October 9, 2017 | New York, NY

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The Folio: C Summit is an invite-only forum attended by magazine media CEOs, presidents, group publishers, managing directors, and other c-suite personnel. Participant discussions will center on how to stay ahead of marketplace shifts, upcoming trends and the latest thinking around capitalizing on those trends, especially in the areas of data and technology

The Summit is a structured as a peer-to-peer think tank, and participants will engage in candid, off-the-record conversations and share insights in a half-day of interaction with fellow executives.

Plus, as attendees of the Folio: C-Summit, your executive team will receive complimentary full-conference access to The Folio: Show and Exhibit Hall!

Folio: CEO Summit


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  1. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Networking Luncheon and Opening Keynote Presentation

    The 3rd annual Folio: C-Summit kicks off with a networking luncheon and a look at workplace trends in today's gig economy from keynoter Jody Greenstone Miller, co-founder and CEO of Business Talent Group (BTG).

    We’ve all heard how the gig economy is upending the way people work—and the magazine media industry is no exception. By 2020, independents are projected to represent more than 40% of the workforce, and more than 50% of businesses see accessing independent talent as part of their short-term future. The rise of a powerful, agile and highly sought after freelance economy promises to be one of the most transformative forces shaping businesses today. MBO Partners’ latest research now pegs the number of full-time gig economy workers earning $100K+ incomes at 3.2M, a 64% compound growth rate between 2011 and 2016.

    As Keynote, Business Talent Group CEO Jody Miller will share ways that leading companies are taking advantage of the gig economy, and explain how and why CEOs and magazine media publishing executives should incorporate independent talent into their management strategy.

  2. 12:55 pm – 1:00 pm

    Q&A: Operations, Acquisitions, and Talent Retention

    Optimizing business operations, managing new acquisitions and retaining top talent are on every media exec's mind. Balancing all three in a constantly changing industry landscape can be difficult; learn how system design can influence outcomes at your business.

  3. 1:05 pm – 1:45 pm

    Technology & Strategy

    Technology is transforming every phase of the business. It’s not just incremental, it’s central to your organization—and critical to your success. What’s needed is an approach that acknowledges this new dynamic, and one that allows you to manage current operations while also pivoting to meet new opportunities in a disruptive environment. A lot’s at stake: Database technologies, programmatic advertising, marketing automation and much more, are big investments. Hear successful methodologies, essential perspectives and big ideas from your executive peers—and share your own.

  4. 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

    Networking & Refreshment Break

  5. 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

    Leadership & Revenue Growth in a New Media Landscape

    We’ll cover the new models of leadership (inside and outside our industry) that exemplify modern media businesses, and are also driving revenue and transformation, as well as top-level practices in effective cost management in a complex multidimensional environment.

  6. 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

    Entrepreneurship, Brand Extensions, and Seizing Opportunities

    The lifeblood of media these days is innovation and iteration. There are many opportunities, but only so many manageable priorities. Join in a conversation about how to maximize what you do next.

  7. 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

    Looking Toward 2018 & Beyond

    We’ve talked about strategy and leadership, and how technology is a key for driving revenue. Now we’ll pull it all together and apply it with real-world examples and a look around the corner at what the best thinkers and doers in the field see for the next year, as well as farther down the road. From consumer-side revenue to data, live events to non-endemic partnerships, we’ll set you up for what’s coming in 2018 and beyond.

  8. 4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

    Closing Keynote: Startups, Media, Technology and Investing: Converting Big Opportunities

    Author, entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis has made a fortune creating startups and investing in creators, spotting and helping build and fund a number of successful businesses. His new book, “Angel,” chronicles his perspective and rules for technology investment success. In this presentation, Jason shares his view on where media is going, how it intersects with technology, and where the best startup opportunities await in 2018 and beyond. 

  9. 4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

    Closing Remarks & The Folio: 100 Networking Reception

    After closing remarks, join your team and industry colleagues in the Folio: Show exhibit hall for a celebration of the 2017 Class of Folio: 100 honorees. Click here to find out more about our honorees and the reception!


