This year’s show is amplifying its professional development roster to deliver industry experts and educational opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
Through a carefully curated mixture of speakers, interactive experiences and opportunities for focused conversation, our Workshop Sessions are designed to give you an extra edge personally and professionally to remain current and competitive in today’s marketplace.
Led by industry experts, these Workshop Sessions offer focused opportunities for show attendees to get together in an informal setting to share knowledge and discuss issues affecting the events and hospitality industries. Workshop Sessions will be held in Hall C on the 4th floor. Full schedule to be announced soon!
2019 featured Workshop Sessions
Partnering to Achieve your Dreams
Presenter Janet McNaughton, of Lasting Impressions, draws from the movie “The Greatest Showman,” the brilliance of PT Barnum, Harvard Business Review and Transformational Leadership to provide an inspiring, thought-provoking and interactive discussion. Partnering to Achieve your Dreams focuses on finding and forming partnerships that turn your dreams into powerful results! Read More, Click Here.
In this session you will learn:
Recognize the magic of partnerships which are key to exponential growth and achievement.
Learn about the 3-levels of partnership.
Discuss why networking is just good business!
Get the Face2FaceX strategic connection approach and understand why communication doesn't necessarily equal connection.
Work on your goals for yourself, your team and your business!
Converting Casual Conversations Into Sales
Converting Casual Conversations Into Sales teaches simple, yet powerful techniques on how to have more meaningful conversations that lead to doing business together. This training will cover how to increase your likability and credibility quickly when meeting someone new. Participants will learn to recognize subtle cues people give when they’re interested in doing business. Read More, Click Here.
Converting Casual Conversations Into Sales is for people who want to:
Increase likability and credibility quickly
Have meaningful conversations, even when someone has a different style than yours
Learn how to invite people to do business with you without sounding salesy or pushy
Recognize Buying Signals
Know how to keep the rapport intact even when someone tells you no
SERVING HER: SERVANT LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN’S SUCCESS - Let's help her win
The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first, and helps all people develop and perform as highly as possible. Women commonly experience unique workplace challenges due to lack of sponsors and mentors, balancing authenticity and assimilation, gaining and retaining power, being heard, increased scrutiny, etc.
However, women’s success is not just a woman’s issue. Without the avid support of men, often the most powerful stakeholders in most large corporations, significant progress toward ending gender disparities is unlikely.
During this talk, Melissa of Melissa Majors Consulting examines research, scenarios, and best practices for leveraging servant leadership in an effort to mitigate barriers to women’s success. This discussion is relevant for both men and women in manager and non-manager roles. Read More, Click Here.
Articulate the case for servant leadership as it relates to mitigating common challenges women face in the workplace.
Describe specific servant leadership tactics that can be used to overcome these issues.
Gain access to resources (infographic and pre-defined social posts) that can be used to continue the conversation with your network.
Closing the Generational & Digital Divide: Empowering MillenNials, Boomers, and Gen X'ers in the Workplace
Participants will learn:
The definition of Millennials, Gen X’ers, and Baby Boomers
What’s important to each generation with regard to work
How these different values create a range of expectations in the workplace and the conflicts that can arise, culturally
Ways to navigate these cultural challenges
Examples of how to these challenges have been addressed successfully
How to create effective internal and external communications to these
How to Produce World Class Events With Inclusion & Influence In Mind
An executive hot topic: how to design inclusive marketing and event experiences to achieve your business goals by driving inclusion, influence and creating access for all.
What can you expect to learn from this session?
Formulating narrative for your upcoming event with inclusivity and influence as a focal point
Do’s and don’ts of the inclusive event-based marketing
Becoming creative with your financial models
Assembly of a strategic team
Activating your influential networks – speakers, sponsors, and community organizers
Case studies – Microsoft Inspire & Women in Cloud Events
Smart Technology - data, compliance, technology for inclusive event marketing
Beyond Weddings: New Types of LGBTQ Events & Inclusivity in Every Event
Event planners know that diverse LGBTQ demographics have taken the wedding scene by storm. But did you know that there is an ecosystem of LGBTQ corporate, academic, community, and political events now coming online as well?
During this session, panelists will discuss a variety of topics including how companies and professional associations are a marketable demographic for LGBTQ event-planning services beyond weddings & personal functions. They will share tips on how to grow one's event management and/or creative services business in this area by partnering with LGBTQ chambers of commerce and professional associations. Read More, Click Here.
Kelli Bielema | Facebook & AirScream
Alex Liberato | Lane Powell PC
Ileigh Reynolds | Animate Objects Productions
Brock Rylander | Animate Objects Productions
Full Education Schedule Announced in September
Workshop sessions are included in the Advanced EDU and VIP All Access Passes.
Please see our Attendee Pricing page for more details and to register.