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MARCH 15, 2018

Philadelphia, PA
Convention Center

AUGUST 23, 2018

Washington, DC
Convention Center

LSR 2018
Mar 15, Philadelphia
Aug 23, Washington, DC

Welcome to Large Show Roundtable (LSR)

Large Show Roundtable (LSR) invites executives, directors, show managers, and department managers responsible for shows with 125,000 net square feet and larger. Participate in a facilitated discussion to explore proprietary research, exchange best practices, and make new connections. In this one day meeting, participants (limited to 16) will benefit from six hours of problem-solving and networking facilitated by Sam Lippman. An evening networking reception and dinner welcomes participants in a relaxed setting. A breakfast keynote by a noted expert gets the program started.

Learn more about how to qualify for the Large Show Roundtable.

Why Attend

Learn Growth Strategies
Learning from peers is critical to your professional growth and your show's success. The Large Show Roundtable is an invitation-only event that brings together experienced show managers to share best practices and tactics.

Exchange Ideas with Peers
LSR participants provide the perfect-sized group to brainstorm ideas. Learn how to make your trade show more effective and profitable directly from the advice of peers.

Discuss Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Collaboration and communication is essential to the success of your show. LSR participants actively exchange ideas on how to overcome the challenges many trade shows face.

This focused event delivers

  • A personalized agenda - topics determined by participants prior to the meeting.
  • Six hours dedicated to your large show challenges.
  • Your questions answered candidly, from those in the know, in a closed-door setting.
  • Networking with 16 other large show managers and select sponsors at a hosted Welcome Reception/Dinner, breakfast and lunch.

Get all of LSR’s unmatched benefits for only $395. Save $100 — Bring an associate for $295.

What to Expect



  1. Philadephia is planning a warm welcome for LSR clients with a casual networking reception and dinner in a setting befitting this great city. 
  2. Pennsylvania Convention Center
  3. David Saef returns to keynote LSR with all-new insights into how most show organizers are squandering the opportunity to harness the oceans of available data. David is Executive Vice President of @DSS ...
  4. Be prepared for frank, unrecorded discussions.


Who Attends




  • ABC Kids Expo
  • AG Connect
  • AIA Design Exposition
  • AIIM On Demand
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Dental Association
  • American Film Market
  • American Heart Association
  • AOPA
  • APEX
  • ASIS International
  • Assembly Technology Expo
  • AtlantaGift Show
  • AWFS Fair
  • Beauty Show
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Book Expo
  • Builders Show
  • Car Care World
  • CDS Presents
  • Coverings
  • Craft and Hobby Association Winter Conference
  • Craft and Hobby Industry
  • CTIA Wireless
  • Decor Expo/Artexpo
  • E3
  • European Seafood Exposition
  • FABTECH International 
  • FMI
  • Fresh Summit International
  • Global Gaming Expo - G2E
  • Global Pet Expo
  • Global Petroleum Show
  • Golf Industry Show
  • Greenbuild
  • Halloween & Party Expo
  • HD Expo
  • Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Expo
  • Hotel/Motel Show
  • ICUEE, The Demo Expo
  • IFT Food Expo
  • InfoComm
  • Interbike
  • Interfex
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Baking Exposition
  • International Boston Seafood Show
  • International CES
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • International Hospitality Week
  • International Manufacturing Technology Show
  • International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo
  • International Sign Expo
  • International Toy Fair
  • International Vision Expo
  • ISC West
  • Kitchen and Bath
  • Las VegasMarket
  • Licensing International
  • Lightfair International
  • Medtrade
  • Miami International Boat Show
  • MINExpo
  • NAB Show
  • NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores)
  • NACS Show
  • National Glass Association
  • National Hardware Show
  • National Manufacturing Week
  • National Safety Council Congree & Expo
  • NBAA
  • NBAA Convention
  • NeoCon
  • New York Comi Con
  • New York Gift Fair
  • NPE - The International Plastics Showcase
  • Offshore Technology Conference
  • Outdoor Retailer Market
  • Pittcon
  • Powersports Expo
  • Promotional Products Association International Expo
  • Rental Show
  • Retail's BIG Show
  • RSNA
  • SGIA
  • SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade)
  • Solar Power International

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  • I attend at least one Large Show Roundtable a year. Investing a day with my peers provides huge return all year long for The SEMA Show.
    Peter MacGillivray
    Vice President, Marketing and Communications - Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • The networking at the Large Show Roundtable (LSR) was very beneficial. I walked away with several new ideas we implemented immediately. I will recommend LSR to my colleagues.
    Donna Bellantone
    Vice President - Hanley Wood
  • Having new research presented was terrific—it’s great to have something to share with your colleagues. And the networking was also a huge value.
    Greg Topalian
    Senior Vice President - Reed Exhibitions
  • I get a high ROI from the Large Show Roundtable and leave with best practices that help grow my show.
    Steve Drew
    Associate Executive Director - RSNA
  • I enjoy the opportunity to network and share ideas with peers in the Large Show Roundtable’s casual and unstructured setting. It’s very helpful to discuss current challenges impacting our industry and how to overcome them.
    Carol Fojtik
    Senior Vice President, Hall Erickson - MINExpo
  • The information sharing at the Large Show Roundtable is valuable. It validates what we’re doing, provides ideas on how to do things better and gives me ideas to use into our show.
    Kathleen Blouin
    Senior Vice President - National Business Aviation Association, NBAA