2011 Family Owners & Next Generation Leadership Conference (Fall)

Chicago, IL
Friday, October 14, 2011

2011 Family Owners & Next Generation Leadership Conference (Fall)
Friday, October 14, 2011 9:00 AM -
Saturday, October 15, 2011 5:00 PM (Central Time)

Renaissance Chicago Hotel
(312) 372-7200
One West Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60011

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Cost is $295 for the first person, $265 for each subsequent registrant from the same newspaper. Non-member registration is $425.
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HOTEL INFORMATION
Inland’s 2011 Family Owners and Next Generation Leadership Conference will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. The hotel can be reached at (312) 372-7200. The room rate is $239 per night. If you experience difficulty making your hotel arrangements, please contact Elaine Lange at Inland at (847) 795-0380.

PROGRAM DETAILS
Friday, Oct. 14
Next Generation Leadership Roundtable Discussion

1:30 p.m. Next Generation Registration

2 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

2:15 p.m. The Next Generation Discussion
This is a candid and confidential discussion exclusively for the “next” or “upcoming generation” in the family media company. A facilitator will help the group address the unique concerns of participants, whether they are active or inactive in business operations. Members of the next generation already active in the business will be encouraged to share their experiences. This confidential platform is provided to next and emerging leadership in the family business and is an excellent networking opportunity for the group. Participation in this discussion session is limited to the next generation. Senior generation owners and executives are encouraged to send younger generation participants.

5 p.m. Adjourn

6 p.m. Next Generation Dutch-Treat Dinner Outing

Saturday, Oct. 15
Next Generation Leadership Conference

8 a.m. Registration. Coffee and Danish.

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9 a.m.
Family Wealth Governance and Estate Planning Strategies
Succession in a family owned company adds challenges to your business that other companies never experience. Learn how to balance difficult family dynamics with your strategic business needs.

11 a.m.
Successful Successions
Panelists will share stories about what went right and why.

12 p.m. Luncheon

1 p.m.
Valuation of Your Media Company’s Digital Assets
This session and discussion will help family-owned media companies to have greater financial clarity and visibility into the fastest growing revenue stream of local media.
Digital valuation to be considered:
▪ Review of web business financial history
▪ Development of general financial projections
▪ Traditional & other revenue generating inventory/services/products
▪ Unrealized revenue from current activities / assets
▪ Digital performance compared to industry and overall market
▪ Comprehensive review of local competitive environment
▪ Assessment of appropriate staffing levels, expertise, compensation
▪ Hardware, software, vendors, open source
▪ Content creation, aggregation, outsourcing, content licensing & syndication
▪ When to buy, build or partner
▪ Database, email, lead generation, ecommerce, social, video, mobile
▪ Workflow, reporting structure, elimination of operational redundancies
▪ Scaling & provisioning of centralized resources
▪ Assistance in acquisition/purchase of online-only properties & services
With Mel Taylor, Mel Taylor Media, Cheltenham, PA

2:45 p.m.
Panel: Transitions in Progress
Panelists will share their experiences, challenges and the opportunities that are presented as two generations work together to transfer responsibility within the company.

4 p.m.
Diversifying For Longevity
What are family owned media companies doing to diversify their operations, grow revenues and innovate in the competitive and fast-changing media environment. Participants will share their stories and strategies.

5 p.m. Adjourn

6 p.m.
Evening Dinner Event
We’ll enjoy a true “Family Style” dinner in downtown Chicago.

Registration and Hotel Information
Inland's 2011 Family Owners and Next Generation Leadership Conference will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. The hotel can be reached at (312) 372-7200. The room rate is $239 per night. If you experience difficulty making your hotel arrangements, please contact Elaine Lange at Inland at (847) 795-0380.


 



 

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  • Phone: 847-795-0380 Email: inland@inlandpress.org

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