CEIR’s Annual Exhibition Industry Conference on 13-14 Sept ’18 in USA
“Predict”, the CEIR’s (Center for Exhibition Industry Research) Annual Exhibition Industry Conference will be held 13-14 September 2018 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md, USA. This one of a kind executive-level, invitation-only conference will look to the future – three to five years out – bringing meaningful insights from experts outside the industry to align with trends occurring in the industry in an interactive and engaging format.
According to CEIR, in today’s economy, leaders must be strategic, adaptable, and able to quickly respond to changing market dynamics. Change is constant and executives need to be prepared for the evolving model of trade shows. Thus this program is focused on peer learning and insights on trends that will help leaders in the industry to better respond and plan for the disruptors to the traditional exhibitions model, and how to remain relevant to their audiences. “Predict” aims to provide big picture information and data to gain insights through forward thinking content across market verticals and helps to position your organization to be future focused.
The program will give attendees:
*Brief review of the CEIR Index looking forward
*Landscape of today’s economy with potential predictions of the impacts on the exhibitions industry
*Industry thought leaders will demonstrate trends impacting exhibitions
One of this year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Lindsey Piegza. She serves as Chief Economist for Stifel Fixed Income. She specializes in research and analysis of economic trends and activity, world economies, financial markets and fiscal policies. Piegza joined Stifel in 2015 amid the merger with Sterne Agee where she was Chief Economist. Prior to her roles with Stifel and Sterne Agee, she was the Senior Economist for an investment bank for eight years in New York City. In addition to more than 13 years of professional experience, Piegza has published academic papers in prestigious journals such as the Harvard Business Review and in textbooks from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Piegza is a regular guest on CNBC, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg, as well as national radio and other business news outlets. Her insights will be relevant to the industry, and with her background she will help to tie the ends of the string together to better understand the economics of trade shows.”
“Regardless of the industry sector a trade show falls into, what is occurring in the global economy impacts all shows,” said Vincent Polito, Principal of MDG & VPI – VP International, LLC, and co-chair of the 2018 Predict Conference.
The CEIR serves to advance the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering knowledge-based research tools that enable stakeholder organizations to enhance their ability to meet current and emerging customer needs, improve their business performance and strengthen their competitive position. For additional information.