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ECEF Attendees


MAY 30, 2018

Washington, DC
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Only 10 Seats Open as of April 20:

  • Jana Adams Senior Vice President American Wind Energy Association
  • Kim Althoff Director of Conventions Meetings Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
  • Tom Amontree Executive Vice President America's Health Insurance Plans
  • PJ Andrus Executive Director American Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • Theresa Anthony Senior Director National Confectioners Association
  • Larry Arnaudet Executive Director Exhibition Services & Contractors Association
  • Terry Arth Vice President, Member Programs & Services National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • David Audrain Executive Director Society of Independent Show Organizers
  • Aidan Augustin President Feathr
  • John Barrett Executive Director ISSA-Advancing Clean, Driving Innovation
  • Steve Basch Chief Executive Officer Shepard
  • Mark Baum Sr VP & Chief Collaboration Officer Food Marketing Institute
  • Tamar Beck Chief Executive Officer Gleanin
  • Roy Benear Vice President of Exhibit Services PSAV Premier Global Events
  • David Blansfield Executive Vice President & Group Publisher Northstar Travel Group
  • Karen Blonder Director Assoc for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Aaron Bludworth President & CEO Fern Exposition & Event Services
  • Mark Bogdansky Senior Director Meetings & Events Auto Care Association
  • Thomas Bohn CEO North American Veterinary Community
  • Ford Bowers President & CEO Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
  • Cathy Breden Executive Vice President & COO International Association of Exhibitions and Events
  • Chris Brown Executive Vice President, Conventions & Business Operations National Association of Broadcasters
  • Michael Brown Senior Director Consumer Technology Association
  • Ryan Brown Vice President NTP Events
  • Marie Browne Vice President, Business Development Reed Exhibitions USA
  • Jeff Bunkin Strategic Account Director Feathr
  • Lee Ann Burr Advisor AHIP
  • Katherine Busey Vice President Boardroom Events
  • Jack Buttine President John Buttine Inc, a Risk Strategies Co.
  • Tony Calanca Executive Vice President, Exhibitions UBM Americas
  • Ric Camacho Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Specialty Food Association
  • Thomas Carbott Senior Vice President, Exhibitions Material Handling Industry
  • Sherry Carrigan Staff Vice President School Nutrition Association
  • William Carteaux President & CEO Plastics Industry Association
  • Judy Chambers Sales Executive Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
  • Amy Chisholm Vice President Building Owners and Managers Association International
  • Karen Chupka Senior Vice President Consumer Technology Association
  • Michael Clapperton Chief Technology Officer Informa
  • Dan Cole Senior Vice President, Trade Show & Exhibits Hargrove
  • Kathy Conroy Vice President & COO National Association of Theatre Owners
  • Darel Cook Director of Exhibitions Meetings Promotional Products Association International
  • Tom Corcoran Owner Corcoran Expositions
  • Margaret Core Vice President Food Marketing Institute
  • Bergitta Cotroneo Deputy Chief Exec Officer & Exec VP Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  • Rodney Cox Events Director International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Wayne Crawford Vice President Core-apps
  • Michael Currier Vice President of Exposition Sales National Association of Home Builders
  • John D'Adamo Vice President BizBash Media
  • Nancy DeBrosse Senior Vice President, Strategic Account Management Experient
  • Eric Dell Senior Vice President NAMA
  • Richard Dobson Director Ungerboeck Software International
  • Chris Dolnack Senior Vice President & CMO National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Steve Drew Assistant Executive Director Radiological Society of North America
  • David DuBois President & CEO International Association of Exhibitions and Events
  • Michael Dzick Director ASQ
  • William Ehart Reporter CEO Update
  • David Evans Executive Director National Science Teachers Association
  • Patrick Fallon Vice President of Business Development CompuSystems
  • Cassandra Farrington CEO & Co-Founder Marijuana Business Daily
  • Mary Fecto Executive Vice President Access Intelligence
  • Tracy Feinsilver Principal Operations DIrector KNect365 Division/Informa
  • Carrie Ferenac President & Co-Founder Convention News Television
  • Jim Forlenza Group Director SAE International
  • Kelly Fox Senior Vice President, Meetings Learning Business Partnerships Institute of Food Technologists
  • Jeff Fugate Senior Vice President Experient
  • Chris Galione Vice President Expo Logic
  • John Gallagher Group Vice President, Events Naylor Event Solutions
  • Jerry Gildea Vice PresidenT Map Your Show
  • Dan Goldstein Senior Vice President AVIXA
  • John Graham President & CEO Center for Association Leadership
  • Stephen Graham Chief Operations Officer Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Jennifer Graham Director Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Norm Gritsch Founder & President Nexus Data Group
  • Chuck Grouzard Executive Vice President, Exhibition Sales GES - Global Experience Specialists
  • Rob Hamlin Regional Director Cvent
  • Christopher Harar President National Trade Productions
  • Angela Harar Senior Director The Vision Council
  • Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes President mdg - Marketing Design Group
  • Tim Hart Senior Vice President UBM Americas
  • Jennifer Harwell Vice President American Wind Energy Association
  • Kai Hattendorf CEO UFI - Global Assoc of the Exhibition Industry
  • Joshua Haynie Business Development, Vice President - Expo Sales Freeman
  • Sara Haywood Assistant Vice President National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Jean Heis Director Institute of Food Technologists
  • Brandon Hensley Chief Operating Officer International Sign Association
  • Jennifer Hoff Show Director Coverings
  • Bob Hughes Vice President, Supplier Relations & Expositions NACS -Assoc Convenience & Fuel Retailing
  • Rajiv Jain President & CEO a2z
  • John Jaworski Director: Technical Exhibits Radiological Society of North America
  • Wanda Johnson Chief Program Officer Endocrine Society
  • Sherrif Karamat President & CEO Professional Convention Management Assoc
  • Martin Kelly Managing Director Americas at Terrapinn
  • Kelly Kilga Vice President Association for Print Technologies
  • Kris Kiser President & CEO OPEI
  • Don Kline CEO Map Your Show
  • Laurie Knapp Executive Vice Presideint AlliedPRA
  • Karen Kotowski CEO Convention Industry Council
  • Robert Kozub President & CEO Showcare
  • Ned Krause President & CEO E.J. Krause & Associates
