BCCA Media Credit Seminar - New York


General Information

Overview: The BCCA Media Credit Seminar will focus on high level credit related issues for the media industry including magazine, print, newspaper, television, radio, cable, out-of-home, interactive and digital. It is an opportunity to meet with media credit professionals and executives from across the country.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 8:00am - 6:30pm

McGraw-Hill Building
Signature Room & James McGraw Hall
1221 Ave of the Americas – 50th Floor, New York City
(Midtown between 48th and 49th/between 6th and 7th)

NOTE: There are NO on-site registrations for this event. If your name is not on the security list you will not be able to attend.

Cost to Attend:

$275 first attendee from company (*media industry)
     -- $195 for each additional attendee from same company (*media industry)

$395 vendor/associate

$40 Networking Cocktail Reception Only  (requires pre-registration, no on-site registrations)

[Printable Registration Form]
(NYMCG members please contact ABC-Amega rep Paul Grolemund for information on registering)

Hotel: -- SOLD OUT!!!!
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at
Club Quarters, Opposite Rockefeller Center (25 West 51st Street, Off 5th Ave, New York City) 2 Blocks from the McGraw-Hill Building. Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis. Room rates are $284/night + tax and VAT (Club Room - Non-smoking room with 1 queen bed, desk, free WiFi, bottled water, coffee and tea). If you would like information on reserving a room please contact Jamie Smith at 847-716-7000 x105 or via email at jamie.smith@mediafinance.org


Sessions for today's credit professionals. Topics from agency processes to dealing with and identifying troubled companies will be discussed.

Exhibitors & Sponsors with products and services you need to know about.

Exhibitors (as of October 15):

ABC-Amega (www.abc-amega.com)
American Financial Management (www.afm-usa.com)

The Andersen Group (www.theandersengroup.com)
BASYS Processing, Inc. / Lenexus (www.basyspro.com)
BCCA & EMCAPP (www.bccacredit.com / www.emcapp.com)
Boost Payment Solutions (www.boostb2b.com)
HRI Consulting Group (www.hriconsultinggroup.com)
Receivable Management Corporation-RMC (www.rmccash.com)
STRATA (www.gotostrata.com
Szabo Associates (www.szabo.com)

....more coming soon

Networking/Food events include: continental breakfast, buffet lunch, morning and afternoon breaks and an evening cocktail reception.

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Preliminary Agenda -- Updated on Oct. 25, 2013
(Times are tentative and may change without notification)
8:00am Registration Desk Opens
at James McGraw Hall-50th Floor

Attendee Notepads sponsored by BASYS Processing/Lenexus LLC


8:00am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast...Networking & Meet the Exhibitors
(James McGraw Hall-50th Floor)



8:30am - 8:45am Introduction by Co-Chairs
Linda Powell,
Director Credit & Collections, Cablevision Media Sales; and
Mindy Sugarman,
Credit & Collection Manager, Gray Television Group Inc., Shared Services

Seminar Committee Members:
Jeanne Domurat
, Relationship Manager, Corporate Credit, Turner Broadcasting System; Michael Denson, VP Network Credit & Collections, Katz Media Group; and
Robert Tomkiewicz, Manager , Ad Sales Collections, ESPN.

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)


8:45am - 9:30am

Keynote Speaker: Richard Hastings, Macro Strategist, Global Hunter Securities, LLC

Economic Outlook for 2014
sponsored by ABC-Amega

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)

9:30am - 10:00am

EMCAPP - Project Update
Speaker: Mary Collins,
President & CEO, MFM & BCCA

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)


10:00am - 10:20am Break in Exhibit Area
sponsored by CCR

Drop your business card in to each Exhibitor's bowl to be entered to win $50. Drawing to take place starting at 5:00pm.

