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Business Media Leadership Summit

The only Canadian event for senior business media executives. Senior leaders from across Canada's business media spectrum gather to share their experiences, learn from each other and capture the essentials required for success in today's B2B environment, with a focus on discussing common issues and challenges, exploring partnerships and developing new business strategies.

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Register now for the 2016 Business Media Leadership Summit!

It's happening February 9–10, 2016, at Kingsbridge Conference Centre, King City, just north of Toronto (near Pearson Airport).

Summit programming was created based on the input of a wide variety of business media publishers, and each presentation is geared to help you run your businesses better. You'll hear from:

Richard Willingham, President and CEO of motum b2b, a Toronto marketing agency dedicated to business media, will deliver the summit's keynote address on the challenges facing B2B marketers and ways in which the media business can help to solve them

New York's Jeff Litvack, Group President, Intelligence and Chief Digital Officer at ALM, speaking to Ways to Leverage Reader Data

Audience Development: The Editor's Role, with panellists Vesna Moore of Annex Business Media and Rick Campbell from Rogers Media, moderated by AAM's Joan Brehl

Back by popular demand, Tricia Benn of Northstar on Monetizing Reader Data

The Changing Role of the Publisher, with veterans Joe Glionna of Newcom Business Media, Ruth Kelly of Venture Publishing and Tim Dimopoulous from Annex Business Media, moderated by Chuck Nervick of MediaEdge

Publisher and Managing Director of St. Joseph Media's Strategic Content Labs Doug Kelly will be speaking to Content Marketing

Gary Fearnall of OnDeck Capital will discuss Social Media & B2B

Renowned American author and keynote speaker Jessica Bowman on how Small Changes Can Make Big Differences to your organization

FIPP World Congress speaker Gerrit Klein, CEO of Ebner Verlag, will speak to steering the German business media company from its 200 year-old publishing legacy into a dynamic mobile operation and how B2B publishers must be prepared to tackle change

Additional speakers will be announced shortly.

Magazines Canada members: $300  SOLD OUT!
Non-members: $550 SOLD OUT!
Day rate for Magazines Canada members: $200
Day rate for non-members: $350

Register online now!

Space is limited, don't miss out!

Key support has been made possible by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, AAM and Equisoft.

If you have any questions about the Summit, please contact Amanda Raponi Hart, at or Barbara Zatyko at

Equisoft  OMDC Ontario Media Development Corporation Alliance for Audited Media


White Papers

White papers inspired by the Leadership Summits are prepared by consultants John Milne and D.B. Scott. Each white paper captures the essence of the presentations, the questions that arose and the informal discussions that made up the summit.

Plotting a Course across Canada's Business Media Landscape (2013)

Planning for Growth Across a Turbulent Horizon (2014)

Publishing Leadership Today for Tomorrow's Readers (2015)

New! The Evolving B2B Publishing Business Model (2016)


Highlights of Summit keynote speakers are also available:

Jonah Bloom, Editor, Advertising Age on Strategies to Monetize Content (2009)

Charles McCurdy, Chairman and CEO of Apprise Media LLC on Sponsorships vs. CPM Sales for B2B Online (2010)

Jorg Muhle, Managing Director, eMedia GmbH and Director of Sales and Strategy, heise online on The Reader First! Successful Publishing Based on Reliable Journalism (2015)

Watch all below.

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