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HomeMOBE 2018 Newark, NJ

[MOBE 2018 Newark, NJ]

#MOBE2018 was Sponsored by Prudential & Co-Sponsored by P&G

2018 OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

ALFRED A. EDMOND JR., SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise

Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise, responsible for providing brand, marketing and content leadership as a member of the multimedia company’s senior management team. Prior to accepting his current position, Edmond was SVP/Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise, responsible for overseeing marketing for all of the major franchises of Black Enterprise, including the magazine, television shows, web site, social media and live networking events, and content for the company’s broadcast and digital properties. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of Black Enterprise from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of Black Enterprise magazine.

LEO HINDREY, JR.

“TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD, NEW FINANCIAL INITIATIVES MUST BE EMPLOYED”

Leo Hindery, Jr., a member of the Cable Industry Hall of Fame, is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a series of media industry investment funds he founded in 1988 and ran until February 1997 when he was named President and CEO of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and Liberty Media, then the world’s largest combined cable television system operator and programming entity.  In March 1999 TCI merged into AT&T and he became President and CEO of AT&T Broadband. Former CEO of the YES Network.

2018 MOBE AWARD HONOREES :

MOBE Corporate Award, CLYDE ALLEN
MOBE Legend Award, CAROL H. WILLIAMS
MOBE Legend Award, CHUCK MORRISON
MOBE Spirit of D. Parke Gibson Award, PEPPER MILLER
MOBE Spirit of D. Parke Gibson Award, KEN SMIKLE

#MOBE2018 CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30 a.m.     Registration

8:30 a.m.     Opening Remarks: Curtis Symonds, Yvette Moyo,                   
                      Dorinda Walker, Prudential, and Lela Coffey, P&G

8:45 a.m.     Keynote Speakers: Leo Hindery, InterMedia Partners                               Alfred A. Edmond Jr., SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large, Black Enterprise

9:00 a.m.    Power and Money Mindset of the Black Consumer:                 
Moderated by Pepper Miller, Author & Researcher
Stacey Tisdale, Mind Money Media;
Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem

9:45 a.m.     Break

10:00 a.m.  Black Women – Reclaiming Their Time:
Moderated by Sheila Eldridge, Miles Ahead Entertainment / Cafe Mocha
Michele Thornton Ghee, BET Her;
Cassandre Charles, Essence                                                                                    Danielle James, Hello Beautiful

11:00 a.m.  Becoming The Brand: Entrepreneur Panel
Moderated by Kevin W. McFallRed Clay Digital Chris Christmas, Two Hype Clothing;
Louis Carr, BET & Dirty Little Secrets;
 Nikki Woods, Nikki Woods Media                                                                         Jamar White, Buffalo Boss

11;45 a.m.   Break

12:00 p.m.  Awards Luncheon:
Honorees: Carol H. Williams, Chuck Morrison,
Pepper Miller, Ken SmikleClyde Allen
Presented by Yvette Moyo

1:30 p.m.    Transforming Healthy Realities Via Entertainment
Moderated by Hope Allen
Reggie Ware, BlackDoctor.org                                        
Crystal King, American Heart Association;
Samantha Granberry, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

2:15 p.m.    Women in Sports
 Moderator: Michael Bellamy
Katie Smith, NY Liberty
Chrysa Chin, NBA Players Association
Melissa Harville-Lebron, NASCAR                                                                        Collette V. SmithNY Jets

3:00 p.m.    Big Data – Ad Tech & Programmatic
Ben Alexander, Pulpo Media                                                                                  Walter Geer, Verve Mobile
Melvin Wilson, Solve Innovation Group

3:30 p.m.     Faith-based Consumers
Rev. Dr. DeForest Soaries, Jr.,  dfree Financial Freedom Movement

4:15 pm      Film & TV Innovation, Distribution and Disruption
Moderator: Moikgantsi Kgama, Imagenation
Kenneth Gifford, Newark Film Festival
Rae Leone Allen, “195 Lewis”
Donna Beasley, Ka-Zoom Interactive Books

5:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.     Conference Ends