12-13 SEP 2024

Predict Program

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. 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM              Predict Registration & Check-In


1:00 PM – 1:15 PM                 Official Welcome to Program


1:15 PM – 2:00 PM                 Navigating the Global Landscape: Insights on Economy, Geopolitics, and Exhibitions

In today’s increasingly interconnected global landscape, the interplay between the economy and geopolitics holds significant sway over business environments, trade dynamics, and international collaborations.

Join us for key insights from Adam Sacks, President of Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company. Sacks will delve into the CEIR Index, shedding light on its applications across various market sectors and demonstrating how leveraging CEIR data can empower our industry to make more informed decisions.

Furthermore, Sacks will offer an economic overview, exploring its current influence on exhibitions and providing forecasts for future impacts. Gain valuable knowledge to navigate challenges, pinpoint market opportunities, and make strategic decisions amidst the rapidly evolving global landscape.

Presenter: Adam Sacks, President of Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM                 Session – Geopolitical Landscape and Its Impact


2:45 PM – 3:00 PM                 Networking Break


3:00 PM – 3:45 PM                 Session


3:45 PM – 4:45 PM                 Session


4:45 PM – 5:00 PM                 Closing Thoughts


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM                 Networking Reception