12-13 SEP 2024

2024 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.

The 2023 conference was designed to provide insights on trends now, and into the future. As its name implies, Predict will help your organization to be future focused by bringing in experts from outside the exhibitions industry to provide big picture insights into the economic, social, political and digital trends occurring in the global marketplace.

Sessions covered the global economy and geopolitical landscape, customer centricity, mega and micro-generational trends, and insights for tomorrow’s world, all featuring perspectives from both inside and outside the B2B exhibitions industry. 

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.

Learn more about what took place at the 2023 Predict Conference

Attendees at the 2023 Conference

Final Attendee List

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 | Sr. Director, Corporate Engagement and Strategic Business Initiatives

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

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

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

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

American Institute of Architects (AIA) | Managing Director

American Institute of Architects (AIA) | Managing Director, Business Development

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

American Psychiatric Association | Associate Director of Meetings and Events

American Psychiatric Association | Director of Meetings & Conventions

American Society of Clinical Oncology | Vice President

American Society of Nephrology | Director for Meetings and Member Experience

American Sportfishing Association | Vice President for Trade Show and Membership

American Urological Association | Director, Annual Meeting

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 For Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) | Vice President of Meetings and Conventions

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

Association of Corporate Counsel | Associate Vice President, Education

Association of Equipment Manufacturers | President

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

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

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau | Director, DC Area Sales Office

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 | President, LeftField Media

CNTV (Convention News Television) | Accounting & HR Manager

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

CNTV (Convention News Television) | President

CNTV (Convention News Television) | Senior Videographer

Community Leaders Institute | Chief Strategy Officer

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

CORT Events | Business Development

CORT Events | Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Merchandising

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 and Conferences Alliance (ECA) | VP of Government Affairs

Fern | Vice President, Marketing & Industry Relations

Fern | Vice President, National Sales

Freeman | Senior Vice President, Business Development

Freeman | Senior Vice President, Business Development

Freeman | Vice President, Client Relationships

Georgia World Congress Center Authority | Senior Director of Convention Sales

GES | Executive Vice President of Finance

GES | Executive Vice President, Business Development

GES | Vice President Business Development

GES | Vice President, Business Development

Grit Productions and Expositions | Managing Partner

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

Grit Productions and Expositions | Vice President, Sales

Heart Rhythm Society | Associate Vice President, Meetings & Events

Heart Rhythm Society | Chief Experience Officer

Helicopter Association International | Senior Director of Membership & Conventions

IMN Solutions | CEO

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 | Chief Sales Officer

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

Louisville Tourism | Director of Northeast 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

MGM Resorts International | Global Sales Director, Mid-Atlantic Region


MHI | Executive Vice President of Exhibitions

Mortgage Bankers Association | AVP, Meetings & Sales

MPH LLC | President

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

National Apartment Association | Vice President, Meetings & Expositions

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

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 | Executive Director, Meetings and Events

National Guard Association of the United States | VP General Conference

National Rifle Association | Director, Shows & Exhibits

National Trade Productions, Inc. / NTP Events | Executive Director, SpaceCom

New Orleans & Company | President & CEO

New Orleans & Company | Vice President National Accounts & Tradeshows

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center | Chief Commercial Officer

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

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

North American Association of Food Equipment Manuf | Executive Vice President

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

Oscar & Associates | Operations Manager

Pearson Education | Vice President, Global Conferences and Events

Personify A2Z Events | Director of Account Management

Personify A2Z Events | Director of Marketing & Industry Relations

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau | Senior National Account Director

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau | Senior National Accounts Director

PRINTING United Alliance | VP, Expositions

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) | Operations Manager

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

RE+Events | Chief Experience Officer

RGR Services | President

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

RX | Event Director

RX | Group Vice President

Shepard | CEO

Shepard  | SVP of Sales

SmartSource | CEO

SmartSource | Director of Sales

SmartSource | Senior Account Manager

SmartSource | Senior Solution Sales Executive

SMT Expo | Executive Vice President

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine | Senior Director, Meetings and Corporate Partnerships

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

Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) | CEO

Taffy Event Strategies | CEO

The Toy Association | EVP of Global Markets Events

Tradeshow Logic | VP, Organizational Strategy & Innovation

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 Orlando | National Accounts Director

Visit Orlando | National Accounts Director

Visit San Antonio | Director Mid-Atlantic Sales

VPPPA, Inc. | Executive Director

Water Environment Federation | Managing Director, Professional Development and 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