2018 Spring Conference Agenda

Check out our conference lineup.


 N.E.A.C.E. 101st Annual Sales Conference

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 Westbrook, CT

                                                            “Marketing Today’s Newspaper”



NEACE Business Program


Saturday, May 19, 2018


NOON – 4:00 PM       Board of Directors Pre-Conference Meeting – Stannard Room


Sunday, May 20, 2018


4:00 PM                      Vendor Set-Up – Vista Mare

                                    Greg Lewis, NEACE Director, Sales Manager, The Hartford Courant

                                    John Harrison, NEACE Director, Marketing and Sales- Tecnavia


4:00 – 5:00 PM           Conference Registration – Salon Ballroom

                                    Ed Winters, NEACE Treasurer, VP & Asst Treasurer-Republican-American, CT

                                    David Sangiorgio, NEACE Secretary, The Concord Monitor, NH



6:00 – 9:00 PM           Past Presidents’ Reception – Lower Terrance 

                        Cocktail Hour 6:00PM

                                    Dinner and Program 7:00PM to 9:00PM Grand Ballroom

Business Casual Dress                       

Host – Kevin LaMagdelaine, NEACE President,

                                    Everybody is invited to mix, mingle, and pay tribute to our Past Presidents!


2018 -2019 Board of Director Nominations

Kevin LaMagdelaine, NEACE President,

NEACE By-Law Change Presentation

William Hoar Excellence Award





NEACE Business Program (Meetings are business casual dress)



Monday, May 20, 2018


7:00 - 9:00 AM           Full BreakfastSalon Foyer


8:00 – 10:00 AM         Conference Registration – Salon Ballroom

                                    Ed Winters, NEACE Treasurer, VP & Asst Treasurer-Republican-American, CT

                                    David Sangiorgio, NEACE Secretary, The Concord Monitor, NH



8:30 – 8:45 AM           Conference Kick-off – Salon Ballroom


Invocation – Warren Dews, NEACE VP, Chief Consumer and Sales Event Officer, New England Newspapers Inc.


Introduction of NEACE Board Members

                                    Kevin LaMagdelaine, NEACE President,


                                    Conference Outline – Steve Izzo, NEACE Executive Vice President, Distribution Director Gannett Publishing Services - USA TODAY.


8:45 – 9:30 AM          Around the Newspaper World in 30 minutes, Recent Ma Ruling, Premium Editions, SBT, Morning in America at the NLRB

Michael Zinser, President Zinser Law Firm


9:30 – 9:45 AM           Membership/NEACE.com and Social Media Update

                                    Ed Gaiser – NEACE Director, Springfield Republican

                                    Lori Gardner – NEACE Director, Wall Street Journal



9:45 – 10:45 AM         Thank You to Our Valued Business Partners & Sponsors

Vendor Introductions & Presentations

Warren Dues, NEACE Vice-President, Chief Consumer Sales Event Officer, New England Newspapers Inc.  

Greg Lewis, NEACE Director, Circulation Sales Manager – Hartford

John Harrison, NEACE Director, Marketing & Sales - Tecnavia


10:45 – 11:45 PM       Home Delivery NYT’s Key Service Metrics

Michael Otero, Director National Home Delivery, The New York Times 


12:00 – 1:15 PM         Vendor Appreciation Luncheon – Royal Terrace

                                    Welcome to Westbrook, CT, Noel Bishop, First Selectman of Westbrook       

Valor Awards – John Brennan, Publisher’s Circulation Fulfillment

                                    Golf Tournament Awards – Gary Reach,  TeleReach, Inc.


1:15 – 1:45 PM           “World Class Customer Service” Jim Smith, Steel City & NFL Cleveland Brown

1:45 – 2:30 PM           AAM Update Monetize Your Quality Audience with AAM
                                    Digital Advertising Fraud – What is it and how does it affect me?
Kevin Rehberg, Director of Client Development



2:30 – 2:45 PM           Break – Visit with our Valued Vendors



Monday, May 21, 2018 (continued)


2:45 – 3:30 PM           Facing the Future as a Key Distributor of Print Media,

Tom Dressler, VP of Growth and Development, PCF

Jamie Nee, NEACE Director, The Boston Globe; David Sangiorgio, NEACE Secretary, Concord Monitor


3:30 – 4:15 PM           Preparing for the Best Years Ever (Circulation-Audience) Relationship Business Dan Schaub, Corporate Director for Audience Development, McClatchy Newspapers



4:15 - 4:30 PM            NEACE Business Session

                                    Treasurer’s Report, Ed Winters, NEACE Treasurer, VP & Assistant Treasurer -

Republican-American, CT

Distribution of Committee Reports


President’s Closing Comments

                                    Kevin LaMagdelaine, NEACE President.

Election of NEACE Officers & Bylaw Amendment



4:30 PM                      Adjourn Business Meeting


6:00 – 7:00 PM           Cocktail Reception – Royal Terrace


7:00 PM until…          NEACE Banquet – Business Formal – Royal Ballroom

Kevin LaMagdelaine, NEACE President.

Promotional Awards – Mike Smith, New Haven Register

Scholarship Awards – Ed Gaiser, Springfield Republican, MA

Sponsorship Drawing

Ray Harrington - Comedian


After Glow – Hosted by Kevin and Dina LaMagdelaine

NEACE Business Program (Meetings are business casual dress)


Tuesday, May 22, 2018


7:00 – 9:00 AM           BreakfastGrand Foyer


9:00 – 10:00 AM         Board of Directors Post Conference Meeting – Executive Ballroom

$50 OFF Conference Registration!


Any active NEACE member who refers a non-member to the NEACE organization that results in a new, paid membership will receive a $50.00 conference registration credit. The credit may be used for either the fall or spring conference and must be used within one year of the new member's paid membership.

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