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22 Reasons to Attend


April 7, 2022

Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, NV






  • 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.
  • 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 4.5 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.
  • Customer Satisfaction — In post-event surveys, clients are unanimous: LSR delivers value.


  • $395 — add an associate for $295.

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What to Expect



August 18, 2021
  1. Large Show Roundtable kicks off Wednesday evening, 6:00 PM, at the Georgia Aquarium. Enjoy a private dinner prepared by the award winning Wolfgang Puck culinary team, and face to face networking time with your LSR industry colleagues while taking in the Georgia Aquarium’s newest gallery- SHARKS! Predators of the Deep. The 1.2 million gallon exhibit and floor to ceiling windows get you up close and personal with a collection of nature’s most formidable apex predators.

    Atlanta Aquarium

August 19, 2021
  1. Georgia World Congress Center
  2. Start the day with breakfast and a provocative Keynote Address by Michelle Edmonson, Senior Director - Events & Content at AMT, producers of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). She will be joined by Bob Ryley, Senior Vice President Exhibition Sales at GES, to explain how the IMTS Custom Block Pricing model has evolved into a highly successful program for IMTS.

    Cost certainty, transparency & ease of budgeting are all possible when a show develops and implements a different exhibitor pricing model for their show. The Custom Block Package was designed to make exhibiting easier for the 1,400-plus exhibiting companies at IMTS.  They save time, while taking the guesswork out of exhibiting. Have you ever considered shifting to a different exhibitor pricing model?  When you simplify the overall exhibiting experience, the benefits to your customers ultimately reward your show. Michelle and Bob will walk you through popular exhibitor package options as well as answer questions on how the IMTS Custom Block Package has evolved since its introduction at the IMTS 2006.

  3. What have we learned about virtual that we can integrate into effective hybrid business models? Go behind closed doors for frank, unrecorded discussions focusing on hybrid strategies.
  4. What are the evolving expectations of exhibitors and sponsors that will have both short and long term implications for large shows? 
  5. Welcome by Joe Bocherer, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia World Congress Center.

  6. Presenting a timely round up of research relevant to executives and managers of large shows.
  7. Acquiring and retaining attendees is always the biggest challenge, and continuing COVID-related concerns are only making it tougher. How can large shows leverage their size and reach to mitigate pandemic hesitancy?
  8. Collect large show insights from the sharpest minds at the most respected shows in the nation. 
  9. The exchange is fast and furious when the day's most valued takeaways are reviewed.


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About Large Show Roundtable


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  • 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
    Executive Vice President, Informa Markets
  • 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
    CEO, Clarion UX and Leftfield Media
  • 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