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Top Magazine Publishing Conferences for 2019

As you are finalizing your budgets for your publishing operations, it’s easy to forget about including events like publishing conferences, seminars, and trade shows. These can be a gold mine of information and contacts, but you need to choose wisely. Such events can also be expensive when you add up travel, lodging, and miscellaneous expenses. Set your goals and choose conferences that align with them. If your goal is education, choose a seminar with presenters and topics of value to this objective. If you want to meet with industry professionals such as printers, shippers, and service providers, choose an industry-facing event. Want to meet with potential writers? Choose a writers’ conference or a large event that caters to everyone involved in publishing.

Here are a few quality events to help with your 2019 plans.

American Magazine Media Conference

WHAT: The American Magazine Media Conference by the Association of Magazine Media

WHEN: February 5, 2019

WHERE: New York, NY

THEME: 100 Proof: Celebrating a Century of Credible Content. Leaders from across the medium spectrum — and key related industries — will be on stage to share ideas and experience to keep the industry headed north.

WHO: Four hundred magazine industry influencers — from CEOs to members of the press — are expected to attend, representing decision-makers from both publishing and content.

OF NOTE: The MPA also publishes the Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report, a monthly industry metric covering print and digital editions, web (desktop/laptop), mobile web, video, and social media, and the yearly Magazine Media Factbook, offering trends, facts, and news about the magazine industry. The Factbook download is free.

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Super Niche Media Event

WHAT: The Super Niche Media Event is a combination of the Niche Media Conference, Niche EventFest, NicheTek, and Camp Niche Ad Sales Training events. This event is geared toward teaching you how to build your publishing business and increase revenue. The Super Niche Media Event is unique in that it has limited space of 300 attendees to provide for a better experience.

WHEN: March 18-20, 2019

WHERE: Nashville, TN

WHO: Designed just for niche publishers, Super Niche is all about helping you drive new revenues with practical, actionable strategies and tactics.

OF NOTE: Niche meetings are creative, high energy, informal, and FUN! Held in a different city every year, they feature a theme that ties to the location.

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Niche CEO Summits

WHAT: In 2019, Niche will host two CEO Summits: The B2B Niche CEO Summit and the Consumer Niche CEO Summit. These events feature “boardroom” conversations that let CEOs dig deep into media strategy and share ideas. Broken out by size of media company and by topic groups, these discussions are limited to 15 CEOs plus a group leader. Specific topics are defined on-site by attendees.
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WHEN: B2B Niche CEO Summit — June 19-20, 2019 / Consumer Niche CEO Summit — November 13-14, 2019

WHERE: B2B Niche CEO Summit: Denver, CO / Consumer Niche CEO Summit: Charleston, SC

WHO: CEO/Owner/Publisher/President/Executive Director or a C-Suite Executive at a corporate media company

OF NOTE: This event, like other Niche Media events, caps attendees and exhibitors in order to ensure a more relational, interactive event. Participants must be willing and ready to share information and foster an environment of open communication.

Check the Niche CEO Summit page periodically for more details on this event.

Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting (AM&P)

WHAT: Association Media & Publishing’s Annual Meeting serves association communicators and publishers. The Annual Meeting, coupled with the Annual EXCEL Awards Gala, attracts several hundred leaders from organizations across the country. At the AM&P Annual Meeting, professionals and thought leaders share insights on the latest communication trends and marketing techniques while networking and establishing connections with exhibitors, peers, and colleagues.

WHEN: June 24-26, 2019

WHERE: Washington, D.C.

WHO: Association Publishers

OF NOTE: The EXCEL Awards Gala celebrates exceptional individuals in nonprofit association media during the annual meeting. Those who aren’t members of the association can submit votes for their nonprofit partners.


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The Folio: Show

WHAT: This conference is the largest in the industry and focuses on the present and future of magazine media. Industry leaders present on how to achieve and maintain success at this show that offers resolutions to magazine insiders’ biggest challenges.

WHEN: October 30-31, 2019

WHERE: Hilton Midtown, New York, NY

WHO: Association Publishers

OF NOTE: The Folio: Show represents the largest gathering of magazine and digital media executives. It offers five conference tracks: Content, Marketing, Events, Sales, and Ad Ops & Production. The conference features some of the top titles and executives in the magazine industry. Folio also hosts an Awards program for uncompromising journalism and design — the Eddie & Ozzie Awards.

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FUSE Media: The Convergence of Technology & Media

WHAT: This event allows key decision-makers overseeing technology strategy at leading publishing and media companies to connect, exchange ideas, and build relationships.

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WHEN: Fall 2019; check website for dates

WHERE: Philadelphia, PA

WHO: FUSE is free of charge for those who qualify based on their professional titles.

OF NOTE: Publishing Executive designed FUSE Media as a free, invitation-only, all-inclusive hosted summit.

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