(James McGraw Hall)


10:20am - 12:00pm Legal Issues - Recent Bankruptcies: What You Need to Know
Speakers: Wanda Borges,
attorney/partner, Borges & Associates; Bruce Nathan, attorney/member, Lowenstein Sadler PC; and Ken Rosen, partner, Lowenstein Sadler PC

Often one hears the words “I never saw this one coming – the debtor was paying generally on time”. There have been a rash of media related bankruptcy filings and insolvencies over the past few years, including the recent chapter 11 filing by  KSL Media. When KSL filed their  chapter 11 case, numerous legal issues immediately arose under the Bankruptcy Code and under simple contract law.   Included among these issues were and are:
●          Can a media provider stop running ads after the bankruptcy filing
●          Does the media provider have a  claim against the advertiser(s) that placed the ad through KSL or is your claim limited to KSL
●          Does the media provider have an administrative claim against the Chapter 11 Debtor  for ads run post-petition
The terms of your arrangements with the advertisers and agency or buying service play a critical role in addressing these issues. This program will discuss  the current status of KSL and what led to its chapter 11 filing; the claims, rights and obligations of media providers and advertisers who must deal with this  bankruptcy filing and what you can and cannot do under your contracts, some of which hold the advertiser liable whether or not payment was made to KSL.

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)



12:00am - 12:50pm Lunch in Exhibit Area
sponsored by
Szabo Associates

(James McGraw Hall)



12:50pm - 1:30pm The Barter Process
Speaker: Stuart Raskin,
SVP Corporate Finance, Active International

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)


1:30pm - 2:15pm Credit Card Industry Overview
Speaker: Michelle Powell,
VP of Corporate Development,
BASYS Processing, Inc./
Lenexus LLC

This session will examine opportunities, problems and legal issues of credit card usage. It will investigate types of credit cards (corporate, purchasing & personal), how the credit card companies determine their rates, how you can lower our rates, PCI compliance and charging a convenience fee.

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)


2:15pm - 2:35pm Break in Exhibit Area
(James McGraw Hall)
Last Chance to meet Exhibitors and enter drawing for $50 from each Exhibitor at 5:00pm



2:35pm - 3:25pm Using Financial Statements in the Credit Department
Speaker: Wendi Rosenblatt,
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Hearst Television

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)


3:25pm - 5:00pm

Agency Processes
Moderator: Mindy Sugarman
, Credit & Collections Mgr,
Gray Television Group Inc., Shared Services
Bill Paladini, CFO, JL Media
; Kevin McEvoy, CFO, PHD; Kathleen Bishop, Director, Finance Shared Services, OmnicomMediaGroup; David King, CFO, Sherwood Trading Group

This dynamic interactive panel will answer your questions on how and when they investigate the credit worthiness of their client, how their payment process works and a whole lot more.

(Signature Room - 50th Floor)



5:00pm - 6:30pm Cocktail Reception & Raffle Drawing in Exhibit Area
(James McGraw Hall)
ponsored by Cox Reps and ESPN

Attendees have chance to win $50 from each of the Exhibitors - Bring Business Cards to enter drawings (winners must be present to win)

Enjoy drinks and light appetizers while networking and relaxing with other attendees.


Attendees have a chance to win $50 from each of the Exhibitors. Bring business cards to give to each exhibitor and at 5:00pm each exhibitor will draw from their entries. Winners must be present to win!

Upon arrival at the McGraw-Hill Building all attendees will need to be cleared through security by providing a photo id. Look for the BCCA table in the McGraw-Hill Building Lobby to receive your pass.

The dress attire for the seminar is business casual. Suggested attire for men is the following: sports jacket, slacks, collared shirt, and/or turtleneck. For women: business suit (skirt or slacks with jacket) or relaxed casual (skirt or slacks with blouse, sweater set or turtleneck). Casual footwear items such as tennis shoes, sneakers, clogs, boating shoes or flip-flop style sandals are not appropriate.

Late Registrations/Cancellations
Registration deadline is November 4, 2013 at 12:00pm Central. Registrations received after 11/4/13 will be charged a $50 late fee.

All written cancellations need to be sent to BCCA prior to 11/4/13.
Any cancellations received after 11/4/13 will not be eligible for a refund.

Questions? Please contact Jamie Smith at jamie.smith@mediafinance.org or 847.716.7000 x105.


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