  • Stephen Krogulski CEO Tarsus Group
  • Susan Krys Vice President Plastics Industry Association
  • David Labuskes CEO AVIXA
  • Alex Land Sales Executive LVCVA
  • David Lawton Executive Vice President Convention Data Services
  • Ivan Lazarev President & CEO ITN International
  • Robb Lee Chief Marketing & Communications Officer The Center for Association Leadership
  • Mike Leone Chief Operating Officer PSAV
  • Jennifer Lewi Staff Vice President School Nutrition Association
  • Jeffrey Ley Vice President U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
  • Sam Lippman President & Co-Founder Lippman Connects
  • Eric Lisman Executive Vice President Emerald Expositions
  • Laurie Lutz Vice President Consumer Technology Association
  • Melissa Magestro Executive Vice Presideint Mack Brooks Exhibitions
  • Eugeniia Manukovskaya Chief Executive Officer Expomap
  • Richard Maranville Chief Digital Officer Freeman
  • Nick McCallion Senior Vice President Trade Show Ready
  • Tim McGill Chief Executive Officer Hargrove
  • Bill McGlade Senior Director a2z
  • Tim McGuinness Staff Vice President, Global Trade Expositions International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Robert McLean Executive Vice President Promotional Products Association International
  • Mickey McManus Senior Advisor BCG & Autodesk Visiting Research Fellow BCG
  • Kurt McMillian Vice President The Fertilizer Institute
  • Justine McVaney Senior Vice President, Event Planning & Operations National Association of Broadcasters
  • Rosa Mendoza-Friedheim Regional Director of Sales - MidAtlantic Greater Ft. Lauderdale CVB
  • Chris Meyer Vice President of Global Business Sales Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
  • Derek Miller Vice President International Housewares Association
  • Jen Mitchell Vice President Business Development CompuSystems
  • Tom Mitchell President Messe Dusseldorf North America
  • Jacinthe Moreau President World Pet Association
  • Nath Morris Vice President - Expo US Poultry & Egg Association
  • Steve Moster President & CEO GES - Global Experience Specialists
  • Carol Motley Director of Convention Sales Destination DC
  • Courtney Muller Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer Clarion UX
  • Chris Nemchek Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development Specialty Food Association
  • Ed Nichols Vice President SouthComm
  • Brent Nussbaum Vice President American Wind Energy Association
  • Peter O'Neil Chief Executive Officer ASIS International
  • Gene O'Neill CFO North American Veterinary Community
  • Melissa Ooi Executive Vice President ASP
  • Andrew Ortale Vice President ASIS International
  • Nicole Peck Executive Vice President BizBash Media
  • Randy Pekowski President & COO Expo Group
  • Susan Pelletier Content Director MeetingsNet
  • Moya Phelleps Senior Vice President, Member Services National Mining Association
  • Toni Piela Director Reed Exhibitions
  • Shawn Pierce President MCI Group
  • Ruth Polanco Show Director Quilts, Inc.
  • Vinnie Polito Managing Director VP International
  • George Prest Chief Executive Officer Material Handling Industry
  • Chris Price Chief Strategy Officer Tradeshow Logic
  • Bob Priest-Heck CEO Freeman
  • Jeff Provost Executive Director Exhibit Designers & Producers Association
  • Toby Purdy Chief Sales Officer The Expo Group
  • Jacques Racine Founder & Chief Innovation Officer Sherpa Solutions
  • Jonathan Ray Vice President Access Intelligence
  • Brian Reaves Executive Vice President MHI
  • William Reed Chief Event Strategy Officer American Society of Hematology
  • Antony Reeve-Cook Interim Editor Exhibition World
  • Joseph Ricci President TRSA
  • Rochelle Richardson Vice President LIGHTFAIR International
  • Melissa Riley Vice President Destination DC
  • Michelle Russell Editor in Chief Convene, the magazine of PCMA
  • Leana Salamah Vice President mdg
  • Gene Sanders Executive Director SNAME
  • Steve Sanetti President & CEO National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
  • John Schreiber Director, Convention Center Sales Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
  • Sue Sears Hamilton Associate Vice President & Team Leader American College of Cardiology
  • David Seckman President CEO Food Processing Suppliers Association
  • Stephanie Selesnick TSE Blogger Trade Show Executive
  • Warren Sellers President & CEO Sellers Expositions
  • Ian Sequeira Executive Vice President Exhibit Surveys
  • Michael Shapiro Senior Editor Meetings & Conventions
  • Evan Shubin Vice President National Retail Federation
  • Erika Shugart Chief Executive Officer American Society for Cell Biology
  • Richard Simon President & CEO United Services Companies
  • Rebecca Simonelli Senior Meetings Manager International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
  • Janet Skorepa Executive Vice President American Urological Association
  • Kelly Smith Director Caesars Entertainment
  • James Spargo Senior Vice President Spargo
  • Leisha Spaulding Vice President American Physical Therapy Association
  • Dan Steenstrup Executive Vice President, Business Development Freeman
  • Andrew Steiner Vice President AdvaMed
  • Rich Stone Chief Executive Officer EXPOCAD/ACT
  • Jim Stuckeman Sales Director, Business Development, Exhibit PSAV Premier Global Events
  • Christie Tarantino-Dean Chief Executive Officer Institute of Food Technologists
  • Josiah Taulbee Vice President UBM Americas
  • Elizabeth Taylor DeMayo Executive Director SECO International
  • Adrienne Tiritilli Vice President, Trade Show International Housewares Association
  • Terri Toennies General Manager Los Angeles Auto Show
  • John Toner V Vice President, Convention Industry Collaboration United Fresh Produce Association
  • Greg Topalian Chief Executive Officer Clarion UX and LeftField Media LLC
  • Danica Tormohlen Editor at Large Trade Show Executive Media Group
  • Donna Tschiffely Executive Director Direct Marketing Association of Washington
  • Michelle Turenne Chief Corporate Affairs & Bus Development Officer American Thoracic Society
  • Jess Tyler Publisher & Show Director Access Intelligence
  • Angi Van Berg Vice President of Trade Show Sales Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Heidi Voorhees Chief Operating Officer AVIXA
  • Leigh Walls Director NACS
  • Dave Weil Vice President IBIE
  • Les Weir Senior Vice President Reed Exhibitions USA
  • Joanne Wheatley Senior Vice President Emerald Expositions
  • Suzie Williford Executive Vice President National Kitchen & Bath Association
  • Larry Wilson Vice President, Industry Affairs National Confectioners Association
  • Rachel Wimberly President Trade Show News Network
  • Jackson Wong Director The Toy Association
  • Michelle Wyatt Partner CadmiumCD
  • Charlotte Zilke Director Helicopter Association International
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What to Expect




May 29, 2018
  1.  Join over 100 of the  "Who's Who" in the industry for C-level networking in an informal setting.
May 30, 2018
  1. Start the day with a data-driven perspective on the sessions that will follow when Sam Lippman, President, Lippman Connects, spotlights top-line findings of the 2018 ECEF Pulse research. The ECEF Puls ...
  2. Nicole Peck, Executive Vice President at BizBash Media - Technology is revolutionizing many facets of the event business; however, would you trust a bot and AI to communicate with your audience? Learn ...
  3. Mark Baum, Senior Vice President & Chief Collaboration Officer and Margaret Core, Vice President, Marketing & Industry Events, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) share the inside story behind the retireme ...
  4. Michael Clapperton, Chief Technology Officer, Informa - Smart exhibition organizers are investing significant resources to capture and leverage customer data. Most will fail.  Michael has witnessed th ...
  5. Greg Topalian, President, Clarion UX, will moderate a panel discussion with Peter O'Neil, , CEO, ASIS International, and Macy Fecto, Executive Vice President, HR & Administration, Access Intelligence ...
  6. Not many futurists understand the events business and can connect macro trends to our specific business challenges. The exception is Mickey McManus, Visiting Research Fellow, Autodesk; Senior Advisor, ...
  7. Test Drive Transformative Event Technologies — Hands-on demonstrations of 10 exciting technology solutions that are ready to transform your event. Also, enjoy a new opportunity to network and connect. ...





John Barrett

John Barrett

Opening Keynote

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John Barrett is Executive Director of ISSA, the leading trade association for the global cleaning community, with more than 9,200 members in 105 countries.

Prior to ISSA, John served as Vice Chairman of SMS Assist; President of Eurest Services, a division of the Compass Group; and CEO of Kimco Corp. Prior to Kimco, John held executive positions at York Management, Unicco Service Co., Ogden Services Corp., and the Xerox Corp. He currently serves on the boards of Origin Capital; CCS; Byoplanet International; and Ultra Small Fibers.

Mickey McManus

Mickey McManus

Closing Keynote

Mickey McManus is Visiting Research Fellow, Autodesk; Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group; and Author, Trillions.

Mickey is a pioneer in the field of collaborative innovation, pervasive computing, human-centered design and education. He holds ten patents in the areas of connected products, vehicles, and services. Mickey co-authored Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology. The book is a field guide to the future, where computing will be freely accessible in the ambient environment. Trillions won the Axiom Gold Award in 2013 for best business book about technology and the 2013 Carnegie Science Award for Science Communicator.

Who Attends




  • Aaron Bludworth, President & CEO, Fern Exposition & Event Services
  • Adrienne Tiritilli, Vice President, Trade Show, International Housewares Association
  • Aidan Augustin, President, Feathr
  • Alex Land, Sales Executive, LVCVA
  • Amy Chisholm, Vice President, Building Owners and Managers Association International
  • Andrew Steiner, Vice President, AdvaMed
  • Andrew Ortale, Vice President, ASIS International
  • Angela Harar, Senior Director, The Vision Council
  • Angi Van Berg, Vice President of Trade Show Sales, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Antony Reeve-Cook, Interim Editor, Exhibition World


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  • ECEF had valuable content and useful take-a-ways in a variety of areas.
    Peter Eelman
    Vice President Exhibitions and Communications - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, AMT
  • ECEF is a great event! In one day I can hear insights and best practices from the ‘who’s who’ in our industry.
    Mary Pat Heftman
    Executive Vice President Conventions - National Restaurant Association
  • We never miss an ECEF, because it delivers plenty of ‘can do’ advice we use immediately.
    Kathleen Schmatz
    President & CEO - Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
  • ECEF is a fixture on my calendar. Don’t delegate this one; as a CEO you need to be there.
    Lori M. Anderson, CAE
    President & CEO - International Sign Association
  • ECEF is the most organized meeting I attend. The networking is very professional and engaging due to the diverse industries represented; and the speakers and their presentations are enlightening, provocative and relevant.
    David Ingemie
    President - SnowSports Industries America, SIA
  • The value I’ve gained from ECEF has always exceeded expectations because it’s the only event that brings together association and media executives to network, debate, and exchange new business ideas and best practices.
    Kerry C. Gumas
    President & CEO - Questex Media Group, LLC.
  • ECEF is 24 hours well spent! It provides a broad overview of international trends plus immediately actionable ideas.
    Joachim Schafer
    Managing Director - Messe Duesseldorf
  • ECEF provides a special focus in that it brings together executives from media companies and associations to exchange best practices.
    Britton Jones
    President & CEO, Business Journals, Inc.
  • At ECEF I learned the exhibition industry’s key and met peers from both associations and business media companies.
    Doug Woods
    President - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, AMT
  • ECEF is the most valuable education and networking event of the year. The ideas shared by ECEF speakers and participants, helped us grow attendance and exhibit sales. There is no better opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in the exhibition industry.
    Eric Wulf
    CEO - International Carwash Association®