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Conference Program

2016 SISO Leadership Conference Schedule & Program

Tuesday - August 9

 6:30 pm -  9:30 pm

Opening Night - Reception and Buffet Dinner
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame -
Hosted by:   Destination Cleveland

 

 9:30 pm -  ?:00 pm Join us for the Opening Night After Party immediately following your return from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Hilton Veterans Room, 5th Floor
Hosted by:
               Hilton Cleveland
 

Wednesday - August 10

  7:30 am  -    8:30 am

All Sessions will be held in Ballroom A
 

Buffet Breakfast 
Global Center Atrium and seating in Ballroom B
Hosted by:  Huntington Convention Center     Global Center

  8:30 am  -   9:00 am

Welcome and Member Introductions
Global Center Ballroom A

  9:00 am  -   9:45 am

 

Opening Keynote - "San Diego Comic-Con: the ultimate event experience"
Presented by:  David Glanzer, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, Comic-Con International

  9:45 am  - 10:45 am   

"Learn how to launch from the experts"
Moderated by: Greg Topalian, President, Leftfield Media
Panelists:  Stephanie Everett, COO & Partner, Exposition Development Company, Inc.
                    Philip McKay, Founder, Presidetn & CEO, nGage Events LLC
                    Vincent Polito, Principal, VP International

 

10:45 am  - 11:15 am

Networking Break
Global Center Atrium
Hosted by:  Huntington Convention Center     Global Center

 

11:15 am  - 12:15 pm "The Digital Revolution"
Moderated by: Vincent Polito
Panelists:  Elizabeth George, Associate Manager/Customer & Audience Solutions, Informa 
                   Jason Scorrano, Director, Global Sales and Strategy, ReedPop, Reed Exhibitions
 
12:15 pm  -   1:30 pm

Buffet Lunch
Global Center Atrium and seating in Ballroom B
Hosted by:  

 

  1:30 pm  -   2:00 pm

"Customer Service - Mapping and Redesigning the Customer Journey"
Moderated by: Dana Teague, Vice President, Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction and Real Estate

  2:00 pm  -   3:00 pm

Discussion Group Breakout - "The Journey: Walking In Our Customers' Shoes"
Moderated by: Dana Teague, Vice President, Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction and Real Estate
                           Scott Diament, President & CEO, Palm Beach Show Group

Furnishings and Experience sponsored by: 

AFR Furnishings        Fern
 

  3:00 pm  -   3:30 pm

Networking Break
Global Center Atrium
Hosted by:  

 

  3:30 pm  -   5:15 pm Discussion Groups - "Presentations of the Journeys"
Moderated by: Dana Teague, Vice President, Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction and Real Estate
                           Scott Diament, President & CEO, Palm Beach Show Group
 
  5:15 pm  -   6:30 pm Open Time
 
  6:30 pm  -   9:00 pm Reception and Buffet Dinner
House of Blues
Hosted by:  Destination Cleveland

 
  9:00 pm  -   ?:00 pm After Party
Green House Tavern
Hosted by:   Destination Cleveland
 

 

Thursday - August 11

  7:30 am  -   8:30 am

All Sessions will be held in Ballroom A

 

Buffet Breakfast
Global Center Atrium and seating in Ballroom B
Hosted by:   

  8:30 am  -  10:00 am

"The 4th Annual SISO Event Innovation Battlefield"
Battlefield

Moderated by: David Adler, Founder & CEO, BizBash 
Participants included:
 

Sponsored by:                     SMG

Cobo Ceneter         McCormick Place    NRG park  Oklahoma CVB  Pennsylvania Convention Center  

10:00 am  -  10:45 am  "Start Saving Money Now!"
Presented by" John McGeary, Senior Vice President, Emerald Expositions
 
10:45 am  -  11:15 am Networking Break
Global Center Atrium
Hosted by:   

 
11:15 am  -  12:00 pm "Increase Your Event's Value by Providing Meaningful Content"
Moderated by: Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute
Panelists:   Jennifer Holcomb, Content Director, Outdoor Retailer
                    John McGeary, Senior Vice President, Emerald Expositions
                    Cathy McPhillips, Content Marketing Workd, a UBM property
 
12:00 pm  - 12:45 pm Closing Keynote: "Toppling a Giant!"
Moderated by: Greg Topalian, President, LeftField Media
Presented by:   Aarom Levant, Senior Vice President, Reed Exhibitions U.S.
 
  1:00 pm  -    2:00 pm

Buffet Lunch with Grab & Go options
Global Center Atrium and seating in Ballroom B

Hosted by:   

 

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  • “Without a doubt the most valuable three days of the year for networking, learning, and meeting colleagues.”
    Tony Calanca, Executive Vice President, UBM
  • “Two of the best acquisitions Access Intelligence had executed came directly from contacts and discussions held at the SISO CEO Summit. Beyond that important networking for transactions, I learn best practices from the best in the industry. The ROI for membership is immeasurable.”
    Don Pazour, CEO, Access Intelligence
  • “The impact of SISO is so much bigger than its size. It feels more like a global council of important tribes than a traditional trade association.”
    David Adler, CEO & Founder, Bizbash Media
  • “Our industry thrives on the personal relationships that face-to-face builds, and the CEO Summit is the ultimate place to build YOUR network!”
    Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Dusseldorf North America
  • “As busy, independent, for-profit organizer, SISO keeps our company connected to all the key players working in this industry and allows great relationships and ongoing learning of best practices from the best in the business. All invaluable assets to help move our business forward."
    Howard Hauben, CEO, H2 Events
  • “The SISO membership represents the entire for-profit tradeshow community and the annual SISO conferences are must-attend events for their educational and networking value.”
    Joel A. Davis, Founder & CEO, JD Events
  • “SISO connects strategic minds through invaluable networking opportunities and face-to-face executive conferences focused on excellence and inspiration.”
    Dana Teague, Vice President, Informa Global Exhibitions
  • “Participating in SISO puts you on the leading edge of the events world.”
    Charles McCurdy, CEO, Informa Global Exhibitions