Big Ideas for Big Shows

Connect to Large Show Professionals & Insights

Large Show Roundtable exclusively serves executives, directors, show managers, and department managers responsible for shows with 125,000 net square feet and larger. Facilitated discussions explore data, exchange best practices, and solidify enduring connections. Clients will benefit from information-exchange and networking facilitated by Sam Lippman.

Every Decision Can Have Big Consequences

Your best resource for best practices and practical solutions is the community of large show professionals at LSR. Develop a wider circle of contacts with hard won insights that can enrich your show and your organization.


See you in 2025 - dates and location to be announced soon

Registration Fee

$395; $295 for each additional colleague.

Change in plans? Last minute substitutions are welcome or cancel for a full refund up to one week before LSR.

Top Shelf Amenities

  • Welcome reception and dinner.
  • Complimentary room night.
  • Provocative Keynote.
  • Breakfast and lunch included.


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What to Expect

LSR April Agenda


17 Apr 2024
18 Apr 2024
  1. Are you prepared for the day an anchor exhibitor says your show’s carbon footprint will impact their future participation? It could be tomorrow. Increasingly corporate carbon budgets are going to take aim at the sustainability of your event, and specifically its carbon footprint.

    We know from the pandemic crisis, that getting behind the curve forfeits the powerful advantages of preparedness and flexibility. This goal has probably not been on your front burner, but for the future viability of your event now is the right moment to progress to net zero carbon.

    With the expert insights from Glenn Hansen, Founder and CEO of Reduce 2, Saving the Planet by Degree; Ryan Green, Manager of Strategic Supply & Sustainability, GES; and Katerina Chagoya, PhD, Sustainability Coordinator, Facility Operations, Orange County Convention Center, we’ll discuss how to get started and the resources available to you:

    • How to create a baseline of your show’s Scope 3 GHG; what data needs to be collected.
    • Partnering with your venue, destination, contractors, attendees, speakers, and exhibitors/sponsors to get it done.
    • Learn what EDPA and ESCA are doing to aid your journey.
    • Best practices from Sustainability Masters.
  2. Recent research into shifting workplace demographics, consumer and societal trends, and attendee sentiment has uncovered eye-opening insights that will shape the way we plan, market and produce events. It also revealed that our current approach to attendee acquisition should not look anything like it used to. Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, President of mdg, A Freeman Company, explain how teams, technologies, and tactics should be evolving to fill the attendee pipeline with new prospects, move from mass marketing to mass personalization and meet the growing expectations for engaging, frictionless experiences that keep audiences coming back for more.
  3. Presenting a timely round up of research relevant to executives and managers of large shows. Clients receive a copy of the complete Large Show Research Report.
  4. This session explores the powerful role of partners like CNTV and PR Newswire in reaching more audiences for your event. With pre-event media amplification to post-event content creation and distribution, these strategic partners can take an event's success to the next level. Ben Dunlap, Regional Vice President, Map Your Show, explores how offering additional media and content opportunities for your exhibitors can create more far-reaching attendee awareness and interest for your show.
  5. The exchange is fast and furious when the day's most valued takeaways are reviewed.

Popular LSR Topics

Every LSR covers different ground because every LSR is a fresh team of executives and managers bringing an unmatched wealth of experience. 

These are frequent topics of discussion:

  • Attracting and Retaining Top Talent
  • Recent Developments in Attendee Acquisition 
  • Negotiating with Your Destination for Additional Resources
  • Keeping Anchor Exhibitors Happy: Satisfying the Appetite for More Data
  • Guarding Against Supply Chain Disruptions

CEM recertification

Continuing Education Units

Eligible for 6 clock hours towards CEM recertification. Certified in Exhibition Management







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Lippman Connects You

  • Assistant Director, Exhibits, American Association for Cancer Research
  • CEO, International Agri-Center
  • CEO, International Carwash Association
  • CEO, North America, Comexposium
  • Chief Experience Officer, International Carwash Association
  • Chief Financial Officer, North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)
  • Chief Operating Officer, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Chief Revenue & Experience Officer, Marijuana Business Daily
  • Digital Marketing Director, NACS - Advancing Convenience & Fuel Retailing
  • Director of Americas Operations - SEMICON West, SEMI
  • Director of Events & Services, Western Veterinary Conference
  • Director of Meetings & Exhibits, Institute of Food Technologists?
  • Director of Strategic Partnerships & Trade Show Sales, ISSA - Advancing Clean. Driving Innovation.
  • Director of Technology, ConvExx
  • Director Trade Show & Events, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Director, Americas Events, Society of Petroleum Engineers International
  • Director, Annual Meeting & Committee on Annual Meetings, American Dental Association
  • Director, Audience Technology - Events & Insights, Specialty Food Association
  • Director, Event Experiences, National Retail Federation
  • Director, Events & Meetings, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
  • Director, Exhibit Sales & Services, NACS - Advancing Convenience & Fuel Retailing
  • Director, Exhibit Sales and Services, NACS - Advancing Convenience & Fuel Retailing
  • Director, Exhibitor Services, International Manufacturing Technology Show
  • Director, Exhibits and Sponsorships, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Director, Meetings & Conferences, International Sign Association
  • Director, Meetings and Events, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Director, Trade Expositions & Business Development, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Event Director, RX USA
  • Event Production, IT & Accounting, All Baby & Child Corporation
  • Event Vice President, G2E, RX USA
  • Executive Director of Marketing, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI)
  • Executive Director, Meetings & Events, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Executive Vice President, Exhibitions, MHI - The Industry That Makes Supply Chains Work
  • Exhibit Services Director, MHI - The Industry That Makes Supply Chains Work
  • Expo Operations & Relations Manager, North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)
  • Exposition Manager, PITTCON
  • Group Vice President - Gift & Souvenir and Coffee Fest, Clarion Events
  • Group Vice President, ASD Market Week & Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show, Emerald
  • Group Vice President, Manufacturing Events Portfolio, RX USA
  • Group VP, Customer Experience & Ops Tech, RX USA
  • KBIS + Events Manager, The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
  • Manager Events and Meetings, True Value
  • Manager, Advertising, Sponsorship & Promotions, The Toy Association, Inc.
  • Manager, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, NSSF - The Firearm Industry Trade Association
  • Manager, Exhibit Sales, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
  • Manager, Modern Platforms Retailing, American Airlines
  • Managing Director, Business Development, Corporate Sales & Industry Relations, Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Managing Director, Professional Development & Event Strategy, Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Marketing Coordinator, PITTCON
  • Marketing Director, Hannover Fairs USA


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