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Even in 2022, we are not the same as we were when we last gathered at Predict 2021 – 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.

Last year’s program represented the radically changed business environment. We explored the economic, geo-political and social issues that hold significant influence over public and private businesses, and individuals.

Topics we covered:

Look Who Attended the 2022 Predict Conference

Updated 14 September 2022

Absolute Events By Corrine | Founder/Strategic Meetings & Events Specialist

AE Ventures | President

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease | Vice President, Meetings and Corporate Partnerships

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

American Industrial Hygiene Association | Managing Director, Global Meetings and Business Development

American Institute of Architects (AIA) | SVP, Sales, Events & Exhibitions

American Occupational Therapy Association | Vice President, Meetings & Events

American Pet Products Association | VP of Marketing

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) | Director of Member Events

American Public Transportation Association | VP Meetings & Membership Services

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery | Director of Meetings & Exhibits

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery | Head, Clinical Education and Program Strategy

American Society of Clinical Oncology | Vice President

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) | Vice President, Operations

American Society of Nephrology | Director for Meetings and Member Experience

American Sportfishing Association | Vice President for Trade Show and Membership

American Trucking Associations | Chief Economist & SVP, International Trade Policy & Cross-Border Operations

Asian American Hotel Owners Association – AAHOA | VP Business Development

Association for Career & Technical Education | Senior Director, Strategic Events

Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) | Director, Annual Conference

Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) | Vice President of Education & Events



Association of Equipment Manufacturers | President

Association of Equipment Manufacturers | Senior Director, Event Services

Association of the U.S. Army | Deputy Director, Meetings

AVIXA | Chief Executive Officer

Avrio Institute | Futurist, Professor, Economist and Trendcaster

Biotechnology Innovation Organization | EVP, Events and Industry Programs

BizBash Media | CEO


CEIR | Vice President of Research

Choose Chicago | Vice President of Client Services

Choose Chicago | Vice President, Hotel Sales

Clarion Events North America Inc | Executive Vice President

CNTV (Convention News Television) | Managing Director

CNTV (Convention News Television) | President

Comexposium USA | Chief Executive Officer

Consumer Technology Association/CES | Chief Strategy Officer

Consumer Technology Association/CES | President & CEO

Consumer Technology Association/CES | Vice President and acting Show Director CES

Consumer Technology Association/CES | Vice President, CES Operations

Control Risks | Head of Global Risk Analysis and Business Intelligence, Americas, Partner

CORT Events | Business Development

CORT Events | Executive Director of Sales

CORT Events | Senior Group Vice President

Dogwood Event Strategies | Founder & Principal Consultant

Emerald X | CEO

Emerald X | SVP, Event Operations

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

Exhibitor Media Group | CEO/Owner

Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA) | Executive Director

Fern | President & CEO

Fern | Vice President, Marketing & Industry Relations

Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association | Chief Operations Officer

Foster + Fathom, LLC | Managing Partner

Freeman | Chair of the Board

Freeman | Senior Vice President, Business Development

Freeman | SVP

Freeman | SVP, Business Development

GES | Senior Vice President, Business Development

GES | Vice President, Business Development

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

Grit Productions and Expositions | Managing Partner

Grit Productions and Expositions | Partner and VP of Sales & Marketing

Hargrove from Encore | Executive Director, Event Production

IEEE Computer Society | Associate Executive Director, Director of Governance

Informa | Senior Development Advisor

Informa Markets Limited | Director, Registration

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

Inspired Event Productions | CEO

International Sign Association | Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing

International Sign Association | VP, Meetings & Events

International Trade Information Inc | President

ISSA – Worldwide Cleaning Industry | Senior Vice President

JDC Events | COO

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority | Vice President Business Sales

Lippman Connects | President

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

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

Map Your Show | CEO

Map Your Show | Vice President of Sales

Maritz Global Events | Vice President Consulting Services

Maritz Global Events | Vice President, Sales

mdg & VPI | Managing Director

Meeting Priorities | CEO

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) | SVP, Business Development & Industry Relations

MGM Resorts International | Executive Director, City Wide Sales


MHI | Executive Vice President of Exhibitions

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) | Executive Vice President, Conventions & Business Operations

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) | SVP Event Planning & Operations

National Association of Home Builders | SVP Marketing and Business Development

National Automobile Dealers Association | Vice President, Conventions & Expositions

National Basketball Association | Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Strategy

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) | VP, Exhibits

National Defense Industrial Association | Senior Vice President, Meetings, Divisions & Partnerships

National Defense Industrial Association | Vice President, NTSA

National Glass Association | Events Director

National Glass Association | Tradeshow Operations Manager

National School Boards Association | Interim Managing Director Business Development and Convenings

National Trade Productions, Inc. / NTP Events | President, NTP Events

NetApp | Senior Vice President, Portfolio Marketing

New Orleans & Company | Executive VP & General Counsel

New Orleans & Company | Vice President National Accounts & Tradeshows

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center | Senior Director of Sales and Event Services

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center | Vice President Sales, Marketing & Events

North American Association of Food Equipment Manuf | Director, Brand Marketing

North American Association of Food Equipment Manuf | Executive Vice President

North American Meat Institute | Chief Experience Officer

Orange County Convention Center | Senior Sales Manager

Oscar & Associates | President

Personify A2Z Events | Director of Marketing & Industry Relations

Personify A2Z Events | Sales Manager

PGLF/RANEPA | Director of Global and Custom Education

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau | President and CEO

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau | Senior National Account Director

PRINTING United Alliance | President & CEO

PRINTING United Alliance | President of Events and Expositions

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) |

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) | Vice President of Revenue & Expositions

Questex LLC | Vice President

Questex LLC | VP Wellness

Questex LLC | VP, Event Performance

RGR Services | President

Rubber Division ACS | Executive Director & CEO

Shepard  | Chief Executive Officer

Shepard | Director, Sales (West)

SmartSource | CEO

SmartSource | Director of Sales

SmartSource | Marketing Director

SmartSource | Senior Solution Sales Executive

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

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) | Chief Operating Officer

Sponsorship Boost | President

Sudden Compass and CRADL | Co-Founder

Tacklebox Brand Partners | President

Taffy Event Strategies | Sr. Director, Marketing

Taffy Event Strategies | VP of Sales and Operations

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies | Director, Exhibitor Services

Trifecta Collective LLC  | CEO

Tvsdesign | Principal

Tvsdesign | Principal

Tvsdesign | Vice President, Venue Services

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting | Managing Director

Visit Baltimore | Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales and Intermediaries

Visit Baltimore | Senior Director of Sales & Special Events

Visit Orlando | National Accounts Director

Visit Orlando | National Accounts Director

Visit San Antonio | Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales

Visit San Antonio | Senior Sales Manager

VisitDallas | Director of National Accounts

VisitDallas | Director, National Accounts

VisitDallas | Regional Director of Sales, Mid-Atlantic

VisitDallas | Sr. Vice President & Chief Sales Officer

VRS Meetings & Events Inc | Principal

VRS Meetings & Events Inc. | Principal

Water Environment Federation | Senior Manager, Exhibition Sales

Winsight Media (National Restaurant Association Show) | Senior Vice President, Event Operations & Programming

Yvette Simpson, LLC | Founder & CEO

Watch the 2021 Conference Recap Video!