Kevin Smith, Andy Signore, Ben Silverman, Keith Clinkscales, Emmett Shear and Margaret Heffernan Among Industry Leaders and Creative Influencers Announced as Speakers for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2016

More than 2,400 Top Entertainment, Agency and Media Executives to Gather in NYC for The Conference June 14 – 16

Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2016 —Filmmaker Kevin Smith, Chairman and Co-CEO of Propagate Content Ben Silverman and Founder and CEO of Twitch Emmett Shear are among the diverse slate of speakers announced today for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2016. They will be joined by an array of leaders and influencers from all corners of the entertainment industry who will lend their expertise at the Conference June 14 – 16 at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel.

PromaxBDA, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is the leading global association for entertainment promotion, marketing and design professionals. More than 2,400 entertainment, media and agency professionals are expected to attend the 2016 Conference.

The Speaker line-up for this year's Conference includes Keynotes Kevin Smith (director/writer/podcaster); Andy Signore (SVP Content, Defy Media/Head of Creative, ScreenJunkies , home of "Honest Trailers"); Ben Silverman (Chairman and Co-CEO, Propagate Content); Emmett Shear (Founder and CEO, Twitch); Keith Clinkscales (CEO REVOLT Media & TV) and Margaret Heffernan (Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, TED speaker) and Headline Speakers Adam Harter (Vice President, Cultural Connections, Pepsi – Cola North American Beverages) and Jocelyn Greenky (Office Politics and Culture Expert, JHG Culture Commodity).

"Our line-up of speakers for this year's Conference reflects the shift that is happening in our industry as the assimilation of linear television, digital platforms, social media and technology challenges Marketers to think differently and embrace multi-platform integration more than ever before" said Steve Kazanjian, President and CEO, PromaxBDA. "We look forward to welcoming these trailblazers and thought leaders to our Conference and offering our members three days of content to inspire them and help them continue to thrive in a rapidly changing industry."

About PromaxBDA
PromaxBDA celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016 and is a member association representing more than 10,000 companies and individuals from major media organizations, marketing agencies, research companies, strategic and creative vendors and technology providers around the globe. The goal of PromaxBDA is to lead the global community of those passionately engaged in the marketing of television and video content on all platforms, inspiring creativity, driving innovation and honoring excellence. With companies and individuals drawn from more than 70 countries, PromaxBDA is a truly international organization uniting the individuals who will pioneer tomorrow's electronic and broadcast media. For more information, please visit the website: https://www.promaxbda.org

About PromaxBDA: The Conference 2016
The annual Conference is where marketing, promotion and design executives gather as a global community to share ideas, learn the best techniques, develop the right tools, get insight on the latest technologies and be inspired by the brightest of luminaries in the industry. There is no other place for this level of collective thought – at the intersection where creativity and strategy, promotion and production, technology and design meet. The Conference will close on June 16 with the 2016 PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design North America Awards, celebrating the year's best achievements among thousands of entries.

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For further information and accreditation for the conference, please contact:
Jennifer Greene