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29 Oct 2015

CES' Karen Chupka to Keynote Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum

To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF), organizer Lippman Connects has announced that Karen Chupka will lead a stellar roster of speakers for the June 1, 2016, gathering in Washington, D.C. Chupka is Senior Vice President, CES & Corporate Business Strategy CEA.

“Karen’s creative insights and powerful business acumen have taken her to the top of our industry,” observed Sam Lippman, President of Lippman Connects and ECEF moderator. “What she has learned along the way — and will share at ECEF 2016 — is going to force organizers to rethink a few widely-accepted assumptions.”

Lippman Connects announced these executive-level speakers will follow Chupka’s keynote presentation:

  • Randal T. Acker, President & COO, EXHIBITOR Media Group, will moderate the 2016 edition of the always-popular and provocative “Our Exhibitors Speak” panel session.
  • Galen Poss, Vice-Chairman, dmg events, moderates a panel discussion on “What Keeps Us Up at Night.”
  • Sam Lippman, President and Founder of Lippman Connects, presents exclusive top-level research, conducted by Lippman Connects and Exhibit Surveys.
  • Closing Keynote: Frank Supovitz, President & Chief Experience Officer, Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment, discusses how to protect your brand - before, during and after your event.

As part of the 15th Anniversary of ECEF, attendees can expect several surprises in 2016. This annual gathering of 200 CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors and VPs of association and independent event organizers is renowned for C-level content and top-to-top networking. “We will be enhancing both the program and networking activities for 2016,” Lippman promised, “and adding a dash of nostalgia and fun.”

About Lippman Connects
Lippman Connects produces and facilitates exclusive events for exhibition and convention industry professionals. Each event—Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum, Attendee Acquisition Roundtable, Exhibit Sales Roundtable and Large Show Roundtable—provides attendees, and a select group of sponsors, the opportunity to network, discuss challenges, and share best practices. In addition, Lippman Connects is a leading provider of advisory services to event producing organizations. More information is available at