Thursday, 11 September 2014

Intercontinental Hotel Chicago on Chicago's Magnificent Mile


Predict: CEIR's Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference focuses on the CEIR Index which provides an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry, measuring year-over-year changes and a prediction out three years. Four key metrics are measured: net square feet of exhibit space sold, professional attendance, number of exhibiting companies, and total event gross revenue. CEIR Predict is the only annual conference at which industry experts analyze and provide forecasts about the exhibition industry

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Hotel Information

Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 
USA

Room Type    Group Rate
Grand Tower Rooms    $269.00

Book, Modify, or Cancel Your Hotel Reservation Online: http://goo.gl/9vA25l

Or call the hotel directly at 1-800-628-2112 (312-944-4100 for International Calls) and identify yourself as a participant of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (group code YWN).

Hotel Reservation cut-off date is August 28th.




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About Predict

Executives attending will discuss key economic indicators for the exhibition industry and the impact it has on organizations that produce exhibitions for the next three years.

This year’s CEIR Predict sets the stage for inspiring conversations between panelists and attendees on business insights and strategies. With an ongoing uncertain global economy, forecasting and making business decisions is more difficult than ever. Key economic indicators for the exhibition industry, examining reasons why some sectors performed so well in 2013, and others did not, will be a focus of discussion. This executive-level, one-day event is a highly-intensive and interactive program, speakers will engage attendees by providing a forecast for the CEIR Index’s 14 industry sectors for the remainder of this year and through 2015.

In today’s economy, leaders must be strategic, adaptable, and able to quickly respond to changing market dynamics. Peer learning and information exchange will help leaders in the industry to better respond and plan for the coming year. Experts will address the global economy and its impact on the exhibition industry, M&A and lending, how major sectors are faring and what issues and challenges might be expected. 

Predict 2013 is being developed by the CEIR Predict Planning Committee chaired by Bob Priest-Heck, Chief Operating Officer, Freeman.

Other members of the committee include:

  • Predict Co-Chair David Audrain, CEM, President & CEO, Clarion Events, North America

  • Predict Co-Chair Dennis Slater, President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

  • David Audrain, CEM, President & CEO, Clarion Events North America

  • Peggy Daidakis, Executive Director at Baltimore Convention Center

  • Steve Moore, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Don Pazour, CEO, Access Intelligence LLC


CEIR Predict is the event that focuses on the CEIR Index which provides an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry, measuring year-over-year changes and a prediction out three years. Four key metrics are measured: net square feet of exhibit space sold, professional attendance, number of exhibiting companies, and total event gross revenue. CEIR Predict is the only annual conference at which experts analyze and provide forecasts about the exhibition industry.


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It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
-- Winston Churchill

 

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Watch the sessions here:

Keynote Session: Clay Shirky and John Graham - Clay Shirky © 2013 All Rights Reserved

Keynote Session: Austin Kim

M&A Session and Lessons Learned

City Talk Session

CEIR Index Session

Outlook and M&A

CEIR Live was made possible by CNTV and SonicFoundry.

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Two essential sessions will be broadcast in their entirety for any exhibition industry professional wanting to learn about what’s happening now, in real-time, as well as the future of the industry. This year’s CEIR Predict sets the stage for inspiring conversations between panelists and attendees on business insights and strategies.

Are you concerned with the ongoing uncertain global economy and hence difficulty with forecasting and making business decisions? CEIR Predict will help you understand the key economic indicators to watch and will help you better understand the reasons why some sectors performed so well in 2013, and others did not. This executive-level, one-day event is a highly-intensive and interactive program. Speakers will engage attendees by providing a forecast for the CEIR Index’s 14 industry sectors for the remainder of this year and through 2015.

If you are unable to attend the face-to-face event, be sure to tune in on Thursday, 12 September at 4:00 p.m. ET to watch the following sessions in addition to highlights from featured session, City Talk with four mayors from major metropolitan cities, as well as a recap of Creative Crowdsourcing and Its Impact on the Exhibition Industry featuring keynote speaker, author and NYU Professor Clay Shirky and ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham VI, CAE, FASAE and attendee perspectives.

  • Outlook for M&A and Financing in the Industry – Back by Popular Demand! One of the most popular sessions at the 2012 Predict Conference consisted of an expert panel who discussed the business outlook for show evaluations, mergers, acquisitions and sales. Panelists will explore the outlook for the coming year.
    Moderator:
    Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO, The Jordan Edmiston Group Inc.
    Panelists:
    • Nick Forster, Consultant to Reed Exhibition Companies Ltd
    • Michael Gilbert, Director, Investment Banking/Technology, Media & Telecom, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
    • John Lambert, Executive Vice President Leveraged Finance, US Bank, N.A.
    • Amir Motamedi, Director, Onex Corporation
  • It’s a Wrap! Lessons Learned and Key Takeaways - The program will conclude with a candid conversation on the information shared during 2013 Predict. This is the time to ask those nagging questions still lingering about forecasts, risks, and strategies.
    Moderator:
    Bob Priest-Heck, Chief Operating Officer, Freeman
    Panelists and Predict Co-Chairs:
    • David Audrain, CEM, President & CEO, Clarion Events North America
    • Dennis Slater, President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Add CEIR Predict Live to Your Calendar Now: www.ceir.org/file.download.php?id=591
4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, 12 September.
Access the live event here and Enter Passcode: PredictLive2013

CEIR Predict Live is approved for 1 hour of CEM recertification credit.

 



 

Predict 2013 Co-chairs:

  • David Audrain, CEM, President & CEO, Clarion Events North America Inc. 

  • Dennis Slater, President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

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Who Attends and Why:

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C-Level Organizer Executives in the Exhibitions and Events Industry
Attend Predict and use the valuable information to more accurately forecast and plan based on empirical data. Learn about the challenges and what the future may hold for valuations, including alternative strategies for portfolio management.

Debt Providers, Private Equity Firms, Investment Firms
Attend Predict to learn about valuations and forecasted industry performance, growth potential, and meet and have access to exhibition industry decision-makers.

Merger and Acquisition Firms
Attend Predict to learn about valuations and forecasted industry performance, growth potential, and meet and have access to exhibition industry decision-makers. Access to empirical data for making sound business decisions.

Financial and Trade Press
Attend Predict and gain access to exhibition industry leaders and come away with good sources for articles that correlate the tie between exhibitions and employment in the U.S., and how the exhibition industry impacts the U.S. economy.

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Predict Location

Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10022
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