Committee finalizing conference speakers


A variety of trending newspaper industry topics will be represented at the HSPA and Foundation Annual Conference this fall.

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for the Sept. 17-18 event in Indianapolis.

Sessions will appeal to publishers, newspaper executives and managers, editors, advertising managers and sales staffs, and audience development leadership.

Watch your mailbox and inbox for registration materials.

The conference planning committee, made up of publishers and HSPA staff, are finalizing the line-up of speakers slated for sessions at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis.

With more speakers to come, the agenda includes Mike Centorani, co-founder of Sales Transformation Now; John Greenman, professor in the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia; and Mike Martoccia, director of revenue development and sales training for Civitas Media.

The conference begins in the afternoon Thursday, Sept. 17 as advertising sales representatives gather at The Alexander for training.

While sales staffs are at the hotel, others in town for the conference can support the HSPA Foundation at a Coffin Golf Club outing.

Thursday evening brings the Annual Conference open-in reception at The Alexander, followed by dinner and Advertising Contest awards.

Training sessions for publishers and other managers begin after breakfast on Friday, Sept. 18.

Session topics will include advertising management, digital landscapes, training and keeping good employees, building audiences, and revenue ideas.

A vendor fair will be open both days. For conference sponsorship details, call (317) 803-4772 or click here.

“The planning committee is working hard to ensure the event brings together top trainers,” said Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel. “We look forward to publishers, newspaper managers, and advertising staffs learning and sharing ideas.”