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2020 Predict Program

Predict, CEIR’s Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference provides big picture information and data to gain insights through forward thinking content across market verticals and helps to position organizations to be future focused. The conference will be held 21-22 September 2020 at the MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, DC.

Why Predict?

The CEIR Predict Conference is the only outward looking conference in the industry. The conference brings in an outside perspective from presenters one does not normally see at industry conferences.

Additionally, CEIR is a nonprofit foundation. Although it is important to generate a profit to invest in the research CEIR produces, the intent is to support the work of CEIR.

*Predict attendees are eligible for 6 clock hours towards CEM recertification.

2020 Program Overview

**Agenda is currently being finalized. Stay tuned for program updates.**

Monday, 21 September 

Pre-event activities

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
CEIR Index Decoded – Understand the Latest Trends & Examples of How to Make This Data Work for Your Exhibitions
(Pre-event Session for Organizers Only)

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
First Timers Event 

Registration and Networking
(Registration opens at 1:00 PM)

Predict Program | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Tuesday, 22 September

Predict Program | 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Meet the Predict Advisory Council

Mark Bogdansky

Vice President, Meetings & Events
Auto Care Association

Arjun ChakravartiArjun Chakravarti

Senior Vice President, Analytics and Insights Solutions

Dan CorcoranDan Corcoran

Chief Operating Officer
Corcoran Expositions

Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, CEMKimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, CEM

President & Chief Account Strategist

Jenn HeinoldJenn Heinold

Senior Vice President, Events
Access Intelligence LLC

Mary Pat HeftmanMary Pat Heftman

Vice Chair
Winsight Media, Producer of The Restaurant Show

Robert “Bob” McLean, CPA, CAE

Robert “Bob” McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM

Executive Vice President
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)

Vinnie Polito

Vinnie Polito


Eric Wulf

Eric Wulf

International Car Wash Association

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM