Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) is an information-sharing and networking event for CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, VPs and C-executives at associations and independent organizers.
Only Leaders Accepted
For one day each year, ECEF gathers the leaders of the exhibition and convention industry to explore new ways to increase revenue, keep events relevant, and explore profitable business connections.
Executives look to ECEF to explore new business models, innovative growth strategies, disruptive trends, and executive-level research findings.
Topics are always timely, challenging, and presented by experts with a C-level point of view.
Clients expect an open and spirited peer exchange. And they get it at ECEF.
ECEF delivers non-stop C-level content and networking activities.
Take away actionable ideas and valuable contacts that will benefit your brand, your event, your organization, and your career.
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2019 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Cassandra is the co-founder and CEO of Marijuana Business Daily, and President at Anne Holland Ventures Inc. She entered the world of B2B industry publishing as a junior marketer at Phillips Business Information, and went on to earn her MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. She served as a Vice President at Citi in operational roles prior to co-founding Anne Holland Ventures. She currently oversees one of the fastest growing trade shows in the country and has been recognized numerous times for her leadership as an entrepreneur.
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation.
Gary directs a staff of about 200 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, leading his organization’s promotion of innovation as a national policy to spur the economy, create jobs and cut the deficit.
Shapiro is a New York Times bestselling author, whose books include “Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation” , “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses”, and “The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream”. Through these books and television appearances, and as a columnist whose more than 1,000 opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. He is considered an “influencer” on LinkedIn and has more than 300,000 followers.