2021 SISO Summer Conference Program

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Small Business
  • Stream 1
  • Stream 2
  • Stream 3
  • Women's Leadership
Monday, August 23, 2021
  1. SISO Women's Leadership Forum - Welcome and Introductions
  2. SISO Women's Leadership Forum - Opening Keynote
  3. SISO Women's Leadership Forum - Networking Break
  4. SISO Women's Leadership Forum Short Talk
  5. SISO Women's Leadership Forum - Wrap-Up for the Day
  6. SISO Women's Leadership Forum - Reception / Buffet Dinner
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  1. Welcome - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  2. Opening Session - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  3. Networking Break - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  4. Session A - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  5. Networking Lunch - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  6. Session B - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  7. Session C - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  8. Networking Break - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  9. Session D - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  10. Session E - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  11. Closing Comments - SISO Women's Leadership Forum
  12. SISO Summer Conference - Opening Night Reception and Dinner
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  1. Breakfast
  2. Welcome and Introductions
  3. SISO Town Hall
  4. Networking Break
  5. Session 2
  6. Session 3
  7. Lunch
  8. Session 4A - Marketing Breakout
  9. Session 4B - Operations Breakout
  10. Session 4D - Small Business Roundtable
  11. Session 4C - Revenue Breakout
  12. Session 5A - Marketing Breakout
  13. Session 5B - Operations Breakout
  14. Session 5C - Revenue Breakout
  15. Session 5D - Small Business Roundtable
  16. Afternoon Networking Break
  17. Session 6A - Marketing Breakout
  18. Session 6B - Operations Breakout
  19. Session 6C - Revenue Breakout
  20. Session 6D - Small Business Roundtable
  21. Session 7A - Marketing Breakout
  22. Session 7B - Operations Breakout
  23. Session 7C - Revenue Breakout
  24. Session 7D - Small Business Roundtable
  25. Transportation to Reception/Dinner
  26. Reception and Dinner
Thursday, August 26, 2021
  1. Breakfast
  2. Innovation Showcase
  3. Networking Break
  4. Session 8
  5. Closing Keynote
  6. Closing Remarks
  7. Lunch
    Buffet / Sit-down networking lunch, with Grab+Go options for those with early flights.
  8. Tour of the Kentucky International Convention Center


  • “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