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23 Reasons to Attend


2020 Schedule TBA

Registration Opens Fall 2019


  • Exchange Best Practices — If there's a better way to manage and grow a large event, your peers will share it at LSR.
  • Learn Innovative Tactics — Discover fresh tools and techniques to increase sales, boost attendance, motivate staff, drive customer loyalty, and reduce costs.
  • Immediate Results — Your entire large show team will benefit from ideas they can put to work right away.
  • Find Profitable Solutions — Your peers at 125,000+ nsf events are the experts who can help resolve your biggest challenges.
  • Sharpen Your Thinking — Exercise your creative problem-solving skills.
  • Refresh and Recharge — Come away energized, inspired, and ready for action.


  • Intensive Networking — Make valuable, lasting career contacts. Join a circle of forward-thinking executives and managers you can look to for advice.
  • Off-the-Record Discussions — Go behind closed doors for freewheeling, frank talk you can only find at LSR.
  • Small Group Bonding — No more than 16 professionals from associations and independent organizers will be accepted.
  • Qualified Professionals Only — To guarantee productivity and value, attendance is limited to executives, directors, and managers from events with 125,000+ nsf, including group directors, event managers, and department managers in sales, marketing, and programming.


  • Keynote Speaker — LSR's Breakfast Keynoter gets your day started with fresh insights and actionable ideas.
  • Proprietary Research Data — Receive the annual Large Show Report, from Lippman Connects, Exhibit Surveys, and Trade Show Executive. Only LSR attendees get a copy. Exhibit Surveys will brief you on major findings.
  • Customized to Your Needs — A pre-event survey identifies every registrant's specific challenges, questions, and expectations. The data is aggregated, interpreted, and organically folded into group discussions and activities.
  • Organized, Spontaneous, and Responsive — An agenda is shaped to accommodate the individual learning needs of the group. Introductions, breaks, lunch, discussions and exercises are engineered to leverage group dynamics and encourage creative connections.
  • Earn CEM Hours and CAE Credits  — Earn 5.5 hours toward IAEE CEM recertification and 5.5 CAE application or renewal credits.
  • One-Day Program — It only takes one new idea to deliver a triumph for your event and your career. LSR delivers a full day of profitable ideas.


  • Networking Reception & Dinner — Meet and mingle with your peers for a relaxed and friendly evening.
  • Complimentary Hotel Night — Made possible by LSR's generous sponsors.
  • Networking Lunch — Another opportunity to connect and share with fellow attendees.


  • Runs on Schedule — Like all Lippman Connects events, LSR runs — and ends — on schedule. Count on it.
  • Facilitation by Sam Lippman — In addition to his more than three decades of exhibition industry experience, Sam is a skilled meeting facilitator whose services are sought after by event-producing organizations.
  • 9 of 10 Recommend — LSR consistently earns a Net Promoter Score (NPS) near or above 90 percent.


Register for only $395 — add an associate for $295.


What to Expect



  1. Orlando and Rosen Centre host LSR clients for a relaxed reception and sumptuous dinner, a great way to kick off the networking. Experience the atmosphere and flavors of Florida at the award-winning Ev ...
  2. Orange County Convention Center
  3. Taking inspiration from examples both inside and out of our industry, we will discuss several best practices that allow large show organizers to take cutting-edge learning and education activations from concept to reality throughout their show.
  4. Be prepared for frank, unrecorded discussions. A briefing on top-line findings of the Large Show Report research is included.
  5. Collect large show insights from the sharpest minds at the most respected shows in the nation.


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About Large Show Roundtable


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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