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Event industry leaders to facilitate ECEF 2020 breakout sessions

In a strong show of event industry support for Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF), a stellar roster of leaders has been named facilitators of breakout sessions for the 18 November 2020 event. Breakout sessions are a new feature of ECEF, which has been completely re-invented as a real event in virtual space.

“The breakout facilitators are not giving presentations,” explained Sam Lippman, president, Lippman Connects, producer of ECEF. “They are leading like-minded association and independent executives in 30 minutes of frank discussion and intensive networking. Connecting leaders to leaders is what ECEF is all about.” 

Updated information on the breakout sessions and complete ECEF information is at www.lippmanconnects.com/events/ecef. Currently, confirmed facilitators and topics include: 

  • Lori Anderson, president & CEO, International Sign Association — Staff alignment & collaboration when your world has been f*&#ed
  • Steve Basch, CEO, Shepard — Cash conversion
  • Bergitta Cotroneo, Deputy CEO, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine — 5 reasons your organisation's DEI strategy may not be working
  • Kimberly Hardcastle Geddes, Chief marketing strategist, mdg — How integrated models will evolve in 2021 and beyond
  • Kerry Gumas, President, Metacomet — Forecasting revenue
  • Ken Holsinger, SVP, Strategy, Digital & Data Solutions, Freeman — Event evolution discussion: Using research to design the future
  • Don Kline, CEO, MYS — Moving to Hybrid Events and Providing ROI with Reduced Attendance
  • Tiffany Moore, Senior vice-president of political and industry affairs, CTA/CES — What Election 2020 means for the exhibitions and conventions industry
  • Carrie Freeman Parsons, chair of the board, Freeman — The power of leading with heart
  • David Peckinpaugh, president, Maritz Global Events — Adaptability
  • Karalynn Sprouse, Executive vice-president, Emerald Expositions — Empowering/Creating Next Gen Leaders
  • Greg Topalian, CEO, Clarion UX — New Revenue Streams