  • Henry Allain

    President, Prophyts and COO,1105 Media
  • Jason Calacanis

    Publisher, Author, Investor
  • Mike Dragosavich

  • Jim Elliott

  • John French

    CEO and Owner
    French LLC
  • Chris Hering

    Director Product Marketing
  • Jody Greenstone Miller

    Co-Founder and CEO
  • Malcolm Netburn

    Chairman & CEO
  • Kevin Novak

    CEO, Founder and Chief Digital Strategist
  • Hugh Roome

    President, Consumer and Professional Publishing
  • Stephen Saunders

    Founder and CEO
  • Samantha Skey

    SheKnows Media
  • Kate Kelly Smith

    SVP, Publishing Director, Design Group
  • Gretchen Tibbits

    President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Fara Warner

    VP, Custom Content

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Ads&IDEAS®, the consulting and marketing services division of the James G. Elliott Co., Inc., works with publishers to increase their success in today’s advertising sales environment.  Sales strategies and tactics shared with clients by Ads&IDEAS® are timely and relevant because they are based on current experience in the marketplace.

  • At CDS Global, we help media companies be leaders in the ever-changing print and digital landscape with innovative, sustainable and highly cost-effective solutions to attract, retain and interact with consumers.

    With more than 40 years of expertise and 16 locations worldwide, CDS Global is the world’s leading media fulfillment service provider. We manage 192 million consumers across nearly 1,000 print and digital magazine titles.

    We continuously create and adapt new technologies that enable media companies to navigate both print and digital, building connections with their consumers. From order management and payment processing to customer service and business analytics, CDS Global simplifies operations and helps you facilitate and accelerate the transformation to multichannel content.

  • For nearly thirty years CNI has helped media and publishing companies maximize profitability and efficiency with Breeze, a cloud-based platform that’s flexible, easy to use and even easier to deploy. With innovative solutions for ad ops, workflow management, analytics, and layout, CNI is delivering real solutions for the challenges of today’s multichannel publisher. At this year’s FOLIO: SHOW, CNI will be showcasing a host of new products along with an integration to Salesforce.com that delivers all the functions of the Breeze platform in an amazing native Salesforce experience.

  • Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit is the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based business management software. NetSuite provides a unique suite for each of the industries it supports and is focused on our solution for digital media and publishing companies in 2017. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, unified suite covering financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), CRM, project management, resource allocation and more. In 1998, NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the Internet. Oracle acquired NetSuite in November 2016.

  • Wright’s Media provides award and editorial licensing solutions to businesses such as Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith Corporation and U.S. News & World Report, that drives revenue and steers brands to the forefront of content licensing. Whether seeking to outsource reprints, monetize current content or build new licensing programs, Wright’s is one of the publishing industry’s most respected providers of multimedia and content management solutions.

Join Executives from These Leading Media Companies

Packages & Pricing

The Folio: C-Summit is an invite-only event. To request an official invitation and get your team registered, contact Zoe Silverman at zsilverman@accessintel.com or 301-354-1662.

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Individual Rate (per person)


C-Summit attendees will receive a complimentary full-access pass to The Folio: Show conference and exhibit hall. 

Hotel & Travel

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

A discounted rate of $369 has been secured for Folio: Show attendees. You must make your hotel reservation online or you can call the hotel directly 212-586-7000 and mention The Folio: Show to secure your discounted rate. These rooms are first come, first served with limited availability. The deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate is: Friday, September 9, 2017.


We have been made aware that certain companies are targeting Folio: Show exhibitors to secure your rooms for the Hilton Midtown through them. Please note that these groups are in no way affiliated with The Folio: Show and beware of their false claims of having access to hotel rooms in the official Folio: Show Conference room block. You will receive information directly from The Folio: Show regarding any legitimate housing updates.

Contact Us

Questions about the C-Summit? Contact:

Tony Silver
Tony Silber
Vice President of Content

Interested in sponsoring? Contact:

Tania Babiuk
Tania Babiuk
Senior Account Executive

For assistance in registering, Contact:

Zoe Silverman
Senior Marketing Coordinator


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