Mobile Backstage-A GSMA, Nielsen Production for Mobile World Congress Powered by Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter
February 13, 2008
National Palace (Palau Nacional), Barcelona, Spain

Mobile Backstage brings together leading figures from the entertainment and mobile industries who are defining where mobile entertainment is today and where it is heading. This one-day conference will feature music, film, TV, videogame and technology industry insiders who will offer a refreshingly new perspective on the evolution of mobile entertainment.

The 7th Annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium
March 6, 2008
The St. Regis Hotel, NYC

This one-day event brings together the best minds from the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities for an in-depth examination of the financial realities with which the music industry is contending. Don't miss the premier event for the music industry decision-makers, entrepreneurs and companies interested in providing funding for entertainment ventures.

Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Spring- 2008 (formerly MECCA)
March 31, 2008
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live! -- the only official pre-CTIA mobile entertainment conference produced in partnership with CTIA, has a brand new name and a brand new look. But what hasn't changed is the quality programming and speakers that have made this the must-attend entertainment event of the year, regularly drawing more than 1,000 VIPs from the mobile, entertainment, technology and digital content industries.

Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards
April 7-10, 2008
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL

The longest-running and most prestigious Latin Music Conference unites over 1000 industry executives and culminates in a star-studded televised Awards show with live performances by top Latin superstars.

Cumbre Regional de la Música Mexicana, de Billboard
1ro de octubre al 3 de octubre del 2007
Hilton Los Ángeles Universal City, Los Ángeles, CA

La Cumbre Regional de la Música Mexicana, de Billboard es la ÚNICA actividad dedicada por completo al género de música latina de mayor venta. Ya en su segundo año, esta cumbre de tres días de duración se centrará en las últimas tendencias de la radio, giras artísticas, mundo digital y ediciones musicales que afectan la industria actual de la música regional mexicana. Esta actividad, de la que no te puedes perder, en que se congregan artistas, ejecutivos de sellos discográficos, ejecutivos de la radio, promotores de conciertos, minoristas, gerentes, ejecutivos de la mercadotecnia y publicidad, ¡es el mejor lugar para reunirse y establecer relaciones que tienen todos los que se encuentran en este lucrativo sector del negocio de la música latina!

Billboard Dance Music Summit & Vegas Music Experience, presented by Marian Records
October 4-10, 2007
Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV

Where the "heart and soul" of the dance music industry gathers. The Dance Summit attracts an international and domestic contingency of over 500 attendees to discuss the latest trends in dance music.

Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! - Fall 2008
September 9, 2008
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA

Mobile Entertainment Live! (formerly MECCA) brings together the best and brightest from the wireless and entertainment industries to debate and discuss the barriers separating the mobile world from the rest of the digital universe. Find out what the future will hold for the mobile entertainment business at this one-day conference - the official mobile entertainment event of CTIA-The Wireless Association, guided by Billboard's global editorial team and an advisory board on industry experts. Don't miss your chance to be part of this unique event featuring interactive interviews with key industry influencers, a full exhibit floor, and structured networking opportunities!

The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Film and TV Music Conference
November 1-2, 2007
Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles

The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard join forces to deliver a cutting-edge, two-day seminar on the role of music in film and television. The 6th annual event provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas among film, TV and music professionals. Also featured will be live artist performances, roundtable discussions, and networking cocktail parties.

Touring '07: The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards
November 14-15, 2007
The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC

The 4th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards is the premier gathering for the concert industry. This two-day event, programmed by Billboard's Ray Waddell, will feature informative panels, controversial discussions, invaluable networking opportunities, and an awards reception targeted to promoters, agents, managers, venues, sponsors, and production professionals. Don't miss your chance to hear from elite industry players and learn about the latest opportunities to gain a competitive edge!

Billboard R&B Hip Hop Conference & Awards
November 28-November 30, 2007
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown, Atlanta, GA

The Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Conference is the premiere event for the industry's who's who to network, share knowledge and discover new talent! The 8th Annual Conference & Awards Show will return to Atlanta, & feature savvy speakers, must-attend panels, skills-sharpening workshops, artist showcases, a stellar Awards Show line-up and more. Click here for more details!

