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12 May 2016

ECEF 2016 Adds Final Session, Event Organizers Should Embrace the Internet of Things

Rob Mesirow, who grew all the largest mobile technology shows in the country, has been announced as the final speaker for the sold out Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF), June 1, Washington, D.C. Rob will share his vision on how the coming technology can benefit event organizers.

Formerly of CTIA and now Partner at PwC, Rob Mesirow fills out the ECEF 2016 program with a timely presentation on what the Internet of Things (IoT) will mean to the events industry. “IoT is coming and will disrupt exhibitions in profound ways,” Mesirow said. “I’ll suggest ways to turn the fire hose of data generated by events into valuable business intelligence.”

“Rob’s glimpse into the future is the perfect final touch to the ECEF 2016 program,” said Sam Lippman, President, Lippman Connects. ECEF is produced by Lippman Connects. The one-day program for 200 executives at associations and independent organizers features six sessions with 12 presenters.

In addition to Mesirow, presenters are opening keynoter Karen Chupka, Senior Vice President, CES & Corporate Business Strategy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA); Randal Acker, President at EXHIBITOR Media Group; Diane Benson, Americas Exhibits Leader, GE Healthcare; Dominique Cook, Trade Show Manager, Marvin Windows and Doors; Dana L. Tilghman, Senior Trade Show and Events Planner, Minitab; Sam Lippman; Galen Poss, Vice Chairman, dmg events; Charles McCurdy, Chairman & CEO, Informa Global Exhibitions; David Loechner, CEO, Emerald Expositions; Deborah Sexton, President & CEO, PCMA; and closing keynoter Frank Supovitz, President & Chief Experience Officer, Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment.

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