Source: ECEF 2020 Post-Event Survey, November 2020
New for 2021: In-Person Engagement + Online Flexibility
On-demand sessions start on Monday to make your Wednesday live interactions as productive as possible.
Video gallery of ECEF clients makes networking more productive.
Exclusive research tracks public readiness for in-person events.
Sam Lippman's "5 Data Points in 5 Minutes" kicks off the program.
General sessions include two keynote addresses and live speaker Q&A.
Breakout sessions immerse you in facilitated interactive discussions with up to 20 event executives.
TechDemo + Networking gives clients exclusive access on Wednesday, plus three free passes for staff and technologists on Thursday and Friday. Schedule in Eastern Time.
Brown bag lunches will be 60-minutes of hosted discussions.
Facilitated appointment setting gives you maximum scheduling flexibility to network with the industry A-list.
Eligible substitutions can be made at any time. Virtual ECEF: Registration fees are fully refundable for cancellations at least two days in advance of ECEF week for Online ECEF. In-Person ECEF: Registration fees are fully refundable for cancellations at least one week in advance of ECEF week for in-person ECEF.
Only Leaders Accepted
ECEF connects the leaders of the exhibition and convention industry. This year, those connections will be more valuable than ever.
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 thought-provoking program.
Technology & Networking Experience
Event technology is the cornerstone of any strategy to stay relevant during the COVID-19 crisis. Your ECEF registration includes exclusive executive access on Wednesday. Plus, receive three TechDemo guest passes your technologists can use on Thursday and Friday. Discover innovations from event tech leaders. These vendors participated in 2020:
- Convention Data Services (CDS)
- Freeman: Research and Data
- Freeman: OnlineEvent Pro Platform
- Gather Voices
- Map Your Show
- Maritz Global Events
- Ungerboeck Software International
2020 Breakout Sessions - Come Back Again for 2021 Updates
Industry luminaries lead consecutive breakout sessions on hot topics. Each session convenes up to 20 executives for an intensive 30 minutes of frank talk and small-group networking.
Confirmed facilitators and topics for 11:00 AM (ET) breakouts:
Carrie Freeman Parsons, Chair of the Board, Freeman — The Power of Leading with Heart
Aimee Gabel, Chief Experience Officer, Solar Energy Trade Shows — Creativity vs COVID
Tiffany Moore, Senior Vice President of Political and Industry Affairs, CTA/CES — What Election 2020 Means for the Exhibitions and Conventions Industry
David Peckinpaugh, President, Maritz Global Events — Adaptability
Karalynn Sprouse, Executive Vice President, Emerald Expositions — Empowering/Creating Next Gen Leaders
Greg Topalian, CEO, Clarion UX — New Revenue Streams
Confirmed facilitators and topics for 1:30 PM (ET) breakouts:
Lori Anderson, President & CEO, International Sign Association — Staff Alignment & Collaboration When Your World Has Been F*&#ed
Steve Basch, CEO, Shepard — Cash Conservation
Le’Ann Callihan, Director for NAPE Expo, NAPE; Susan Friedman, Head of Field Marketing for Americas Cable & Media Verticals, Cisco; Megan Murphy, Director Channel Sales & Partnerships, Freeman — Driving Exhibitor Value at a Virtual Event
Bergitta Cotroneo, Deputy CEO, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine — 5 Reasons Your Organization's DEI Strategy May Not Be Working
Kerry Gumas, President, Metacomet — Forecasting Revenue
Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, Chief Marketing Strategist, mdg — How Integrated Models Will Evolve in 2021 and Beyond
Ken Holsinger, SVP Strategy, Digital & Data Solutions, Freeman — Event Evolution Discussion: Using Research to Design the Future
Don Kline, CEO, MYS — Moving to Hybrid Events and Providing ROI with Reduced Attendance