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About Large Show Roundtable


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See You in 2019

Large Show Roundtable (LSR) is a one-day, facilitated information-sharing and networking event for a select group of executives, directors, and managers at shows with 125,000-plus net square feet of exhibit space. LSR’s focused discussions and networking activities ensure you will make valuable connections, brainstorm, exchange best practices, and explore proprietary research in a candid, off-the-record environment.

Key benefits of attending LSR:

  • Welcome reception and dinner on Wednesday evening, August 22.
  • Complimentary hotel night at the magnificent Renaissance Washington DC
  • Breakfast & Keynote Address
  • Receive the latest Large Show Report, exclusive data from Freeman, Lippman Connects, and Trade Show Executive.
  • Earn 5.5 IAEE CEM recertification hours.
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LSR Qualifications

LSR attendees will be qualified professionals meeting these standards:

  • Be employed by an organization (association or independent) that owns and produces one or more exhibitions/conventions with 125,000-plus net square feet of exhibit space.
  • Have show responsibility at the executive, director, or management level, including top-level show management, sales mangement, and marketing management..
  • No more than two attendees from one show may register.

Registration and Fees

  1. Registration: $395 - Add an associate for $295.
  2. Cancellation: Full refunds until two weeks before event. No refunds within two weeks, but substitutes that meet the eligibility requirements will be permitted.
  3. LSR attendance is limited to 16 and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply today to ensure your spot.

Questions? Contact Sam Lippman.


What to Expect



  1. Washington, DC, is your host for a memorable evening at District Winery, where you will meet and network with your colleagues. 
  2. Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  3. Start the day with breakfast among your peers and a thought-provoking keynote, Applying Ethnography to Attendee Research, by David Frazer, Manager of Research and Analytics, GES Strategy. Ethnographer ...
  4. Be prepared for frank, unrecorded discussions.


Who Attends







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LSR: Steve Lewis, Performance Racing Industry

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LSR: Julie Ackerman, PMMI

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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