Building on this year’s excitement, Cablefax has booked the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo for the 2019 Leaders Retreat.

The Cablefax Leaders Retreat fosters off-the-record discussions that simply can’t be had anywhere else. Immerse yourself in peer-to-peer conversations on the topics you care about most, all within a beautiful beachside setting and to a casual pace designed to send you back to the office refreshed and invigorated. You’ll be ready to implement fresh ideas, deploy bold new strategies and seize on opportunities your competitors haven’t even considered yet.

But don’t just take our word for it! Here are a few thoughts from some of our 2018 Retreat participants:

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Contact: Olivia Murray at omurray@accessintel.com or 301.354.2010.

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Sunday April 28

  1. 5:30 pm

    Welcome Reception

Monday April 29

  1. 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Let’s Get It Started: Leadership Amid Consolidation & Audience Fragmentation

    In this welcome session, we’ll set the stage for two days of game-changing discussions vital to the future of the business.

    Amid this era of consolidation, we’ll share strategies to maintain one-on-one consumer connections, even as new Silicon Valley players turn up the sexy, with exciting tools and disruptive options that are forcing cultural shifts within traditional companies. And we’ll discuss how to wow consumers, innovate in an increasingly chaotic arena and inspire creativity at all corporate levels.

    First, senior-level peers throughout the industry will share battle stories (and scars) as we debate solutions and strategies and discuss how to organize the corporate culture to compete and partner with content distribution “frenemies.”

    Then we’ll discuss how macro-economic trends changes the conversation between distributors and content owners as they work to amplify advantages and minimize hurdles on the path to more flexible bundles.

     We’ll end by discussing ways industry leaders can enhance the reputations of their own brands and bolster the industry's competitive position audience fragmentation and fast changing consumer behavior.

  2. 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Networking Break

  3. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Welcome Brunch

  4. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Industry Leaders Forum: How Blockchain & AI Change Everything in Media

    During our 2018 Retreat, senior leaders agreed that Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence could vastly change the business in unpredictable ways.

    Indeed, these inter-related technologies could actually redefine the way that content distributors and programmers talk to their customers, exploit advertising platforms, hone search and discovery and, ultimately, find more revenue streams despite unprecedented competition and disruption.

    We’ll discuss ways that top executives are exploiting these fundamental shifts, firing up the rank and file to integrate these new innovations into products and services, and making high-level strategic moves to pull well ahead of the competition.

    And we’ll share success stories from those who have already implemented strategies, as well as brainstorm ways companies can apply what works to different corporate environments.

  5. 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Break Before Activities

  6. 2:00 pm

    Networking Activities

    Join your peers for a round of golf, adventures with alligators, a glass bottom boat tour or eco-kayak tour. 

  7. 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    R&R: Relax & Refresh

  8. 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

    Cocktail Reception

  9. 8:00 pm

    Beachside Dinner

Tuesday April 30

  1. 6:15 am

    Sunrise Walk (optional)

    What better way to wake up then a crisp walk along the beach to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the beautiful setting of the Ocean Reef Club at Key Largo.

  2. 8:00 am - 9:00 am


  3. 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Industry Leaders Forum: Turning Over Every Revenue Rock

    Finding new business opportunities is how the top leaders in this industry ensure a healthy environment where employees and customers can thrive and contribute to the growth of the business.

    However, the often chaotic environment surrounding the cable, media and broadband industry can turn revenue generation into a game of whack-a-mole as trends come and go, consumer habits change on a whim and new competitors storm the gates to steal once-stable revenue streams.

    This is the time for leaders to take bold action, whether through acquisition or organic growth of new businesses.

    Learn from your peers, share your own success stories and pow-wow with the best and brightest to uncover new business opportunities, platforms and partnerships.

  4. 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Networking Break

  5. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Industry Leaders Forum: Seizing the Future, Learning from the Past

    We’ll examine how industry leaders are prioritizing strategies with a laser-focus on both short-term and long-term opportunities and threats.

    As everything from 5G to Virtual Reality to HDR fills the zeitgeist, how can savvy leaders separate legitimate gamechangers from lesser developments that could fizzle out like 3DTV? What can we learn from past industry missteps to ensure a bright future?

    And how is password sharing and piracy changing the calculation as top leaders balance the need for relevance and reach with protecting content and maximizing subscription revenue? We’ll share new research and strategies to ensure missteps of the past don’t repeat in the future.

    We’ll also handicap several industry changes in 2019 and beyond and share experiences to forge a strategic vision that could generate new businesses and partnerships.

  6. 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


  7. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Industry Leaders Forum It’s a Wrap... Now What Can We Take Back to the Office?

    In this final roundtable, we’ll discuss overall takeaways from the last two days of discussions—and we’ll brainstorm key actions that senior executives must take today to ensure a robust and growth-oriented strategy going forward

  8. 3:00 pm

    Final Toast and Good-byes



  • Book Now with 2018 Dollars

    Valid until
    December 31, 2018
  • Rate for Booking in 2019

    Valid until
    April 30, 2019

Would you like to bring your Spouse/Partner?

  • Regular

    Valid until
    April 30, 2019

   Pricing includes all meals and networking activities.


Ocean Reef Club

201 Ocean Reef Dr
Key Largo, FL 33037
800 741-7333


Secluded at the north end of Key Largo, Ocean Reef is a refuge from the clamor and demands of the world beyond our boundaries, the place where we come whenever we can to relax and be ourselves. Surrounded by the ocean on 3 sides and situated on 3000 extraordinarily landscaped acres.  Experience the glory of the sunrise, the magic of the azure sea while networking with industry leaders. A remarkable combination of an ideal private location, luxury accommodations, impeccable service, and unsurpassed amenities is tucked away in the Florida Keys, an intimate retreat flawlessly blending work with play.



Please contact Mary-Lou French at mfrench@accessintel.com if you have any questions or would like more information.


For sponsorship information, contact Account Executive Olivia Murray at omurray@accessintel.com or 301.354.2010.


For programing information, contact Publisher Mike Grebb at mgrebb@accessintel.com.

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