Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) is an information-sharing and networking event for leaders at associations and independent organizers.
ECEF is Fast Paced and Up to the Minute
Nine out of 10 organizers will use the information within six months.
Two out of three made valuable new connections.
91% renewed valuable contacts.
100% rated ECEF as worth the time — 50% say it "exceeded expectations".
Source: ECEF 2021 Attendee Survey
In-Person Engagement at the Highest Level
Top-to-top networking. More time and more options than ever before.
Video Introductions start on Monday. Video gallery makes networking more productive.
Research that brings real-world decisions into focus.
Sam Lippman's "5 Data Points in 5 Minutes" kicks off the program.
C-level sessions get the conversations started.
Welcome Reception on Tuesday, May 31 kicks off the networking.
TechDemo — The only event tech experience just for executives.
Networking lunch will broaden your contacts and resources.
Earn 4.5 IAEE CEM Recertification hours and 4.5 ASAE CAE credits for application or renewal.
COVID-19 Policy — To better protect you and the entire ECEF community, we have adopted a number of health and safety precautions. For obvious reasons, these precautions are subject to change.
- Vaccination or Negative PCR Test Required — All ECEF attendees must be fully vaccinated or provide a negative PCR test completed 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. You will be able to upload proof of your vaccination or your negative test result with “Elsie” the ECEF 2022 EventBot.
- Regulatory and Venue Requirements — Lippman Connects will abide by the most up to date requirements of all relevant government entities and the meeting venue.
Registration: $795: $395 each additional registration from the same organization.
Substitutions and Cancellations
- Eligible substitutions can be made at any time.
- Registration fees are fully refundable on or before May 25.
Special Hotel Rates Starting at $149
Take your choice of two experiences at one address at Marriott’s dual-branded hotel. Reserve your room at The Courtyard by Marriott at the special ECEF rate of $149 plus tax per night or at The Residence Inn by Marriott at $169 per night. To make your reservation, click here. If you need additional assistance, please contact the hotel at 800-236-2427 and reference ECEF 2022.
Map, Directions, Parking, and Transportation
Explore transportation options here.
Only Leaders Accepted
ECEF connects the leaders of the exhibition and convention industry.
Executives look to ECEF for top-to-top networking, forward-looking insights, and hidden opportunities.
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.
ECEF delivers targeted executive-level content and networking.
Take away actionable ideas and valuable contacts that will benefit your brand, your event, your organization, and your career.
Sam Lippman's presentation of "5 Data Points in 5 Minutes" sets the tone for a fast-paced day.
ECEF abides by all applicable regulations and requirements.
Technology & Networking Experience
Event technology products and services are proliferating and improving at an ever-quickening pace. 2022 clients will get full day access to explore solutions from these innovators:
- Bear Analytics
- Clarity Experiences
- Map Your Show
- Maritz Global Events
- Ungerboeck for Exhibitions