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22 Reasons to Attend


April 20, 2023

Dallas, TX








  • 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



Previous LSR Program - 2023 Program Coming Soon

April 06, 2022
  1. Large Show Roundtable kicks off Wednesday evening, 5:30 PM, at Rivea. After Saint-Tropez and London, Rivea comes to Las Vegas offering a renewed take on a French and Italian influenced cuisine from internationally celebrated Chef Alain Ducasse. A breezy, laid back atmosphere of white and maritime blues by the acclaimed Parisian design duo Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku welcomes guests and sets a relaxed vibe while offering unparalleled, 180-degree views of the city below. Menu items inspired by the delectable food markets of Provence and Italy create the carefree and vibrant nature of the Riviera, with a focus on simple, fresh plates by Executive Chef Alex Gregoire and the best seasonal ingredients from the West Coast. The colors, flavors, and aromas of the south of France and Italy have arrived at Delano Las Vegas!

    Rivea - Mandalay Bay

April 07, 2022
  1. The bigger your show the bigger your risk of serious consequences of supply chain failures. An unplanned crisis costs money in the short run and opportunity in the longer term. This session will provide expert insights into your greatest vulnerabilities and what you can do about them.

    Start the day with a breakfast Keynote Address by supply chain experts Jackie Russo, Owner, Global Expositions and Marianne Szczech, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products & Services, GES.

  2. It's no longer an in-person versus virtual calculation. Today, the smart show managers are moving to a fully integrated hybrid strategy. What are the elements of a hybrid strategy and how do they work together to strengthen the brand? We'll talk about the details that fill in the big picture for your show.
  3. What have we learned about selling during the pandemic? Go behind closed doors for frank, unrecorded discussions focusing on strategies and tactics that translate into increased revenue.
  4. Critical information and a warm welcome by John Flynn on behalf of Mandalay Bay/MGM.

  5. Presenting a timely round up of research relevant to executives and managers of large shows.
  6. 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?
  7. Collect large show insights from the sharpest minds at the most respected shows in the nation. 
  8. 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