Former New York State Attorney General and Governor Eliot Spitzer will highlight an exclusive keynote presentation at Forecast 2012. Forecast is set for December 6, 2011 at the Harvard Club in New York. During a groundbreaking eight-year run as attorney general of New York State, Spitzer's crusade against Wall Street corruption led the Financial Times to name him Man of the Year.
A lightning rod for controversy and criticism, Spitzer went after more than just Wall Street: He took aim at the radio and record industries, leading an FCC investigation into alleged payola practices that resulted in four radio broadcasters paying a combined $12.5 million in settlements.
Spitzer's no-nonsense, whistle-blowing career took him from the Manhattan DA's office all the way to the governor's mansion in Albany. He'll draw upon his extensive political background to discuss the current state of the financial sector, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and his take on what to expect in the 2012 elections and beyond. Who will seize power? How will government regulate business, and what will it mean for media? Award-winning Dial Global-syndicated host and interviewer Michael Smerconish will conduct a one-on-one interview with Spitzer in a unique and candid opening keynote.
"Though controversial, we're confident that Eliot Spitzer will shed some strong light on the Wall Street accountability issues and its impact on the elections," says Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads. "Especially now that the Occupy Wall Street movement is gathering steam. We'll hear his candid, off-camera comments and his unique insights into the inner workings of politics."
Forecast 2012 is closed to the working press, and sessions will not be recorded. The only way to learn and absorb all the information delivered at Forecast 2012 is to attend. There are only 200 seats available, so early registration is encouraged.
Forecast is Radio Ink's eagerly anticipated annual radio industry financial conference -- the only one of its kind. Radio owners, CEOs, CFOs, group executives, managers and Wall Street analysts gather to discuss the state of the radio industry and predictions for the coming year. Participants hear about current and upcoming trends and opportunities, and meet the trendsetters of tomorrow.
Each year after the conference, Radio Ink invites the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio to pick up their plaques and join us for cocktails in their honor. The 2011 40 Most Powerful featured more new faces than any time in the list's history, and Forecast attendees will get the exclusive opportunity to mingle with both new entrants and the perennials in New York's elegant Harvard Club. Only registered conference attendees are guaranteed invitations to the after-party. Attendance is limited to 200. Don't miss your chance to gather with, and learn from, the best in radio at Forecast 2012. Get your tickets today!