12-13 SEP 2024

2023 Predict Conference

Predict, CEIR’s Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference brings together executives in the B2B exhibitions industry to learn about and discuss emerging trends likely to impact trade shows and trade fairs three to five years out. The conference is designed with an outward looking approach, bringing in perspectives from forward-thinking experts to stretch one’s thinking.

Exhibitions and events have returned to the face-to-face format with many nuances in play. Exhibition organizer leaders are adapting and responding to their stakeholders’ needs and changing market dynamics. From the aftereffects of a virtually complete industry shutdown, the industry is still working through new strategies on how to produce successful and viable trade show(s), and the magic bullet has yet to be found.

The Predict program is focused on supporting the viability and resiliency of the B2B exhibitions industry through insights on market and economic trends presented by experts outside of the industry as well as industry peers, deep dive discussions and new perspectives to shift the conversation from what worked in the past to what is needed for future success.

How is Predict different from other business conferences?

Predict offers the perfect mix of discussions that incorporate two types of forecasting models that can be used to prepare for the future:  quantitative and qualitative. The quantitative data is observed in the CEIR Index model identifying patterns and trends from industry data points including net square feet, number of exhibitors, attendance, real revenue and more.  Qualitative models are observed through partnerships with thought leaders with deep market research that is applicable and can affect the future of the industry in regards to attendee engagement, user experiences and more. Predict will provide you with information to help position your trade shows, and your company, for success.

Look Who's Attending

Updated 22 August 2023

A Fassano & Company | CEO & Founder

Access Intelligence LLC | CEO

Access Intelligence LLC | Divisional President

Access Intelligence LLC | SVP, Event Operations

AdvaMed | AVP, Conferences & Events

AE Ventures | President

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) | Director, Meetings

American Clean Power | Vice President, Conferences & Education

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

American Epilepsy Society | Associate Executive Director, Operations & Business Development

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

American Institute of Architects (AIA) | Managing Director

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

American Psychiatric Association | Associate Director of Meetings & Events

American Psychiatric Association | Director of Meetings & Conventions

American Society of Clinical Oncology | Vice President

American Society of Nephrology | Director for Meetings & Member Experience

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association | Senior Director, Convention & Meetings

American Sportfishing Association | Vice President for Trade Show & Membership

American Urological Association | Director of Conventions & Meetings

Americans for the Arts | Senior Director of Events Strategy

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology | Digital Community Specialist

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



Association of American Medical Colleges | Director, Operations, Meetings & Events

Association of Equipment Manufacturers | President

Association of Equipment Manufacturers | Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Marketing

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

Auto Care Association | Vice President, Meetings & Events

AVIXA | Senior Vice President, Exposition & Event Services

Biotechnology Innovation Organization | Senior Director of Event Marketing & Customer Experience

C2 Association Strategies | Chief Innovator

Choose Chicago | SVP, Sales & Services

Choose Chicago | Vice President, Sales

Chupka Consulting LLC | Chief Strategy Officer

Clarion Events North America Inc | CEO

Clarion Events North America Inc | President, LeftField Media

CNTV (Convention News Television) | Multi-Media Content Manager

CNTV (Convention News Television) | Senior Videographer

Community Leaders Institute | Chief Strategy Officer

Consumer Technology Association/CES | Sr. Vice President, CES & Membership

Consumer Technology Association/CES | Vice President & Show Director, CES

Control Risks, Americas | Director

CORT Events | Business Development

CORT Events | Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Merch&ising

CSG Creative | President

eMerge Americas | Chief Operating Officer

Endeavor Business Media | CFO

epIQ Creative Group | President

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

Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) | Vice President

Fern | Vice President, Marketing & Industry Relations

Fern | Vice President, National Sales

Freeman | Business Development Director

Freeman | Business Development Vice President

Freeman | Senior Vice President, Business Development

Freeman | SVP, Business Development

GES | Executive Vice President of Finance

GES | Executive Vice President, Business Development

GES | Vice President Business Development

GES | Vice President, Business Development

GES | Vice President, Business Development

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

Heart Rhythm Society | Associate Vice President, Meetings & Events

Heart Rhythm Society | Chief Experience Officer

Heart Rhythm Society | Heart Rhythm Society

Helicopter Association International | Senior Director of Membership & Conventions

