SIPA Winter 2018 Owners and Publishers Retreat

February 8-10, 2018

Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Over 80% sold out! 

"These roundtable events are worth five times what I paid. There is nothing more valuable than candid discussion among your peers. I brought home three ideas that could make my company more money instantly. There is also the cathartic aspect of knowing that you're not alone. Most of the companies at the table faced the same problems, successes and failures." - Mark Ragan, Publisher/Executive Editor, Ragan Communications

"This meeting provides senior media company executives with a rare opportunity to spend three days in formal and informal meetings with their peers to discuss in confidence the strategic and operational issues they face and to identify and develop opportunities for revenue growth and greater profitability." - Ed Coburn, CEO, Coburn Media


Limited to just 28 participants, the SIPA's Winter Owners and Publishers Retreat is the place to find the thought leadership you are looking for among your fellow publishing executives. Participants decide the agenda via a pre-event survey to ensure that this high-level executive group will be able to focus on your biggest problems and collectively problem solve through them.

The publishing and media sectors continue to change rapidly. Are you in touch with the latest trends? Are you confident in your strategic plan? Are you taking advantage of every opportunity at your disposal? At the retreat, you can leverage the experience and expertise of industry peers and get a practical, sincere critique of your own initiatives that will help you increase your chances of success. 

What Did 2017 Attendees Say About the Retreat?

  • The Owners and Publishers Retreat has long been the most valuable of the many benefits we get from SIPA membership. The ability to talk candidly with peers has brought not only valuable business intelligence but also long-term friendships, from people who understand the challenges I face. - Timothy Lutts, President, Cabot
  • There is no better place in the world for publishing executives to gain insight, knowledge, and ideas to help grow their business than the SIPA Publishers Retreat. - Stephanie Williford, CEO, EB Medicine
  • The quality of relationship building you can do at the owners & publishers retreat is simply unequaled at any other event. - Stephanie Eidelman, CEO, insideARM LLC
  • The format and agenda/topic range was just excellent and flowed extremely well. - Lucretia Lyons, President, Business Valuation Resources
  • I not only got a few great ideas but made contact with another publisher in my space and we may be able to do a mutually beneficial joint venture on a product. - Lynn Freer, President, Spidell Publishing
  • These roundtable events are worth five times what I paid. There is nothing more valuable than candid discussion among your peers. I brought home three ideas that could make my company more money instantly. There is also the cathartic aspect of knowing that you're not alone. Most of the companies at the table faced the same problems, successes and failures. - Mark Ragan, Publisher/Executive Editor, Ragan Communications
  • As a newcomer to this event I felt very included and welcomed. I appreciate how freely everyone feels to share their challenges and opportunities. -Tish Drake, VP and Group Publisher, Aerospace, Access Intelligence
  • As has long been the case, SIPA members are notable for their collegiality and willingness to share mutual opportunities and concerns. This trait was much in evidence at this retreat. Sheran Fernando, COO, Warren Communications News

Schedule

Thursday, February 8
Friday, February 9
Saturday, February 10
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM – Welcome Lunch
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM – Meeting 
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM – Networking Dinner
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM – Half-day meeting
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM – Half-day meeting


Highlights

  • You decide the agenda. A pre-meeting questionnaire will be sent to all participants to focus the discussion. The meeting will be built to focus on the topics most important to people at your level of the organization.
  • Discussions are marked by total candor and will be kept confidential. Nothing will be recorded. You can freely share what has worked for you and find out what others are doing in a guaranteed confidential setting.
  • The meeting is limited to 28 people. It's an intimate group; there will be time to discuss your concerns – both at the meeting and over drinks and dinner. Bring your specific questions to the table to get input from colleagues — often some of the most successful publishers in the industry.  


Hotel & Travel

Half Moon Resort & Spa
Montego Bay, Jamaica

SIPA has reserved a room block for retreat attendees at specially discounted rates. Room rates do not include taxes and fees and are subject to availability.

  • $290/night - Deluxe Garden Room
  • $335/night - Deluxe Ocean Room
  • $398/night - Junior Suite

How to Make Your Reservations

  1. Reserve your room online, or
  2. Call Trevolyn Matthew to reserve your room and arrange airport transportation. Mention "SIPA" or "Publishers Retreat" to receive the special group rate: 

  • Toll Free: +1 (800) 626-0592
  • Toll: +1 (876) 953 2211 

Need Assistance? Please contact Emily Ruf at eruf@siia.net if you encounter any issues reserving a room. 

Cut-off Date: Reservations made after December 21, 2017 or after the room block is sold out will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel.

About Half Moon: Whether you choose to ride a horse, tee-off on the golf course, create your own championship on the tennis courts, be indulged in the spa, work out in the fitness centre, cycle leisurely amidst our 400 acres or simply relax poolside or on the beach engrossed in a novel, at Half Moon they make it very easy to do everything. View a list of activities here: http://halfmoon.rockresorts.com/discover/default-en.html

Flight: Please book your flight into Montego Bay International Airport (MBJ) and contact Trevolyn Matthew at Half Moon with your flight information. 


Registration

Attendees must be publishers or principals of a publishing company with a current SIPA or SIIA membership at the time of the retreat.
  • $1,297 early-bird rate (through Nov. 3, 2017)
  • $1,497 regular rate (after Nov. 3, 2017)
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To learn more about membership or the retreat, contact:
Nancy Brand
Managing Director, SIPA
(781) 754-4771
nbrand@siia.net

Refunds and Cancellations: If you cannot attend the retreat, you may transfer your registration to another attendee at any time.  Cancellations received by October 6, 2017 will be refunded, minus a $75 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after October 6, 2017.