ASBPE’s 2019 Generation B2B Conference and Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet


May 9-10, 2019

The Poynter Institute

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Welcome to the official page of the Generation B2B national conference and Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet – the annual gathering of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

ASBPE thanks its Gold level sponsors



Conference Highlights

Abe Peck
Abe Peck

Don’t miss GenerationB2B, ASBPE’s National Conference May 9-10 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

This historic gathering of the nation’s business-to-business editorial professionals features a very special Keynote Address by Abe Peck, B2B’s “magazine chiropractor,” speaking on the attributes of “Tomorrow’s B2B Editor.” Abe will deliver fresh insights from his new editing appointment to outline the traits of a successful B2B journalist for the  multiplatform future. He encourages senior managers, mid-career colleagues and B2B novices to operate in synchronicity and become more fully integrated for the cause.

For the first time, our annual conference will include a training certificate-of-completion program, with three hours of instruction on “Best Practices for B2B Editorial Involvement in Events Planning.”

Additional sessions cover freelance strategies, a publisher’s view of teamwork and digital initiatives that generate revenue – and much more. Fellowship abounds at the Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet and the networking coffee breaks.

Click here to view the full conference schedule.

National Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet

ASBPE annual national awards dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Presentation of the 2019 Awards of Excellence, plus the Young Leaders Scholarship and the Stephen Barr Award winners. A reception precedes the dinner.

Conference Sponsorships

GenerationB2B sponsorship opportunities are still available! Expand your brand recognition far and wide among the nation’s elite B2B editorial professionals and decisionmakers. Take your editorial recruitment show on the road to St. Petersburg this spring. Support ASBPE’s ongoing efforts to foster excellence in B2B publishing. Sponsorship packages start at just $250 and can be customized to your needs. For a GenerationB2B sponsorship prospectus and to discuss a branding concept that is exactly right for you, contact ASBPE President Dom Yanchunas at 646-673-7477 today.

Registration and Special Discounts

Consider registering before March 22 to receive the $100 discount and attend the full GenerationB2B conference, Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet and “Best Practices for Editorial Involvement in Events Planning” for just $395 per person. The regular registration price after March 22 is $495 for members and $595 for nonmembers.

NEW THIS YEAR is an additional discount for multiple colleagues who register together before March 22: In addition to receiving the $100 early bird discount, save $50 on each additional person after the first registrant at full early-bird member price, for a total savings of $150 on each of the subsequent registrants. Be sure to use the “Save and Add Another Attendee” tab during the registration process.

Click here to register now.

While You’re in Florida …

ASBPE has a block of rooms available at a nearby hotel, and the discounted rate will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis until the block is filled. The group rate of $129/night ($146 with tax) is available for Tuesday, May 7 through Monday, May 13.

Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown

300 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 450-6200

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Staying the weekend in Tampa/St. Petersburg? Excellent decision! Enjoy the Magritte & Dali Exhibition, beach/bay/island excursions, Tampa’s Haunted Pub Tour and the region’s famous “Culinary Awesomeness.”

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