International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) | Vice President of Events

International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) | Sr. VP Service Delivery

International Sign Association | VP, Meetings & Events

International Trade Information Inc | President

JDC Events | COO

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority | Vice President Business Sales

Lippman Connects | President

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

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

Map Your Show | CEO

Map Your Show | Chief Sales Officer

Maritz | Director, Strategic Accounts

Maritz | Vice President Consulting Services

Maritz | Vice President, Product Management

mdg | President/Officer

Meeting Priorities, LLC | CEO

MGM Resorts International | Executive Director, City Wide Sales


MHI | Executive Vice President of Exhibitions

Mortgage Bankers Association | AVP, Meetings & Sales

MPH LLC | President

National Apartment Association | SVP Member Education, Programs & Affiliate Engagement

National Apartment Association | Vice President, Meetings & Expositions

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) | EVP

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

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) | VP, Event Development

National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) | Director, Convention Operations

National Automobile Dealers Association | Vice President, Conventions & Expositions

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) | SVP, Events

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) | VP, Exhibits

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | Director of Trade Show & Association Marketing

National Council for Mental Wellbeing | Assistant Vice President, Conferences & Events

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

National Defense Industrial Association | Vice President, NTSA

National Rifle Association | Director, Shows & Exhibits

New Orleans & Company | Executive VP & General Counsel

New Orleans & Company | Vice President National Accounts & Tradeshows

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center | Cheif Commercial Officer

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

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers | Director, Br& Marketing

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers | Executive Vice President

Optica (formerly OSA) | Sr. Director, Meetings & Exhibits Operations

Orange County Convention Center | National Sales Manager

Pearson Education | Vice President, Global Conferences & Events

Personify A2Z Events | Director of Account Management

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau | Senior National Account Director

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau | Senior National Accounts Director

PRINTING United Alliance | President & CEO

PRINTING United Alliance | President of Events & Expositions

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

Radiological Society of North America | Assistant Executive Director: Meeting Services & Corporate Relations

RE+Events | Chief Experience Officer

RE+Events | Chief Marketing & Sales Officer

RGR Services | President

Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) | Chief Events & Sales Officer

RX | Group Vice President

Shepard | CEO

Shepard | CFO

Shepard | Vice President, Strategic Services

SmartSource | CEO

SmartSource | Director of Sales

SmartSource | Senior Account Manager

SmartSource | Senior Solution Sales Executive

SmartSource | Solution Sales Executive

SMT Expo | Executive Vice President

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

Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) | CEO

Taffy Event Strategies | CEO

The Toy Association | EVP of Global Markets Events

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania | Marketing Consultant & Frances & Pei-Yuan Professor

Tradeshow Logic | VP, Organizational Strategy & Innovation

Trend Hunter Inc. | Futurist/Chief Insights Officer

Tvsdesign | Principal

Tvsdesign | Principal

Tvsdesign | Vice President, Venue Services

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc (USITT) | Director of Engagement

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc (USITT) | Director of Sales & Events

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc (USITT) | Executive Director

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting | Managing Director

Visit Anaheim | Convention Sales Director, Mid-Atlantic Region

Visit Baltimore | Director of Sales

Visit Dallas | Director of National Accounts

Visit Dallas | Director, National Accounts

Visit Dallas | Regional Director of Sales, Mid-Atlantic

Visit Dallas | Sr. Vice President & Chief Sales Officer

Visit Orl&o | National Accounts Director

Visit Orl&o | National Accounts Director

Visit San Antonio | Director Mid-Atlantic Sales

VPPPA, Inc. | Executive Director

Water Environment Federation | Managing Director, Professional Development & Event Strategy

Water Environment Federation | Senior Manager, WEFTEC Exhibition Sales

Winsight Media (National Restaurant Association Show) | President, Winsight Exhibitions

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