Officer, NEJM Group

In-Person Conferences Post-Pandemic: Where Are We Now?

"In-Person Conferences Post-Pandemic: Where Are We Now?" will discuss returning to a new normal after the covid lockdowns. Expectations are evolving at a rapid pace, and you need to keep up. This session will explore what is drawing on-site conference attendees in this new world, how sponsor expectations have changed, and how to find the sweet spot for conference producers.

During the session, you'll hear from industry experts who will share their insights and predictions for the future of conferences. You'll learn about the latest trends and best practices for producing successful on-site events, as well as strategies for navigating the changing expectations of sponsors and attendees. You'll leave the session equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to stay ahead of the curve and create memorable, impactful conferences in a post-pandemic world.

If you're involved in the conference industry or interested in the future of in-person events, this conference session is a must-attend.

Alexi Khajavi
Alexi Khajavi
President, Hospitality, Travel & Wellness, Questex
Jennifer Schwartz
Jennifer Schwartz
Divisional President, Access Intelligence
Tish Drake
Tish Drake (Moderator)
SVP Publishing, Modern Distribution Management

Networking Break & Meetups


Keynote: Inside the Deal for Industry Dive

What drives the value of a specialized media company? You'll get crucial insights by hearing about one of the largest specialized media deals in recent years. During this keynote fireside chat with executives from Industry Dive, you'll get the inside scoop on what drives the company's success.

The Industry Dive story is packed with valuable lessons on strategic focus, optimizing growth, and aggressive product development, making it a must-see session for anyone in the media industry. During the keynote, you'll gain insights into the decision-making processes and strategies that are currently driving Industry Dive's success.

Whether you're a media professional, entrepreneur, or investor, this session is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the biggest success stories in recent years. You’ll leave the session inspired, informed, and equipped with valuable insights that you can apply to your own careers and businesses.

Sean Griffey
Sean Griffey
CEO & Co-Founder, Industry Dive
Meg Hargreaves
Meg Hargreaves
COO, Industry Dive
Diane Schwartz
Diane Schwartz (Moderator)
CEO, Ragan Communications

Interactive Roundtable Discussions


Cocktail Reception


Dutch Treat Group Dinners (locations, details and sign-up info to follow)