Beet Retreat in the City

The Beet Retreat San Juan 2020

February 5-7

The Beet Retreat, one of the industry’s most talked about gatherings of high-level media executives, will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dates are February 5-7.  The location is the just-reopened Hilton Caribe.

The event will involve three days of high-level panels, group conversations, one-on-one video interviews and extraordinary networking events and interactions.

Part industry enclave and part a made-for-TV setting, the event will provide essential industry intelligence and connections with the people who are leading the industry. For the participants, it will provide exposure via videos on Beet.TV along with high-impact social media. The Retreat will provide unique business development opportunities and enduring professional relationships.

The event is limited to just 50 speaking participants. In addition, there will be 50 special participants, meaning attendees who will network and interact with the group but will not be on stage. The entire group will not exceed 100.

Find the agenda here.

Speakers & Moderators

Kelly Abcarian, GM, Advanced Video Advertising, Nielsen
Dan Ackerman, CRO,
Evan Adlman,  SVP, Advanced TV, AMC Networks
Kristi Argyilan, President, Roundel at Target
Julie Anson, Director, Strategic Investment, Advanced TV, MAGNA Global
Kevin Arrix, SVP, DISH Media
Jamie Auslander, SVP, Research and Analytics true[x] (Disney)
Mike Bologna, President One-2-One Media at Cadent
Robert Bareuther, SVP Business Development,
Lance Brothers, CRO, NCSolutions
Dan Callahan, VP, Audience Sales, FOX Corporation
Tal Chalozin, CTO & Co-Founder, Innovid
Brad Danaher, Director of TV Solutions, Experian Marketing Services
Asaf Davidov, Director, Ad Sales Research, Hulu
Peter Dolchin, Head of Telco and Video Distributor Partnerships, Google
Lisa Giacosa, EVP, Global Managing Director, Data & Analytics, Spark Foundry (Publicis)
Scott Grunther, CRO, EDO
Anupam Gupta, Chief Product Officer, 4C
Melanie Hamilton, VP, National Sales, Effectv (Comcast)
Evan Hovorka, Director of Business Development, Roundel (Target)
Carol Hinnant, Chief Revenue Officer, Comscore
John Hoctor, President, Data + Math, a Liveramp company
Caroline Horner, SVP, Products, 605
Brett Hurwitz, Business Lead, Advanced TV, Verizon Media
Jo Kinsella, CRO, TVSquared
Ashley, Luongo, VP, AdSmart Advanced Advertising Sales, NBC Universal
Noah Levine, CRO, 605
Adam Lowy, Chief Commercial Officer, Telaria
Jason Manningham, GM, Blockgraph, a Comcast company
Eric Mathewson, CEO, WideOrbit
Farhad Massoudi, CEO, Tubi
Jodie McAfee, SVP, Inscape & Project OAR
Dana McGraw, VP, Audience Modeling & Data Science, The Walt Disney Company
Harold Morgenstern, SVP National Sales, Pluto TV, ViacomCBS
Laura Nelson, SVP, Advertising Solutions, The Walt Disney Company
Kimberly Norris, Group Vice President, Spectrum Reach
Joanna O’Connell, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Nicolle Pangis, CEO, Ampersand
Michael Parkes, CRO, VideoAmp
Andy Plesser, Executive Producer & President, Beet.TV
David Porter, VP, Ad Innovation & Programmatic, WarnerMedia
Jay Prasad, Chief Strategy Officer, LiveRamp TV
Frost Prioleau, Co-Founder and CEO,
Sean Robertson, Director of Partnerships, DISH Media
Mark Rotblat, CRO, Tubi
Tracey Scheppach, CEO, Matter More Media
Michael Scott, Head of Sales, Brands, NA Samsung Ads
Philip Smolin, Chief Strategy Officer, Amobee
Jonathan Steuer, Chief Research Officer, Omnicom Media Group
Andre Swantson, CEO, Tru Optik
Ashley Swartz, CEO, Furious Corp
Nick Troiano, CEO, Cadent
Dominick Vangeli, VP, Advanced Advertising Products, NBCU
Jon Watts, Managing Director, Co-Founder, MTM
Alan Wolk, Lead Analyst, TV/REV
Lauren Wetzel, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Xandr
Maggie Zhang, EVP, Video Research & Insights, Dentsu Aegis Network
Jullian Zilderbrand, EVP, Advanced Media, ViacomCBS

Special Guest Speaker

Olga Ramos, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Conference Participants

Craig Berkley, VP Television Partnerships, LiveRamp
Paul Chachko, CEO, Throttle
Stacey Daft, GM, Commercial Development, Amobee
Paul DiGiacomo, VP, Business Development, Xandr
Robert Farazin, CEO, TVbeat
Mary Ann Halford, Executive In Residence, Progress Partners
Marion Taormina Hargett, SVP, Agency, Ampersand
David Himmel, Account Director/AdSmart, NBCU
Jessica Hogue, GM, Data & Analytics, Innovid
Leslie Hopp, Senior Partnerships Manager at Target
Brian Katz, VP, Sales, 605
Armine Khan, VP, Business Development, WideOrbit
Jessica Levine, VP, Enterprise Ad Solutions, VideoAmp
Brian Lilly, CEO, Lilly Broadcasting
Stefan Maris, Head of Global Partnerships and Business Development, FreeWheel
Bryan McGuirk, SVP, LTN Global
Nick McShane, Senior Managing Partner, Progress Partners
Harish Narasimhan, CEO and Founder, Adcuratio
Tom O’Sullivan, VP of Sales, 605
Spencer Potts, President, Madhive
Aziz Rahm, CEO, Sabio
Christa Rimonneau, SVP, Amobee
Rob Scoon, Business Development, Samsung Ads
Abbas Tahzib – CRO, TVbeat
Andrew Ward, President, Ampersand
Charlie Weiss, AVP, Business Development, Xandr
Geoff Wolinetz, SVP, Client Relationships/Head of Revenue at FreeWheel
Scott Worthem, SVP, Strategic Partnerships, Comscore
David Wyler, Principal/VP, Advanced TV and Digital Video, IRI

Hilton Caribe San Juan

The Theme

The conference will explore how consumer preference is driving the transformation of the TV/premium video business. It will focus on relevance: on what consumers want: What is the value exchange and where is the upside for programmers, distributors and marketers.

The program will explore creative advertising formats and strategies; direct-to-consumer strategies, the best use of data in audience targeting; addressable delivery; and performance measurement. The program will explore developments in the U.S. and worldwide.

Helping Puerto Rico’s Children with the Boys & Girls Club

Part of the Beet Retreat will be focused on the state of the island’s young and efforts by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico to break the cycle of poverty.  The Retreat will be addressed by the president of the Club. Attendees will be offered the opportunity to visit the nearby club in San Juan to learn more and to participate. There will be a charity auction benefiting the Club at the gala dinner on the second night. This is part of an industry initiative undertaken by Beet.TV and its industry partners.

Watch video highlights of the Beet Retreat 2018 in San Juan

From from the Beet Retreat 2018, San Juan, here is a list of all participants.  Here was was the agenda Sponsors were Amobee, DISH, Google, NCC Media and Verizon Media. Please find the over 60 videos from the San Juan event on this landing page.

Past Beet Retreats

Beet Retreat in the City , New York, August, 2019

Beet Retreat, San Juan, November, 2018

Beet Retreat in the City, New York, June 6, 2018

Beet Retreat Miami, November 15-17, 2017

Beet Retreat Vieques, PR, March 15-17, 2017