Forecast is Radio Ink's annual radio-industry financial conference. The event gathers radio owners, CFOs, group and industry executives, managers, Wall Street analysts, and investors to discuss the business climate and the expectations for the coming year. The only radio conference of its kind, Forecast features in-depth discussion covering the opportunities, challenges and leading trends and trendsetters -- all the touchpoints that will influence the radio business in the coming year. Though the primary focus is on the numbers, this conference examines the information behind the numbers, as well as those driving them.
In addition to the financial conference, each year we invite the 40 Most Powerful People In Radio to receive their plaques at the annual "Top 40" cocktail reception, immediately following Forecast. All registered conference attendees are guaranteed an invitation to this elegant "who's who in radio" event.
Radio Ink is pleased to announce that respected author, journalist, and radio personality Rita Cosby will conduct an onstage interview with iconic publisher and business leader Steve Forbes at Forecast 2015, coming up November 19, 2014 at the Harvard Club in New York.
"This is Steve Forbes' second visit to Forecast," says Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads. "His last visit was memorable, and this visit comes at a time when everyone is curious about how the economy will shake out. Steve is the most well-connected man in the economic world and will share some powerful insights. It's not to be missed. We're honored to have such a business icon with us this year." Read more
Radio Ink is pleased to announce that MediaLink LLC founder and Chairman/CEO Michael Kassan will serve as advertiser co-chair for Forecast 2015, set for November 19, 2014, in New York. Kassan joins co-chair Katz Media Group CEO Mark Rosenthal.
"Advertisers have become a critical part of our annual Forecast conference, and we are pleased to continue our history of attracting the very finest in the industry," said Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads. "Michael Kassan has a brilliant mind. As CEO of MediaLink, a company that strategically connects the dots between Silicon Valley, Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and Wall Street, he can provide powerful insights as well as some great changes to our format this year."
Kassan said, "I’m excited to be co-chairing the Forecast event with Mark Rosenthal. As a longtime part of the ad industry, I've worked across different forms of media and am convinced of the huge value of radio -- so much so that I do a monthly radio show, MediaLinked, where I talk with thought leaders in the advertising and marketing community. Radio has evolved over the years, but it certainly remains an important and vibrant way for marketers to reach consumers. I'm thrilled to help bring agencies, advertisers, and radio executives together to discuss the landscape of the radio industry and its future."
Radio Ink is pleased to announce that Mark Rosenthal, CEO of Katz Media Group, has agreed to serve as co-chair of Forecast 2015, coming up November 19, 2014 in New York. As co-chair, Rosenthal will help set the priorities and agenda for the annual event.
"Since taking over Katz, Mark has been heavily involved in the development of and growth of our industry and has showed true leadership," said Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads. "Having his guidance on Forecast will help shape this year's program, which will have a strong advertiser focus."