Publishing Business Conference Announces Consumer Reports' John Sateja as Conference Chair for 2009
The Publishing Business Conference & Expo has announced that John J. Sateja, executive vice president of Consumer Reports, has been named Chair of the 2009 conference.
Sateja oversees the Publishing, Editorial, Technical, and Survey Research Divisions for Consumers Union (CU) -- an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers. He has ultimate responsibility for all information products at CU, including Consumer Reports magazine and ConsumerReports.org, the world's largest publication-based subscription Web site, as well as several other Web sites, newsletters, books, special interest publications, a syndicated television news service, and a mobile phone application. Consumer Reports has more than 7 million combined paid subscribers to its various information products.
In his role as Conference Co-Chair, Sateja will work with the staff of Publishing Executive magazine, which produces the event, to develop dozens of conference sessions that will provide magazine publishing executives with actionable ideas and insights to improve their magazine businesses. A former keynote of the show, Sateja brings strong business-management experience and a proven track record of building brands both in print and online.
"I am very honored and excited to be the conference chair for this year's Publishing Business Conference," Sateja said. "We are all experiencing historical and tremendous changes in the economy, the political environment, and in our society. All of these changes directly affect our industry and our businesses. Now more than ever, we need to be experts at managing change. This year's conference will focus on giving you the practical advice and tools that you need to navigate your business in these changing times so that you can experience growth, profits, and success for you business.
The conference program -- featuring dozens of sessions and scores of expert speakers -- will be announced in the coming weeks. Session topics will address challenges in business management, e-media, audience development, production, manufacturing, workflow, editorial, design, marketing and more.