2019 SIPA Retreat

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The publishing and media industry continues 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 and prioritizing the ones with the most potential for your business? Join other industry executives at SIPA's Winter Owners and Publishers Retreat, Feb. 7-9 in Punta Cana where you can leverage the experience and expertise of peers and get a practical, sincere critique of your own initiatives that will help you increase your chances of success.

"These retreats are invaluable for both owners and key executives. The conversation is candid and useful. Within the first hour of arriving I had already learned enough tips and strategies at the coffee bar with other owners that paid for the cost of the trip." Mark Ragan, Publisher/Executive Editor, Ragan Communications


SIPA's Retreat is the place to find the leading-edge strategies and candid dialogue you need to move your business forward. As a part of this high-level executive group, you will be able to comfortably share your biggest challenges and collectively problem solve through them with others who have had or are having similar experiences.

This Retreat is open to only 28 participants, so ensure you are part of the conversation by registering today. With 100% of attendees recommending this retreat to a colleague, we anticipate the 2019 retreat will also sell out.



Thursday, February 7
Friday, February 8
Saturday, February 9
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Welcome Lunch
2:00 PM-5:30 PM Roundtable Discussion
6:30 PM Networking Reception & Dinner for Attendees and Guests
8:15 AM-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM-12:30 PM Roundtable Discussion
6:30 PM Optional Group Dining

8:15 AM-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM-12:30 PM Roundtable Discussion


  • You decide and prioritize what will be discussed. 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 the group.
  • 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.

Resort & Travel

You can lock in the group rate through December 28, 2018 for the booking dates of February 3-13, 2019. The room rates below include taxes and fees. They are subject to availability so please make your arrangements in a timely manner to ensure the group rate. Cancellations must be received by Paradisus by October 15, 2018 or else you are responsible for your full booking. 

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Accommodation (Rates are shown per person)



Junior Suite



Royal Service Garden View (Adults Only) - Royal Service includes a wide range of additional upgrades and benefits, including a butler, an exclusive beach area and private pool, access to facilities at YHI Spa, access to an additional restaurant and a VIP lounge and library.



Royal Service Ocean View (Adults Only) - Please contact Nancy for this option.




Transportation: Please send your flight details to nbrand@siia.net so we may arrange transportation for you. Please include any guests' names in your details.


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Attendees must be publishers or principals of an information company with a current SIPA membership at the time of the retreat. 


Your Registration Includes  Best Rate
Thru 1/15
After 1/15
  • Meeting pass for all three days
  • All meals noted in the schedule 
  • One guest invitation to the networking reception and dinner on February 7 (no additional fees)
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from the PUJ airport
$1,597 $1,997


  • The meeting is limited to 28 people. It is an intimate group; there will be time to discuss your concerns – both at the meeting, over drinks, meals and other informal settings. Bring your specific questions to the table to get input from colleagues — often some of the most successful executives in the industry.  
  • Must be willing and ready to share information and foster an environment of open communication. 
  • The conversations had at the retreat must be kept confidential and not be shared with those not in attendance. 

Questions? To learn more about membership or the retreat, contact Nancy Brand at +1 (781) 754-4771 or nbrand@siia.net.

"The Owners/Publishers' retreat remains my favorite SIPA gathering of all time. The quality of the time spent with members and their spouses is so high; I never fail to come away inspired about my business and feeling closer to the group." Stephanie Eidelman, CEO, insideARM

"This is the single richest opportunity to share strategy, successes, and failures with the best and the brightest leaders in our profession." David Foster, CEO, Business Valuation Resources
"I made valuable connections, gained great insight from peers, and learned about new opportunities for my business at the SIPA Owners and Publishers retreat. It was a great experience. I recommend it highly." Dan Fink, Managing Director, Money-Media, a Financial Times Company

Payment Policy

  • Registrants: Payment must be received within 30 days of registration in order to reserve your seat or by January 1, 2019, whichever is soonest.
  • Early-Bird Registrants: Payment must be received within 30 days of registration in order to reserve your seat or by October 31, 2018, whichever is soonest.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • If you cannot attend the retreat, you may transfer your registration to another attendee at any time without penalty.
  • Cancellations must be sent to nbrand@siia.net by September 30, 2018 in order to receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received between October 1 and December 15, 2018 will incur a $500 cancellation fee. 
  • No refunds or credits to future events will be issued after December 15, 2018.