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  • Interview with Frank Poe, Executive Director, Georgia World Congress Center Authority

    How can event leaders and venue operators work together in adapting to meet new challenges brought about by COVID-19? SISO and mdg have extended Turning Point: An Interview Series to venue operators to bring you their perspective and ideas. In this installment, you’ll learn what Frank Poe, executive director of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), thinks are the keys to a successful partnership as we prepare a return to live events.

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  • Interview with Brian Field, interim president and CEO at Emerald

    Brian Field, interim president and CEO at Emerald, thinks it’s critically important to be open with what we know during this time of crisis. We couldn’t agree more—which is why SISO and mdg have teamed up to bring you an inside look at how leaders in the events space are thinking through new challenges, adapting to meet today’s demands and planning for the future. In this installment of Turning Point: An Interview Series, you’ll learn how Field is fostering communication across his organization (and why he loves spending time in the forest).

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  • Interview with Alan Steel, President and CEO, Javits Center

    Over recent weeks, SISO and mdg have brought you an inside look at how leading show organizers are thinking through new challenges and planning for the future. In upcoming installments of Turning Point: An Interview Series, we’ve invited venue operators to share how they’re adapting to meet today’s demands and how the community can work together on a successful return to live events. Here, you’ll learn what Javits Center president and CEO Alan Steel is doing to create a safe environment for attendees (and why he is proud to run toward a challenge).

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  • Interview with Charlie McCurdy, CEO, Informa Markets

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the world—and the future of our industry. In order to stimulate creative thinking and help us all find the way forward, mdg and SISO have teamed up to bring you a series of interviews with key leaders in our space. In this installment, you’ll find out what Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Informa Markets, is doing to make sure participants stay safe and feel comfortable when live events return.

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  • Interview with Mary Larkin, President, Diversified Communications USA 

    Across the events industry, leaders are working together, sharing information and creating solutions to challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. To add to this enhanced spirit of collaboration—and provide an oft-needed dose of inspiration—SISO and mdg are bringing you a series of interviews with some of the brightest minds in our space. In this installment, you’ll learn why Mary Larkin, president of Diversified Communications USA, thinks working together now is essential to the future of the industry.

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  • Interview with Damion Angus, Group Managing Director, Montgomery Group

    SISO and mdg have partnered to bring you a look inside the minds of some of the most forward-thinking leaders in the event space. This series of interviews focuses on the pandemic’s impact on our industry, and how the people behind top organizations are adapting to overcome new challenges.

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  • Interview with Hervé Sedky, President, Reed Exhibitions Americas

    Fresh perspectives spur creative thinking and help us translate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic into new opportunities for the event industry—which is why mdg and SISO have partnered to bring you a series of interviews with some of the most innovative leaders in our space.

     

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  • Interview with Bob Priest-Heck, Chief Executive Officer, Freeman

    No one knows what the future of the events industry will look like. By sharing our perspectives and experiences, however, we might be able to help shape it. In this installment of Turning Point: An Interview Series, created by mdg and SISO, you’ll learn what Freeman CEO Bob Priest-Heck is doing to navigate today’s challenges and create brighter tomorrows (and how he’s mastering the art of mindfulness).

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  • Interview with Cassandra Farrington, Co-Founder & Chair Marijuana Business Daily

    Leaders across the events industry are adapting their businesses, evaluating past practices and finding new opportunities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. SISO and mdg have partnered to give you a peek inside the minds of some of the most forward-thinking individuals in our space, with a new series of original interviews. In this installment, you’ll find out what Marijuana Business Daily Co-Founder and Chair Cassandra Farrington is doing to keep her organization agile—and her family focused on the positive.

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  • Interview with Douglas Emslie, Chief Executive Officer, Tarsus Group

    How are leaders in the events industry thinking about the future and adapting to meet new challenges brought about by COVID-19? SISO and mdg have teamed up to bring you insights, ideas and inspiration in a series of interviews with some of the smartest minds in our space. In this installment, you’ll learn what Douglas Emslie, chief executive officer at Tarsus Group, thinks about going digital—and why he’s running so much.

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  • Interview with Greg Topalian, CEO of Clarion Events North America

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new opportunities, new challenges and a new degree of uncertainty for leaders in the events industry. To facilitate the exchange of ideas and provide oft-needed inspiration, SISO and mdg have partnered to bring you a series of interviews with some of the smartest minds in our space. 

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11 Results

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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