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Coming together for the first time since COVID-19 closed our industry entirely, we’ll look forward as we do every year, but we’ll also look back at the lessons this pandemic has taught us and how we can all better prepare for our future. We are not the same as we were when we last gathered at Predict 2019 – as leaders, or as humans. We’re changed. Our industry is changed, and our clients and audiences are changed. Are we destined to repeat the past? That’s up to us as an industry. The future is one we create together and that starts now. That is the purpose of Predict.

This year’s program will represent the radically changed business environment. We’ll explore the economic, geo-political and social issues that will hold significant influence over public and private businesses, and individuals. Before the end of the first day, you’ll have a solid understanding of the macro trends on the horizon and why they’re important. On the second day, you’ll learn from one another. Most importantly, we can decide what do we wish to take into our industry’s future, and what should we leave behind because it no longer serves us or our audiences.

Topics you won’t want to miss: (just a teaser, we’ll have even more.)

2021 Predict Advisory Council

The Predict Advisory Council is responsible for program development and related decisions that guide the planning and execution of the Predict Conference. The event is produced within a CEIR board approved budget. The Council may seek CEIR Executive Committee approval on matters of CEIR policy and/or expenses outside the event budget.

In addition to planning the annual event, the council will also provide an annual review of the immediately completed event and provide recommendations for shaping the event going forward. Recommendations should include such items as frequency, size, dates, location, sponsorship guidelines, registration fees and any other matters that may be assigned from time to time or that the council believes need to be addressed.

Learn more about members of the Predict Advisory Council here.

Watch the 2021 Conference Recap Video!

Who is Attending the 2021 Predict Conference?

AE Ventures | President

Airfair | Chief Commercial Officer

American Association for Clinical Chemistry | Chief Information Officer & VP, Operations

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) | Director, Corporate Engagement

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) | Senior Director of Meetings & Exhibits

American Geophysical Union | CEO

American Occupational Therapy Association | Chief Officer, Innovation & Engagement

American Occupational Therapy Association | VP, Meetings & Events

American Pet Products Association | CEO

American Psychiatric Association | Director of Meetings & Conventions

American Sportfishing Association | Vice President for Trade Show & Membership

Armada Corporate Intelligence | Managing Director

ASIS International | VP, Events & Business Development

Association of Equipment Manufacturers | SVP, Exhibitions & Marketing

Association Resource Consultants | COO

ATD – Association for Talent Development | Director, Conferences & Events

Auto Care Association | VP, Meetings & Events

Avalara | Sr Marketing Manager, Events

Berkery Noyes & Co LLC | Managing Director

Biotechnology Innovation Organization | EVP, Events

BizBash Media | CEO


CEIR | VP, Research

Clarion Events North America Inc | EVP

ClearTone Consulting LLC | President / CIO

CNTV (Convention News Television) | President

Cogknition | SVP, Analytic Solutions & Insights

Comexposium USA | Chief Executive Officer

CORT Events | Director of Sales

CORT Events | Executive Director, Operations

CORT Events | Vice President

Deloitte | Managing Director for Economics

Digital Futurist

Diversified Communications | President

Emerald X | EVP – Corporate Development

Emerald X | CEO

eMerge Americas | Chief Operating Officer

Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) | Executive Director

Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) | Director of Operations

Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA) | VP of Government Affairs

Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA) | Executive Director

Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA) | EDPA President

Fern | President & CEO

Fern | VP, National Sales

Fern | VP, Marketing & Industry Relations

Freeman | SVP Strategy

Global Economic Consulting Associates Inc | Founder, President & Chief Economist

Grit Productions and Expositions | Managing Partner

Heart Rhythm Society | Associate VP, Meetings

IAEE | VP, Exhibitions & Events

IAEE | President & CEO

Informa Markets Limited | VP of Finance & Administration

Informs (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) | Director, Meetings

International Housewares Association | VP, Marketing

International Sign Association | President & CEO

JDC Events | COO

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority | VP of Business Sales

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority | VP Business Sales

Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board | Director Convention Sales Eastern Region

Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board | Vice President, Convention Sales

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino/Delano | National Sales Manager

Maritz Global Events | Managing Vice President of Sales

Maritz Global Events | Vice President Consulting Services

mdg | Managing Director

MHI | EVP of Exhibitions


National Association of Elementary School Principals | Assistant Executive Director Conference & Exhibit Services

National Association of Home Builders | Assistant VP, Forecasting & Analysis

National Basketball Association | SVP Business Development & Global Events

National Defense Industrial Association | VP, NTSA

National Trade Productions, Inc. / NTP Events | VP of Sales, NTP Events

NBC Universal Local | SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New Orleans & Company | VP National Accounts & Tradeshows

New Orleans & Company | VP of Sales and Strategies

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center | VP of Sales & Marketing

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center | Director of Sales

Orange County Convention Center | Marketing & Communications Manager

Orange County Convention Center | Senior Sales Manager

Oscar & Associates | President

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) | EVP

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) | Director of Business Development & Expositions

RGR Services | President

SEMI | President, SEMI Americas

Shepard | CEO

SmartSource | Vice President

SmartSource | Senior Solution Sales Executive

SmartSource | CEO

Society for Science & the Public | Chief of Events & Operations

Tvsdesign | Associate Principal

Tvsdesign | Principal

Tvsdesign | VP, Venue Services

United Fresh Produce Association | VP, Convention & Industry Relations

Visit Anaheim | Convention Sales Director, Mid-Atlantic

Visit Baltimore | Director of Sales

Visit Baltimore | Senior Director of Sales & Special Events

Visit Orlando | National Accounts Director

Visit Orlando | Senior National Account Executive

Visit San Antonio | Associate Director of Sales – DC Office

Watermark Risk Management International | VP, Business Resiliency