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Sunday, April 12th


8:30am - 6:00pm
Registration Wynn and Wynn Encore


Technology and M&A Sessions - Las Vegas Convention Center ROOM N235

1:50pm - Strategic Industry Analysis: Valuations, M&A, and Equity Financing 
2:15pm - The Broadcast and Media Technology Industry in 2015 
2:40pm - Business Strategy Perspectives from Industry Executives
3:30pm - The Broadcast Buyer Perspective on Industry Trends 

4:00pm - The Service Provider Perspective on Industry Trends 

4:30pm - Investor Perspectives on Industry Trends
5:00pm - Joe Zaller Address - Shifting Media Economics: Impact on Strategy, Finance, and Technology 



Michael Kupinski  Director of Equity Research, Noble Financial Capital Markets; Moderator of Panels and Company Presentations

Monday, April 13th  Wynn Hotel; Conference Concourse - SEE MAP of MEETING LOCATIONS

Panel Presentations - Latour Rooms 5-6
Company Presentations - La Tache Room 2
One-on-Ones - La Tache Room 1


10:30am - 11:30am
Spectrum Auction - Panel Presentation
After delays, revisions in the process, and lowered values, this panel is expected to discuss the timetable for the FCC Spectrum Auction, the success of the process, possible proceeds, and the impact on the Television Broadcast industry.
Confirmed Panelists:
Michele Farquhar, Partner at Hogan Lovells, Chair of the Communications Panel; Brian Markwalter, Sr. VP, Research & Standards, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA); Preston Padden, Exec. Director, Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition (EOBC); Rick Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB); Jonathan Cohen, Partner, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP   


Entravision Presentation

         11:30am - 12:00pm (this session not open to the press)

Cumulus Presentation

         12:30pm - 1:00pm (this session not open to the press)  

11:30am - 1:00pm
One-on-One Meetings
(half hour intervals)


1:00pm - 2:00pm
Impressions on National Advertising - Panel Presentation  - "Latour" Rooms 5 - 6
Television has long been the lead medium in setting rates in most markets, but is National Advertising now just buying impressions, leading to the commoditization of national advertising buys? Can Radio and Newspapers now compete with Television? This panel is expected to discuss the advertising trends for most mediums, national advertising and the shift toward buying impressions, and the network advertising outlook. The panelists, which include leading industry experts from across a wide swath of advertising driven mediums, will provide their revenue estimates for advertising in 2015 and 2016.

                    Confirmed Panelists: David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation; Jim Conaghan, VP of Research & Industry Analysis, Newspaper Association of America (NAA); Steve Lanzano, CEO, Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB); Doug Shepard, CFO, Harte Hanks

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Can Broadcasters Count on Political Advertising - Panel Presentation
The huge influx of Political advertising fills the coffers every two years, but are alternative advertising mediums beginning to take an increasing share? This panel will discuss the 2016 elections, provide estimates for Political advertising for television, radio and other mediums.
Confirmed Panelists:
Michael O’Brien, SVP, E.W. Scripps; Rex Elsass, CEO, The Strategy Group Company; Ryan Horn, Media Strategy, Sandler-Innocenzi


E. W. Scripps Presentation

         2:30pm - 3:00pm (this session not open to the press)     

Sinclair Presentation

         3:00pm - 3:40pm (this session not open to the press)     

Gannett Presentation

         3:45pm - 4:30pm (this session not open to the press)    

2:15pm - 4:30pm
One-on-One Meetings "La Tache Room 1
(half hour intervals)


4:30pm – 5:15pm     
TV Technology Part 1 - Is OTT Changing TVs Business Model? - Panel Presentation
  "Latour" Rooms 5 - 6
This panel is and the following panel are expected to discuss the Over-The-Top (OTT) initiatives by broadcasters, networks and alternative programming delivery and how this may change the broadcast television business model. Panelists are expected to include leading experts from the Broadcast Networks, Streaming Program Suppliers, and Technology Enablers.
                    Confirmed Panelists:
Chris Pizzurro, Head of Product, Sales & Marketing, Canoe Ventures; Michael Atkin, President, Broadview Software; Jay Samit, CEO, SeaChange; Tom Rosenstein, Bus. Development, TiVo (Digitalsmiths); Adam Symson, SVP and Chief Digital Officer, E.W. Scripps  

                    Moderator: Jonathan Hodson-Walker

5:15pm – 5:45pm     
TV Technology Part 2 - New Technologies and Broadcast Standards - Panel Presentation
  "Latour" Rooms 5 - 6
                    Confirmed Panelists:
Kevin Wirick, VP Product Management, Arris; Peter Alexander, Chief Marketing Officer, Harmonic; Martin Green, Bus. Development, Vitec Group; Vince Pizzica, CTO, Technicolor

                    Moderator: Jonathan Hodson-Walker  



7:30pm - 9:30pm      
Dinner Meetings


       Menu  │  Request Invitation /  Sinatra / Entravision / Monday

     Menu  │  Request Invitation / Andrea's  / Harte Hanks / Monday

Larry King was a guest speaker at the opening session of Noble's 11th Annual Investor Conference - "D2". Also pictured: Nico Pronk, President of Noble (left) and Marty Ziegler, Member of Noble's Scientific Advisory Board 

Tuesday, April 14th  Wynn Hotel; Conference Concourse - SEE MAP of MEETING LOCATIONS

Panel Presentations - Latour Rooms 5-6
Company Presentations - La Tache Room 2
One-on-Ones - La Tache Room 1


8:00am - 8:45am 
The Connected Car and Personalized Music - Panel Presentation 
(breakfast served) This panel is expected to discuss new online and mobile technologies and services that affect the radio industry and to address whether the Radio industry is fighting back with HD Radio, NextRadio and its online alternatives. The panelists are expected to debate whether the connected car poses additional threats to Radio's business model.
                    Confirmed Panelists:
Bob Struble, CEO, iBiquity; Paul Brenner, CTO, Emmis/NextRadio; Tom Brophy, CEO, Cur Media; Michele Laven, President, Business and Partnerships, iHeartMedia; Anthony Bay, CEO, Rdio


Nextstar Presentation

         8:45am - 9:15am (this session not open to the press)


9:15am - 10:00am  
Washington Outlook - Panel Presentation
 This popular panel discusses the topical issues on the regulatory front. The panelists include FCC Commissioners, lobbyists, lawyers, and Washington insiders to discuss regulations and upcoming issues that will impact media companies and media investments.
                    Confirmed Panelists:
FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly; Howard J. Symons, Vice Chair, Incentive Auction Task Force, FCC; Harold Furchtgott-roth, former FCC Commissioner


:00am - 10:00am
One-on-One Meetings
(half hour intervals) 


10:15am - 11:00am  
Has the Radio Industry Gone Corporate? - Panel Presentation
 Radio industry consolidation has once again heated up with the emergence of several key players buying small-market radio stations. This panel is expected to include several radio broadcasters to discuss the recent wave of interest in buying small-market radio stations, the access to capital, how the business model works, and the changing face of the industry.
Confirmed Panelists:
Bruce Beasley, CEO, Beasley Broadcasting; Jeff Smulyan, CEO, Emmis Communications; Steve Wexler, SSP



Entercom Presentation

         11:00am - 11:30am (this session not open to the press)


Salem Communications Presentation

         11:45am - 12:15pm (this session not open to the press)  


Harte Hanks Presentation (lunch served)

         12:15pm - 12:45pm (this session not open to the press)  


Radio One Presentation

         1:00pm - 1:30pm (this session not open to the press)  


Townsquare Presentation

         1:30pm - 2:15pm  (this session not open to the press)                   


SeaChange Presentation

         2:15pm - 2:45pm  (this session not open to the press)                   


Viggle Presentation

         2:45pm - 3:15pm  (this session not open to the press)          

11:00am - 3:30pm
One-on-One Meetings
(half hour intervals)




3:30pm - 4:45pm

Bob Pittman, Chairman & CEO iHeartMedia Inc. - KEYNOTE Fireside Chat
Moderated by Michael E. Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink - Robert W. Pittman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc., a leading global media, digital and entertainment company which includes iHeartMedia, which has a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet in the United States reaching over 245 million listeners every month, and Clear Channel Outdoor, with more than one million displays in over 30 countries. Pittman is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV and has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises. 




7:30pm - 9:30pm      
Dinner Meetings


     Menu  │  Request Invitation /  Botero / Scripps / Tuesday  

     Menu  │  Request Invitation /  Sinatra / Cumulus / Tuesday



In partnership with NAB, Noble Financial Capital Markets is the only organization at the NAB SHOW to offer the investment community the opportunity to meet with corporate executives on a one-on-one basis. The one-on-one facility is located at the host Wynn Hotel where NAB meetings, functions and sessions are held.


Wednesday, April 15th  Wynn Hotel; Conference Concourse - SEE MAP of MEETING LOCATIONS


9:30am – 12:00pm
Guided Tour of the NAB Show Exhibit Floor
Las Vegas Convention Center - Exhibitors will showcase the new technologies shaping the Broadcast industry




For sponsorship information please contact Heather Shuster at NAB.


NABSHOW / Noble Financial Capital Markets 2ND Annual Media Finance & Investor Conference
Sunday, April 12 - Wednesday, April 15
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