Billboard Digital Music Live! at CES
January 9, 2008
The Venetian, Las Vegas

This one-day event will explore how technology is affecting every aspect of the music industry, offering attendees a truly immersive digital entertainment experience.Join today's top music managers, touring agents, record label executives,publishers and artists who will reveal their digital outlook as well as leading technology innovators who will discuss the contentious and symbiotic relationship between these two industries.

The Next Big Idea: The Future of Branded Entertainment
October 29-30, 2007
The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills

As the media landscape continues to evolve, it's becoming much more difficult to reach consumers through traditional marketing and advertising campaigns. So what can you do to break through the clutter? How can you overcome the challenges caused by VOD and DVR viewing? The 6th installment of The Next Big Idea: The Future of Branded Entertainment will examine forward-thinking ways to make an impact on your target audience. Hosted by Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, this two-day event will explore unique and innovative opportunities to get your brand in front of consumers and influence their buying power.

Media and Money: The Intersection of Media, Entertainment & Wall Street
November 7-8, 2007
Grand Hyatt, New York

Media and Money, presented by Dow Jones and The Nielsen Company, will examine how Wall Street is closing in on the world of media and entertainment through cutting-edge panel discussions and captivating keynote speeches. Learn how buyout firms, hedge funds and venture firms are prospecting new deals, valuing opportunities and structuring deals to maximize returns, and gain access to exclusive research and insight from Nielsen on media consumption trends. At Media and Money, you'll network with top dealmakers from media and entertainment, and the financiers who are reshaping its future.

June 15, 2007
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles

Join us for the The Hollywood Reporter 36th Annual Key Art Awards as we honor the professionals who design, create and produce the best motion picture marketing materials in the industry. It's the work of these individuals that often determine a film's box office success and chances for Oscar consideration. More than 1,000 who's who of the motion picture marketing industry and creative agencies attend this high-profile event. So, mark your calendar and make your plans for a night that honors the behind-the-scenes professionals that sell movies and make the box office registers ring.

What Teens Want
June 18-19, 2007
Grand Hyatt New York

The 8th installment of What Teens Want is the definitive marketing conference for marketers, agency creatives and media executives to learn all the buzz about marketing to today's trendsetting teens. What Teens Want, hosted by Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter and Nielsen Entertainment, covers how the teen market is changing, new and upcoming trends, multiplatform marketing, mobile marketing, the growth of social networking, blogs, user-generated communities and more.

Hollywood and Games Summit
June 26-27, 2007
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA

The 2nd annual summit is produced by the CMP Game Group and The Hollywood Reporter. It celebrates the collaboration between the two most compelling modern art forms of entertainment: film and videogames. Leaders from these industries will interact and discuss best practices for strategically marketing original IP via both media. Topics include: how to build collaborative relationships; packaging a new media deal; how Hollywood talent can be relevant in the interactive medium; indie films and games; the future of game-enabled interactive narratives and more.

Marketing to Men 18-34
August 8, 2007
The Altman Building, New York

Marketers can no longer reach 18- to 34-years-olds with one voice, one venue, one medium or one image. Within this age bracket, there are distinct generational differences marketers need to consider when creating marketing plans. Exclusive research will break down the male consumer demographic into geographic region, discretionary income, education and lifestyle to give the audience a clear picture of the target market. This informative and entertaining event features expert presenters, successful branded case studies, and plenty of peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Voz Latina West: Explore the Latest Trends in Hispanic Marketing.
October 3rd, 2007
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

As the Hispanic population and buying power continues to grow exponentially, your need to reach unique demographics and market segments also increases. Network with peers and arm yourself with the best information possible to capture significant ROI from this powerful consumer group. Guided by editorial leaders from Adweek's Marketing y Medios, Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek and held in conjunction with the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit, Voz Latina West is a Hispanic marketing conference for top-level marketing, agency and media and entertainment executives that can't be missed.

Margaret O'Shea
Director of Conferences & Special Events

Karl Vontz

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