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September 16 
Day One: Near term Predictions of what's ahead for the Trade Show Industry
4:00 - 4:05 Welcome & Opening Remarks
4:05 - 4:50 Economist - Amir Sufi
4:50 - 5:15 Questions/Discussion
5:15 - 5:30 CEIR Index Update
5:30 - 6:00 Head or Tail winds? A Facilitated Discussion on the State of the Exhibitions and Events industry
6:30 - 8:00 Reception
September 17
Day Two: An Insightful Look at the future of our Industry
8:00 - 8:10 Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 Bruce Mau/Marc Pomerleau Presentation
9:15 - 9:35 Group Discussion/Q&A: Bob Priest-Heck, Moderator
9:35 - 10:00 Networking Break
10:00 - 11:00 An Exhibitor Perspective: New Approaches to Trade Show Participation
11:05 - 12:00 Discussion: Business models of the future
12:00 - 12:20 Facilitated Group Discussion
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1-30 - 2:00 Wrap up Discussion


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Chicago, IL 60603


*confirmed as of 30 March 2015
Amir Sufi

Amir Sufi Ph.D.

Professor Amir Sufi is the Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Sufi's research focuses on finance and macroeconomics and has been presented to numerous policy-makers.

Bob Priest-Heck

Bob Priest-Heck

Bob Priest-Heck is President and Chief Operating Officer at Freeman and a board member for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). With more than 25 years in the exhibition and experiential marketing industry, he maintains a healthy curiosity about trends shaping its future and continues to grow his talent at connecting people in meaningful ways.

Marc Pomerleau

Marc Pomerleau

Marc applies his passion and unique blend of vision, imagination, strategy, and consultative sales to fixing things that are broken and creating things that don't exist in the face-to-face experience Industry. Marc has cultivated his multidisciplinary perspective and approach through experiences over-seas and at Fortune 500 technology companies. 

Bruce Mau

World-leading visionary, innovator, designer and author, Bruce Mau is committed to creative, healthy, ecological and economic abundance. He articulates his 25-years experience in design thinking in his award-winning books; ZONE BOOKS series, Life Style; S, M, L, XL (in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas)  and Incomplete Manifesto for Growth.


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